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:       30 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       33,195,131  1.39%  41,354,970  1.74% 
and/or controlled: 
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:       12,690,509  0.53%  32,761      0.00% 
(3) Stock-settled derivatives       0           0.00%  0           0.00% 
(including options) 
and agreements  to purchase/sell: 
TOTAL:                              45,885,640  1.93%  41,387,731  1.74% 

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       500                   12.6500 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       718                   12.3800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       887                   12.6600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       1108                  12.6700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       1482                  12.5800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       1843                  12.7400 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       1879                  12.6200 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       2000                  12.7200 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       2482                  12.6400 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       2486                  12.5500 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       3433                  12.4900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       4007                  12.3500 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       4043                  12.4500 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       4098                  12.3600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       4177                  12.6800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       4318                  12.5100 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       4346                  12.4800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       4405                  12.5600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       4921                  12.5700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       5779                  12.6300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       5802                  12.4600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       6000                  12.7300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       6059                  12.5000 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       8027                  12.6900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       8186                  12.5300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       10800                 12.6100 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       12649                 12.3700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       14860                 12.5900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       17015                 12.5400 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       22243                 12.4200 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       22736                 12.5200 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       25059                 12.4100 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       25809                 12.4400 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       26849                 12.6000 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       50570                 12.3900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       52207                 12.4000 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       54700                 12.7100 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       56540                 12.7600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       75972                 12.4300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       78475                 12.5322 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       129718                12.7000 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Purchase       234001                12.5149 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           435483                12.4660 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           78475                 12.5322 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           58193                 12.4500 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           54384                 12.5100 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           50383                 12.3700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           41793                 12.4200 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           38543                 12.3900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           37705                 12.6000 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           36183                 12.6400 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           34443                 12.5900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           32705                 12.5700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           32153                 12.4000 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           27460                 12.4100 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           27249                 12.4900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           27033                 12.4400 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           22949                 12.4300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           22178                 12.5600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           22003                 12.3800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           19000                 12.3500 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           17040                 12.6200 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           15922                 12.5200 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           15766                 12.6800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           15000                 12.5400 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           13166                 12.4800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           13039                 12.4700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           12500                 12.3600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           11400                 12.6300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           10542                 12.5000 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           9988                  12.5800 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           9484                  12.6100 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           8714                  12.6900 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           7000                  12.4600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           6333                  12.6500 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           4706                  12.5500 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           4133                  12.6700 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           3209                  12.5300 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           1434                  12.6600 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           1000                  12.3400 ZAR 
Ordinary NPV        Sale           723                   12.7600 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 relevant  Product     Exercising/ Number        Exercise price 
security           description exercised   of securities per unit 
                   e.g. call   against 

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

Class of relevant security  Nature of dealing  Details Price per unit (if 
                            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:   30 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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