6-K 1 goldfields_results.htm GOLD FIELDS LIMITED
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 6-K
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rules 13a-16 or 15d-16 under
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Dated 18 February 2021
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GOLD FIELDS LIMITED
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
150 Helen Rd.
Sandown, Sandton 2196
South Africa
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly
caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorised.
GOLD FIELDS LIMITED
Dated: 18 February 2021
By:
/s/ Nicholas J. Holland
Name:
Nicholas J. Holland
Title:
Chief Executive Officer
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Media Release
Reviewed Results
Year ended 31 December 2020

SALIENT FEATURES
US$631
million*
cash inflow
US$868
million
mine cash flow
2.236
million
ounces of
attributable gold production
US$1,079
per ounce of
all-in cost
US$977**
per ounce of
all-in sustaining costs

*After all capital expenditure, exploration and project expenses at Salares Norte.
**Revised interpretation guidance (World Gold Council).
STATEMENT BY NICK HOLLAND,
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
As I write my final quarterly message as the CEO of Gold Fields (my
52
nd
report), I reflect on the most unusual year we have experienced.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we knew it, but we have
adapted to what appears to be a new normal. Our teams around the
world have done an incredible job of prioritising the health and safety of
our employees.
Despite the challenges and disruptions experienced during the past
12 months, the integrity of our operations has been maintained while
putting our people first. Overall, Gold Fields has delivered a strong set
of results for 2020, with production and costs both within the revised
guidance. The impact of COVID-19 on the operations was limited to less
than 100koz (Cerro Corona and South Deep). Normalising the production
for this, the Group would have exceeded the original guidance.
Some of the operational highlights for the year include:
•  Delivery at Damang – in line with previous guidance, Damang had a
strong H2 2020 as it moved into the heart of the main orebody. Damang
is expected to have a good couple years ahead as it delivers on the
cutback.
•   •Gruyere – The mine is starting to hit its targets and we expect a strong
performance in 2021. The JV partners are now starting to think about
long term potential beyond the current reserve life.
•  South Deep – The mine has shown continuous improvement through
2020 and the team now has a good handle on the operation and the
different activities in the mining value chain. Had it not been for the
COVID-19 disruptions, the mine would have exceeded its original
production guidance. For 2021, we expect a strong increase in
production (+27%) to 290koz. Looking ahead, we are reasonably
confident that we can add another 20-30% over the coming years
(3 – 4 years).
•  Salares Norte – Construction activities were relatively unaffected by
COVID-19 and the project remained largely on schedule. Both mining
and construction of the plant commenced in January 2021.
•  Tarkwa – Our exploration activities are starting to bear fruit, with
exciting future prospects.
While 2021 is set to be another strong year for Gold Fields, we must be
cautious of the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Many countries around
the world are undergoing second waves of the virus and it is difficult to
predict how long these will persist. However, there is much hope placed
on the vaccines that are currently being rolled out. Over the coming
weeks and months, we will develop strategies on how we can make these
vaccines available to our people as soon as is practical. We are working
with Governments, industry forums and advisors on the best solution for
vaccine rollouts. We are starting to assess the impact on the business,
operationally and on our people, of a more prolonged pandemic.
COVID-19 update
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge our lives and our business
in many ways and is set to continue to do so in the coming months. The
so-called second wave of COVID-19 infections, which started in late 2020,
has taken a terrible toll at Gold Fields. As at 15 February 2021, nine of our
employees or contractors have passed away as a result of their COVID-19
infections, eight of them at South Deep. In addition, one executive at
Galiano Gold, our JV partners in the Asanko mine in Ghana, died after
contracting the virus. These are tragic losses and our heartfelt condolences
go out to the family members, friends and colleagues of these men. So far
we have had a total of 2,705 positive cases in the Group, of which 170 are
currently active with 5 receiving care in hospitals.
The large number of positive cases reflects the high prevalence rate of
the pandemic in neighbouring communities at our operations in Peru,
Ghana and South Africa. The situation is exacerbated in South Africa by
the high number of migrant workers from rural areas and neighbouring
countries, where the virus often remains undetected. There have been
no cases to date at our Australian mines.
Amid the so-called second wave of infections we have further strengthened
our efforts to protect our workforce and assist our communities and
governments in mitigating the impact of the pandemic. During 2020 our
operations spent approximately US$30m on COVID-19 related initiatives
and interventions such as specialised camp accommodation, testing
equipment and facilities, additional labour costs and transport facilities.
A further US$3m was spent on donations to assist governments and
communities in their fight against the pandemic.
We continue to implement comprehensive testing at our operations,
strictly apply all government protocols and regulations, and enforce
social distancing, sanitisation and other measures to curb the spread of
the virus. Remote working and travel restrictions also remain in place,
while we actively communicate and educate our workers and community
members on the pandemic and how to fight it.

JOHANNESBURG. 18 February 2021: Gold Fields Limited (NYSE & JSE: GFI) announced normalised profit for year ended
31 December 2020 of US$879m (US$1.00 per share). This compared with normalised profit of US$343m (US$0.42 per share) for
the year ended 31 December 2019.
A final dividend number 93 of 320 SA cents per share (gross) is payable on 15 March 2021, giving a total dividend for the year
ended 31 December 2020 of 480 SA cents per share (gross).
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Gold Fields Results
2020
2
The table below provides an overview of the number of COVID-19
infections at our mines to date, as well as recovery rates and other data.
COVID-19 report (as at 15 February 2021)
Total
Tested
71,482
Positive
2,705
Negative
68,621
Awaiting results*
156
Active cases*
155
Hospitalised*
5
Recovered
2,541
Died
9
* Note: “Awaiting results”, “Active cases” and “Hospitalised” refers to the current figures
Numbers exclude Asanko/Galiano
2020 in review
Regrettably, we had one fatality during 2020 at our South Deep mine.
Abel Magajane, a shaft timberman, died after an underground mining
incident on 3 June 2020. In addition, the total recordable injury frequency
rate (TRIFR) for the Group regressed and the number of serious injuries
increased in 2020. Our goal remains no fatalities or serious injuries and
we have redoubled our safety efforts in the light of these setbacks. Gold
Fields recorded no Level 3 – 5 environmental incidents for 2020, as was
the case for 2019.
Attributable gold equivalent production for 2020 was 2,236koz, a 2%
increase YoY (FY2019: 2,195koz), within the revised guidance range of
2,200-2,250koz. Original guidance of 2.275Moz – 2.315Moz was revised
in May 2020 to account for the impact of COVID-19 on the operations,
mainly South Deep and Cerro Corona.
AIC for 2020 was US$1,079/oz, marginally higher than 2019 (FY2019:
US$1,064/oz) and within the revised guidance range of US$1,070/oz –
US$1,090/oz. AISC for the year was US$977/oz (FY2019: US$897/oz),
again within the revised guidance range of between US$960/oz and
US$980/oz.
Headline earnings for 2020 increased more than fourfold to US$729m or
US$0.83 per share (2019: US$163m or US$0.20 per share). Normalised
earnings for the year more than doubled to US$879m or US$1.00 per
share (2019: US$343m or US$0.42 per share).
In line with our dividend policy of paying out 25% to 35% of normalised
earnings as dividends, we declared a final dividend of 320 SA cents per
share. This takes the total dividend declared for the year to 480 SA cents
per share (FY2019: 160 SA cents per share).
A combination of strong operational performance and an increase in the
gold price drove a significant increase in cash flow from operating activities
less net capital expenditure, environmental payments, lease payments
and redemption of Asanko preference shares of US$631m from US$249m
generated during 2019. Mine cash flow for the year, which excludes project
capital, was US$868m, compared to US$552m in 2019.
During 2020, there was a significant decrease in the net debt, ending
the year at US$1.069bn and a net debt to EBITDA ratio of 0.56x. This
compares with a net debt balance of US$1.664bn and a net debt to
EBITDA ratio of 1.29x at the end of December 2019. Excluding lease
liabilities, the core net debt was US$640m at the end of FY2020.
Regional overview
Ghana
Total production increased by 3% to 862koz in 2020 from 840koz in 2019,
primarily driven by the continued build-up in production at Damang. As
expected, Damang had a much improved H2 2020 as it moved into the
heart of the main orebody. All-in costs increased by 2% to US$1,060/oz
in 2020 from US$1,039/oz in 2019. The region produced net cash flow
(excluding Asanko) of US$252m in 2020 compared to US$174m in 2019.
Australia
Gold Fields’ Australian operations delivered another strong operational
performance in 2020, once again surpassing the 1Moz annual production
level. Gold production increased by 11% to 1,017koz from 914koz in 2019,
with Gruyere contributing for the full year in 2020. All-in cost decreased
by 2% to A$1,388/oz (US$957/oz) from A$1,418/oz (US$986/oz) in 2019.
The Australia region generated net cash inflow of US$498m (A$723m) in
2020, a more than threefold increase from the US$139m in 2019.
Peru
Cerro Corona was the operation in the group that was most impacted
by COVID-19 from a production perspective. Equivalent gold production
decreased by 29% to 207.1koz from 292.7koz in 2019, mainly due
to the COVID-19 related disruptions and the lower copper price.
Consequently, total all-in costs per equivalent ounce increased by 38%
to US$1,119 per equivalent ounce from US$810 per equivalent ounce
in 2019. Despite the challenges, Cerro Corona generated net cash of
US$84m, which is more or less the same as 2019.
South Africa
South Deep was the other operation that was materially impacted
by COVID-19. Most of the impact was during H1 2020, with the mine
recovering well in H2 2020. Gold production at South Deep increased
by 2% to 7,056kg (226.9koz) from 6,907kg (222.1koz) in 2019, which
was marginally ahead of revised guidance of 7,000kg. Total all-in cost
increased by 13% to R663,635/kg (US$1,260/oz) from R585,482/kg
(US$1,259/oz) in 2019, primarily due to the increase in sustaining capital
during 2020 (as guided).
Encouragingly, South Deep generated net cash of US$34m (R558m) in
2020, more than double that generated in 2019.
Update on Salares Norte
Construction activities at Salares Norte were relatively unaffected
by the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 and the project remained
largely on schedule. US$151m was spent on Salares Norte in 2020,
including district exploration of US$30m, initial capex of US$97m and
prepayments accounting for the majority of the balance. At the end of
December 2020, engineering progress was 97.2% complete, ahead of
the planned 90.0%.
At 31 December 2020, construction progress stood at 15.6% vs. plan
of 9.9%, contributing towards total project progress of 27.0% coming
in slightly ahead of plan of 24.4%. Camp Phase I construction was
completed during Q3 2020 while Phase II construction was three months
ahead of schedule at year-end. The mass earthworks contract was
awarded at the end of May, with the contractor commencing activities
on 21 September and completing the diversion channel earthworks
and precast installation by year-end. The mining contractor completed
mobilisation and began pioneering works on 1 October, as planned. Pre
stripping of the pit and construction of the processing plant commenced
during January 2021, in line with the project’s construction schedule.
At the end of December 87% of the project Estimate at Completion
(EAC) budget (excluding remaining contingency) had a fixed and firm
price (excluding inflation factors) through contracts and purchase orders
awarded, significantly reducing the risk of price differences.
Salares Norte controls 84,000ha of mineral rights in the Salares Norte
district and has carried out extensive district-wide exploration within a
20km radius of the plant site. During 2020, a total of 17,504 district
exploration metres were drilled, focusing on the Horizonte Project, while
more work was also done on step-out potential at Agua Amarga North
and Brecha West targets near the Salares Norte project.
Chakana
During February 2021, Gold Fields increased its strategic shareholding
in Canadian listed, Chakana Copper Corp. from 16.8% to 19.99% for
C$2.9m (~US$2.3m) through its participating in a wider private placement
equity capital raise by that company. Chakana Copper Corp. is currently
advancing the prospective Soledad copper-gold-silver project located in
the Ancash region of Peru. The proceeds of the raise will be used for
the accelerated exploration and development of the high-grade project.
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2020
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Since restarting its 15,000m Phase 3 drill program on 15 August 2020,
Chakana has announced three new discoveries at Paloma East, Paloma
West, and at the Huancarama Breccia Complex where drilling is ongoing.
We continue to see Peru as a prospective region given the paucity of
exploration in the highly prospective Andean belt.
Regulus resources
Gold Fields optioned certain of its green fields exploration claims in the
Cerro Corona mine district to Canadian listed, Regulus Resources Inc.
during February 2021. The agreement grants Regulus the right to procure
a 60% joint venture interest in Gold Fields’ claims upon successful
completion of US$3.5m exploration expenditure within a 3-year period,
with Gold Fields retaining a 40% joint venture interest.
Gold Fields retains a discretionary right to subsequently increase its joint
venture interest to a controlling 60% and reduce Regulus’ position to 40%
for a cash payment of US$7.5m and US$5m in exploration commitments
over a further 5-year period. A successful claw back also grants Gold
Fields the right to direct that any ore mined from the joint venture be
processed at its nearby Cerro Corona facilities.
The arrangement allows Gold Fields the flexibility to maintain operational
focus within the Cerro Corona mine footprint, whilst opening the
exploration search space for additional ore sources in partnership with
Regulus who will be exploring the properties as part of its pre-existing
focus on its copper-gold Anatakori project immediately bordering our
district exploration claims. Gold Fields will monitor earn-in exploration
progress through its participation in a joint technical Advisory Committee
and will assess its claw back in future as appropriate.
Mineral reserves and mineral resources
In 2020, the Group had another good year with regards to reserve and
resource replacement. Some of the significant developments, include:
Group Resources increased 1% YoY, post depletion
•    South Deep resources increased 4% due to lower cut-off grades (COG)
(NoW area 3.4 to 3.0g/t and SoW area 3.8 to 3.3g/t) and geology model
updates.
•    Australia resources increased 5%, with Agnew and St Ives increasing
by 26% and 13%,respectively.
Group Reserves increased 2% YoY, post depletion
•    Australia reserves increased 8% YoY, with Agnew and St Ives increasing
19% and 17%, respectively.
•    South Deep had a 6% increase due primarily to lower COG and updated
mine design and schedule.
believe that the reserves and resources attributable to Asanko are
material to the reserves and resources of the Gold Fields group taken
as a whole. Gold Fields will assess the work when it is completed by
Galliano in order to determine whether in its view, an updated reserve
and resource can be reported in H2 2021 or at the end of the year in
accordance with its normal reporting cycle.
ESG priorities
In recent years, successful management of environmental, social and
governance (ESG) issues has become a critical consideration for our
stakeholders. These stakeholders, particularly investors, are increasingly
expecting that the impact and management of ESG issues is disclosed
transparently and fully aligned with the strategy of the business.
Our ESG priorities are associated with wide-ranging objectives and
strategic intents outlined in the table below. These high-level priorities
and goals will be incorporated in an ESG Charter with detailed 2025
targets to be released later this year.
Year ended
Managed
Attributable
December 2020
Gold equivalent resources
Moz
149.1
116.0
Gold equivalent reserves
Moz
56.1
52.1
December 2019
Gold equivalent resources
Moz
148.7
115.7
Gold equivalent reserves
Moz
55.2
51.3
As at end-2020, 20.5Moz of Gold Fields’ attributable gold equivalent
Reserves (excluding Gold Fields’ 45% interest in the Asanko Gold Mine)
were outside South Africa, representing 39% of the Group’s Reserve base.
Our 2020 Reserve and Resource declaration excludes our 45% in the
Asanko JV but is included in the 2019 estimates.
Our JV partner, Galiano, has informed Gold Fields that an updated
Mineral Resource and Reserve Estimate is expected to be released
in H2 2021 for Asanko. The Mineral Resource and Reserve Estimate
is expected to incorporate new exploration and infill drilling, updated
modifying factors, and updated geological modelling. As a result, Gold
Fields is not in a position to provide a reserve and resource estimate for
Asanko as at 31 December 2020. Gold Fields has excluded reserve
and resource estimates for Asanko at this time. Gold Fields does not
Gold Fields again placed the top South African and fourth best mining
company, among 75 surveyed, in the annual Dow Jones Sustainability
Index (DJSI), behind Teck, Newmont and Anglo American. Gold Fields
has consistently achieved a Top 5 metals and mining ranking in the
DJSI since it started participating in 2011.
Strategic
Priorities
Objectives
Strategic Intents
Partnering to ensure
the safety, health
and well-being of
our workforce and
alleviating such
impacts on our
communities
Elimination of
fatalities, serious
injuries, illnesses
and mental harm that
could arise from our
mining activities
1.   Eliminate fatalities.
2.   Eliminate vehicular incidents
by implementing advanced
collision avoidance
technologies.
3.   Significantly reduce
underground exposure to
diesel particulate matter.
4.   Minimise health and
environmental impacts on our
host communities.
Build a diverse and
inclusive workplace
Increase the
proportion of women
and Indigenous
people in our
workforce
5.   Increase the proportion of
women in our workforce,
including women in
leadership and women in
mining in all our operating
regions.
Unlocking business,
community and
stakeholder value
Maximise in-country
and host community
employment and
procurement
6.   Maximise Group host
community employment.
7.   Maximise Group host
community procurement
spend.
8.   Maximise Group in-country
procurement.
Pursuing
decarbonisation and
building resilience to
climate change in line
with our commitment
to the Paris
Agreement on Climate
Change
Reduce carbon
emissions, freshwater
use and exposure
to climate-related
risks to operations,
stakeholders and the
environment
9.   Continue pursuing carbon
emissions reductions at all
our operations.
10. Increase Group renewable
energy use and include at
least 20% renewables in all
new projects.
11. Introduce electric vehicles in
our underground operations.
12. Reduce fresh water use
and optimise Group water
recycling and reuse levels.
Full compliance with
the 2020 Global
Industry Standard on
Tailings Management
(GISTM)
Safe and responsible
tailings management
13. Achieve and maintain
compliance with the GISTM
as committed to by ICMM
members.
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Outlook and 2021 guidance
As previously guided, 2021 is going to be a big capital expenditure year
for Gold Fields, given the peak spending at Salares Norte as well as the
increase in sustainable capex for the Group. This increase in sustaining
capex will enable us to spend on key projects that will allow us to sustain
our production base of 2.00Moz to 2.50Moz for the next 8-10 years.
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to continue to impact our lives and
businesses in 2021, with many parts of the world experiencing second
waves. The effective roll-out of the vaccine creates additional uncertainty.
For 2021, attributable gold equivalent production is expected to be
between 2.30Moz and 2.35Moz. AISC is expected to be between
US$1,020/oz and US$1,060/oz, with AIC expected to be US$1,310/oz
to US$1,350/oz. If we exclude the very significant project capex at
Salares Norte, AIC is expected to be US$1,090/oz to US$1,130/oz.
The exchange rates used for our 2021 guidance are: R/US$15.50 and
US$/A$0.75.
Total capex for the Group for the year is expected to be US$1.177bn.
Sustaining capital is expected to be US$538m, with non-sustaining capex
expected to be US$639m. The largest component of the capex budget for
the year is Salares Norte, with the US$508m expected to be spent. We
expect Salares Norte to be at 70% completion by the end of 2021.
The other increases are driven by specific projects at some of our core
operations. These include the development of a second decline at the
Wallaby Underground mine at Granny Smith (A$51m), plant modifications
and increased development at Agnew to enhance the longer-term outlook
(A$38m), and finally increased new mine development, tailings facility
expansion and underground infrastructure expenditure at South Deep
(US$22m).
Group production and costs have been flexed for inherent operating
risks which relate to all or some of the mines. The risk of stoppages due
to COVID-19 has not been factored into any guidance estimates in the
group. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts on either production or
costs is indeterminable at this stage.
Succession
As has been announced, Chris Griffith will be taking over from me
as CEO on 1 April. I feel that I am leaving the business in a healthy
position with a strong executive committee in place and an accomplished
successor taking the reins.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board, the Executive team
and all the people at Gold Fields for their dedication and commitment
through all my years at the company. Each and every one of you has
been an important part of the success of Gold Fields.
Yours in health and safety

Nick Holland
Chief Executive Officer
18 February 2021
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2020
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Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
December
2020
September
2020
December
2019
December
2020
December
2019
KEY STATISTICS
United States Dollars
Quarter
Year ended
Gold produced*
oz (000)
593
557
590
2,236
2,195
Tonnes milled/treated
000
10,700
10,433
10,519
42,706
38,342
Revenue (excluding Asanko)
US$/oz
1,866
1,921
1,482
1,768
1,388
Cost of sales before gold inventory change
and amortisation and depreciation (excluding
Asanko) US$/tonne
40
41
39
39
41
All-in sustaining costs
#
US$/oz
971
964
864
977
897
Total all-in cost
#
US$/oz
1,113
1,070
974
1,079
1,064
Net debt
US$m
1,069
1,159
1,664
1,069
1,664
Net debt (excluding lease liabilities)
US$m
640
796
1,331
640
1,331
Net debt to EBITDA ratio
0.56
0.68
1.29
0.56
1.29
Cash flow from operating activities less
net capital expenditure, environmental
payments, lease payments and
redemption of Asanko preference shares
US$m
631
249
Profit attributable to owners of the parent
US$m
723.0
161.6
Profit per share attributable to owners of
the parent
US c.p.s.
82
20
Headline earnings attributable to owners
of the parent
US$m
729.3
162.7
Headline earnings per share attributable
to owners of the parent
US c.p.s.
83
20
Normalised profit attributable to owners of
the parent
US$m
878.8
343.4
Normalised profit per share attributable to
owners of the parent
US c.p.s.
100
42
* Gold produced in this table is attributable and includes Gold Fields share of 45% in Asanko.
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Refer to pages 33 and 34.
At 31 December 2020, all operations are wholly owned except for Tarkwa and Damang in Ghana (90.0%), South Deep in South Africa (96.67%), Cerro Corona in Peru (99.5%), Gruyere
JV (50%) and Asanko JV (45% equity share).
Gold produced (and sold) throughout this report includes copper gold equivalents of approximately 7% of Group production.
Figures may not add as they are rounded independently.
Pro forma financial information
This media release contains certain non-IFRS financial measures in respect of the Group’s financial performance, the statement of financial position
and cash flows presented in order to provide users with relevant information and measures used by the Group to assess performance. Non-IFRS
financial measures are financial measures other than those defined or specified under all relevant accounting standards. To the extent that these
measures are not extracted from the segment disclosure included in the reviewed condensed consolidated financial statements of Gold Fields Limited
for the year ended 31 December 2020, these measures constitute pro-forma financial information in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements and are
the responsibility of the Group’s Board of Directors. They are presented for illustrative purposes only and due to their nature, may not fairly present
Gold Fields’ financial position, changes in equity, results of operations or cash flows. In addition, these measures may not be comparable to similarly
titled measures used by other companies.
The key non-IFRS measures used include normalised profit, net debt, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow margin, cash flow from operating activities less
net capital expenditure, environmental payments, lease payments and redemption of Asanko preference shares, all-in sustaining and total all-in costs.
The applicable criteria on the basis of which this information has been prepared is set out in the notes accompanying the media release.
This pro-forma financial information has been reported on by the Group’s auditors, being PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. Their unqualified reporting
accountant’s report thereon is available for inspection at the Company’s registered address.



