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Gold Fields Mines Obtain Accreditation

July 31, 2009

JOHANNESBURG, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gold Fields Limited (Gold
Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce that Beatrix
Gold Mine
has achieved accreditation with the International Cyanide
Management Code (ICMC). Beatrix is the fourth of Gold Fields’ nine mines to
achieve Cyanide Code accreditation. The Tarkwa and Damang Gold Mines in Ghana
achieved accreditation in June and May 2008, respectively and the South Deep
Gold Mine in South Africa achieved accreditation in December 2008.

The International Cyanide Code Management Institute yesterday also
announced that the Kloof Gold Mine has been certified as substantially
compliant with the ICMC.

As part of the adoption and implementation of the Group’s sustainable
development framework, a decision was made to become an ICMC (“Cyanide Code”)
signatory. The Cyanide Code applies to the manufacture, transport and use of
cyanide in the production of gold, which is administered by the International
Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI).

Gold Fields’ Chief Executive Officer, Nick Holland, commented: “To date,
this decision has resulted in an additional tool for environmental management
within Gold Fields, relating to, inter alia, legal compliance, proactive
incident reporting, improved resource usage, prevention of pollution, and
more efficient waste management.”

In becoming a signatory of the Cyanide Code, Gold Fields has committed
all of its mining operations to become accredited with the Cyanide Code, and
those not as yet compliant are all currently qualifying.

The Cyanide Code has been recognized as best practice for cyanide
management in the gold mining industry by the World Gold Council (WGC) and
the Council for Responsible Jewellery Practice (RJC). It has also been
acknowledged by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the G8 Group
of Nations as the guide to responsible cyanide management.

About Gold Fields

Gold Fields Limited is one of the world’s largest unhedged producers of
gold with attributable steady state production of approximately 4 million
ounces per annum from nine operating mines in South Africa, Peru, Ghana and
Australia. The company has total attributable ore reserves of 83 million
ounces and mineral resources of 251 million ounces. Gold Fields is listed on
the JSE Limited (primary listing), New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ
Dubai Limited (NASDAQ Dubai), NYSE Euronext in Brussels (NYX) and Swiss
Exchange (SWX). For more information please visit the Gold Fields website at
http://www.goldfields.co.za.

SOURCE Gold Fields Limited


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