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Anglo American Platinum temporary closure of ACP

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Anglo American PLC
03 June 2020

3 June 2020

Anglo American Platinum temporary closure of ACP Phase B


Anglo American plc notes the announcement by Anglo American Platinum Limited released today to the Johannesburg stock exchange. The text of the announcement is copied below:


Anglo American Platinum announces that on 31 May 2020 a water leak was detected in the high-pressure cooling section of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase B unit. Our systems allowed us to bring the unit down pro-actively and safely. All employees evacuated the area safely.


Whilst a detailed technical investigation into the cause of this leak and potential repairs is under way, the Company has taken the decision to temporarily close the ACP Phase B unit to ensure an ongoing safe operating environment, protect employees and protect the integrity of the plant. This latest action is separate from the repair work that was recently completed at the ACP Phase B unit and there is no damage to the prior repairs or to the furnace.


An update from the Company will be provided as soon as more information is available, expected to be early next week.


In the meantime, the repair of Phase A unit is progressing well and is unaffected by the current work at ACP Phase B unit.


For further information, please contact:






James Wyatt-Tilby


Marcelo Esquivel


Katie Ryall


South Africa

Pranill Ramchander


Sibusiso Tshabalala



Paul Galloway


Robert Greenberg


Emma Waterworth



Emma Chapman



Jana Marais





Notes to editors:


Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the metals and minerals that enable a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing consumer-driven demands of the world's developed and maturing economies. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world - safely, responsibly and sustainably.


As a responsible miner - of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, iron ore, steelmaking and thermal coal, and nickel - we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate, and for society as a whole. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people's lives.



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