Arm announces appointment of Mangisi Gule as CE of ARM Platinum

3 March 2005

African Rainbow Minerals Limited (“ARM”) (JSE : “ARI” LSE : “AGM”) today announced the appointment of Mr. Mangisi Gule as Chief Executive for ARMplatinum, effective March 1st 2005. He will continue to serve as an Executive Director of ARM.

Mangisi has over the years served in various management and leadership positions (at both ARMgold and Harmony, and later in ARM), and brings to this position a wealth of experience, having been one of the key players in the development of the Modikwa Mine.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Mangisi to his new role and we wish him every success with the challenges that lie ahead,” commented Andr� Wilkens, CEO of ARM.

For all investor relations’ queries, please contact:
Pieter R�rich
Executive Corporate Development
+27(0) 82 570 5064

Corn� Bobbert
Corporate Development
+27(0) 83 380 6614

This document includes certain information that is based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions. These “forwardlooking statements” include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates, intentions and beliefs, as well as anticipated future production, mine life, market conditions and costs. While management has prepared this information using the best of their experience and judgment, and in all good faith, there are risks and uncertainties involved which could cause results to differ from projections.

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