STOCK DATA FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 2020
Number of shares in issue
NYSE – (GFI)
– at 31 December 2020
883,333,518
Range – Year
US$4.00 – US$14.54
– average for the year
878,661,474
Average Volume – Year
7,556,679 shares/day
Free float
100 per cent
JSE LIMITED – (GFI)
ADR ratio
1:1
Range – Year
ZAR63.97 – ZAR255.69
Bloomberg/Reuters
GFISJ/GFLJ.J
Average volume – Year
3,951,270 shares/day
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2020
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CERTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act) and Section
21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act) with respect to Gold Fields’ financial condition, results of operations, business
strategies, operating efficiencies, competitive position, growth opportunities for existing services, plans and objectives of management, markets for
stock and other matters.
These forward-looking statements, including, among others, those relating to the future business prospects, revenues, income and production and
operational guidance of Gold Fields, wherever they may occur in this report, are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgement of the senior
management of Gold Fields and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested
by the forward-looking statements. As a consequence, these forward-looking statements should be considered in light of various important factors,
including those set forth in this report. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in
the forward-looking statements include, without limitation:
•    changes in the market price of gold, and to a lesser extent copper and silver;
•    material changes in the value of Rand and non-U.S. dollar currencies;
•    difficulties, operational delays, cost pressures and impact from labour relations following its restructuring at the South Deep operation in South Africa;
•    the ability of the Group to comply with requirements that it provide benefits to affected communities;
•    the effect of relevant government regulations, particularly labour, environmental, tax, royalty, health and safety, water, regulations and potential new
legislation affecting mining and mineral rights;
•    court decisions affecting the South African mining industry, including, without limitation, regarding the interpretation of mineral rights legislation and
the treatment of health and safety claims;
•    the challenges associated with replacing annual mineral reserve and resource depletion as well as growing its reserve and resource base to extend
the life of operations;
•    the ability to achieve anticipated efficiencies and other cost savings in connection with past and future acquisitions or joint ventures;
•    the success of the Group’s business strategy, development activities and other initiatives, particularly at Damang and the Salares Norte project;
•    changes in technical and economic assumptions underlying Gold Fields’ mineral reserve estimates;
•    supply chain shortages and increases in the prices of production imports;
•    changes in health and safety regulations that could lead to claims or liability for regulatory breaches;
•    the occurrence of operational disruptions such as stoppages related to environmental and industrial accidents and pollution incidents;
•    loss of senior management or inability to hire or retain sufficiently skilled employees or sufficient representation among Historically Disadvantaged
Persons in management positions;
•    power cost increases as well as power stoppages, fluctuations and usage constraints;
•    regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change;
•    high debt levels posing a risk to viability and making the Group more vulnerable to adverse economic and competitive conditions;
•    the ability of the Group to protect its information technology and communication systems and the personal data it retains as well as the failure of
such systems;
•    the ability to obtain, renew and comply with, water use licences and water quality discharge standards;
•    the occurrence of future acid mine drainage related pollution;
•    geotechnical challenges due to the ageing of certain mines and a trend toward mining deeper pits and more complex, often deeper underground,
deposits;
•    economic, political or social instability in the countries where Gold Fields operates;
•    downgrades in the credit rating of South Africa and its impact on Gold Fields’ ability to secure financing;
•    reliance on outside contractors to conduct some of its operations;
•    ageing infrastructure, unplanned breakdowns and stoppages that may delay production, increase costs and industrial accidents;
•    the inability to modernise operations and remain competitive within the mining industry;
•    the effects of regional re-watering at South Deep;
•    the effects of a failure of a dam at a tailings facility and the closure of adjacent mines;
•    actual or alleged breach or breaches in governance processes, fraud, bribery or corruption at Gold Fields’ operations that leads to censure, penalties
or negative reputational impacts;
•    the occurrence of labour disruptions and industrial actions;
•    the adequacy of the Group’s insurance coverage;
•    financial flexibility could be limited by South African exchange control regulations;
•    difficulty controlling theft of gold and copper bearing materials and illegal mining on some Gold Fields properties;
•    the costs and burdens associated with tenements in Australia which are subject to native title claims, including any compensation payable to native
title holders;
•    the impact of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and the spread of other contagious diseases, such as coronavirus (COVID-19);
•    the identification of a material weakness in disclosure and internal controls over financial reporting;
•    difficulty with participating in future issues of securities, or in bringing an action against Gold Fields, for shareholders outside South Africa;
•    liquidity risks in trading ordinary shares on JSE Limited;
•    Gold Fields’ ability to pay dividends or make similar payments to its shareholders; and
•    shareholders’ equity interests in Gold Fields becoming diluted upon the exercise of outstanding share options.
Further details of potential risks and uncertainties affecting Gold Fields are described in Gold Fields’ filings with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and
the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Integrated Annual Report 2019 and the annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal
year ended 31 December 2019. Gold Fields undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements
to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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Year ended 31 December 2020 compared with year
ended 31 December 2019
Results for the Group
Safety
We reported in our H1 results the tragic death of Abel Magajane at
South Deep on 3 June 2020.
Regrettably, the total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) for the
Group regressed and the number of serious injuries increased in 2020.
Our goal remains no fatalities or serious injuries and we have redoubled
our safety efforts in the light of these setbacks. Despite the travel
restrictions enforced by COVID-19, we continued to roll-out training of
our Courageous Safety Leadership programme in all regions.
To further improve safety at our operations we have also started looking
at implementing advanced collision avoidance technologies to eliminate
vehicular incidents. In terms of health, our priority will be to reduce
diesel particulate matter exposure underground through, among others,
improved ventilation and exhaust filters, procurement of low-emission
machinery, low sulphur fuel and continuing training and monitoring. We
are also trialling electric vehicles in Australia. The latter initiative will also
hold benefits in terms of reduced carbon emissions.
Year ended
Fatalities
1
1
TRIFR
1
2.40
2.19
Serious injuries
5
6
4
1
Total Recordable Injury Frequency rate (TRIFR). (TRIFR) = (Fatalities + Lost Time
Injuries
2
+ Restricted Work Injuries
3
+ Medically Treated Injuries
4
) x 1,000,000/ number
of hours worked.
2
A Lost Time Injury (LTI) is a work-related injury resulting in the employee or contractor
being unable to attend work for a period of one or more days after the day of the injury.
The employee or contractor is unable to perform any functions.
3
A Restricted Work Injury (RWI) is a work-related injury sustained by an employee or
contractor which results in the employee or contractor being unable to perform one
or more of their routine functions for a full working day, from the day after the injury
occurred. The employee or contractor can still perform some of his duties.
4
A Medically Treated Injury (MTI) is a work-related injury sustained by an employee or
contractor which does not incapacitate that employee and who, after having received
medical treatment, is deemed fit to immediately resume his/her normal duties on the
next calendar day, immediately following the treatment/re-treatment.
5
A serious injury, as per the Gold Fields definition, is an injury that incurs 14 or more
days lost and results in, among others, bone fractures, internal haemorrhage, head
trauma, loss of limbs or part of limbs, permanent loss or permanent disfigurement.
Environmental
No Level 3 – 5 environmental incidents were reported for 2020, as was
the case for 2019, while the number of Level 2 incidents reduced from
37 in 2019 to 11 in 2020. This is a critical achievement as it signals not
only sound environmental stewardship, but also limited impact of our
operations on neighbouring communities.
An inaugural Group-wide Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)
Scorecard was launched during 2020. The EHS Scorecard includes both
leading and lagging performance indicators to improve performance at
an operational level. All operations met or exceeded their target of at
least 80% compliance with the Scorecard.
Tailings management
The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM)
was launched on 5 August 2020 by the Principles for Responsible
Investment, the United Nations Environment Programme and the
International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM). We and all other
ICMM members have committed that all tailings facilities with “Extreme”
or “Very high” consequence category ratings will be in conformance with
the GISTM by 5 August 2023 and that all other tailings facilities that we
operate that are not in a state of safe closure will be in conformance with
the GISTM by 5 August 2025. Soon after the launch, we commenced a
detailed site specific analysis of each TSF against the new standard to
identify gaps and confirm our compliance roadmap.
Water management
Reducing fresh water usage and optimising Group water recycling/
reuse are key strategic intents for the company and we are making
good progress on these. Fresh water withdrawal was 9.97 gigalitres
(GL) in 2020 compared with 14.2GL in 2019 mainly due to a decrease in
water withdrawal at Tarkwa, South Deep and Cerro Corona. At Tarkwa,
process water is now reused for cooling at the power plant and for
mixing explosives and some chemicals. At South Deep, treated sewage
effluent is now utilised in the gold extraction process and the mine
upgraded its potable water pipeline to reduce losses. At Cerro Corona,
recycling/reuse increased due to lower rainfall during 2020 compared to
2019. Water recycled/reused was 71% of total water use in 2020, well
ahead of the ICMM guidelines and higher than the 68% in 2019.
Gold Fields achieved an A ranking by the Carbon Disclosure Project
(CDP) NGO for its water reporting disclosure, one of only 106 high-
performing companies. This is the first time Gold Fields has achieved an
A ranking. Its ranking in previous years ranged from B to A-.
Energy management and climate change
Group energy spend was US$257m (16% of operating costs) in 2020
compared with US$300m (20% of operating costs) in 2019, driven
mainly by lower fuel spend following the oil price decline in 2020.
Energy intensity was 5.6GJ/oz (2019: 5.7GJ/oz) and 72MJ/t processed
(2019: 66MJ/t). Total energy consumption during 2020 rose by 5% to
13,126 terajoules (TJ) (2019: 12,498TJ). Energy efficiency initiatives
at our operations saved 1,085TJ. Initiatives included compressor and
pumping optimisation at South Deep, haulage efficiencies at Gruyere,
use of variable speed tailings pumps at Damang and fan optimisation
at Granny Smith.
Despite higher total energy consumption, scope 1 and 2 CO
2
emissions
remained unchanged at 1.45 million tonnes in 2020, due to the
commissioning of the renewable microgrids at Agnew and Granny
Smith. CO
2
emissions intensity increased 4% to 7.9kg CO   e/t mined
2
from the 7.7kg CO
2
e/t reported for 2019.
We will continue to pursue carbon emission reductions at all our
operations, in part by continuing our successful roll-out of renewable
energy projects. The Agnew microgrid is supplied power by 18MW
wind turbines, 16MW gas turbines, 4MW solar and 14MWh battery
energy storage system. Granny Smith has a 7MW solar power plant
supplementing the gas power plant. During 2020, renewable electricity
averaged 38% of total electricity supply at Agnew, 5% at Granny Smith,
8% for the Australia region and 3% of total Group electricity. These
percentages are set to increase this year.
The Gruyere mine has also announced plans to add a 13MW solar farm
and 4.4MW battery storage to its current gas engines. The microgrid
is set to be up and running by end-2021. As part of the construction of
our Salares Norte mine in Chile, which commenced in 2020, a 25.9MW
hybrid energy solution, comprising a 9.9MW solar power plant and
thermal power, will be installed.
Gold Fields continues to engage with the National Energy Regulator of
South Africa (NERSA) to finalise the regulatory process for the approval
of a 40MW solar plant at its South Deep mine. A decision by the full
NERSA Board is expected over the next few weeks, after its electricity
subcommittee recommended approval of the project in early February.
South Deep has requested and received a cost estimate letter from
South Africa’s national energy utility Eskom and has submitted the
budgetary quote letter. Eskom will provide consent in line with NERSA
requirements post a site meeting to be held in the coming weeks.
Gold Fields published its second climate change report for the 2019
financial year in line with the recommendations of the Task Force
on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Gold Fields also
included the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) key
performance metrics in our non-financial data reporting for the first time.
Year ended
Environmental Incidents Level 3 – 5
Water recycled/reused (% of total)
71.4
68.0
Fresh water withdrawal (GL)
1
10.0
14.2
Energy consumption (PJ)
2
13.1
12.5
Energy intensity (MJ/t mined)
72.2
66.0
CO
2
emissions (kt)
3
1,454
1,456
CO
2
emissions intensity (kg CO   /t mined)
2
7.9
7.7
1
Relates to operations only.
2
Petajoules (1 PJ=1,000,000MJ).
3
CO    emissions comprise Scope 1 and 2 emissions   .
2
4
Environmental
2020
2019
Safety
2020
2019
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2020
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Social
2020
2019
Social
Gold Fields continues to focus on maximising in-country and host
community economic impact. The Group’s value distribution to national
economies was US$2.849bn in 2020 compared with US$2.577bn in
2019. Gold Fields procurement from in-country suppliers, excluding
corporate procurement spend, was US$1.779bn in 2020 (96% of total
procurement).
Gold Fields aims to sustain the value delivered to host communities
through employment, procurement and social investments. The
Group host community workforce totalled 8,752 people – 53% of total
workforce in 2020 (2019: 9,269 host community workforce, 55% of total
workforce). Group host community procurement spend in 2020 was
US$536m – 29% of total spend compared with 34% spend in 2019.
The decrease was due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and a
change of mining contractor at Damang.
Gold Fields invested US$16.8m in socio-economic development (SED)
projects in our host communities in 2020, compared with US$21.0m in
2019. The reduction was due to project delays as a result of COVID-19
restrictions. The SED investments are funded through Gold Fields’
foundations, trusts and operations.
A key priority for Gold Fields is to build a diverse and inclusive workplace
by increasing the participation of women and Indigenous People in our
workforce. At the end of 2020 women comprised 20% of Gold Fields’
workforce, the same level as in 2019. Training spend for 2020 was
US$6.8m, compared with US$10.1m for 2019 (restated). Gold Fields
was once again a constituent of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
for 2021.
Our first Report to Stakeholders was released in October last year,
providing details of our relationships and value shared with our
key stakeholders – employees, communities, shareholders and
governments.
we also continued to pay our SME suppliers during the shut-down.
Furthermore, our operations and employees have actively supported
host communities and governments to assist their efforts in controlling
the pandemic and assisting people in need. These donations totalled
over US$3m across the Group.
Our management teams are dealing with the challenges of the pandemic
extremely well, maintaining sustainable and profitable production while
at the same time safeguarding the health and safety of their employees.
Key activities to ensure safe operations include:
•    Strict adherence to all government regulations/protocols;
•    Closure of offices and imposition of travel restrictions;
•    Standard operating procedures on return to work;
•    Social distancing, sanitisation and mask wearing mandatory;
•    Counselling and mental wellness support initiatives;
•    Regular communication to employees about COVID-19;
•    A dedicated COVID-19 information portal; and
•    Social media awareness and communication campaigns for
employees, communities and others.
In all our operating regions, except Australia, our operations have
facilitated PCR tests for our employees and contractors, enabling us to
quickly isolate and assist those affected.
Following are country reports on the impact of the pandemic and actions
taken by our operations during 2020.
Peru
Impact on our workforce
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COVID-19 report
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge our lives and our
business in many ways and is set to continue to do so in the coming
months. The so-called second wave of COVID-19 infections, which
started in late 2020, has taken a terrible toll at Gold Fields. As at 15
February 2021, 9 of our employees or contractors have passed away
as a result of their COVID-19 infections. In addition, Galiano Gold, our
JV partner in the Asanko gold mine in Ghana, reported one fatality. So
far we’ve had a total of 2,705 positive cases in the Group, (excluding
Galiano), of which 155 are currently active with 5 receiving care in
hospitals.
The financial and operational impacts of the pandemic on our Company
are further discussed in the CEO Statement as well as the Group’s and
mines’ financial results.
The large number of positive cases reflects the high prevalence rate of
the pandemic in neighbouring communities at our operations in Peru,
Ghana and South Africa. There have been no cases to date at our
Australian mines.
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, a Group Exco COVID-19
Crisis Management Team has met regularly to coordinate actions and
strategies to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on operations. Regular
meetings of the Risk Committee of the Board have also been held to
provide governance oversight. Support to employees and contractors,
with particular attention to their health and wellness, have been a focus.
Regional and site committees have performed similar roles.
Combined the operations spent approximately US$30m on COVID-19
related initiatives and interventions such as specialised camp
accommodation, testing equipment and facilities, additional labour
costs and transport facilities. Where our mines were forced to shut down
or curtail their activities due to government regulations, we continued
to pay at least the monthly base pay for all employees, In South Africa
* Note: “Awaiting results”, “Active cases” and “Hospitalised” refers to the current figures
As at 15 February 2021, we have had a total of 960 COVID-19 cases
among employees and contractors at Gold Fields offices and sites. One
employee sadly passed away after contracting the virus.
Mitigating actions
Peru has high rates of infections, which increased again in December,
and while mining continues to be an essential industry, intra-provincial
and international travel restrictions are, by and large, still operational.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gold Fields has
implemented strict protocols to avoid and mitigate its impact on Gold
Fields personnel and contractors, both in the Lima office and at the
Cerro Corona mine in Peru and the Salares Norte project in Chile.
For Cerro Corona to be allowed to operate, the existing protocols
require the full screening of incoming shift personnel before starting the
shift change, as well as testing on site. These procedures apply to both
Gold Fields staff and contractors. Charter flights and exclusive buses
have been in use since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Cerro Corona workforce has been configured to operate in small
groups (working cells of 3 – 13 people) to minimise mixing, so that,
in the event of a positive case at the site, contact tracing is more
effective. Shift schedules have been modified to longer times on site to
mitigate the impact of the 2
nd
wave of infections. When positive cases
are detected, they are isolated at a fully equipped quarantine facility on
site. Workers have also been issued with COVID-19 prevention kits for
their families. These actions were in addition to the hygiene protocols,
sanitisation and other educational programmes introduced at the mine.
By end-January 2021, Gold Fields Peru has made almost US$1m in
donations to communities and government organisations in the form of
PPE, sanitation campaigns in communities, food and medical supplies,
etc. Cerro Corona has also sponsored educational programmes on
local community radio.
COVID-19 report Peru (as at 15 February 2021)
Total
Tested
40,205
Positive
960
Negative
39,255
Awaiting results*
10
Active cases*
44
Hospitalised*
1
Recovered
915
Died
1
Host community procurement (% of total)
29
34
Host community workforce (% of total)
53
55
Socio-economic development spending (US$m)
16.8
21.0
Women in workforce (%)
20
20
Training spend (US$m)
6.8
10.1
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Cost and production impact
Cerro Corona’s COVID-19 additional direct related costs in 2020
were US$14.5m. Additional costs include capex for new site facilities
US$5.7m, such as dining rooms and PCR testing facilities, PCR and
serology tests and charter flights. The estimated production impact was
a loss of 46,000oz, mostly during Q2 2020. We adjusted our original
market guidance for 2020 accordingly in May.
Although at the beginning of the pandemic, provincial borders were
closed, Cerro Corona engaged with the authorities to enable transport
of concentrate to the Port of Salaverry. Since then vessels have been
loaded uninterrupted with concentrate from the mine.
Chile
Impact on our workforce
COVID-19 report Chile (as at 15 February 2021)
Total
Tested
12,194
Positive
190
Negative
11,991
Awaiting results*
13
Active cases*
1
Hospitalised*
0
Recovered
189
Died
0
* Note: “Awaiting results”, “Active cases” and “Hospitalised” refers to the current figures
As at 15 February 2021, we have had a total of 190 COVID-19 cases
among employees and contractors, of which 21 were detected on the
Salares Norte site.
Mitigating actions
Our Salares Norte project has similar access protocols on site as
Cerro Corona in Peru. The protocols require full PCR tests in the week
employees and contractors are scheduled on site. Only negative cases
are permitted to bus to the project site, and once at the project, all
workers are directed to working cells of 3 – 13 people.
If a worker at Salares Norte is reported to have symptoms, they are
directed to the near-by town of Copiapo, where the worker is isolated
and placed under quarantine and, depending on the health status
directed home for quarantine, or to a hospital for treatment.
Salares Norte spent about US$244,000 during 2020 to assist communities
and local authorities in fighting the pandemic, including donations of
equipment and PPE to the local hospital in Diego de Almagro.
Cost and production impact
The extra costs related to COVID-19 initiatives and programmes
totalled US$4.6m for the year, of which US$3.7m was committed to
additional camp infrastructure and US$900,000 on testing, PPE and
extra transportation. Construction of the mine was not interrupted and
commenced in Q4 2020, with contractor deliveries and work plans
having not been materially impacted by the pandemic. However, the
management team demobilised the remaining exploration teams on site
to ensure physical distancing in the camp.
Australia
Impact on our workforce
As at 15 February 2021, there have been no recorded cases of
COVID-19 at Gold Fields mine sites, the Perth regional office, or any
mining operation in Western Australia.
This is reflective of the stringent COVID-19 management by Australia’s
national and state governments. Even single cases have resulted in
extensive lockdowns of impacted areas. Mining has been designated
an “essential’ industry by the federal and state governments. COVID-19
testing in Australia remains the responsibility of medical service
providers and designated testing clinics across the country.
The size of Western Australia, the relatively small population, and remote
mine sites have been to the region’s advantage. Three of four mine sites
are located in very remote areas and the majority of our employees and
contractors are based on Fly In/Fly Out roster arrangements.
Mitigation actions
Since March 2020, a crisis management team at the Perth office
has coordinated daily crisis management, implemented responses,
developed communications plans and provided direction and guidance
to sites. Infectious disease management plans and an appointed
infectious disease manager are in place at each site.
Work rosters at the mines were initially changed to a predominantly two
weeks on/two weeks off rotation, but reverted to previous arrangements
from July. Similarly, charter flights were initially increased to site with
maximum 60% loading and strict check-in and health check/declarations
in place. As from July 2020 flight arrangements have reverted to normal
travel, with sanitation procedures in place.
At our four mine sites, additional protocols have been put in place,
such as physical distancing, increased sanitation and general hygiene
measures and additional catering services personnel. As from July, all
Perth office employees, which up until then had worked from home,
returned to the office, though the Company has also approved over 50%
of employees to work on flexible work arrangements.
Gold Fields in Australia has donated A$280,000 to assist charitable
organisations during the pandemic, including Foodbank and Lifeline
with A$100,000 each.
Cost and production impact
While there have been no production losses in the Australia region,
additional costs totalled A$10.5m for 2020. These costs are mainly due
to deliberate over-recruitment for critical production roles, additional
charter flights, additional catering services arrangements and medical
personnel.
South Africa
Impact on our workforce
COVID-19 report South Deep (as at 15 February 2021)
Total
Tested
13,483
Positive
995
Negative
12,370
Awaiting results*
118
Active cases*
30
Hospitalised*
1
Recovered
957
Died
8
* Note: “Awaiting results”, “Active cases” and “Hospitalised” refers to the current figures
As at 15 February 2021, 8 employees and contractors have passed
away at South Deep due to illnesses linked to COVID-19. All but one of
them died after December 2020, when the second wave of infections
spread in South Africa. Currently, South Deep has had a total of 995
positive cases, of which 30 are active.
The rise in cases at South Deep reflects the high number of positive
COVID-19 infections in neighbouring communities, which has been
exacerbated by the high number of migrant workers returning after the
Christmas holiday from rural areas and neighbouring countries, where
the virus often remains undetected.
Mitigation actions
South Deep continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, through a
comprehensive plan, aligned with guidelines and regulations issued by
the South African Government, the World Health Organisation and other
institutions.
The government closed all mining activities in March, but subsequently
starting easing lockdown levels and restrictions, starting with a return to
50% labour force capacity levels in April before allowing a gradual return
to full capacity by June 2020.
For the mine to operate, it has to follow government departments’
standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Code of Practice (COP).
The mine’s own SOPs and COP have been aligned to these. South
Deep continues to engage with the Minerals Council of South Africa to
collaborate and share best practice within the industry.
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10
The impact of COVID-19 on site is mitigated primarily through rigorous
on-site testing and screening. An employee self-declaration form,
submitted via the WhatsApp social media platform, provides an access
permit on successful completion and temperature monitoring.
The mine has purchased testing equipment which provides for about 80
tests a day. Mine medical protocols provide for COVID-19 positive and
investigated cases to be quarantined at home or at the mine’s isolation
and quarantine facility managed by an external provider. A mine case
manager monitors all cases and contact tracing.
Shaft schedules and rosters have also been amended to ensure
physical distancing in vertical transport of employees underground.
Support for local community ranges from food donations to assisting
local government in their anti-COVID-19 programmes. South Deep and
Corporate Office directors, managers and employees made a R15m
donation to South Africa’s Solidarity Fund, aimed at offering social and
economic support to organisations and businesses impacted by the
pandemic.
Cost and production impact
In May, South Deep was forced to revise its gold production targets
down from 8,000kg to 7,000kg for 2020 as a result of the various
lockdowns imposed by government.
Operational costs incurred as a result of COVID-19 interventions were
R86m in 2020 and included costs related to PPE, sanitisers, medical
supplies, testing equipment and kits, and alterations to buildings to set
up the mines quarantine and isolation facilities.
West Africa
Impact on our workforce
COVID-19 report Ghana (as at 15 February 2021)
Total
Tested
5,573
Positive
560
Negative
4,988
Awaiting results*
25
Active cases*
80
Hospitalised*
3
Recovered
480
Died
0
* Note: “Awaiting results”, “Active cases” and “Hospitalised” refers to the current figures
As at 15 February 2021, we have had a total of 560 COVID-19 cases
among employees and contractors, of which 80 are currently active.
