FORM 8.3






Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")



(a) Full name of discloser:                      Absa Group Limited 
(b) Owner or controller of interests and short 
positions  disclosed, if different from 1(a): 
The naming of nominee or vehicle companies 
is insufficient. For  a 
trust, the trustee(s), settlor and 
beneficiaries must be named. 
(c) Name of offeror/offeree                      SIBANYE GOLD LIMITED 
in relation to whose 
relevant  securities this form relates: 
Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree 
(d) If an exempt fund manager connected 
with an offeror/offeree, 
state this and specify identity 
of offeror/offeree: 
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken:       27 May 2019 
For an opening position disclosure, 
state the latest 
practicable date prior to the disclosure 
(f) In addition to the company in                YES 
1(c) above, is the discloser 
making disclosures in respect of                 LONMIN PLC 
any other party to the offer? 
If it is a cash offer or possible 
cash offer, state "N/A" 



If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.


(a)Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing (if any)

Class of relevant security:         USD 0.0001 ordinary 
                                    Interests          Short positions 
                                    Number      %      Number      % 
(1) Relevant securities owned       35,086,047  1.47%  42,880,227  1.80% 
and/or controlled: 
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:       12,996,202  0.55%  32,761      0.00% 
(3) Stock-settled derivatives       0           0.00%  0           0.00% 
(including options) 
and agreements  to purchase/sell: 
TOTAL:                              48,082,249  2.02%  42,912,988  1.80% 

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.


Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).


(b)Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors' and other employee options)

Class of relevant security in relation 
to which subscription  right exists: 
Details, including nature of the rights 
concerned and relevant  percentages: 



Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.


The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.


(a)Purchases and sales

Class of relevant   Purchase/sale  Number of securities  Price per unit 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       725                   11.1700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       2255                  11.3100 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       2338                  11.4300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       2708                  11.5700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       3242                  11.2600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       3410                  11.3600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       3482                  11.1600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       4083                  11.4700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       5158                  11.1200 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       5424                  11.0800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       6920                  11.3500 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       7891                  11.1300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       9534                  11.5000 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       10000                 11.3200 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       11726                 11.2900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       12070                 11.1900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       12230                 11.1400 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       12398                 11.5300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       14177                 11.2800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       15443                 11.3700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       22930                 11.2000 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       50000                 11.2700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       78426                 11.3000 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       174213                11.2332 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           17404                 11.3600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           15474                 11.4900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           13790                 11.5500 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           11995                 11.5710 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           10000                 11.4800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           10000                 11.6100 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           9969                  11.2800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           7864                  11.2300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           7534                  11.2900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           7237                  11.3500 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           5751                  11.3400 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           5493                  11.4300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           5054                  11.2700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           4652                  11.3200 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           3391                  11.5900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           2710                  11.3000 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           2073                  11.4100 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           1362                  11.3100 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           1350                  11.3300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           21                    11.5400 ZAR 

(b)Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of relevant   Product      Nature of            Number of reference  Price per unit 
security            description  dealing              securities 
                    e.g. CFD     e.g. 

(c)Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)


(i)Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class of  Product         Writing,     Number        Exercise price Type           Expiry date Option money 
relevant  descriptione.g. purchasing,  of securities per unit       e.g. American,             paid/ 
security  call            selling,     to                           European etc.              received 
          option          varying etc. which option                                            per unit 


Class of   Product      Exercising/  Number         Exercise price 
relevant   description  exercised    of securities  per unit 
security   e.g. call    against 

(d)Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

Class of relevant   Nature of dealing   Details  Price per unit (if 
security            e.g. subscription,           applicable) 



(a)Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, 
or any agreement  or understanding, 
formal or informal, relating to relevant 
securities which may be an inducement to 
deal or refrain from  dealing entered into by 
the person making the disclosure and any 
party to the offer or any person acting 
in concert with a party to  the offer: 
Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent 
should not be  included. If there 
are no such agreements, arrangements or  understandings, state "none" 

(b)Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or 
understanding, formal or  informal, 
between the person making the disclosure 
and any other  person relating to: 
(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any  option; or 
(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any 
relevant securities to which any derivative is referenced: 
If there are no such agreements, arrangements 
or  understandings, state "none" 


Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?  NO 
Date of disclosure:   27 May 2019 
Contact name:         Large Holdings Regulatory Operations 
Telephone number*:    +27 11 846 4234 

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service.


The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code's disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.


*If the discloser is a natural person, a telephone number does not need to be included, provided contact information has been provided to the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit.


The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.


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