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Global leader in mining

We are one of the world’s largest mining companies. Our portfolio of high-quality mining assets and natural resources includes platinum group metals and diamonds, with significant interests in copper, iron ore, metallurgical coal, nickel and thermal coal, as well as a divestment portfolio of other mining and industrial businesses. We operate in Africa, Europe, South and North America, Australia and Asia.

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Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Number of employees: 107,000 permanent employees

Core commodities:

  • Platinum group metals
  • Diamonds
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Iron ore and Manganese
  • Metallurgical coal
  • Thermal coal

Business units: Platinum, Diamonds, Copper, Nickel, Iron ore and Manganese, Metallurgical Coal, Thermal Coal, Other Mining and Industrial

Stock exchange listings: London and Johannesburg (secondary)

Operating profit (2009): $5.0 billion

Earnings (2009): $2,569 billion

Platinum

Anglo Platinum, a managed subsidiary, owns the largest platinum reserves in the world and is the largest producer, accounting for some 40% of world supply.
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Share of Group operating profit (2009): 1%
Share of Group net operating assets (2009): 31%

Diamonds

Independently managed De Beers is the world’s leading diamond exploration, mining and marketing company. De Beers generates about 40% (by value) of global rough diamond production, primarily in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania.
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Share of Group operating profit (2009): 1%

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Copper

Our copper business has interests in six operations in Chile. These operations comprise the wholly owned Los Bronces, El Soldado, Mantos Blancos and Mantoverde mines, the Chagres smelter and a 44% interest in the Collahuasi mine.
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Share of Group operating profit (2009): 41%
Share of Group net operating assets (2009): 12%

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Nickel

Our nickel business comprises two ferronickel operations: Codemin in Brazil and Loma de Níquel in Venezuela as well as the world-class Barro Alto ferronickel project in Brazil.
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Share of Group operating profit (2009): 0.04%
Share of Group net operating assets (2009): 5%

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Iron ore and Manganese

We are the world’s fourth largest iron ore producer with a large high-quality resource base in South Africa and Brazil.
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Share of Group operating profit (2009): 30%
Share of Group net operating assets (2009): 27%

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Metallurgical Coal

Our metallurgical coal business is Australia’s fourth biggest producer of coal and its number three exporter of metallurgical coal. We are active partners in diverse clean coal energy initiatives.
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Share of Group operating profit (2009): 9%
Share of Group net operating assets (2009): 9%

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Thermal Coal

In South Africa, our thermal coal business owns and operates nine mines and has a 50% interest in the Mafube colliery and Phola washing plant.
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Share of Group operating profit (2009): 15%
Share of Group net operating assets (2009): 4%

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Other mining and industrial

With the restructure of our business in October 2009, we created a more streamlined management structure with further focus on our core mining portfolio. We also decided to divest our non-core assets which include, Tarmac, Scaw metals, Copebrás, Catalão, our portfolio of zinc assets and coal operations in Canada and Venezuela.
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Share of Group operating profit (2009): 10%
Share of Group net operating assets (2009): 13%

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