Two year wage agreement secured at Stillwater Operations

Two year wage agreement secured at Stillwater Operations

Westonaria, 19 June 2017: Sibanye (Tickers JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL - is pleased to report that it has secured a two year wage agreement with the United Steel Workers of America, International Union, the representative union at its Stillwater Operations in Montana, USA. Negotiations with the United Steel Workers of America, International Union at East Boulder, will take place at year end.

In terms of the agreement there will be a 2% General wage increase for all job categories effective from 2 June 2017 to 1 January 2018, with a further 1% increase effective from 1 January 2018 to 1 June 2018. A 2% annual increase will be in effect for the second year of the agreement, from 2 June 2018 to 1 June 2019.

Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye commenting on the agreement said: “We are very pleased to have secured this wage agreement soon after having acquired the Stillwater Operations. We note and are encouraged by the sensible and mature manner in which stakeholders have engaged, to agree on a mutually favourable outcome for the Company and employees. We look forward to similar engagement with all of our stakeholders at the Stillwater Operations and are optimistic about the important role these operations will play in the future of the Sibanye Group.” 


James Wellsted

SVP Investor Relations

Sibanye Gold Limited

+27 (0) 83 453 4014


In Europe:

Swiss Resource Capital AG

Jochen Staiger -


Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited


Forward-looking Statements

This announcement includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbour” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “target”, “will”, “would”, “forecast”, “expect”, “plans”, “potential”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “can” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. The forward-looking statements set out in this announcement involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Sibanye, that could cause Sibanye’s actual results and outcomes to be materially different from historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Sibanye undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, save as required by applicable law.


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Sibanye has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) and a prospectus supplement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in respect of the Rights Offer. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the prospectus supplement and other documents Sibanye will file and has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Sibanye and the Rights Offer. You may get these documents, when available, for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at or by visiting Sibanye’s website at Alternatively, Sibanye, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the Rights Offer will arrange to send you the registration statement, prospectus and prospectus supplement, when available, if you request it by calling toll-free (800) 322-2885 or by e-mailing This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute (i) an offer to sell, or a solicitation of offers to purchase or subscribe for, securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction; or (ii) investment advice in any jurisdiction relating to the securities discussed herein.


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