Arm announces the appointment of former president Mr. J.A. Chissano to the company’s board of directors

21 April 2005

African Rainbow Minerals Limited (“ARM”) (JSE : “ARI” LSE : “AGM”) today announced the appointment of (the former president of Mozambique) Mr. Joaquim Chissano as a nonexecutive director to the companies Board of Directors.

Mr. Chissano’s appointment is effective from 22 April 2005. “ARM is a growth company with tremendous opportunities in both South Africa and the rest of Africa. We are therefore honoured to welcome Mr. Chissano to the ARM Board,” commented Patrice Motsepe, Executive Chairman of ARM.

“Mr. Chissano played an extremely important role in the history of South Africa and in the larger Africa. His knowledge and expertise in dealing with complex matters will add huge value to the ARM Board,” he continued.

Aside from the fact that Mr. Chissano is a long term friend of South Africa, he is also very passionate about the development of Africa. We see these qualities very much aligned with the ARM strategy,” concluded Patrice.

For more information please contact:
Pieter R�rich
Executive Corporate Development
Office: +27(0)82 570 5064

Corn� Bobbert
Corporate Development
Office: +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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