We have had no death at our Tarkwa and Damang mines, but at the
Asanko mine, managed by Galiano Gold, Galiano COO Josephat
Zvaipa passed away after contracting COVID-19.
Mitigation actions
After an initial surge in cases, mostly among contractors at the Tarkwa
and Damang mines, Gold Fields Ghana has successfully managed its
COVID-19 cases and contained the spread of the virus at the mine sites
and the Accra office. During December 2020 and January 2021, when
the country experienced a pick-up in COVID-19 infections, there has
been a slight rise in the number of cases at our mines, but these have
been picked up and isolated speedily.
Strict adherence to government and company protocols is key, including
contact tracing, testing and isolation, full-body sanitising, appointing
host community COVID-19 ambassadors, and travel restrictions,
among others. A new four weeks-on, two weeks-off roster system was
introduced to ensure less exposure by our employees to the virus
outside the workplace, but the system has since reverted to the pre-
pandemic roster schedule. Employees of the two major contractors
(E&P and BCM) are subject to the same protocols, and, where feasible,
are kept separate from Gold Fields employees.
The mines’ isolation facilities have 86-bed capacity, with two facilities
located at Tarkwa and one at Damang. The mines are seeking to
conduct testing in-house, but have been delayed pending approval by
the authorities.
Community support programmes and donations have been channelled
via the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation. During 2020, the Foundation
has spent about US$910,000, on items and supplies to local clinics and
community organisations, including ambulances, sanitisers and PPE.
Cost and production impact
Gold Fields Ghana to date has spent just over US$2m on programmes
and infrastructure to deal with the pandemic, including the community
donations. On-site measures include isolation facilities, increased
busing and testing facilities. Production output during 2020 was not
affected.
Revenue
Attributable equivalent gold production, (including Asanko) increased by
2% from 2.195Moz in 2019 to 2.236Moz in 2020. Attributable equivalent
gold production at Asanko decreased marginally from 113,000oz in
2019 to 112,500oz in 2020. Revenue from Asanko is not included in
Group revenue as Asanko results are equity accounted.
During 2020, a decision was taken to align the production month-end
with the calendar month-end, which resulted in a once-off addition of 10
production days in H1 2020. The impact of the extra production days is
estimated at 45koz, while the lost production from COVID-19 related
stoppages is approximately 78koz, comprising South Deep at 32koz
and Cerro Corona at 46koz.
At the South Africa region, production at South Deep increased by 2%
from 6,907kg (222,100oz) in 2019 to 7,056kg (226,900oz) in 2020.
The increase was due to the productivity improvement programmes
introduced in 2019 starting to bear fruit, despite the operation being
negatively impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. Gold sold increased by
2% from 6,907kg (222,100oz) to 7,056kg (226,900oz).
Attributable gold production at the West African operations (including
Asanko), increased by 3% from 767,700oz in 2019 to 786,900oz in 2020
mainly due to increased production at Damang as mining progressed
into the main ore body at the Damang Pit Cutback (DPCB). Managed
gold produced and sold at Tarkwa increased by 1% from 519,100oz in
2019 to 526,300oz in 2020. At Damang, managed gold produced and
sold increased by 7% from 208,400oz in 2019 to 223,000oz in 2020.
Gold production at Asanko decreased marginally from 113,000oz (45%
basis) in 2019 to 112,500oz (45% basis) in 2020. Gold sold decreased
by 2% from 112,000oz (45% basis) to 109,700oz (45% basis).
Attributable equivalent gold production at Cerro Corona in Peru,
decreased by 29% from 291,300oz in 2019 to 206,100oz in 2020 mainly
as a result of COVID-19 restrictions on production (46Koz) and a lower
price factor (22Koz), as well as lower grades mined in line with the
current year plan. Total managed gold equivalent production decreased
by 29% from 292,700oz in 2019 to 207,100oz in 2020. Gold equivalent
ounces sold decreased by 31% from 296,900oz to 205,500oz.
Gold production at the Australian operations increased by 11% from
914,300oz in 2019 to 1,016,800oz in 2020 mainly due to the inclusion of
Gruyere for a full year in 2020 with the operation reaching commercial
levels of production at the end of September 2019. At St Ives, gold
production increased by 4% from 370,600oz in 2019 to 384,900oz
in 2020. Gold sold increased by 8% from 363,300oz to 393,800oz.
At Agnew, gold production increased by 6% from 219,400oz in 2019
to 233,300oz in 2020. Gold sold increased by 6% from 219,600oz to
233,500oz. At Granny Smith, gold production decreased by 2% from
274,800oz in 2019 to 269,600oz in 2020. Gold sold decreased by 3%
from 274,800oz to 265,200oz. At Gruyere gold production (100% basis)
increased by 161% from 99,100oz in 2019 to 258,200oz in 2020. The
Group’s share of gold production at Gruyere increased by 161% from
49,500oz in 2019 to 129,100oz in 2020. Gold sold increased by 280%
from 33,700oz in 2019 to 128,000oz in 2020.
The average US Dollar gold price achieved by the Group (excluding
Asanko) increased by 27% from US$1,388/eq oz in 2019 to US$1,768/
eq oz in 2020. The average Rand gold price increased by 41% from
R659,111/kg to R928,707/kg. The average Australian Dollar gold price
increased by 27% from A$2,007/oz to A$2,551/oz. The average US Dollar
gold price for the Ghanaian operations (excluding Asanko) increased by
28% from US$1,387/oz in 2019 to US$1,773/oz in 2020. The average
equivalent US Dollar gold price, net of treatment and refining charges,
for Cerro Corona increased by 34% from US$1,344/eq oz in 2019 to
US$1,795/eq oz in 2020. The average US Dollar/Rand exchange rate
weakened by 13% from R14.46 in 2019 to R16.38 in 2020. The average
Australian/US Dollar exchange rate weakened by 1% from A$1.00 =
US$0.70 to A$1.00 = US$0.69.
Gold equivalent ounces sold (excluding Asanko) increased by 3% from
2.14Moz in 2019 to 2.20Moz in 2020.
Revenue increased by 31% from US$2,967m in 2019 to US$3,892m in
2020 due to the higher gold sold and higher gold price received.
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Cost of sales before amortisation and depreciation
Cost of sales before amortisation and depreciation increased by 5%
from US$1,424m in 2019 to US$1,489m in 2020.
At the South Africa region, at South Deep, cost of sales before amortisation
and depreciation increased by 7% from R3,503m (US$242m) in 2019 to
R3,751m (US$229m) in 2020 mainly due to increased volumes mined
and processed as well as inflationary increases.
At the West Africa region, (excluding Asanko), cost of sales before
amortisation and depreciation increased by 3% from US$457m in 2019
to US$469m in 2020 mainly due to a 10Mt increase in operational waste
tonnes mined (capital waste tonnes decreased by 17Mt) at Damang
following the intersection of the main orebody, partially offset by a gold-
in-process credit to cost of US$59m in 2020 compared with gold-in-
process credit of US$23m in 2019. The gold-in-process movement for
2020 at Tarkwa was a US$2m charge to cost and at Damang it was a
US$61m credit to cost compared to a US$14m credit to cost at Tarkwa
and a US$9m credit to cost at Damang in 2019. In line with the current
year plan Tarkwa is supplementing ore feed to the plant with lower
grade stockpile material, while Damang is adding lower grade ore to
the stockpile.
At the South America region, at Cerro Corona, cost of sales before
amortisation and depreciation decreased by 5% from US$162m in
2019 to US$154m in 2020 mainly due to a 4Mt decrease in operational
tonnes mined.
At the Australia region, cost of sales before amortisation and
depreciation increased by 14% from A$808m (US$562m) in 2019 to
A$924m (US$637m) in 2020 mainly due to the inclusion of Gruyere for a
full year in 2020 with the mine reaching commercial levels of production
at the end of September 2019 as well as inflationary increases at the
other three operations.
Amortisation and depreciation
Amortisation and depreciation for the Group increased by 8% from
US$610m in 2019 to US$661m in 2020 mainly due to the inclusion of
Gruyere with the mine reaching commercial levels of production at the
end of September 2019.
Other
Net interest expense for the Group increased by 29% from US$82m
in 2019 to US$106m in 2020 mainly due to lower interest capitalised
in 2020 with the Damang Pit Cutback project reaching commercial
levels of production in 2020 and Gruyere being in production for the
full 2020 year. Net interest expense of US$106m comprised of interest
expense of US$106m and lease interest of US$22m, partially offset by
interest income of US$9m and interest capitalised of US$13m in 2020.
In 2019, interest expense of US$113m and lease interest of US$19m
were partially offset by interest income of US$7m, interest capitalised of
US$41m and lease interest capitalised of US$2m.
The share of results of equity accounted investees after taxation (before
the impairment as described below) increased from US$3m in 2019 to
US$47m in 2020. The equity accounted earnings of Asanko in 2020 of
US$49m compared with US$4m in 2019. The increase is mainly due
to the higher gold price in 2020. The balance under share of results
of equity accounted investees after taxation relates to expenditure
incurred at FSE.
The share of results of equity accounted investees – impairment
of Asanko related to an impairment of US$50m of the Asanko Gold
Mine following the identification of an impairment trigger. Due to the re-
evaluation of the geological modelling by our JV partner, Galiano, Gold
Fields is not in a position to provide a reserve and resource estimate
for Asanko as at 31 December 2020. Taking this into consideration,
management has modelled various scenarios for the Asanko Life of
Mine (LOM) in order to determine their best estimates of the future cash
flows of the Asanko gold mine. The various LoM scenario runs were
undertaken in an attempt to model Asanko’s future cash flows in the
absence of a revised Resource and Reserve for 31 December 2020.
These scenarios are based on the pre-feasibility study completed in
2019, in order to declare a Reserve at 31 December 2019, but were
modified where appropriate to reflect prevailing circumstances.
The gain on foreign exchange of US$9m in 2020 compared with a
loss of US$5m in 2019 and related to the conversion of offshore cash
holdings into their functional currencies.
The loss on financial instruments of US$239m in 2020 comprised a loss
on hedges of US$240m and a gain on valuation of options of US$1m.
The loss on hedges of US$240m includes realised losses of US$417m,
partially offset by unrealised gains and prior year mark-to-market
reversals of US$177m. The realised losses of US$417m comprised
losses realised on the South Deep gold hedge of R1,563m (US$95m),
the Australian gold hedge of A$292m (US$201m), the Australian oil
hedge of A$5m (US$3m) the Ghanaian gold hedge of US$115m and
the Ghanaian oil hedge of US$7m, partially offset by realised gains
of US$4m on the Chilean currency hedge. The unrealised gains and
prior year mark-to-market reversals of US$177m comprised gains on
the South Deep hedge of R176m (US$11m), the Australian gold hedge
of A$106m (US$73m), the Ghanaian gold hedge of US$36m and the
Chilean currency hedge of US$86m, partially offset by a loss on the
Peruvian copper hedge of US$14m, the Ghanaian oil hedge of US$10m
and the Australian oil hedge of A$7m (US$5m).
In 2020, the gain on valuations of options of US$1m relates to the
Maverix warrants.
In 2019, the US$238m comprised US$245m losses on hedges and
US$7m gain on the mark-to-market on Maverix warrants. The US$245m
included US$132m realised losses and US$113m unrealised losses.
The realised losses of US$132m comprised losses realised on the
South Deep gold hedge of R220m (US$15m), the Australian gold
hedge of A$163m (US$113m) and Australian currency hedge of A$22m
(US$14m), partially offset by gains made on the Ghanaian oil hedge of
US$5m, Ghanaian gold hedge of US$2m and Australian oil hedge of
A$4m (US$3m).
The unrealised losses of US$113m comprised losses on the South Deep
gold hedge of R153m (US$11m), the Ghanaian gold hedge of US$39m,
the Australian gold hedge of A$94m (US$66m), the Ghanaian oil hedge
of US$3m and Australian oil hedge of A$1m (US$1m), partially offset by
a gain on Australian currency hedge of A$12m (US$7m).
In 2019, the gain on valuations of options of US$7m relates to the
Maverix warrants.
Share-based payments for the Group decreased by 29% from US$21m
in 2019 to US$15m in 2020 mainly due to the vesting of the 2020 share-
based instruments during 2020. The long-term incentive plan increased
by 467% from US$9m in 2019 to US$51m in 2020 due to the current
mark-to-market valuation of the plan reflecting current performance as
well as the allocation in 2020.
Other costs for the Group decreased by 22% from US$50m in 2019
to US$39m in 2020 and mainly related to lower spend due to the
completion of the Damang road in 2019.
Exploration and project expenses
Exploration and project expenses decreased by 40% from US$84m in
2019 to US$50m in 2020 mainly due to lower exploration spend as a
result of the approval of the feasibility study of Salares Norte and the
subsequent capitalisation of costs to the project as from 1 April 2020.
The US$50m spend in 2020 included US$30m spend at Salares Norte
which relates to exploration and project expenses. The balance of
US$20m related to exploration at the other operations.
Non-recurring items
Non-recurring income of US$34m in 2020 compared with non-recurring
expenses of US$24m in 2019.
Non-recurring income of US$34m in 2020 mainly includes:
•   US$24m income related to a submission of VAT claims for expenses
incurred from 2010 to June 2020 at Salares Norte to the Chilean
tax authority which become claimable from the commencement of
construction;
•  net reversal of impairment of FSE of US$62m and is limited to
previous impairments recognised. The reversal of impairment of FSE
was based on the fair value less cost of disposal of the investment
which was indirectly derived from the market value of Lepanto
Consolidated Mining Company;
•   expected credit loss against a contractor loan of US$29m at Tarkwa;
•   US$10m impairment of drilling costs at Damang. Based on technical
and economic parameters of various studies, all assets related to the
Amoanda-Tomento corridor were impaired;
•   US$2m write-off of redundant assets in Peru;
•   donations made to various bodies in response to COVID-19 of US$3m;
•   a cost arising on the rehabilitation year-end adjustments of US$2m; and
•   other costs of US$5m mainly related to the capital raising in
February 2020.
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The non-recurring expenses for 2019 included:
•   a positive silicosis provision adjustment (US$2m/R23m);
•   net impairment of FSE of US$10m. The impairment of FSE was
based on the fair value less cost of disposal of the investment which
was indirectly derived from the market value of Lepanto Consolidated
Mining Company;
•   profit on sale of Maverix holding of US$15m;
•   loss on repurchase of 2020 bond of US$5m;
•   contract termination cost of US$13m at Damang; and
•   a cost arising on the rehabilitation year-end adjustments of US$13m.
Royalties
Government royalties for the Group increased by 42% from US$74m in
2019 to US$105m in 2020 in line with the higher revenue.
Taxation
The taxation charge for the Group of US$433m in 2020 compared with
US$176m in 2019. Normal taxation increased by 92% from US$191m
in 2019 to US$367m in 2020 in line with the higher profit before tax.
The deferred tax charge of US$66m in 2020 compared with a credit of
US$15m in 2019.
Profit
Net profit attributable to owners of the parent of the Group of US$723m
or US$0.82 per share in 2020 compared with net profit of US$162m or
US$0.20 per share in 2019.
Headline earnings attributable to owners of the parent of the Group
of US$729m or US$0.83 per share in 2020 compared with headline
earnings of US$163m or US$0.20 per share in 2019.
Normalised profit for the Group of US$879m or US$1.00 per share in
2020 compared with US$343m or US$0.42 per share in 2019.
Normalised profit
Normalised profit reconciliation for the Group is calculated as follows:
Year ended
Profit for the period attributable to owners
of the parent
723.0
161.6
Non-recurring items
(34.1)
23.8
Tax effect of non-recurring items
(6.1)
(7.8)
Non-controlling interest effect of non-
recurring items
(3.8)
(0.9)
Share of results of equity accounted
investees – Asanko impairment
49.5
(Gain)/loss on foreign exchange
(8.6)
5.2
Tax effect of gain on foreign exchange
1.9
(0.3)
Non-controlling interest effect of gain on
foreign exchange
0.6
Loss on financial instruments
238.9
238.0
Tax effect of loss on financial instruments
(76.1)
(73.8)
Non-controlling interest effect of loss on
financial instruments
(6.4)
(2.4)
Normalised profit attributable to owners of
the parent
878.8
343.4
Normalised profit is considered an important measure by Gold Fields of the profit realised
by the Group in the ordinary course of operations. In addition, it forms the basis of the
dividend pay-out policy. Normalised profit is defined as profit excluding gains and losses
on foreign exchange, financial instruments and non-recurring items after taxation and
non-controlling interest effect.
Cash flow
Cash inflow from operating activities of US$1,257m in 2020 compared
with US$893m in 2019. The increase of 41% was mainly due to a
higher profit before royalties and taxation. This was partially offset by
higher royalties and taxation payments of US$381m in 2020 compared
to US$254 in 2019, as well as an investment in working capital of
US$172m in 2020 compared to US$25m in 2019. The investment
in working capital of US$172m in 2020 was due to an increase in
prepayments, a US$66m build-up of gold-in-process mainly at Damang
as well as a fifth creditor cycle payment as a result of the change to a
calendar month end.
Dividends paid of US$145m in 2020 compared with US$48m in 2019
and comprised dividends paid to owners of the parent of US$138m and
related to the final 2019 and interim 2020 dividend, as well as dividends
paid to non-controlling interest holders of US$8m.
Cash outflow from investing activities increased by 36% from US$447m
in 2019 to US$607m in 2020. Capital expenditure decreased by 5%
from US$613m in 2019 to US$584m in 2020.
Sustaining capital expenditure, (excluding Asanko), increased by 27%
from US$323m in 2019 to US$409m in 2020, while non-sustaining
capital expenditure (excluding Asanko), decreased by 40% from
US$290m in 2019 to US$175m in 2020. This movement is mainly
attributable to Australia where projects like Invincible South and
Hamlet North at St Ives, Zone 110-120 at Granny Smith and Gruyere
development all turned cash flow positive resulting in a movement from
growth to sustaining capital expenditure in accordance with the revised
World Gold Council interpretation. Growth expenditure of US$175m for
2020 comprised US$97m at Salares Norte, US$41m at the Australian
operations, US$26m at Cerro Corona, US$6m at Damang and US$5m
at South Deep. Growth expenditure of US$290m in 2019 comprised
US$207m at the Australian operations, US$71m at Damang and
US$12m at Cerro Corona.
In the South Africa region at South Deep, capital expenditure increased
by 68% from R479m (US$33m) in 2019 to R804m (US$49m) in 2020
mainly due to the Doornpoort expansion project, the purchase of new
TM3 equipment and the recommencement of the growth development
programme.
At the West Africa region, (excluding Asanko), capital expenditure
decreased by 17% from US$202m in 2019 to US$167m in 2020. At
Tarkwa, capital expenditure increased by 18% from US$125m in 2019
to US$147m in 2020 due to higher capital waste tonnes mined. Capital
expenditure at Damang decreased by 74% from US$76m in 2019 to
US$20m in 2020 mainly due to lower capital waste tonnes mined.
Capital expenditure at Asanko (on a 100% basis) amounted to
US$69m in 2020 compared with US$60m in 2019. The Asanko capital
expenditure is not included in the Group capital expenditure.
At the South America region at Cerro Corona, capital expenditure
decreased by 11% from US$56m in 2019 to US$50m in 2020 mainly
due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on construction activities.
At Salares Norte, capital expenditure increased by 100% to US$97m
in 2020 from US$nil in 2019 due to the approval of the feasibility study
and commencement of capitalisation of the project from 1 April 2020.
At the Australia region, capital expenditure decreased by 30% from
A$458m (US$319m) in 2019 to A$319m (US$220m) in 2020. At St
Ives, capital expenditure decreased by 24% from A$141m (US$98m)
to A$107m (US$74m) mainly due to the development of the Invincible
and Hamlet North underground mines in 2019. At Agnew, capital
expenditure decreased by 31% from A$109m (US$76m) in 2019 to
A$75m (US$52m) in 2020 mainly due to expenditure on the new
accommodation village in 2019. At Granny Smith, capital expenditure
decreased by 8% from A$104m (US$72m) in 2019 to A$96m (US$66m)
in 2020 mainly due to a decrease in capitalised drilling cost. At Gruyere,
capital expenditure decreased by 61% from A$104m (US$72m) in
2019 to A$41m (US$28m) in 2020. The 2019 capital expenditure was
primarily to complete the Gruyere construction project and stripping
activities at the Gruyere pit.
Proceeds on disposal of assets of US$1m in 2020 compared with
disposal of assets of US$4m in 2019.
Purchase of investments of US$1m in 2020 related to a purchase of
3.4m shares in Lefroy Exploration Ltd and compared with US$7m in
2019 (related to Chakana Copper).
In 2019, purchase of Asanko of US$20m related to the additional
purchase of preference shares in accordance with the Joint Venture
transaction with Asanko Gold Inc. which was completed on 31 July 2018.
Redemption of Asanko preference shares amounted to US$38m in
2020 compared to US$10m in 2019.
Proceeds on disposal of Maverix amounted to US$67m in 2019 and
related to the sale of the Group’s 19.9% holding in Toronto-listed gold
and royalty streaming company Maverix.
Proceeds on disposal of subsidiary amounted to US$6m in 2019 and
related to the sale of Norperuana.
Loan advanced to contractors in Ghana for fleet replacement in 2020
amounted to US$68m. These loans are interest bearing, secured and
are recoupable over three years (2021 – 2024).
US$’m
2020
2019
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Proceeds on disposal of investments in 2020 amounted to US$23m
and related to the sale of 81m shares in ASX-listed Cardinal Resources
Limited. Proceeds on disposal of investments in 2019 of US$113m
related to the disposal of the Group’s holdings in Red 5, Gold Road and
Bezant Resources.
Environmental payments increased from US$7m in 2019 to US$9m in
2020.
Cash inflow from operating activities less net capital expenditure,
environmental payments, redemption of Asanko preference shares and
lease payments of US$631m in 2020 compared with a cash inflow of
US$249m in 2019 mainly due to higher inflow from operating activities
and lower capital expenditure.
The US$631m cash flow from operating activities less net capital
expenditure, environmental payments, redemption of Asanko preference
shares and lease payments in 2020 comprised: US$868m net cash
generated by the eight mining operations (after royalties, taxes, capital
expenditure and environmental payments) plus redemption of Asanko
preference shares of US$38m, less US$92m of net interest paid,
US$151m at Salares Norte on exploration and construction capital, as
well as US$32m on non-mine based costs mainly due to working capital
movements.
The Salares Norte expenditure of US$151m comprises the following:
US$’m
Exploration expenditure
Capital expenditure
Investment into working capital
(30)
(97)
(24)
Total spend
(151)
The US$249m inflow in 2019 comprised: US$414m net cash
Statement of financial position
Net debt decreased from US$1,664m at 31 December 2019 to US$1,069m
at 31 December 2020.
Net debt excluding lease liabilities decreased from US$1,331m in 2019
to US$640m in 2020.
Net debt is defined by the Group as total borrowings and lease liabilities less cash and
cash equivalents.
Net debt/adjusted EBITDA
The net debt/adjusted EBITDA ratio of 0.56x in 2020 compared with
1.29x in 2019.
Adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA for calculating net debt/adjusted EBITDA is based
on the year ended 31 December 2020 profit, which is determined as
follows in US$ million:
US$’m
December
2020
Revenue
3,892
Cost of sales before amortisation and depreciation
(1,489)
Exploration and project costs
(50)
Realised hedge losses*
(417)
Other costs*
(26)
Adjusted EBITDA
1,910
Adjusted EBITDA is defined by the Group as profit or loss for the year adjusted for
interest, taxation, amortisation and depreciation and certain other costs.
* Based on information underlying the reviewed condensed consolidated financial
statements of Gold Fields Limited for the year ended 31 December 2020.
Free cash flow margin
generated by the eight mining operations (after royalties, taxes,
capital expenditure and environmental payments), less US$86m of
net interest paid, US$55m for exploration mainly at Salares Norte (this
excludes any mine based brownfields exploration which is included in
the US$414m above), as well as US$24m on non-mine based costs.
Included in the US$414m above is US$71m capital expenditure on the
Damang reinvestment project and A$96m (US$67m) on growth capital
expenditure at Gruyere. If these two amounts are excluded, then the
mining operations generated US$552m in net cash.
Net cash outflow flow from financing activities of US$140m in 2020
compared with US$105m in 2019. The outflow in 2020 related to shares
issued of US$249m and loan drawdowns of US$689m, partially offset
by repayment of US$1,014m on offshore loans (including the 2020 bond
of US$602m) and payment of lease payments of US$64m. The outflow
in 2019 related to the repayment of US$1,604m on offshore and local
loans and US$38m from lease payments, partially offset by a drawdown
of US$1,538m.
The net cash inflow for the Group of US$364m in 2020 compared
with US$294m in 2019. After accounting for a translation adjustment
of US$8m on non-US Dollar cash balances, the cash inflow in 2020
was US$372m. The cash balance of US$887m in 2020 compared with
US$515m in 2019.
All-in sustaining and total all-in cost
The Group all-in sustaining costs increased by 9% from US$897/oz
in 2019 to US$977/oz in 2020 mainly due to higher sustaining capital
expenditure, higher cost of sales before amortisation and depreciation
and higher royalties (due to higher gold price realised), partially offset
by higher gold sold.
Total all-in cost increased by 1% from US$1,064/oz in 2019 to
US$1,079/oz in 2020 due to higher cost of sales before amortisation
and depreciation, higher sustaining capital expenditure and higher
royalties, partially offset by higher gold sold and lower non-sustaining
capital expenditure.
Royalties paid increased by US$12/oz or 31% from US$39/oz in 2019
to US$51/oz in 2020.
COVID-19 related costs are estimated at approximately US$12/oz for
2020 and are included in the AISC and AIC.
The free cash flow (FCF) margin is revenue less cash outflow divided by
revenue expressed as a percentage.
The FCF for the Group for the year ended 2020 is calculated as follows:
Year ended
US$’m
US$/oz
Revenue
1
3,748.0
1,771
4
Less: Cash outflow
(2,710.8)
(1,281)
AIC
(2,258.3)
2
(1,067)
Adjusted for:
Share-based payments (non-cash)
14.5
7
Long-term employee benefits (non-cash)
51.3
24
Exploration, feasibility and evaluation costs
outside of existing operations*
31.4
15
Non-sustaining capital expenditure
(Damang reinvestment and Salares Norte)
102.8
49
Revenue hedge (realised)*
(411.3)
(194)
Redemption of Asanko preference shares
37.5
18
Tax paid (excluding royalties which is
included in AIC above)
(278.7)
(132)
Free cash flow
3
1,037.2
490
FCF margin
28%
Gold sold only – 000’oz
2,116.7
1
Revenue from income statement at US$3,892.1m less revenue from Cerro Corona by-
products in AIC at US$144.1m equals US$3,748.0m.
2
AIC for the Group of US$2,402.7m less AIC for Asanko of US$144.4m.
3
Free cash flow does not agree with cash flows from operating activities less capital
expenditure in the statement of cash flows on page 26 mainly due to working capital
adjustments and non-recurring items included in the statement of cash flows.
4
Calculated by dividing revenue by gold sold only.
* Based on information underlying the reviewed condensed consolidated financial
statements of Gold Fields Limited for the year ended 31 December 2020.
The FCF margin of 28% in 2020 at a gold price of US$1,771/oz
compared with 21% in 2019 at a gold price of US$1,399/oz.
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Review of Operations
Year ended December 2020 compared with
year ended December 2019
Figures may not add as they are rounded independently.
South Africa region
South Deep
Dec
2020
Dec
2019
%
Variance
Ore mined
000
tonnes
1,136
1,060
7%
Waste mined
000
tonnes
86
77
11%
Total tonnes
000
tonnes
1,221
1,138
7%
Grade mined –
underground reef
g/t
6.31
6.17
2%
Grade mined –
underground total
g/t
5.86
5.75
2%
Gold mined
kg
7,161
6,546
9%
000’oz
230.2
210.4
9%
Destress
m
2
35,545
26,606
34%
Development
m
3,548
4,412
(20)%
Secondary support
m
9,504
12,794
(26)%
Backfill
m
3
322,823
426,338
(24)%
Ore milled – underground
reef
000
tonnes
1,154.3
1,098.5
5%
Ore milled – underground
waste
000
tonnes
55.3
52.9
4%
Ore milled – surface
000
tonnes
1,048.1
514.7
104%
Total tonnes milled
000
tonnes
2,257.6
1,666.1
36%
Yield – underground reef
g/t
6.01
6.21
(3)%
Surface yield
g/t
0.11
0.16
(33)%
Total yield
g/t
3.13
4.15
(25)%
Gold produced
kg
7,056
6,907
2%
000’oz
226.9
222.1
2%
Gold sold
kg
7,056
6,907
2%
000’oz
226.9
222.1
2%
AISC – revised
interpretation guidance
(WGC November 2018)
R/kg
651,514
585,482
11%
US$/oz
1,237
1,259
(2)%
AIC
R/kg
663,635
585,482
13%
US$/oz
1,260
1,259
—%
Sustaining capital
expenditure
Rm
718.4
479.1
50%
US$m
43.9
33.1
32%
Non-sustaining capital
expenditure
Rm
85.5
—%
US$m
5.2
—%
Total capital expenditure
Rm
803.9
479.1
68%
US$m
49.1
33.1
48%
Net cash flow
Rm
557.8
221.2
152%
US$m
34.1
15.3
123%
Despite the impact of COVID-19, South Deep showed improvements
in most key measures during FY2020 compared to FY2019. These
improvements are attributed to productivity improvement programmes
introduced in 2019 starting to bear fruit and the effective protocols put in
place to manage and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. It is estimated
that South Deep lost approximately 32Koz due to COVID-19 related
stoppages in 2020, partially offset by ten additional production days as
a result of the change in the production calendar.
Capital expenditure is expected to increase by approximately R430m
(US$22m) mainly due to growth capital on new mine development. In
addition, the expansion of the Doornpoort tailings facility will commence
in 2021 and investment in certain underground infrastructure to support
the increase in production is required.
Dec
2020
Dec
2019
%
Variance
Ore mined increased by 7% to 1,136 kilo tonnes in 2020 from 1,060 kilo
tonnes in 2019. North of Wrench increased its contribution YOY from
60% to 65%, while current mine reduced its contribution from 40% to
35% as part of the focus to transition the mine from current mine to North
of Wrench. Gold production increased by 2% to 7,056kg (226,900oz) in
2020 from 6,907kg (222,100oz) in 2019. The increased gold production
was due to improved volume and grade mined.

