Filed by Sibanye Stillwater Limited
This communication is filed pursuant to Rule 425 under the United States Securities Act of 1933
Subject Company: Sibanye Gold Limited
Commission File Number: 001-35785
Date: November 1, 2019
The following is a transcript of an article published by Bloomberg on 25 October 2019:
Sibanye CEO Sees Wage Strike Unlikely at Platinum Mines
Platinum-mining workers are unlikely to embark on a strike as a result of the current round of wage negotiations, Sibanye Gold Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Neal Froneman said in an interview at Bloombergs Johannesburg office.
More from Froneman on the wage talks:
· Workers belonging to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union have no appetite to strike at Rustenburg and Marikana mines.
· New secret-ballot voting rules to decide a strike help workers to make decisions independent of union leaders.
· Froneman said its possible to reach a fair settlement with AMCU in negotiations for a new wage deal currently being mediated by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.
· If I have called it wrong, there is a secret strike ballot and, based on interactions we had with our employees, chances of a strike are really remote.
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Moreover, new risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for SGL and/or Sibanye-Stillwater to predict all such risk factors. SGL and Sibanye-Stillwater cannot assess the impact of all risk factors on their businesses or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.
SGL and Sibanye-Stillwater undertake no obligation and do not intend to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, save as may be required by applicable law. Further details of potential risks and uncertainties affecting the Group are described in the Groups filings with the JSE and the SEC, including in the SGL Annual Report on Form 20-F 2018.
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In connection with the Scheme, Sibanye-Stillwater has filed a registration statement on Form F-4, which includes important information with respect to the Scheme. The final registration statement on Form F-4 will be made available to the relevant security holders of SGL.
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Shareholders and ADS holders can obtain free copies of the registration statement on Form F-4, as well as other filings containing information about SGL and Sibanye-Stillwater, without charge, at the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov. Shareholders and ADS holders may also be able to obtain these documents, without charge, from SGLs website at http://www.sibanyestillwater.com.
This communication does not constitute an offer or a solicitation in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. An offer will not be made in, nor will deposits be accepted in, any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction. However, if an offer is made, Sibanye-Stillwater may, in its sole discretion, take such action as it may deem necessary to extend an offer in any such jurisdiction.