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Anglo American PLC

04 August 2023

4 August 2023 
Anglo American makes significant progress towards GISTM 

Anglo American plc ("Anglo American") has set out its significant progress towards bringing its 12 tailings storage facilities (TSFs) that are currently within the two highest potential consequence categories into conformance with the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM).

The GISTM is the first global standard on tailings facility management and sets a purposely high bar for the mining industry to attain - integrating social, environmental, local economic and technical considerations for every facility, towards the goal of zero harm to people and the environment.

Duncan Wanblad, Chief Executive of Anglo American, said: "We have made very significant progress towards conformance with the GISTM over the last three years, building upon our already high technical standards. We continue our prudent approach to align with a number of specific GISTM requirements, as well as the social and community aspects that are already encompassed in our comprehensive Social Way management system. We are addressing the few outstanding areas and have set out the work needed to get us there.

"As an industry, we have a clear ethical imperative to do everything possible to ensure that TSFs are managed to the highest standards as we work together to build greater levels of trust with all our stakeholders. GISTM's role in driving continuous improvement across the industry with full transparency is beyond doubt."

The full reports on each of the 12 TSFs can be found on Anglo American's website at https://www.angloamerican.com/esg-policies-and-data/tailings-summary/our-approach-to-gistm

Anglo American played an active role in the multi-stakeholder process of developing the GISTM, which comprises six topic areas, 15 principles and 77 auditable requirements for each facility, and covers standards and practices over the entire lifecycle of a facility.

The few remaining requirements with which Anglo American is in partial conformance largely relate to the necessary sequencing of work and the need to carry out certain additional studies required by the GISTM to further strengthen our understanding of the holistic environmental effects of TSFs over their full lifecycle. Anglo American also continues to enhance the safety and resilience of its facilities through the application of evolving best practice in relation to outcome-based principles in risk assessments.

Anglo American is continuing to work towards conformance in respect of its TSFs that are within the other three lower consequence categories by August 2025, in line with the commitment made by all ICMM member companies.

Anglo American is confident in the integrity of its TSFs, which comply with regulatory requirements in the countries where they are located.

For further information, please contact:

 Media                                           Investors 
   UK                                              UK 
   James Wyatt-Tilby                               Paul Galloway 
   james.wyatt-tilby@angloamerican.com             paul.galloway@angloamerican.com 
   Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8759                        Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8718 
   Marcelo Esquivel                                Emma Waterworth 
   marcelo.esquivel@angloamerican.com              emma.waterworth@angloamerican.com 
   Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8891                        Tel: +44 (0) 20 7968 8574 
   Rebecca Meeson-Frizelle                         Juliet Newth 
   rebecca.meeson-frizelle@angloamerican.com       Juliet.newth@angloamerican.com 
   Tel: + 44 (0)20 7968 1374                       Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8830 
   South Africa                                    Michelle Jarman 
   Nevashnee Naicker                               michelle.jarman@angloamerican.com 
   nevashnee.naicker@angloamerican                 Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 1494 
   Tel: +27 (0)11 638 3189 
   Sibusiso Tshabalala 
   Tel: +27 (0)11 638 2175 

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 operations, with a broad range of future development options, provides many of the future-enabling metals and minerals for a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing every day demands of billions of consumers. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and to mine, process, move and market our products to our customers - safely and sustainably.

As a responsible producer of copper, nickel, platinum group metals, diamonds (through De Beers), and premium quality iron ore and steelmaking coal - with crop nutrients in development - we are committed to being carbon neutral across our operations by 2040. More broadly, our Sustainable Mining Plan commits us to a series of stretching goals to ensure we work towards a healthy environment, creating thriving communities and building trust as a corporate leader. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock enduring value from precious natural resources for the benefit of the communities and countries in which we operate, for society as a whole, and for our shareholders. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people's lives.


Forward-looking statements:

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Nothing in this document should be interpreted to mean that future earnings per share of Anglo American will necessarily match or exceed its historical published earnings per share. Certain statistical and other information about Anglo American included in this document is sourced from publicly available third party sources. As such it has not been independently verified and presents the views of those third parties, but may not necessarily correspond to the views held by Anglo American and Anglo American expressly disclaims any responsibility for, or liability in respect of, such information.

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