Destress meters developed increased by 27% to 3,156m in 2020 from
2,489m in 2019 and reef horizon development meters decreased by
20% to 3,548m in 2020 from 4,412m in 2019 as a result of opening
access to destress areas in 2019 allowing focus to move to destress
development. Waste mined increased by 11% to 86 tonnes in 2020 from
77 tonnes in 2019 predominantly as growth capital development was
ramped up in the last quarter of 2020.
Secondary support decreased by 26% and backfill by 24% in 2020 as
these activities were reinstated later than production post the COVID-19
lockdown restrictions. The period ended December 2019 included the
catch-up secondary support and backfill not repeated in 2020.
Surface re-mining and processing increased dramatically by 104% due
to fully utilising the separate processing circuit to maximise value from
this operation and supplying sufficient underground backfill quantities.
Total yield was negatively impacted by the increased surface re-mining
volumes and the treatment of other low-grade sources towards the
end of Q4 2020. Total yield decreased by 25% to 3.13g/t in 2020 from
4.15g/t in 2019 comprising 3% reduction in the underground reef yield
and 33% reduction in the surface yield.
Total all-in cost increased by 13% to R663,635/kg (US$1,260/oz) in 2020
from R585,482/kg (US$1,259/oz) in 2019 due to higher cost of sales
before amortisation and depreciation and higher capital expenditure,
partially offset by higher gold sold.
Capital expenditure increased by 68% to R804m (US$49m) in 2020
from R479m (US$33m) in 2019 as explained below.
Sustaining capital expenditure increased by 50% to R718m (US$44m)
in 2020 from R479m (US$33m) in 2019 mainly due to the purchase
of new TM3 equipment (R124m), the refurbishment of existing fleet
(R47m), phase 1 of the Newtrax equipment conditioning monitoring
and tracking system implementation and IT infrastructure upgrades
(R53m). Non-sustaining capital expenditure increased to R86m (US$5m)
in 2020 from Rnil (US$nil) in 2019. This increase was due to the
recommencement of the growth development.
South Deep generated net cash of R558m (US$34m) in 2020 compared
to R221m (US$15m) in 2019.
Guidance
The estimate for 2021 is as follows:
•   Gold produced ~ 9,000kg (289,300 ounces);
•   Destress square metres ~ 48,370 square metres;
•   Development metres ~ 9,067 metres (including ~ 4,618 metres
Destress development, 2,939 metres from Reef horizon development
and 1,510 metres from growth capital);
•   Sustaining capital expenditure ~ R889m (US$57m);
•   Non-sustaining capital expenditure ~ R345m (US$22m);
•   All-in sustaining costs ~ R620,000/kg (US$1,240/oz); and
•   Total all-in cost ~ R660,000/kg (US$1,320/oz).
Group production and costs have been flexed for inherent operating
risks which relate to all or some of the mines. The risk of stoppages due
to COVID-19 has not been factored into any guidance estimates in the
group. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts on either production or
costs is indeterminable at this stage.
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Gold Fields Results
2020
15
West Africa region
Ghana
Dec
2020
Dec
2019
%
Variance
Gold produced
000’oz
861.7
840.4
3%
AISC – revised
interpretation guidance
(WGC November 2018)
US$/oz
1,027
942
9%
AIC
US$/oz
1,060
1,039
2%
Net cash flow
US$m
252.0
173.8
45%
Total production increased by 3% to 862koz in 2020 from 840koz in 2019
mainly due to increased production at Damang as mining progressed
into the main ore body at the Damang Pit Cutback (DPCB).
All-in cost increased by 2% to US$1,060/oz in 2020 from US$1,039/oz
in 2019.
The region produced net cash flow (excluding Asanko) of US$252m in
2020 compared to US$174m in 2019. Gold Fields received US$38m on
the redemption of preference shares from Asanko in 2020. If included
the total cash flow in 2020 would be US$290m. Gold Fields received
US$10m on the redemption of preference shares from Asanko in 2019.
If included the total cash flow in 2019 would be US$184m.
Tarkwa
Dec
2020
Dec
2019
%
Variance
Ore mined
000
tonnes
11,877
15,029
(21)%
Waste (Capital)
000
tonnes
48,271
35,331
37%
Waste (Operational)
000
tonnes
28,756
42,163
(32)%
Total waste mined
000
tonnes
77,027
77,494
(1)%
Total tonnes mined
000
tonnes
88,904
92,523
(4)%
Grade mined
g/t
1.40
1.23
14%
Gold mined
000’oz
533.3
594.4
(10)%
Strip ratio
waste/
ore
6.5
5.2
26%
Tonnes milled
000
tonnes
14,234
13,749
4%
Yield
g/t
1.15
1.17
(2)%
Gold produced
000’oz
526.3
519.1
1%
Gold sold
000’oz
526.3
519.1
1%
AISC – revised
interpretation guidance
(WGC November 2018)     US$/oz
1,017
958
6%
AIC
US$/oz
1,017
958
6%
Sustaining capital
expenditure
US$m
147.2
125.5
17%
Non-sustaining
expenditure
US$m
—%
Total capital expenditure
US$m
147.2
125.5
17%
Net cash flow
US$m
186.1
150.0
24%
Gold production increased by 1% to 526,300oz in 2020 from 519,100oz
in 2019 mainly due to higher tonnes milled. The higher tonnes milled
were mainly due to the ten additional production days as a result of the
change in the production calendar. Realised yield decreased by 2% to
1.15/t in 2020 from 1.17g/t in 2019 due to feeding lower grade stockpiles
to supplement ore tonnes mined. Ore rehandled from stockpiles was
3,993kt at a head grade of 0.76g/t in 2020 compared to 368kt at a head
grade of 0.80g/t in 2019.
Total tonnes mined, including capital waste stripping, decreased by 4%
to 88.9Mt in 2020 from 92.5Mt in 2019 in line with the 2020 business
plan. Ore mined decreased by 21% to 11.9Mt in 2020 from 15.0Mt in
2019 due to increased focus on capital waste mining in line with the
business plan, and strategy to feed more medium grade stockpiles.
Operational waste decreased by 32% to 28.8Mt in 2020 from 42.2Mt
in 2019.
All-in cost increased by 6% to US$1,017/oz in 2020 from US$958/oz in
2019 due to higher royalty tax (related to the higher gold price received)
and higher capital expenditure, partially offset by higher gold sold and
lower cost of sales before amortisation and depreciation.
Capital expenditure increased by 17% to US$147m in 2020 from
US$126m in 2019 due to higher capital waste mined.
Tarkwa generated net cash flow of US$186m in 2020 compared to
US$150m in 2019 mainly due to a higher gold sold and price received.
Guidance
The estimate for 2021 is as follows:
•   Gold produced ~ 510,000 ounces;
•  Capital expenditure ~ US$174m;
•   All-in sustaining costs ~ US$1,075/oz; and
•   Total all-in cost ~ US$1,075/oz.
Group production and costs have been flexed for inherent operating
risks which relate to all or some of the mines. The risk of stoppages due
to COVID-19 has not been factored into any guidance estimates in the
group. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts on either production or
costs is indeterminable at this stage.
Damang
Dec
2020
Dec
2019
%
Variance
Ore mined
000
tonnes
6,680
4,680
43%
Waste (Capital)
000
tonnes
8
17,250
(100)%
Waste (Operational)
000
tonnes
22,541
12,168
85%
Total waste mined
000
tonnes
22,549
29,418
(23)%
Total tonnes mined
000
tonnes
29,229
34,098
(14)%
Grade mined
g/t
1.62
1.58
2%
Gold mined
000’oz
347.4
237.9
46%
Strip ratio
waste/
ore
3.4
6.3
(46)%
Tonnes milled
000
tonnes
4,798
4,645
3%
Yield
g/t
1.45
1.40
4%
Gold produced
000’oz
223.0
208.4
7%
Gold sold
000’oz
223.0
208.4
7%
AISC – revised
interpretation guidance
(WGC November 2018)
US$/oz
1,008
809
25%
AIC
US$/oz
1,035
1,147
(10)%
Sustaining capital
expenditure
US$m
13.8
5.8
1
138%
Non-sustaining
expenditure
US$m
6.1
70.5
1
(91)%
Total capital expenditure
US$m
19.9
76.3
(74)%
Net cash flow
US$m
65.9
23.8
177%
1
  The comparatives for the year ended 31 December 2019 have been updated to the New
Interpretation of the WGC AIC standard.
Gold production increased by 7% to 223,000oz in 2020 from 208,400oz
in 2019 mainly due to higher yield and mill throughput due to the ten
additional production days as a result of the change in the production
calendar. Yield increased by 4% to 1.45g/t in 2020 from 1.40g/t in 2019.
The improvement was as a result of the higher feed grade delivered
as mining in the Damang Pit Cutback (DPCB) transitioned through the
Huni Sandstone lithology (characterised by scattered mineralisation)
into the more consistently mineralised Tarkwa Phyllite lithology during
the second half (H2) of 2020.
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2020
16
Total tonnes mined decreased by 14% to 29.2Mt in 2020 from 34.1Mt in
2019 in line with the plan due to the completion of capital waste stripping
at DPCB and depletion of the Amoanda and Saddle pits.
Capital waste tonnes, included in total waste tonnes, decreased by
100% to nil in 2020 from 17.3Mt in 2019 due to the completion of capital
waste stripping following the intersection of the main orebody at the
DPCB. Operational waste tonnes subsequently increased by 85% to
22.5Mt in 2020 from 12.2Mt in 2019. Strip ratio decreased by 46% to 3.4
in 2020 from 6.3 in 2019 due to mining in exposed ore zones.
Ore tonnes mined increased by 43% to 6.7Mt in 2020 from 4.7Mt in
2019 as a result of mining in the main ore body at the DPCB. This
is in line with the mining sequence as per the Damang reinvestment
project (DRP) whereby more ore tonnes are mined during the current
stage to ensure enough ore is available for a consistent plant feed at
approximately 4.5Mt per annum going forward as mining progresses
deeper into the pit and physical space at the bottom of the pit becomes
confined.
Gold mined increased by 46% to 347koz in 2020 from 238koz in 2019
due to the combined impact of higher ore tonnes and grade mined from
the Damang pit.
Given the plant capacity constraint, 4.8Mt of the ore tonnes mined were
processed in 2020 with the balance added to the stockpile. The closing
balance of the stockpile increased to 3.3Mt at an average grade of
1.07g/t in 2020 from 1.3Mt at an average grade of 0.79g/t in 2019.
All-in cost decreased by 10% to US$1,035/oz in 2020 from US$1,147/oz
in 2019 due to higher gold sold and lower capital expenditure, partially
offset by higher cost of sales before amortisation and depreciation and
higher royalty tax (related to the higher gold price received).
Capital expenditure decreased by 74% to US$20m in 2020 from
US$76m in 2019. Non-sustaining capital expenditure decreased by
91% to US$6m in 2020 from US$71m in 2019. The decrease in capital
expenditure is mainly due to the lower capital waste tonnes mined.
Damang generated net cash flow of US$66m in 2020 compared to
US$24m in 2019 due to higher revenue resulting from higher gold sold
and higher gold prices received.
Guidance
The estimate for 2021 is as follows:
•   Gold produced ~ 275,000 ounces;
•   Sustaining capital expenditure ~ US$13m;
•   Growth capital expenditure ~ US$10m;
•   All-in sustaining costs ~ US$730/oz; and
•   Total all-in cost ~ US$790/oz.
Group production and costs have been flexed for inherent operating
risks which relate to all or some of the mines. The risk of stoppages due
to COVID-19 has not been factored into any guidance estimates in the
group. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts on either production or
costs is indeterminable at this stage.
Asanko (Equity accounted Joint Venture)
Dec
2020
Dec
2019
%
Variance
Ore mined
000
tonnes
6,193
5,071
22%
Waste (Capital)
000
tonnes
4,974
9,032
(45)%
Waste (Operational)
000
tonnes
33,298
16,687
100%
Total waste mined
000
tonnes
38,272
25,719
49%
Total tonnes mined
000
tonnes
44,465
30,791
44%
Grade mined
g/t
1.45
1.52
(5)%
Gold mined
000’oz
287.9
247.9
16%
Strip ratio
waste/
ore
6.2
5.1
21%
Tonnes milled
000
tonnes
5,943
5,498
8%
Yield
g/t
1.31
1.42
(8)%
Gold produced
000’oz
249.9
251.0
—%
Gold sold
000’oz
243.8
248.9
(2)%
AISC – revised
interpretation guidance
(WGC November 2018)
US$/oz
1,114
1,112
—%
AIC
US$/oz
1,316
1,214
8%
Sustaining capital
expenditure
US$m
28.7
43.5
(34)%
Non-sustaining
expenditure
US$m
40.5
16.1
152%
Total capital expenditure
US$m
69.3
59.6
16%
Net cash flow
US$m
65.5
42.0
56%
All figures in table on a 100% basis.
Gold production decreased marginally to 249,900oz (100% basis) in
2020 from 251,000oz (100% basis) in 2019, of which 112,500oz was
attributable to Gold Fields. The decrease was mainly due to lower yield
which decreased by 8% to 1.31g/t in 2020 from 1.42g/t in 2019.
Gold mined increased by 16% to 287,900oz (100% basis) in 2020 from
247,900oz (100% basis) in 2019 as more volume was mined at slightly
lower grade which resulted in similar gold produced, given the process
plant capacity constraints.
Total tonnes mined increased by 44% to 44.5Mt in 2020 from 30.8Mt
in 2019 due to bringing on line two new pits namely Esaase South and
Akwasiso Cut 2 pits with higher strip ratios to make up for the Nkran pit
ore losses. This came as a result of the failure of Nkran western wall
and early closure of the pit. In addition higher tonnes were mined in
2020 to provide flexibility and open up ore sources for 2021.
All-in cost increased by 8% to US$1,316/oz in 2020 from US$1,214/oz in
2019 due to increase in cost of sales before amortisation and depreciation.
This was driven by the 44% higher tonnes mined in 2020.
Total capital expenditure (100% basis) increased by 16% to US$69m
in 2020 from US$60m in 2019 due to increased expenditure on Tetrem
relocation project (RAP), exploration at Miridani North and Akwasiso
Cut 3.
Asanko generated net cash flow of US$66m in 2020 compared to
US$42m in 2019.
Guidance
The estimate for 2021 is as follows:
•   Gold produced ~ 235 000 ounces;
•   All-in sustaining costs ~ US$1 235/oz; and
•   Total all-in cost ~ US$1 400/oz.
This is based on provisional numbers provided to us by Galiano Gold as
we do not have an approved business plan.
We have not conducted a detailed review of these numbers.
These numbers will be updated later in the year as and when new
information comes to light.
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Gold Fields Results
2020
17
South America region
Peru
Cerro Corona
Dec
2020
Dec
2019
%
Variance
Ore mined
000
tonnes
7,303
8,024
(9)%
Waste mined
000
tonnes
10,921
14,317
(24)%
Total tonnes mined
000
tonnes
18,225
22,341
(18)%
Grade mined – gold
g/t
0.85
1.05
(19)%
Grade mined – copper
per cent
0.42
0.51
(16)%
Gold mined
000’oz
200.2
270.0
(26)%
Copper mined
000
tonnes
31,014
40,625
(24)%
Tonnes milled
000
tonnes
6,796
6,718
1%
Gold recoveries
per cent
65.3
65.6
—%
Copper recoveries
per cent
87.6
88.8
(1)%
Yield – Gold
g/t
0.57
0.75
(24)%
– Copper
per cent
0.38
0.49
(22)%
– Combined
eq g/t
0.95
1.35
(30)%
Gold produced
000’oz
119.4
156.2
(24)%
Copper produced
tonnes
24,857
31,318
(21)%
Total equivalent gold
produced
000’
eq oz
207.1
292.7
(29)%
Total equivalent gold sold
000’
eq oz
205.5
296.9
(31)%
AISC – revised
interpretation guidance
(WGC November 2018)
US$/oz
484
381
27%
AISC
US$/
eq oz
984
761
29%
AIC
US$/oz
715
472
51%
AIC
US$/
eq oz
1,119
810
38%
Sustaining capital
expenditure
US$m
23.6
43.7
1
(46)%
Non-sustaining
expenditure
US$m
26.3
12.4
1
111%
Total capital expenditure
US$m
49.9
56.1
(11)%
Net cash flow
US$m
83.8
85.9
(2)%
1
  The comparatives for the year ended 31 December 2019 have been updated to the New
Interpretation of the WGC AIC standard.
Since 15 March 2020, the Cerro Corona operation has been impacted
by the State of Emergency declared by the Peruvian Government in
response to the COVID-19 pandemic, by implementing a quarantine (to
varying degrees), which restricted the team’s ability to transport people
and concentrate. In addition, the new government restrictions and the
company health protocols implemented in response to the pandemic,
have limited the capacity at the camp, which has negatively impacted
the mining operation and construction projects.
Gold production decreased by 24% to 119,400oz in 2020 from 156,200oz
in 2019, while copper production decreased by 21% to 24,900 tonnes in
2020 from 31,300 tonnes in 2019, both mainly explained by lower head
grades processed as lower grade stockpiles were used to supplement
fresh ore mined due to the COVID-19 restrictions. As a consequence,
equivalent gold production decreased by 29% to 207,100oz in 2020 from
292,700oz in 2019 due to lower gold and copper grades processed,
expenditure, partially offset by lower cost of sales before amortisation
and depreciation and lower capital expenditure. All-in cost per equivalent
ounce increased by 38% to US$1,119 per equivalent ounce in 2020
from US$810 per equivalent ounce in 2019 due to lower equivalent
ounces sold, partially offset by lower cost of sales before amortisation
and depreciation and lower capital expenditure.
Total capital expenditure decreased by 11% to US$50m in 2020
from US$56m in 2019 mainly due to the quarantine decreed by the
government relating to COVID-19, which restricted the construction
activities at the tailings dam and Arpon’s waste storage facility.
Additional camp and dining room facilities were constructed during 2020
at a cost of US$6m in order to increase capacity at site as a result of the
COVID-19 regulations implemented.
Cerro Corona generated net cash of US$84m in 2020 compared with
US$86m in 2019.
Guidance
The estimate for 2021 is as follows:
•   Gold equivalents produced ~ 220,000 ounces;
•   Gold produced ~ 130,000 ounces;
•   Copper tonnes produced ~ 24,700 tonnes;
•   Sustaining capital expenditure ~ US$30m;
•   Growth capital expenditure ~ US$28m;
•   Copper price ~ US$5,800 per tonne;
•   Gold price ~ US$1,600/oz;
•   All-in sustaining costs ~ US$1,030/eq oz;
•   Total all-in cost ~ US$1,190/eq oz;
•   All-in sustaining costs ~ US$780/oz; and
•   Total all-in cost ~ US$1,060/oz.
Group production and costs have been flexed for inherent operating
risks which relate to all or some of the mines. The risk of stoppages due
to COVID-19 has not been factored into any guidance estimates in the
group. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts on either production or
costs is indeterminable at this stage.
Chile
Salares Norte
US$151m was spent on Salares Norte in 2020, including exploration
and project expenses of US$30m, initial capital expenditure of US$97m
and prepayments accounting for the majority of the balance (refer table
on page 13). At the end of December 2020, engineering was 97.2%
complete, ahead of the planned 90.0%.
At 31 December 2020, construction progress stood at 15.6% vs. plan
of 9.9%, contributing towards total project progress of 27.0% coming
in slightly ahead of plan of 24.4%. Camp Phase I construction was
completed during Q3 2020 while Phase II construction was three months
ahead of schedule at year-end. The mass earthworks contract was
awarded at the end of May, with the contractor commencing activities
on 21 September and completing the diversion channel earthworks
and precast installation by year-end. The mining contractor completed
mobilisation and began pioneering works on 1 October, as planned. Pre
stripping of the pit and construction of the processing plant commenced
during January 2021, in line with the project’s construction schedule.

During 2020, a total of 17,504 district exploration metres were drilled,
focusing on the Horizonte Project, while more work was also done on
step-out potential at Agua Amarga North and Brecha West targets near
the Salares Norte pit.
Guidance
The estimate for 2021 is as follows:
•   Growth capital expenditure ~ US$508m; and
•   Exploration expenditure ~ US$27m.
Australia region
approximately 46Koz due to COVID-19 related stoppages and 22Koz
due to the lower price factor, partially offset by ten additional production
days as a result of the change in the production calendar in 2020.
The 2030 LoM strategy included the stockpiling of approximately 1.1Mt
of low grade material in 2020, but as a result of the COVID-19 impact
on production, low grade stockpiles were used to supplement the ore
feed in 2020. The result of this was that low grade stockpiles only
increased by 0.4Mt from 4.9Mt in 2019 to 5.3Mt in 2020. Cerro Corona
will continue to build up low grade stockpiles over the next three years.

All-in cost per gold ounce increased by 51% to US$715/oz in 2020 from
US$472/oz in 2019 mainly due to lower by-product credits as a result
of lower copper sold, lower gold sold and additional COVID-19 related
*   Includes Australia consolidated tax paid and working capital movements of A$186.3m
(US$128.5m) in 2020 and A$74.7m (US$51.9m) in 2019, respectively.
together with a lower price factor. The price factor was 3.5 in 2020
compared to 4.4 in 2019. It is estimated that Cerro Corona lost
Gold produced
000’oz
1,016.8
914.3
11%
AISC – revised
interpretation guidance
(WGC November 2018)
A$/oz
1,331
1,192
12%
US$/oz
917
829
11%
AIC
A$/oz
1,388
1,418
(2)%
US$/oz
957
986
(3)%
Net cash flow*
A$m
722.5
199.1
263%
US$m
498.1
138.5
260%
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2020
18
Gold production increased by 11% to 1,017koz in 2020 from 914koz in
2019 mainly due to the inclusion of Gruyere for a full year in 2020, with
the operation reaching commercial levels of production at the end of
September 2019.
All-in cost decreased by 2% to A$1,388/oz (US$957/oz) in 2020 from
A$1,418/oz (US$986/oz) in 2019.
The region produced net cash flow of A$723m (US$498m) in 2020
compared with A$199m (US$139m) in 2019. The 2019 cash flow
included A$96m (US$67m) of growth capital at Gruyere.
St Ives
Dec
2020
Dec
2019
%
Variance
Underground
Ore mined
000
tonnes
1,737
1,328
31%
Waste mined
000
tonnes
772
926
(17)%
Total tonnes mined
000
tonnes
2,510
2,254
11%
Grade mined
g/t
5.26
4.09
29%
Gold mined
000’oz
294.1
174.6
68%
Surface
—%
Ore mined
000
tonnes
2,331
3,752
(38)%
Surface waste (Capital)
000
tonnes
2,699
3,622
(25)%
Surface waste
(Operational)
000
tonnes
5,880
5,538
6%
Total waste mined
000
tonnes
8,579
9,161
(6)%
Total tonnes mined
000
tonnes
10,910
12,913
(16)%
Grade mined
g/t
1.72
1.77
(3)%
Gold mined
000’oz
129.2
213.3
(39)%
Strip ratio
waste/
ore
3.7
2.4
51%
Total (Underground and Surface)
Total ore mined
000
tonnes
4,069
5,080
(20)%
Total grade mined
g/t
3.24
2.38
36%
Total tonnes mined
000
tonnes
13,420
15,167
(12)%
Total gold mined
000’oz
423.2
387.9
9%
Tonnes milled
000
tonnes
4,817
4,466
8%
Yield – underground
g/t
4.31
3.82
13%
Yield – surface
g/t
1.38
1.98
(30)%
Yield – combined
g/t
2.49
2.58
(4)%
Gold produced
000’oz
384.9
370.6
4%
Gold sold
000’oz
393.8
363.3
8%
AISC – revised
interpretation guidance
(WGC November 2018)
A$/oz
1,223
1,176
4%
US$/oz
843
818
3%
AIC
A$/oz
1,266
1,385
(9)%
US$/oz
873
963
(9)%
Sustaining capital
expenditure
A$m
89.8
65.5
1
37%
US$m
61.9
45.6
1
36%
Non-sustaining capital
expenditure
A$m
16.7
75.9
1
(78)%
US$m
11.5
52.8
1
(78)%
Total capital expenditure
A$m
106.5
141.4
(25)%
US$m
73.5
98.3
(25)%
Net cash flow (pre-tax)
A$m
382.5
158.2
142%
US$m
263.7
110.0
140%
1
The comparatives for the year ended 31 December 2019 have been updated to the New
Interpretation of the WGC AIC standard.
Gold production increased by 4% to 384,900oz in 2020 from 370,600oz
in 2019 with an 8% increase in tonnes milled, partially offset by a 4%
decrease in yield. The higher tonnes milled were mainly due to the ten
additional production days as a result of the change in the production
calendar.
At the underground operations, ore mined increased by 31% to 1.7Mt
in 2020 from 1.3Mt in 2019 with Hamlet North brought into production
early in 2020. Ore tonnes mined from Invincible increased to 1.3Mt from
1.0Mt in 2019 and Hamlet increased to 0.4Mt from 0.1Mt in 2019. Cave
Rocks produced 0.2Mt in 2019 prior to closure. The overall underground
grade mined increased by 29% to 5.26g/t in 2020 from 4.09g/t in 2019
with average grade of ore extracted from Hamlet North at 8.54g/t and
4.32g/t from the Invincible mine. Waste mined decreased by 17% to
772,000t in 2020 from 926,000t in 2019 due to decreased development
from Invincible Mine.
At the open pits total ore tonnes mined decreased by 38% to 2.33Mt in
2020 from 3.75Mt in 2019. Stage 6 of the Invincible open pit was completed
during 2019, bringing mining of the Invincible open pit to an end. In 2020,
all open pit ore was sourced from the Neptune pit stages 5 and 6.
All-in cost decreased by 9% to A$1,266/oz (US$873/oz) in 2020 from
A$1,385/oz (US$963/oz) in 2019 mainly due to lower capital expenditure
and increased gold sold, partially offset by higher cost of sales before
amortisation and depreciation and higher royalty tax (related to the
higher gold price received).
Capital expenditure decreased by 25% to A$107m (US$74m) in 2020
from A$141m (US$98m) in 2019. During 2019 the Invincible South and
Hamlet North underground mines were being developed.
The increase in sustaining capital expenditure and decrease in non-
sustaining capital expenditure was due to the reclassification of
development cost at Invincible South and Hamlet North Mines. Invincible
South turned cash flow positive in Q4 of 2019 and Hamlet North in Q1
of 2020, which resulted in capital costs moving from non-sustaining to
sustaining in accordance with World Gold Council guidelines.
St Ives generated pre-tax net cash flow of A$383m (US$264m) in 2020
compared with A$158m (US$110m) in 2019.
Guidance
The estimate for 2021 is as follows:
•   Gold produced ~ 360,000 ounces;
•   Sustaining capital expenditure ~ A$110m (US$83m);
•   Growth capital expenditure ~ A$19m (US$14m);
•   All-in sustaining costs ~ A$1,360/oz (US$1,020/oz); and
•   Total all-in cost ~ A$1,410/oz (US$1,060/oz).
Group production and costs have been flexed for inherent operating
risks which relate to all or some of the mines. The risk of stoppages due
to COVID-19 has not been factored into any guidance estimates in the
group. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts on either production or
costs is indeterminable at this stage.
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Agnew
Dec
2020
Dec
2019
%
Variance
Underground ore mined
000
tonnes
1,294
1,284
1%
Underground waste mined
000
tonnes
750
678
11%
Total tonnes mined
000
tonnes
2,044
1,961
4%
Grade mined –
underground
g/t
5.78
5.71
1%
Gold mined
000’oz
240.4
235.5
2%
Tonnes milled
000
tonnes
1,357
1,231
10%
Yield
g/t
5.35
5.55
(4)%
Gold produced
000’oz
233.3
219.4
6%
Gold sold
000’oz
233.5
219.6
6%
AISC – revised
interpretation guidance
(WGC November 2018)
A$/oz
1,475
1,391
6%
US$/oz
1,017
967
5%
AIC
A$/oz
1,528
1,656
(8)%
US$/oz
1,053
1,152
(9)%
Sustaining capital
expenditure
A$m
63.0
51.3
1
23%
US$m
43.5
35.7
1
22%
Non-sustaining capital
expenditure
A$m
12.3
58.2
1
(79)%
US$m
8.5
40.5
1
(79)%
Total capital expenditure
A$m
75.3
109.5
(31)%
US$m
51.9
76.1
(32)%
Net cash flow (pre-tax)
A$m
191.6
16.3
1078%
US$m
132.1
11.3
1068%
1
The comparatives for the year ended 31 December 2019 have been updated to the New
Interpretation of the WGC AIC standard.
Gold production increased by 6% to 233,300oz in 2020 from 219,400oz
in 2019 due to increased ore tonnes processed mainly due to the ten
additional production days as a result of the change in the production
calendar.
Underground waste mined increased by 11% to 750,000t in 2020 from
678,000t in 2019 following development of the Kath Lode at Waroonga
mine in 2020.
Tonnes processed increased by 10% to 1.36Mt in 2020 from 1.23Mt in
2019, including 56,700t of stockpiled material containing 7,800oz. The
increase in processed ore can be attributed to the additional production
days and increased crusher availability through improved maintenance
practices.
All-in cost decreased by 9% to A$1,528/oz (US$1,053/oz) in 2020 from
A$1,656/oz (US$1,152/oz) in 2019 due to lower capital expenditure and
increased gold sold, partially offset by increased cost of sales before
amortisation and depreciation and higher royalty tax (related to the
higher gold price received).
Capital expenditure decreased by 31% to A$75m (US$52m) in 2020 from
A$109m (US$76m) in 2019 driven by a 79% decrease in non-sustaining
capital expenditure to A$12m (US$9m) in 2020 from A$58m (US$41m)
in 2019. Additional expenditure was incurred in 2019 to establish the
new accommodation village A$32m (US$22m) and development of the
Waroonga North decline A$5m (US$3m). In addition non sustaining
exploration drilling reduced by A$6m (US$4m) from 2019.
Sustaining capital expenditure increased by 23% to A$63m (US$44m)
in 2020 from A$51m (US$36m) in 2019 due to increased mine
development at Waroonga.
The second stage of the electricity supply project was concluded in
2020, with EDL commissioning the 13MW battery plant in March 2020
and the 18MW wind farm in May 2020. More than 50% of Agnew’s
energy needs are now generated from renewable and low-carbon
sources. The completed micro-grid consists of a 23MW power station
which integrates solar with gas, diesel generation, the new battery plant
and wind farm, it is owned and operated by EDL, who will recoup its
investment via the electricity supply agreement with Agnew.
Agnew generated pre-tax net cash flow of A$192m (US$132m) in 2020
compared with A$16m (US$11m) in 2019.
Guidance
The estimate for 2021 is as follows:
•   Gold produced ~ 240,000 ounces;
•   Sustaining capital expenditure ~ A$72m (US$54m);
•   Growth capital expenditure ~ A$41m (US$31m);
•   All-in sustaining costs ~ A$1,450/oz (US$1,090/oz); and
•   Total all-in cost ~ A$1,625/oz (US$1,220/oz).
Group production and costs have been flexed for inherent operating
risks which relate to all or some of the mines. The risk of stoppages due
to COVID-19 has not been factored into any guidance estimates in the
group. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts on either production or
costs is indeterminable at this stage.
Capital expenditure is expected to increase by approximately A$38m
in 2021 mainly due to a crusher circuit upgrade, development of
exploration drives at New Holland and Waroonga, a ventilation upgrade
at Waroonga and an increase in exploration drilling.
Granny Smith
Dec
2020
Dec
2019
%
Variance
Underground ore mined
000
tonnes
1,700
1,712
(1)%
Underground waste mined
000
tonnes
637
631
1%
Total tonnes mined
000
tonnes
2,336
2,342
—%
Grade mined –
underground
g/t
5.32
5.29
1%
Gold mined
000’oz
290.9
291.1
—%
Tonnes milled
000
tonnes
1,719
1,753
(2)%
Yield
g/t
4.88
4.88
—%
Gold produced
000’oz
269.6
274.8
(2)%
Gold sold
000’oz
265.2
274.8
(3)%
AISC – revised
interpretation guidance
(WGC November 2018)
A$/oz
1,360
1,081
26%
US$/oz
938
752
25%
AIC
A$/oz
1,465
1,325
11%
US$/oz
1,010
922
10%
Sustaining capital
expenditure
A$m
68.6
36.7
1
87%
US$m
47.3
25.5
1
85%
Non-sustaining capital
expenditure
A$m
27.8
67.2
1
(59)%
US$m
19.1
46.7
1
(59)%
Total capital expenditure
A$m
96.4
103.8
(7)%
US$m
66.4
72.2
(8)%
Net cash flow (pre-tax)
A$m
224.3
134.3
67%
US$m
154.7
93.4
66%
1
The comparatives for the year ended 31 December 2019 have been updated to the New
Interpretation of the WGC AIC standard
Gold production decreased by 2% to 269,600oz in 2020 from 274,800oz
in 2019 due to 2% reduction in tonnes milled compared to 2019.
All-in cost increased by 11% to A$1,465/oz (US$1,010/oz) in 2020
from A$1,325/oz (US$922/oz) in 2019. With the mining of deeper ore
zones additional cost was incurred for paste fill, support and hauling.
Furthermore, additional contractor labour cost and employee flight
and accommodation cost were incurred in 2020 due to the COVID-19
pandemic. Royalty tax was also higher as a result of the higher gold
price received. The production cost increases and lower gold sold were
partially off-set by lower capital expenditure in 2020.
Capital expenditure decreased by 7% to A$96m (US$66m) in 2020 from
A$104m (US$72m) in 2019 due to decreased exploration drilling cost
in 2020.
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The increase in sustaining capital expenditure and decrease in non-
sustaining capital expenditure was due to the reclassification of the
Zone 110/120 areas which turned cash flow positive during H1 2020
which resulted in capital costs moving from non-sustaining to sustaining
in accordance with World Gold Council guidelines.
Granny Smith generated pre-tax net cash flow of A$224m (US$155m)
in 2020 compared with A$134m (US$93m) in 2019.
Guidance
The estimate for 2021 is as follows:
•   Gold produced ~ 265,000 ounces;
•   Sustaining capital expenditure ~ A$116m (US$87m);
•   Growth capital expenditure ~ A$31m (US$23m);
•   All-in sustaining costs ~ A$1,475/oz (US$1,110/oz); and
•   Total all-in cost ~ A$1,600/oz (US$1,200/oz).
Group production and costs have been flexed for inherent operating
risks which relate to all or some of the mines. The risk of stoppages due
to COVID-19 has not been factored into any guidance estimates in the
group. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts on either production or
costs is indeterminable at this stage.
Capital expenditure is expected to increase by approximately A$51m
in 2021 due to the development of a second decline into the Wallaby
ore body allowing more efficient ore and waste extraction as well as
expenditure on a new tailings facility.
Gruyere
Dec
2020
Dec
2019
%
Variance
Ore mined
000
tonnes
8,088
6,761
20%
Waste (Capital)
000
tonnes
15,135
12,902
17%
Waste (Operational)
000
tonnes
3,224
187
1621%
Total waste mined
000
tonnes
18,359
13,089
40%
Total tonnes mined
000
tonnes
26,447
19,850
33%
Grade mined
g/t
1.09
0.87
25%
Gold mined
000’oz
282.6
189.2
49%
Strip ratio
waste/
ore
2.3
1.9
17%
Tonnes milled
000
tonnes
8,108
3,278
147%
Yield
g/t
0.99
0.94
5%
Gold produced
000’oz
258.2
99.1
161%
Gold sold
000’oz
255.9
67.4
279%
AISC – revised
interpretation guidance
(WGC November 2018)
A$/oz
1,337
1,316
2%
US$/oz
921
915
1%
AIC
A$/oz
1,350
4,170
(68)%
US$/oz
931
2,900
(68)%
Sustaining capital
expenditure – 50% basis
A$m
38.9
7.5
1
422%
US$m
26.8
5.2
1
417%
Non-sustaining capital
expenditure – 50% basis
A$m
1.7
96.2
1
(98)%
US$m
1.2
66.9
1
(98)%
Total capital expenditure –
50% basis
A$m
40.6
103.7
(61)%
US$m
28.0
72.1
(61)%
Net cash flow – 50%
basis (pre-tax)
A$m
110.4
(79.5)
239%
US$m
76.1
(55.3)
238%
Mine physicals in table on a 100% basis.
1
The comparatives for the year ended 31 December 2019 have been updated to the New
Interpretation of the WGC AIC standard.
Gold production increased by 161% to 258,200oz in 2020 from 99,100oz
in 2019. Production commenced in July 2019, with commercial
production achieved by the end of September 2019.
Total tonnes mined increased by 33% to 26.45Mt in 2020 from 19.85Mt
in 2019. Ore tonnes mined increased by 20% to 8.1Mt in 2020 from
6.8Mt in 2019 and total waste tonnes mined increased by 40% to 18.4Mt
in 2020 from 13.1Mt in 2019.
All-in cost decreased by 68% to A$1,350/oz (US$931/oz) in 2020
from A$4,170/oz (US$2,900/oz) in 2019. All-in cost for 2019 included
construction capital up to achieving commercial levels of production.
Capital expenditure (on a 50% basis) decreased by 61% to A$41m
(US$28m) in 2020 from A$104m (US$72m) in 2019. The 2019 capital
expenditure was primarily incurred to complete the Gruyere construction
project and stripping activities at the Gruyere pit.
Gruyere generated pre-tax net cash flow (on a 50% basis) of A$110m
(US$76m) in 2020 compared with a cash outflow of A$80m (US$55m)
in 2019.
Guidance
The estimate for 2021 is as follows:
•   Gold produced ~ 280,000 ounces (100%);
•   Sustaining capital expenditure ~ A$54m (US$41m) (50%);
•   Growth capital expenditure ~ A$3m (US$2m) (50%);
•   All-in sustaining costs ~ A$1,310/oz (US$985/oz); and
•   Total all-in cost ~ A$1,330/oz (US$1,000/oz).
Group production and costs have been flexed for inherent operating
risks which relate to all or some of the mines. The risk of stoppages due
to COVID-19 has not been factored into any guidance estimates in the
group. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts on either production or
costs is indeterminable at this stage.
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2020
21
Corporate
Final cash dividend
In line with the Company’s dividend policy, the Board has approved
and declared a final dividend number 93 of 320 SA cents per ordinary
share (gross) in respect of the year ended 31 December 2020. The
final dividend will be subject to the Dividend Withholding Tax of 20 per
cent. In accordance with paragraphs 11.17(a) (i) and 11.17(c) of the JSE
Listings Requirements, the following additional information is disclosed:
•   The dividend has been declared out of income reserves;
•   The gross local dividend amount is 320 SA cents per ordinary share
for shareholders exempt from dividends tax;
•   The Dividend Withholding Tax of 20 per cent (twenty per centum) will
be applicable to this dividend;
•   The net local dividend amount is 256 SA cents per ordinary share for
shareholders liable to pay the dividends tax;
•   Gold Fields currently has 883,578,092 ordinary shares in issue; and
•   Gold Fields’ income tax number is 9160035607.
Shareholders are advised of the following dates in respect of the final
dividend:
•   Final dividend number 93: 320 SA cents per share;
•   Last date to trade cum-dividend: Tuesday, 9 March 2021;
•   Sterling and US Dollar conversion date: Wednesday, 10 March 2021;
•   Shares commence trading ex-dividend: Wednesday, 10 March 2021;
•   Record date: Friday, 12 March 2021; and
•   Payment of dividend: Monday,15 March 2021.
Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 and Friday, 12 March 2021, both dates
inclusive.
Granny Smith Mine Renewable Resource
Gold Fields reinforced its commitment to lower carbon operations with
the completion of one of the world’s largest renewable energy microgrids
for the Granny Smith gold mine in Western Australia.
The new hybrid power system, which has been integrated with an
existing gas fired power station, is powered by more than 20,000 solar
panels and supported by a 2 MW/1 MWh battery system. Once fully
operational, it will reduce the mine’s fuel consumption by 10-13% – the
equivalent of removing 2,000 cars from the road.
In total, the solar, thermal and battery storage assets will produce
around 18 GWh of energy every year, with carbon emissions at the mine
expected to be reduced by approximately 9,500 tCO
2
-e.
The Agnew mine now operates with a 56MW renewable microgrid and
was the first in Australia to power a mine with wind-generated electricity.
The project comprises five wind turbines, a solar farm, battery system
and off-grid gas/diesel engine power plant.
Gold Fields Ranked Top SA Mining Company in the
2020 DJSI
Gold Fields was again ranked the top South African mining company in
the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
Gold Fields was ranked 4th among 75 mining companies and 2nd
among gold mining companies. Canada’s Teck Resources was the
metals and mining industry leader based on its score of 90. Gold Fields’
score was 80, more than double the industry average of 39. Gold Fields
has consistently achieved a Top 5 metals and mining ranking in the
DJSI since it started participating in 2011.
The 2020 DJSI scorecard, which was released this week, measures
a range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) management
practices through an annual assessment of the world's 1,400 largest
companies. The DJSI assessment is carried out by SAM, a subsidiary
of ratings agency S&P Global.
Australia’s largest hybrid renewable microgrid takes
top honours in international awards
Global distributed energy producer EDL’s Agnew Hybrid Renewable
Project in Western Australia edged out competition from around the
world to be named Engineering Solution of the Year at the 2020 Global
Energy Awards. The ground-breaking 56MW microgrid at Gold Fields’
Agnew gold mine incorporating wind, solar and thermal generation
and battery storage was recognised at the 2020 Asian Power Awards
(Innovative Power Technology of the Year – Australia) and 2020
Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (WA Division).
Gruyere to expand with renewable energy hybrid
microgrid
The Gruyere installation of a renewable energy hybrid microgrid will
increase the mine’s power capacity to enable plant throughput up to a
targeted 10 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa). Phase 1 is an installation
of an additional 4MW gas engine by mid-2021. Phase 2 is installation
of a 13MW solar farm and 4.4MW battery energy storage system by the
end of 2021.
The benefits of the sustainable power expansion at Gruyere include
reduction of carbon emissions by an estimated 16,000 tCO
2
-e per
annum, anticipated 5% power supply unit cost saving (MWh) at
current gas market prices, ameliorating gas power generation capacity
constraints, including the derating of gas engine performance at high
ambient temperature and enabling increased plant throughput up to the
target of 10 Mtpa.
Outlook and 2021 guidance
As previously guided, 2021 is going to be a big capital expenditure year
for Gold Fields, given the peak spending at Salares Norte as well as the
increase in sustainable capex for the Group. This increase in sustaining
capex will enable us to spend on key projects that will allow us to sustain
our production base of 2.00Moz to 2.50Moz for the next 8-10 years.
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to continue to impact our lives
and businesses in 2021, with many parts of the world experiencing
second waves. The effective roll-out of the vaccine creates additional
uncertainty.
For 2021, attributable gold equivalent production is expected to be
between 2.30Moz and 2.35Moz. AISC is expected to be between
US$1,020/oz and US$1,060/oz, with AIC expected to be US$1,310/oz to
US$1,350/oz. If we exclude the very significant project capex at Salares
Norte, AIC is expected to be US$1,090/oz to US$1,130/oz. The exchange
rates used for our 2021 guidance are: R/US$15.50 and US$/A$0.75.
Total capex for the Group for the year is expected to be US$1.177bn.
Sustaining capital is expected to be US$538m, with non-sustaining
capex expected to be US$639m. The largest component of the capex
budget for the year is Salares Norte, with the US$508m expected to
be spent. We expect Salares Norte to be at 70% completion by the end
of 2021.
The other increases are driven by specific projects at some of our core
operations. These include the development of a second decline at the
Wallaby Underground mine at Granny Smith (A$51m), plant modifications
and increased development at Agnew to enhance the longer-term outlook
(A$38m), and finally increased new mine development, tailings facility
expansion and underground infrastructure expenditure at South Deep
(US$22m).
Group production and costs have been flexed for inherent operating
risks which relate to all or some of the mines. The risk of stoppages due
to COVID-19 has not been factored into any guidance estimates in the
group. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts on either production or
costs is indeterminable at this stage.
The above is subject to safety performance which limits the impact
of safety-related stoppages and the forward looking statement on
pages 6 and 46.
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2020
22
Year ended 2019
US$’m
Basis of preparation
The condensed consolidated financial statements as set out on
pages 22 to 32 are prepared in accordance with the requirements of
the JSE Limited Listings Requirements for preliminary reports and
the requirements of the Companies Act of South Africa. The Listings
Requirements require preliminary reports to be prepared in accordance
with the framework concepts and the measurement and recognition
requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
and the SAICA Financial Reporting Guides as issued by the Accounting
Practices Committee and Financial Pronouncements as issued by the
Financial Reporting Standards Council and to also, as a minimum,
contain the information required by IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting.

The condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all the
disclosures required for complete annual financial statements prepared
in accordance with IFRS as issued by the International Accounting
Standards Board. The condensed consolidated financial statements
are prepared on a going concern basis. The Board is satisfied that the
liquidity and solvency of the Company is sufficient to support the current
operations for the next 12 months.
The condensed consolidated financial statements are presented in
United States Dollars, which is Gold Fields Limited’s presentation
currency. The accounting policies applied in the preparation of these
condensed consolidated financial statements are in terms of International
Financial Reporting Standards and are consistent with those applied in
the previous annual financial statements.
Pro forma financial information
The preliminary financial statements contain certain non-IFRS financial
measures in respect of the Group’s financial performance, the statement
of financial position and cash flows presented in order to provide users
with relevant information and measures used by the Group to assess
performance. These measures constitute proforma financial information
in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements and are the responsibility
of the Group’s Board of Directors. They are presented for illustrative
purposes only and due to their nature, may not fairly present Gold Fields’
financial position, changes in equity, results of operations or cash flows.
The key non-IFRS measures used and defined in the media release
include:
•   Normalised profit which is defined as profit excluding gains and losses
on foreign exchange, financial instruments and non-recurring items
after taxation and non-controlling interest effect;
•   Net debt which is calculated as borrowings plus the current portion of
borrowings and lease liabilities less cash and cash equivalents;
•  Cash flow from operating activities less net capital expenditure,
environmental payments, lease payments and redemption of Asanko
preference shares;
•  Adjusted EBITDA is required to be determined in terms of loan and
revolving credit facilities agreements to evaluate compliance with debt
covenants;
•   Free cash flow margin is used as key metric in the determination of the
long-term incentive plan; and
•  All-in sustaining costs and total all-in-costs are presented to provide
transparency into the costs associated with producing and selling an
ounce of gold and is a common measure presented within the mining
industry.
Auditor’s review
The condensed consolidated financial statements of Gold Fields
Limited for the year ended 31 December 2020 have been reviewed by
the company’s auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.
The auditor’s report does not necessarily report on all of the information
contained in this media release. Shareholders are therefore advised
that in order to obtain a full understanding of the nature of the auditor’s
engagement they should refer to page 47 of the media release for a
copy of the auditor’s report.
The pro-forma financial information has been reported on by the
Group’s auditors, being PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. Their unqualified
reporting accountant’s report thereon is available for inspection at the
Company’s registered address.
Silicosis and tuberculosis class and individual actions
The Settlement Agreement in the silicosis and tuberculosis class action
litigation has become operational on 10 December 2019. A settlement
trust, known as the Tshiamiso Trust, has been established to carry out the
terms of the Settlement Agreement and is responsible for ensuring that
all eligible current and former mineworkers across southern Africa with
silicosis or work-related TB (or their dependants where the mineworker
has passed away) are compensated. The Board of Trustees are chaired
by Professor May Hermanus as an independent trustee.
Over the course of 2020, the Tshiamiso Trust worked to create the
capacity and establish the systems to begin to deliver on its mandate.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the
work of the Trust. During October 2020, the Trust identified a test group
of potential claimants. On 3 December 2020, the Trust made its first
payments to 6 of these claimants. Each recipient received R250 000.
Information on the progress in the implementation of the
object of the Tshiamiso Trust and other details can be found at
https://www.tshiamisotrust.com
Provision raised
Gold Fields has provided for the estimated cost of the above settlement
based on actuarial assessments and the provisions of the Settlement
Agreement. At 31 December 2020, the provision for Gold Fields’ share
of the settlement of the class action claims and related costs amounted
to US$18m (R269m). The nominal value of this provision is US$23m
(R339m).
The ultimate outcome of this matter however remains uncertain, with the
number of eligible workers successfully submitting claims and receiving
compensation being uncertain. The provision is consequently subject to
adjustment in the future.
Placing of ordinary shares
On 12 February 2020, Gold Fields successfully completed the placing
of 41,431,635 new ordinary, no par value shares with existing and new
institutional investors at a price of R90.20 per share. Gross proceeds
of approximately R3.7bn (US$249.0m) were raised through the placing.
The net proceeds from the placing will be used to continue pre-
development work and commence construction of the Salares Norte
project.
Syndicated revolving credit facilities extension
In July 2020 Gold Fields exercised a one year extension request for the
US$1.2bn bank syndicated revolving credit facilities.
The final uptake of the one year extension for Tranche A and B of the
US$1.2bn RCF was US$870m. Tranche A, a US$600m three year RCF
terminates 25 July 2022, US$485m has been extended to 25 July 2023.
Tranche B, a US$600m five year RCF terminates on 25 July 2024,
US$485m has been extended to 25 July 2025.
Repayment of 2020 bond
The outstanding bonds in the amount of US$750m of Gold Fields US$1bn
4.875% Guaranteed Notes issued in 2010 and due in 2020 were redeemed
by Gold Fields Orogen Holding (BVI) Limited on 7 October 2020 from a
combination of cash of US$358m and drawing down US$392m from the
US$ revolving credit facility.
Segment reporting
The net profit/(loss) per the income statement reconciles to the net
profit/(loss) in the segmental operating and financial results as follows:
Year ended 2020
US$’m
Net profit
745.4
– Operating segments
748.5
– Corporate and projects
(3.1)
Net profit
174.7
– Operating segments
380.7
– Corporate and projects
(206.0)
Additional notes include:
•   Debt maturity ladder on page 27;
•   Reconciliation of headline earnings with net profit/(loss) on page 28;
•   Fair value hierarchy on page 29; and
•   Hedging/derivatives on page 30.
Nick Holland
Chief Executive Officer
18 February 2021
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The condensed consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020 have been prepared by the corporate accounting staff of Gold Fields Limited headed by
Tzvet Ilarionova, the Group Financial Controller. This process was supervised by Paul Schmidt, the Group Chief Financial Officer.
THE PRELIMINARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ARE PRESENTED ON A CONDENSED
CONSOLIDATED BASIS.
INCOME STATEMENT
United States Dollars
Year ended

Revenue
3,892.1
2,967.1
Cost of sales
(2,150.4)
(2,033.5)
Cost of sales before amortisation and depreciation
(1,489.1)
(1,423.5)
Cost of sales before gold inventory change and amortisation and depreciation
(1,554.6)
(1,466.5)
Gold inventory change
65.5
43.0
Amortisation and depreciation
(661.3)
(610.0)
Net interest expense
(105.8)
(81.9)
Equity accounted (loss)/income, after taxation
(2.6)
3.1
Share of results of equity accounted investees, after taxation
46.9
3.1
Share of results of equity accounted investees – Asanko impairment
(49.5)
Gain/(loss) on foreign exchange
8.6
(5.2)
Loss on financial instruments
(238.9)
(238.0)
Share-based payments
(14.5)
(20.5)
Long-term incentive plan
(51.3)
(9.1)
Other costs, net
(38.7)
(49.8)
Exploration and project expenses
(49.7)
(84.4)
Profit before royalties, taxation and non-recurring items
1,248.8
447.8
Non-recurring items
34.1
(23.8)
Profit before royalties and taxation
1,282.9
424.0
Royalties
(105.0)
(73.7)
Profit before taxation
1,177.9
350.3
Mining and income taxation
(432.5)
(175.6)
Normal taxation
(366.5)
(190.6)
Deferred taxation
(66.0)
15.0
Profit for the year
745.4
174.7
Attributable to:
Owners of the parent
723.0
161.6
Non-controlling interest
22.4
13.1
Diluted profit attributable to owners of the parent
719.3
161.6
Profit per share (cents) attributable to owners of the parent
82
20
Diluted profit per share (cents) attributable to owners of the parent
81
19
Non-IFRS measures and other disclosures
Non-recurring items:
Profit on disposal of Maverix
14.6
(Loss)/profit on disposal of assets
(0.2)
1.2
Restructuring costs
(2.0)
(0.6)
Damang – contract termination
(1.1)
(13.1)
Salares VAT
23.9
COVID-19 donations
(2.7)
Loss on buy-back of bond
(5.0)
Silicosis provision adjusted
(0.3)
1.6
Tarkwa expected credit loss
(29.0)
Reversal of impairment/(impairment) of FSE
62.3
(9.6)
Impairment of investments and assets
(11.7)
(0.2)
Other
(5.1)
(12.7)
Total non-recurring items
34.1
(23.8)
Taxation on items above
6.1
7.8
Non-recurring items after tax
40.2
(16.0)
Headline earnings attributable to owners of the parent
729.3
162.7
Diluted headline earnings attributable to owners of the parent
725.6
162.7
Headline earnings per share (cents) attributable to owners of the parent
83
20
Diluted headline earnings per share (cents) attributable to owners of the parent
82
19
Normalised profit attributable to owners of the parent
878.8
343.4
Normalised profit per share (cents) attributable to owners of the parent
100
42
US Dollar/South African Rand conversion rate
16.38
14.46
Australian Dollar/US Dollar conversion rate
0.69
0.70
Figures may not add as they are rounded independently.
Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
Dec 2020
(Reviewed)
Dec 2019
(Audited)
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STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


United States Dollars
Year ended

Profit for the year
Other comprehensive income, net of tax
Equity investments at FVOCI – net change in fair value*
Taxation on above item*
Foreign currency translation adjustments
#
745.4
58.4
174.7
54.3
50.8
(1.2)
8.8
8.9
(23.1)
68.5
Total comprehensive income for the year
803.8
229.0
Attributable to:
– Owners of the parent
– Non-controlling interest
781.4
22.4
215.9
13.1
803.8
229.0
* Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss.
#
Items can be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss.



STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION


United States Dollars
Non-current assets
5,713.0
5,460.2
Property, plant and equipment
4,771.2
4,657.1
Other non-current assets
220.8
210.5
Equity accounted investees
233.3
172.0
Investments
147.9
155.1
Loan advanced – contractors
68.4
Long-term financial assets
31.4
Deferred taxation
240.0
265.5
Current assets
1,730.4
1,069.9
Other current assets
843.6
554.9
Cash and cash equivalents
886.8
515.0
Assets held for sale
29.4
31.2
Total assets
7,472.8
6,561.3
Total equity
3,828.2
2,908.7
Non-current liabilities
2,728.1
2,284.8
Deferred taxation
499.9
433.6
Borrowings
1,443.4
1,160.9
Environmental rehabilitation provisions
361.9
370.3
Lease liabilities
364.8
287.7
Long-term employee benefits
33.4
11.5
Long-term financial liabilities
7.3
Other long-term provisions
17.4
20.8
Current liabilities
916.5
1,367.8
Other current liabilities
735.0
637.7
Current portion of borrowings
83.5
684.9
Current portion of employee benefits
33.8
Current portion of lease liabilities
64.2
45.2
Total equity and liabilities
7,472.8
6,561.3
US Dollar/South African Rand conversion rate
14.69
14.00
Australian Dollar/US Dollar conversion rate
0.77
0.70
Non-IFRS measures and other disclosures
Net debt
1,069.1
1,663.7
Net debt (excluding lease liabilities)
640.1
1,330.8
Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
Dec 2020
(Reviewed)
Dec 2019
(Audited)
Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
Dec 2020
(Reviewed)
Dec 2019
(Audited)
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STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
United States Dollars
Year ended
Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
Stated
capital
Other
reserves
Retained
earnings
Non-
controlling
interests
Total
equity
Balance at 31 December 2019 (Audited)
3,622.5
(2,035.5)
1,190.0
131.7
2,908.7
Total comprehensive income
58.4
723.0
22.4
803.8
Profit for the year
723.0
22.4
745.4
Other comprehensive income
58.4
58.4
Dividends declared
(137.7)
(10.1)
(147.8)
Transaction with non-controlling interests holder*
(19.7)
19.7
Share-based payments
14.5
14.5
Shares issued
249.0
249.0
Balance at 31 December 2020 (Reviewed)
3,871.5
(1,962.6)
1,755.6
163.7
3,828.2
* On 6 December 2020, per the South Deep BEE transaction an interest of 3.33% in the South Deep mine vested to the BEE non-controlling interest holders

United States Dollars
Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
Stated
capital
Other
reserves
Retained
earnings
Non-
controlling
interests
Total
equity
Balance at 31 December 2018 (Audited)
3,622.5
(2,110.3)
1,073.9
120.8
2,706.9
Total comprehensive income
54.3
161.6
13.1
229.0
Profit for the year
161.6
13.1
174.7
Other comprehensive income
54.3
54.3
Dividends declared
(45.5)
(2.2)
(47.7)
Share-based payments
20.5
20.5
Balance at 31 December 2019 (Audited)
3,622.5
(2,035.5)
1,190.0
131.7
2,908.7
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STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
United States Dollars
Year ended

Cash flows from operating activities
1,256.7
892.7
Profit before royalties and taxation
1,282.9
424.0
Amortisation and depreciation
661.3
610.0
Silicosis payment
(3.5)
(4.6)
Other non-cash items
(129.9)
143.4
South Deep BEE dividend
(1.1)
(1.4)
Change in working capital
(171.8)
(24.6)
Royalties and taxation paid
(381.2)
(254.1)
Dividends paid
(145.3)
(47.7)
Owners of the parent
(137.7)
(45.5)
Non-controlling interest holders
(7.6)
(2.2)
Cash flows from investing activities
(607.4)
(446.8)
Capital expenditure – additions
(583.7)
(612.5)
Capital expenditure – working capital
(7.1)
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment
0.7
3.7
Purchase of investments
(0.6)
(6.5)
Purchase of Asanko
(20.0)
Redemption of Asanko Preference shares
37.5
10.0
Proceeds on disposal of Maverix
66.8
Proceeds on disposal of subsidiary
6.2
Loan advanced – contractors
(68.4)
Proceeds on disposal of investments
22.9
112.6
Contributions to environmental trust funds
(8.7)
(7.1)
Cash flows from financing activities
(139.8)
(104.6)
Loans received
689.8
1,538.0
Loans repaid
(1,014.2)
(1,604.3)
Payment of lease liabilities
(64.4)
(38.3)
Shares issued
249.0
Net cash inflow
364.2
293.6
Translation adjustment
7.6
1.7
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year
515.0
219.7
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the year
886.8
515.0
Non-IFRS measures and other disclosures
Cash flow from operating activities less net capital expenditure, environmental payments,
lease payments and redemption of Asanko preference shares
631.0
248.5
Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
Dec 2020
(Reviewed)
Dec 2019
(Audited)
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DEBT MATURITY LADDER (Reviewed)
Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
31 Dec
2021
31 Dec
2022
31 Dec
2023
31 Dec
2024
31 Dec
2029
Total
Uncommitted loan facilities
Rand million
1,535.0
1,535.0
US Dollar million
Rand debt translated to Dollar
104.5
104.5
Total (US$m)
104.5
104.5
Committed loan facilities
US Dollar million

250.0

165.0

435.0

662.0

931.4

2,443.4
Rand million
2,500.0
2,500.0
A$ Dollar million
500.0
500.0
Rand debt translated to Dollar
170.2
170.2
A$ Dollar debt translated to Dollar
384.7
384.7
Total (US$m)
250.0
165.0
989.9
662.0
931.4
2,998.3
Total (US$m) – Uncommitted and committed
loan facilities
354.5
165.0
989.9
662.0
931.4
3,102.8
Utilisation – Uncommitted loan facilities
Rand million
US Dollar million
Rand debt translated to Dollar
Total (US$m)
Utilisation – Committed loan facilities
(including US Dollar bond)
US Dollar million
83.5
68.8
181.2
497.0
496.4
1,326.9
Rand million
A$ Dollar million
260.0
260.0
Rand debt translated to Dollar
A$ Dollar debt translated to Dollar
200.0
200.0
Total (US$m)
83.5
68.8
381.2
497.0
496.4
1,526.9
Total (US$m) – Utilisation –
Uncommitted and committed loan facilities
83.5
68.8
381.2
497.0
496.4
1,526.9
Exchange rate : US$1.00 = R14.69 and US$1.00 = A$0.77 being the closing rate at 31 December 2020
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RECONCILIATION OF HEADLINE EARNINGS
United States Dollars
Year ended

Net profit attributable to owners of the parent
Loss/(profit) on disposal of assets
Taxation effect on disposal of assets
Profit on disposal of Maverix
1
(Reversal of impairment)/impairment of FSE
Impairment of investments and assets and other
2
Taxation on impairment of investments and assets
2
Non-controlling interest effect on impairment of investments and assets
723.0
0.2
(0.1)
(62.3)
78.1
(8.9)
(0.7)
161.6
(1.2)
0.4
(33.8)
9.6
35.1
(9.0)
Headline earnings
729.3
162.7
Headline earnings per share – cents
Based on headline earnings as given above divided by 878,661,474 (December 2019 – 827,386,603) being the
weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue.
83
20
1
Profit on disposal of Maverix of US$14.6m under non-recurring items comprises profit on disposal of associate of US$33.8m, partially offset by a loss on derecognition of the investment
in Maverix designated at fair value through profit or loss of US$19.2m.
2
Includes write-off of exploration and evaluation assets in Australia and impairment of Asanko.
Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
Dec 2020
(Reviewed)
Dec 2019
(Audited)
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Figures in millions unless
otherwise stated
December 2020
December 2019
FAIR VALUE HIERARCHY (Reviewed)
The Group has the following hierarchy for measuring the fair value of assets and liabilities at the reporting date:
Level 1:
Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;
Level 2:
Inputs other than quoted prices in level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly (as prices) or indirectly (derived from
prices); and
Level 3:
Inputs for the asset or liability that are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs).
The Group recognises transfers between levels of the fair value hierarchy at the end of the reporting period during which the change has occurred.
There were no transfers during the year ended 31 December 2020 and 2019.
The following table sets out the Group's financial assets and financial liabilities by level within the fair value hierarchy at the reporting date:
United States Dollars
Total
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Total
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Financial assets measured
at fair value
Environmental trust funds
7.4
7.4
7.2
7.2
Trade receivables from
provisional copper sales
23.7
23.7
22.8
22.8
Investments – listed
42.4
42.4
47.9
47.9
Asanko redeemable
preference shares
92.6
92.6
95.5
95.5
Warrants
12.9
12.9
11.7
11.7
Gold and foreign currency
derivative contracts
(2019: oil derivative contracts)
113.3
113.3
1.1
1.1
Financial assets not
measured at fair value
Environmental trust funds
71.9
71.9
62.3
62.3
Financial liabilities
measured at fair value
Copper and oil derivative
contracts (2019: gold and
foreign currency derivative
contracts)
29.1
29.1
127.6
127.6
Financial liabilities not
measured at fair value
Borrowings
1,689.8
1,156.3
533.5
1,952.4
1,700.4
252.0
Environmental trust funds
The environmental trust funds are measured at fair value through profit or loss and amortised cost which approximates fair value based on the nature
of the fund's underlying investments.
Trade receivables from provisional copper sales
Valued using quoted market prices based on the forward London Metal Exchange (“LME”) and, as such, classified within Level 2 of the fair value
hierarchy.
Listed investments
Comprise equity investments in listed entities and therefore valued using quoted market prices in active markets.
Asanko redeemable preference shares
The fair value is based on the expected cash flows of the Asanko Gold Mine based on the life-of-mine model. The key inputs used in the valuation of
the fair value were market related interest rates and expected redemption period.
Warrants
Warrants are measured at fair value through profit or loss. The fair value is determined using a standard European call option format based on a
standard option theory model.
Oil, gold, copper and foreign exchange derivative contracts
The fair values of these contracts are determined by using the applicable valuation models for each instrument type with the key inputs being forward
prices, interest rates and volatility.
Borrowings
The 5-year notes and the 10-year notes (2019: 2020 notes, the 5-year notes and the 10-year notes) are issued at a fixed interest rate. The fair values
of these notes are based on listed market prices and are classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy. The fair value of the remaining borrowings
approximates their carrying amount, determined using the discounted cash flow method using market related interest rates and are classified within
Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.
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HEDGING/DERIVATIVES (Reviewed)
The Group’s policy is to remain unhedged to the gold price. However, hedges are sometimes undertaken as follows:
•   to protect cash flows at times of significant expenditure;
•   for specific debt servicing requirements; and
•   to safeguard the viability of higher cost operations.
Gold Fields may from time to time establish currency financial instruments to protect underlying cash flows.
Derivative instruments*
Ghana – Oil hedge
In June 2019 fixed price ICE Gasoil cash settled swap transactions were entered into for a total of 123.2 million litres of diesel for the period January 2020 to
December 2022 based on 50% of usage over the specified period. The average swap price is US$575 per metric tonne (equivalent to US$75.8 per barrel).
At the time of the transactions, the average Brent swap equivalent over the tenor was US$59.2 per barrel.
At the reporting date, the mark-to-market value on the hedge was negative US$10.0m with a realised loss of US$6.8m and unrealised loss of
US$10.1m for the year ended 31 December 2020.
Ghana – Gold hedge
In June 2019, a total of 275,000oz of the expected production for 2020 for the Ghanaian region was hedged for the period January 2020 to December
2020 using cash settled zero-cost collars (175,000oz) and average rate forwards (100,000oz). The average strike prices are US$1,364/oz on the floor and
US$1,449/oz on the cap. The average strike price on the forwards is US$1,382/oz.
In 2019, 100,000oz of the expected production for the Ghanaian region was hedged for the period January 2020 to December 2020 using cash settled
zero cost collars. The average strike prices are US$1,400/oz on the floor and US$1,557/oz on the cap.
At the reporting date, the mark-to-market value on the hedge was nil as all instruments had matured, with a realised loss of US$114.6m, partially offset
by an unrealised gain and prior year mark-to-market reversals of US$36.4m of for the year ended 31 December 2020.
Australia – Oil hedge
In June 2019 fixed price Singapore 10ppm Gasoil cash settled swap transactions were entered into for a total of 75.0 million litres of diesel for the
period January 2020 to December 2022 based on 50% of usage over the specified period. The average swap price is US$74.0 per barrel. At the time
of the transactions, the average Brent swap equivalent over the tenor was US$57.4 per barrel.
At the reporting date, the mark-to-market value on the hedge was negative A$6.6m (US$5.1m) with a realised loss of A$4.9m (US$3.4m) and an
unrealised loss of A$8.0m (US$5.5m) for the year ended 31 December 2020.
Australia – Gold hedge
In January 2019, a total of 456,000oz of the expected production for the Australian region was hedged for the period January 2019 to December 2019
using cash settled zero cost collars. The average strike prices are A$1,800/oz on the floor and A$1,869/oz on the cap.
In June 2019, a total of 480,000oz of the expected production for 2020 for the Australian region was hedged for the period January 2020 to December
2020 using cash settled zero cost collars (270,000oz) and average rate forwards (210,000oz). The average strike prices are A$1,933/oz on the floor
and A$2,014/oz on the cap. The average strike price on the forwards is A$1,957/oz.
In the first six months of 2020, 400,000oz of the expected production for 2021 was hedged for the period January 2021 to December 2021 using
bought puts.
Between July and October 2020, an additional 600,000oz of the expected production for 2021 was hedged for the period January 2021 to December 2021
using bought puts. The average strike price of the total 1,000,000oz hedged is A$2,190/oz.
At the reporting date, the mark-to-market value on the remaining puts was a positive A$35.5m (US$27.3m) with a realised loss relating to all instruments
of A$292.2m (US$201.4m), partially offset by an unrealised gain and prior year mark-to-market reversals of A$104m (US$71.8m) for the year ended
31 December 2020.
South Africa – Gold hedge
In June 2019, a total of 200,000oz of the expected production for 2020 for South Deep was hedged for the period January 2020 to December 2020
using cash settled zero cost collars (100,000oz) and average rate forwards (100,000oz). The average strike price is R660,000/kg on the floor and
R727,000/kg on the cap. The average strike price is R681,400/kg on the forwards.
At the reporting date, the mark-to-market value on the hedge was nil as all instruments had matured with a realised loss of R1,562.6m (US$95.4m),
partially offset by an unrealised gain and prior year mark-to-market reversals of R176m (US$10.7m) for the year ended 31 December 2020.
Salares Norte – Currency hedge
In March 2020, a total notional amount of US$544.5m was hedged at a rate of CLP/US$836.45 for the period July 2020 to December 2022.
At the reporting date of 31 December 2020 the mark-to-market value on the hedge was a positive US$86.0m with a realised gain of US$5.2m and an
unrealised gain of US$86.0m for the year ended 31 December 2020.
La Cima – Copper hedge
In October and November 2020, a total of 24,000 metric tonnes of copper were hedged using cash settled zero cost collars. The hedges are for the
period January 2021 to December 2021 and represent the total planned production for 2021. The average strike price is US$6,525/Mt on the floor and
US$7,382/Mt on the cap.
At the reporting date of 31 December 2020 the mark-to-market valuation on the hedge was a negative US$14.0m.
Outstanding hedges
At 31 December 2020, the following hedges are outstanding:
•   Australia gold – 1,000,000oz using bought puts at an average strike price of A$2,190/oz for the period January 2021 to December 2021.
•   Australia oil – a total of 51.6 million litres of diesel at an average swap price is US$74.0 per barrel using fixed price Singapore 10ppm Gasoil cash
settled swap transactions for the period January 2021 to December 2022.
•   Ghana oil – a total of 86.4 million litres of diesel at an average swap price is US$75.8 per barrel using fixed price ICE Gasoil cash settled swap
transactions for the period January 2021 to December 2022.
•   Peru – 24,000 metric tonnes of copper using cash settled zero cost collars at average strike price is US$6,525/Mt on the floor and US$7,382/Mt on
the cap for the period January 2021 to December 2021.
•   Chile – a total notional amount of US$484.9m at a rate of CLP/US$836.45 for the period January 2021 to December 2022.
* Have not been designated for hedge accounting and are accounted for as derivative financial instruments in the income statement.
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2020
31
SEGMENTAL OPERATING AND FINANCIAL RESULTS
United States Dollars





Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
Total
Mine
Operations
Including
Equity
Accounted
Joint
Venture
Total
Mine
Operations
Excluding
Equity
Accounted
Joint
Venture
South
Africa Region
West Africa
Region
South
America
Region
Ghana
Peru
South
Deep
Total
Tarkwa
Damang
Asanko
45%
Cerro
Corona
Operating results (Unreviewed)
Ore milled/treated
Year 2020
42,706
40,032
2,258
21,707
14,234
4,798
2,674
6,796
(000 tonnes)
Year 2019
38,342
35,868
1,666
20,868
13,749
4,645
2,474
6,718
Yield
Year 2020
1.7
1.7
3.1
1.2
1.1
1.4
1.3
0.9
(grams per tonne)
Year 2019
1.8
1.9
4.1
1.3
1.2
1.4
1.4
1.4
Gold produced
Year 2020
2,312.4
2,200.0
226.9
861.7
526.3
223.0
112.5
207.1
(000 managed equivalent ounces)
Year 2019
2,269.5
2,156.5
222.1
840.4
519.1
208.4
113.0
292.7
Gold sold
Year 2020
2,311.8
2,202.1
226.9
858.9
526.3
223.0
109.7
205.5
(000 managed equivalent ounces)
Year 2019
2,249.8
2,137.8
222.1
839.4
519.1
208.4
112.0
296.9
Gold price received
Year 2020
1,765
1,768
1,763
1,766
1,763
1,798
1,715
1,795
(dollar per equivalent ounce)
Year 2019
1,387
1,388
1,418
1,384
1,388
1,384
1,369
1,344
Cost of sales before gold inventory change
Year 2020
39
39
101
29
21
49
40
23
and amortisation and depreciation (dollar
per tonne)
Year 2019
41
41
148
27
24
32
36
25
All-in-sustaining costs
Year 2020
969
961
1,237
1,027
1,017
1,008
1,114
484
(dollar per ounce) revised interpretation
Year 2019
885
873
1,259
942
958
809
1,112
381
Total all-in-cost
Year 2020
1,014
999
1,260
1,060
1,017
1,035
1,316
715
(dollar per ounce)
Year 2019
997
985
1,259
1,039
958
1,147
1,214
472
Financial results (US$ millions) (Reviewed)
Revenue
Cost of sales before amortisation and
depreciation
Cost of sales before gold
inventory change and
amortisation and depreciation
– Gold inventory change
Amortisation of mining assets
Other expenses
Profit/(loss) before royalties
and taxation
Royalties, mining and
income taxation
– Normal taxation
– Royalties
– Deferred taxation
Profit/(loss) before
non-recurring items
Non-recurring items
Net profit/(loss)
Capital expenditure
The average US Dollar/Rand exchange rates were US$1 = R16.38 for 2020 and US$1 = R14.46 for 2019.
The average Australian/US Dollar exchange rates were A$1 = US$0.69 for 2020 and A$1 = US$0.70 for 2019.
Figures may not add as they are rounded independently.
Year 2020
4,080.2
3,892.1
400.1
1,516.7
927.7
400.8
188.2
368.8
Year 2019
3,120.0
2,966.7
314.8
1,162.0
720.4
288.3
153.3
399.0
Year 2020
(1,583.4)
(1,489.3)
(229.0)
(562.9)
(297.0)
(171.9)
(94.1)
(154.4)
Year 2019
(1,513.9)
(1,423.4)
(242.2)
(547.5)
(315.4)
(141.7)
(90.4)
(162.5)
Year 2020
(1,661.9)
(1,554.7)
(227.2)
(634.8)
(294.5)
(233.1)
(107.1)
(158.3)
Year 2019
(1,555.1)
(1,466.4)
(245.9)
(569.0)
(329.8)
(150.4)
(88.7)
(168.4)
Year 2020
78.5
65.5
(1.8)
71.8
(2.4)
61.2
13.0
3.9
Year 2019
41.3
43.0
3.7
21.4
14.4
8.8
(1.7)
6.0
Year 2020
(672.2)
(649.3)
(29.1)
(266.7)
(168.2)
(75.6)
(22.9)
(77.6)
Year 2019
(642.0)
(599.0)
(32.9)
(278.7)
(181.8)
(53.9)
(43.0)
(92.6)
Year 2020
(516.7)
(514.4)
(91.1)
(128.5)
(83.9)
(42.3)
(2.3)
(32.2)
Year 2019
(304.6)
(296.5)
(35.2)
(80.4)
(43.5)
(28.9)
(8.0)
(17.7)
Year 2020
1,307.9
1,239.1
50.9
558.5
378.7
111.0
68.8
104.6
Year 2019
659.6
647.8
4.5
255.4
179.7
63.9
11.8
126.3
Year 2020
(511.5)
(502.1)
(15.9)
(238.2)
(173.9)
(54.9)
(9.4)
(48.4)
Year 2019
(252.8)
(245.3)
1.8
(111.2)
(78.3)
(25.4)
(7.5)
(43.0)
Year 2020
(347.8)
(347.8)
(129.6)
(129.6)
(52.2)
Year 2019
(184.5)
(184.5)
(72.5)
(72.5)
(56.3)
Year 2020
(114.4)
(105.0)
(2.0)
(62.5)
(37.1)
(16.0)
(9.4)
(5.6)
Year 2019
(81.4)
(73.7)
(1.6)
(43.9)
(25.8)
(10.3)
(7.7)
(5.5)
Year 2020
(49.3)
(49.3)
(13.9)
(46.1)
(7.2)
(38.9)
9.4
Year 2019
13.1
12.9
3.4
5.2
20.1
(15.1)
0.2
18.7
Year 2020
796.5
737.0
35.0
320.3
204.8
56.1
59.4
56.2
Year 2019
406.8
402.5
6.4
144.2
101.4
38.4
4.3
83.3
Year 2020
(47.9)
(47.9)
0.3
(42.2)
(31.3)
(10.9)
(2.3)
Year 2019
(26.1)
(26.1)
0.8
(13.1)
(0.1)
(13.0)
(0.2)
Year 2020
748.5
689.1
35.3
278.1
173.5
45.2
59.4
53.9
Year 2019
380.7
376.4
7.2
131.1
101.3
25.5
4.3
83.1
Year 2020
(517.0)
(485.8)
(49.1)
(198.2)
(147.2)
(19.9)
(31.2)
(49.9)
Year 2019
(636.6)
(609.8)
(33.1)
(228.6)
(125.5)
(76.3)
(26.8)
(56.1)
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SEGMENTAL OPERATING AND FINANCIAL RESULTS
United States Dollars
Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
United States Dollars
Australian Dollars
South
African
Rand
Australia
Region
Australia
Region
1
South
Africa
Region
2
Total
St Ives
Agnew
Granny
Smith
Gruyere
50%
Total
St Ives
Agnew
Granny
Smith
Gruyere
50%
South
Deep
Operating results (Unreviewed)
Ore milled/treated (000 tonnes)
Year 2020
11,946
4,817
1,357
1,719
4,054
11,946
4,817
1,357
1,719
4,054
2,258
Year 2019
9,089
4,466
1,231
1,753
1,639
9,089
4,466
1,231
1,753
1,639
1,666
Yield (grams per tonne)
Year 2020
2.6
2.5
5.3
4.9
1.0
2.6
2.5
5.3
4.9
1.0
3.1
Year 2019
3.1
2.6
5.5
4.9
0.9
3.1
2.6
5.5
4.9
0.9
4.1
Gold produced (000 managed equivalent
ounces)
Year 2020
1,016.8
384.9
233.3
269.6
129.1
1,016.8
384.9
233.3
269.6
129.1
7,056
Year 2019
914.3
370.6
219.4
274.8
49.5
914.3
370.6
219.4
274.8
49.5
6,907
Gold sold (000 managed equivalent
ounces)
Year 2020
1,020.5
393.8
233.5
265.2
128.0
3
1,020.5
393.8
233.5
265.2
128.0
3
7,056
Year 2019
891.4
363.3
219.6
274.8
33.7
3
891.4
363.3
219.6
274.8
33.7
3
6,907
Gold price received (dollar per equivalent
ounce)
Year 2020
1,759
1,756
1,762
1,758
1,762
3
2,551
2,547
2,557
2,551
2,557
3
928,707
Year 2019
1,396
1,390
1,387
1,396
1,517
3
2,007
1,998
1,994
2,007
2,181
3
659,111
Cost of sales before gold inventory
change and amortisation and
depreciation (dollar per tonne)
Year 2020
54
50
116
99
18
3
78
72
168
144
26
3
1,648
Year 2019
63
52
134
89
19
3
90
74
192
129
27
3
2,135
All-in sustaining costs
(dollar per ounce) revised
interpretation
Year 2020
917
843
1,017
938
921
3
1,331
1,223
1,475
1,360
1,337
3
651,514
Year 2019
829
818
967
752
683
3
1,192
1,176
1,391
1,081
983
3
585,482
Total all-in-cost
(dollar per ounce)
Year 2020
957
873
1,053
1,010
931
3
1,388
1,266
1,528
1,465
1,350
3
663,635
Year 2019
986
963
1,152
922
684
3
1,418
1,385
1,656
1,325
983
3
585,482
Financial results (US$ millions) (Reviewed)
Revenue
Year 2020
1,794.7
691.4
411.5
466.4
225.4
3
2,603.8
1,003.0
597.0
676.7
327.2
3
6,552.9
Year 2019
1,244.2
504.9
304.5
383.7
51.2
3
1,789.1
726.0
437.8
551.7
73.6
3
4,552.5
Cost of sales before amortisation and
depreciation
Year 2020
(637.1)
(234.1)
(162.8)
(167.1)
(73.1)
3
(924.1)
(339.5)
(236.1)
(242.5)
(106.1)
3
(3,750.6)
Year 2019
(561.6)
(228.7)
(162.0)
(157.2)
(13.7)
3
(807.5)
(328.8)
(232.9)
(226.1)
(19.7)
3
(3,502.6)
Cost of sales before gold inventory
change and amortisation and
depreciation
Year 2020
(641.6)
(240.7)
(157.3)
(170.2)
(73.4)
3
(930.7)
(349.1)
(228.2)
(246.9)
(106.5)
3
(3,721.7)
Year 2019
(571.8)
(231.2)
(164.5)
(156.9)
(19.1)
3
(822.1)
(332.5)
(236.6)
(225.6)
(27.5)
3
(3,556.3)
– Gold inventory change
Year 2020
4.5
6.6
(5.4)
3.1
0.3
3
6.6
9.6
(7.9)
4.5
0.4
3
(28.9)
Year 2019
10.2
2.5
2.6
(0.3)
5.4
3
14.6
3.6
3.7
(0.5)
7.8
3
53.7
Amortisation of mining assets
Year 2020
(298.8)
(433.4)
(476.0)
Year 2019
(237.8)
(341.9)
(475.7)
Other expenses
Year 2020
(264.9)
(384.3)
(1,492.0)
Year 2019
(171.3)
(246.3)
(508.5)
taxation
Year 2020
593.9
862.0
834.3
Year 2019
273.4
393.2
65.7
Royalties, mining and income taxation
Year 2020
(208.9)
(303.1)
(260.9)
Year 2019
(100.5)
(144.5)
26.6
– Normal taxation
Year 2020
(166.0)
(240.8)
Year 2019
(55.7)
(80.1)
– Royalties
Year 2020
(44.3)
(64.2)
(32.8)
Year 2019
(30.5)
(43.9)
(22.8)
– Deferred taxation
Year 2020
1.3
2.0
(228.1)
Year 2019
(14.2)
(20.5)
49.4
items
Year 2020
384.9
558.9
573.5
Year 2019
172.9
248.7
92.3
Non-recurring items
Year 2020
(3.8)
(5.4)
5.2
Year 2019
(13.7)
(19.7)
12.1
Year 2020
381.2
553.4
578.6
Year 2019
159.3
229.0
104.4
Capital expenditure
Year 2020
(219.8)
(73.5)
(51.9)
(66.4)
(28.0)
(318.8)
(106.5)
(75.3)
(96.4)
(40.6)
(803.9)
Year 2019
(318.8)
(98.3)
(76.1)
(72.2)
(72.1)
(458.4)
(141.4)
(109.5)
(103.8)
(103.7)
(479.1)
At the Australian operations, as a significant portion of the acquisition price was allocated to tenements on endowment ounces and also as the Australian operations are entitled
to transfer and then off-set tax losses from one company to another, it is not meaningful to split the income statement below cost of sales.
1
For Australia, all financial numbers are in Australian Dollar.
2
For South Africa, all financial numbers are in Rand and Rand per kilogram.
3
Includes post commercial level data only.
Figures may not add as they are rounded independently.
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2020
33
ALL-IN COST (Unreviewed)
World Gold Council Industry Standard
United States Dollars





Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
Total
Group
Including
Equity
Accounted
Joint
Venture
Total
Mine
Operations
Including
Equity
Accounted
Joint
Venture
Total
Mine
Operations
Excluding
Equity
Accounted
Joint
Venture
South
Africa
Region
West Africa
Region
South
America
Region
Ghana
Peru
South
Deep
Total
Tarkwa
Damang
Asanko
45%
Cerro
Corona
Cost of sales before gold
inventory change and
amortisation and depreciation
Gold inventory change
Royalties
Realised gains/(losses) on
commodity cost hedges
Community/social
responsibility costs
Non-cash remuneration –
share-based payments
Cash remuneration
(long-term incentive plan)
Other
By-product credits
Rehabilitation amortisation
and interest
Sustaining capital expenditure
Lease payments
All-in sustaining costs
Realised gains/losses on capital cost
hedges
Non-cash remuneration (share based
payments)
Cash remuneration (long term incentive
plan)
Lease payments
Exploration, feasibility
and evaluation costs
Non-sustaining capital
expenditure
Total all-in cost
Total all-in sustaining cost
Gold only ounces sold
– (000 ounces)
AISC per ounce of gold sold
US$/oz
Total all-in cost
Gold only ounces sold
– (000 ounces)
AIC per ounce of gold sold
US$/oz
The comparatives for the year ended 31 December 2019 have been updated to the New Interpretation of the WGC AIC standard.
#
Includes Gold Fields 45% share of deferred stripping of US$6.7m (100% basis US$14.8m) and US$15.3m (100% basis US$34.0m) for the year ended 31 December 2020 and
31 December 2019, respectively.
Year 2020
(1,661.9)
(1,661.9)
(1,554.7)
(227.2)
(634.7)
(294.5)
(233.1)
(107.1)
(158.3)
Year 2019
(1,553.5)
(1,553.4)
(1,466.4)
(245.9)
(567.2)
(329.8)
(150.4)
(87.0)
(168.4)
Year 2020
78.5
78.5
65.5
(1.8)
71.8
(2.4)
61.2
13.0
3.9
Year 2019
41.6
41.6
43.0
3.7
21.8
14.4
8.8
(1.4)
6.0
Year 2020
(114.4)
(114.4)
(105.0)
(2.0)
(62.5)
(37.1)
(16.0)
(9.4)
(5.6)
Year 2019
(81.4)
(81.4)
(73.7)
(1.6)
(43.9)
(25.8)
(10.3)
(7.7)
(5.5)
Year 2020
(10.2)
(10.2)
(10.2)
(6.8)
(4.7)
(2.1)
Year 2019
8.5
8.5
8.5
5.4
3.9
1.5
Year 2020
(12.4)
(12.4)
(12.4)
(0.7)
(7.9)
(5.9)
(2.0)
(3.9)
Year 2019
(18.2)
(18.2)
(18.0)
(1.7)
(13.0)
(11.7)
(1.2)
(0.1)
(3.4)
Year 2020
(14.3)
(6.6)
(6.6)
0.6
(2.8)
(2.9)
(1.5)
Year 2019
(20.5)
(9.8)
(9.8)
0.8
(5.2)
(3.4)
(1.8)
(1.1)
Year 2020
(49.2)
(41.7)
(41.7)
(6.1)
(12.7)
(8.8)
(3.9)
(5.3)
Year 2019
(9.1)
(6.7)
(6.7)
(1.8)
(2.2)
(1.5)
(0.7)
(0.4)
Year 2020
(1.0)
(1.0)
(1.0)
(1.0)
(1.0)
Year 2019
(5.3)
(4.4)
(4.4)
(4.4)
Year 2020
148.3
148.3
147.9
0.6
1.8
1.3
0.1
0.4
144.1
Year 2019
168.5
168.5
168.2
0.3
2.1
1.6
0.1
0.4
165.1
Year 2020
(24.6)
(24.6)
(24.4)
(0.1)
(8.6)
(6.2)
(2.1)
(0.2)
(6.7)
Year 2019
(20.3)
(20.1)
(19.7)
(0.2)
(6.0)
(4.2)
(1.4)
(0.4)
(5.8)
Year 2020
(422.0)
(420.9)
(408.0)
(43.9)
(174.0)
(147.2)
(13.8)
(12.9)
#
(23.6)
Year 2019
(341.2)
(339.8)
(320.2)
(33.1)
(150.9)
(125.5)
(5.8)
(19.6)
#
(43.8)
Year 2020
(91.8)
(89.9)
(84.0)
(0.1)
(44.4)
(26.5)
(11.9)
(5.9)
(1.1)
Year 2019
(65.7)
(57.0)
(48.4)
(0.1)
(31.4)
(15.4)
(7.3)
(8.7)
(1.0)
Year 2020
(2,175.0)
(2,156.8)
(2,034.6)
(280.7)
(881.9)
(535.0)
(224.7)
(122.2)
(58.1)
Year 2019
(1,894.3)
(1,870.1)
(1,745.6)
(279.7)
(790.5)
(497.4)
(168.6)
(124.5)
(60.8)
Year 2020
5.2
Year 2019
Year 2020
(0.2)
Year 2019
Year 2020
(2.1)
Year 2019
Year 2020
(0.9)
Year 2019
Year 2020
(36.8)
(5.4)
(1.4)
(3.9)
(3.9)
(1.4)
Year 2019
(56.4)
(6.4)
(2.2)
(4.2)
(4.2)
(2.2)
Year 2020
(192.9)
(96.2)
(77.9)
(5.2)
(24.3)
(6.1)
(18.2)
(26.3)
Year 2019
(298.2)
(230.1)
(222.9)
(77.7)
(70.5)
(7.2)
(12.4)
Year 2020
(2,402.7)
(2,258.4)
(2,114.0)
(285.9)
(910.1)
(535.0)
(230.8)
(144.4)
(85.9)
Year 2019
(2,248.9)
(2,106.6)
(1,970.7)
(279.7)
(872.4)
(497.4)
(239.0)
(136.0)
(75.4)
Year 2020
(2,175.0)
(2,156.8)
(2,034.6)
(280.7)
(881.9)
(535.0)
(224.7)
(122.2)
(58.1)
Year 2019
(1,894.3)
(1,870.1)
(1,745.6)
(279.7)
(790.5)
(497.4)
(168.6)
(124.5)
(60.8)
Year 2020
2,226.4
2,226.4
2,116.7
226.9
858.9
526.3
223.0
109.7
120.2
Year 2019
2,112.6
2,112.6
2,000.6
222.1
839.4
519.1
208.4
112.0
159.7
Year 2020
977
969
961
1,237
1,027
1,017
1,008
1,114
484
Year 2019
897
885
873
1,259
942
958
809
1,112
381
Year 2020
(2,402.7)
(2,258.4)
(2,114.0)
(285.9)
(910.1)
(535.0)
(230.8)
(144.4)
(85.9)
Year 2019
(2,248.9)
(2,106.6)
(1,970.7)
(279.7)
(872.4)
(497.4)
(239.0)
(136.0)
(75.4)
Year 2020
2,226.4
2,226.4
2,116.7
226.9
858.9
526.3
223.0
109.7
120.2
Year 2019
2,112.6
2,112.6
2,000.6
222.1
839.4
519.1
208.4
112.0
159.7
Year 2020
1,079
1,014
999
1,260
1,060
1,017
1,035
1,316
715
Year 2019
1,064
997
985
1,259
1,039
958
1,147
1,214
472
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Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
Cost of sales before gold inventory change and amortisation and depreciation
Gold inventory change
Royalties
Realised gains/losses on commodity cost hedges
Community/social responsibility costs
Non-cash remuneration – share-based payments
Cash remuneration (long-term incentive plan)
Other
By-product credits
Rehabilitation amortisation and interest
Sustaining capital expenditure
Lease payments
All-in sustaining costs
Realised gains/losses on capital cost hedges
Non-cash remuneration (share based payments)
Cash remuneration (long term incentive plan)
Lease payments
Exploration, feasibility and evaluation costs
Non-sustaining capital expenditure
Total all-in cost
Total all-in sustaining cost
Gold only ounces sold – (000 ounces)
AISC per ounce of gold sold US$/oz
Total all-in cost
Gold only ounces sold – (000 ounces)
AIC per ounce of gold sold US$/oz
ALL-IN COST (Unreviewed)
WORLD GOLD COUNCIL INDUSTRY STANDARD
United States Dollars
Australia
Region
Australia
Corporate
Total
St Ives
Agnew
Granny
Smith
Gruyere
50%
and
projects
Year 2020
(641.6)
(240.7)
(157.3)
(170.2)
(73.4)
Year 2019
(571.8)
(231.2)
(164.5)
(156.9)
(19.1)
Year 2020
4.5
6.6
(5.4)
3.1
0.3
Year 2019
10.2
2.5
2.6
(0.3)
5.4
Year 2020
(44.3)
(17.1)
(10.1)
(11.5)
(5.5)
Year 2019
(30.5)
(12.5)
(7.3)
(9.5)
(1.3)
Year 2020
(3.4)
(1.6)
(1.1)
(0.7)
Year 2019
3.1
1.9
0.6
0.5
Year 2020
Year 2019
Year 2020
(2.8)
(0.8)
(0.6)
(0.8)
(0.6)
(7.8)
Year 2019
(4.3)
(1.7)
(1.2)
(1.3)
(0.1)
(10.7)
Year 2020
(17.6)
(6.4)
(4.5)
(5.0)
(1.7)
(7.5)
Year 2019
(2.3)
(0.9)
(0.6)
(0.7)
(0.1)
(2.4)
Year 2020
Year 2019
(0.9)
Year 2020
1.8
0.9
0.3
0.2
0.4
Year 2019
1.0
0.6
0.3
0.1
0.1
Year 2020
(9.1)
(3.6)
(1.7)
(2.1)
(1.6)
Year 2019
(8.1)
(4.0)
(1.8)
(1.6)
(0.6)
(0.3)
Year 2020
(179.5)
(61.9)
(43.5)
(47.3)
(26.8)
(1.1)
Year 2019
(111.9)
(45.6)
(35.7)
(25.5)
(5.2)
(1.4)
Year 2020
(44.3)
(7.5)
(13.6)
(14.3)
(8.9)
(1.9)
Year 2019
(24.4)
(6.3)
(4.6)
(11.3)
(2.2)
(8.6)
Year 2020
(936.2)
(332.1)
(237.4)
(248.7)
(117.9)
(18.2)
Year 2019
(739.2)
(297.2)
(212.4)
(206.5)
(23.0)
(24.1)
Year 2020
5.2
Year 2019
Year 2020
(0.2)
Year 2019
Year 2020
(2.1)
Year 2019
Year 2020
(0.9)
Year 2019
Year 2020
(31.4)
Year 2019
(50.0)
Year 2020
(40.3)
(11.5)
(8.5)
(19.1)
(1.2)
(96.7)
Year 2019
(140.0)
(52.8)
(40.5)
(46.7)
(68.1)
Year 2020
(976.5)
(343.6)
(245.9)
(267.9)
(119.1)
(144.3)
Year 2019
(879.2)
(350.0)
(252.8)
(253.3)
(23.1)
(142.2)
Year 2020
(936.2)
(332.1)
(237.4)
(248.7)
(117.9)
(18.2)
Year 2019
(739.2)
(297.2)
(212.4)
(206.5)
(23.0)
(24.1)
Year 2020
1,020.5
393.8
233.5
265.2
128.0
Year 2019
891.4
363.3
219.6
274.8
33.7
Year 2020
917
843
1,017
938
921
Year 2019
829
818
967
752
683
Year 2020
(976.5)
(343.6)
(245.9)
(267.9)
(119.1)
(144.3)
Year 2019
(879.2)
(350.0)
(252.8)
(253.3)
(23.1)
(142.2)
Year 2020
1,020.5
393.8
233.5
265.2
128.0
Year 2019
891.4
363.3
219.6
274.8
33.7
Year 2020
957
873
1,053
1,010
931
Year 2019
986
963
1,152
922
684
The comparatives for the year ended 31 December 2019 have been updated to the New Interpretation of the WGC AIC standard.
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ALL-IN SUSTAINING COSTS AND ALL-IN COST GROSS
OF BY-PRODUCT CREDITS PER EQUIVALENT OUNCE
OF GOLD SOLD (Unreviewed)
World Gold Council Industry Standard
United States Dollars





Figures in millions unless otherwise stated
Total
Group
Including
Equity
Accounted
Joint
Venture
Total
Mine
Operations
Including
Equity
Accounted
Joint
Venture
Total
Mine
Operations
Excluding
Equity
Accounted
Joint
Venture
South
Africa
Region
West Africa
Region
South
America
Region
Ghana
Peru
South
Deep
Total
Tarkwa
Damang
Asanko
45%
Cerro
Corona
All-in sustaining costs
Year 2020
(per table on page 33)
Year 2019
(2,175.0)
(1,894.3)
(2,156.8)
(1,870.1)
(2,034.6)
(1,745.6)
(280.7)
(279.7)
(881.9)
(790.5)
(535.0)
(497.4)
(224.7)
(168.6)
(122.2)
(124.5)
(58.1)
(60.8)
Year 2020
(148.3)
(148.3)
(147.9)
(0.6)
(1.8)
(1.3)
(0.1)
(0.4)
(144.1)
Add back by-product credits
Year 2019
(168.5)
(168.5)
(168.2)
(0.3)
(2.1)
(1.6)
(0.1)
(0.4)
(165.1)
All-in sustaining costs gross of
Year 2020
(2,323.3)
(2,305.1)
(2,182.5)
(281.2)
(883.7)
(536.3)
(224.8)
(122.6)
(202.2)
by-product credits
Year 2019
(2,062.8)
(2,038.6)
(1,913.8)
(280.0)
(792.6)
(499.0)
(168.7)
(124.9)
(225.9)
Year 2020
2,311.8
2,311.8
2,202.1
226.9
858.9
526.3
223.0
109.7
205.5
Gold equivalent ounces sold
Year 2019
2,249.8
2,249.8
2,137.8
222.1
839.4
519.1
208.4
112.0
296.9
AISC gross of by-product
Year 2020
1,005
997
991
1,240
1,029
1,019
1,008
1,118
984
credits per equivalent
ounce of gold – US$/eq oz
Year 2019
917
906
895
1,261
944
961
810
1,115
761
All-in cost
Year 2020
(2,402.7)
(2,258.4)
(2,114.0)
(285.9)
(910.1)
(535.0)
(230.8)
(144.4)
(85.9)
(per table on page 33)
Year 2019
(2,248.9)
(2,106.6)
(1,970.7)
(279.7)
(872.4)
(497.4)
(239.0)
(136.0)
(75.4)
Year 2020
(148.3)
(148.3)
(147.9)
(0.6)
(1.8)
(1.3)
(0.1)
(0.4)
(144.1)
Add back by-product credits
Year 2019
(168.5)
(168.5)
(168.2)
(0.3)
(2.1)
(1.6)
(0.1)
(0.4)
(165.1)
Year 2020
(2,551.0)
(2,406.7)
(2,261.9)
(286.5)
(911.9)
(536.3)
(230.8)
(144.8)
(230.0)
All-in cost gross of by-product credits
Year 2019
(2,417.4)
(2,275.1)
(2,138.9)
(280.0)
(874.5)
(499.0)
(239.1)
(136.4)
(240.5)
Year 2020
2,311.8
2,311.8
2,202.1
226.9
858.9
526.3
223.0
109.7
205.5
Gold equivalent ounces sold
Year 2019
2,249.8
2,249.8
2,137.8
222.1
839.4
519.1
208.4
112.0
296.9
AIC gross of by-product
Year 2020
1,103
1,041
1,027
1,263
1,062
1,019
1,035
1,320
1,119
credits per equivalent
ounce of gold – US$/eq oz
Year 2019
1,074
1,011
1,000
1,261
1,042
961
1,148
1,218
810
The comparatives for the year ended 31 December 2019 have been updated to the New Interpretation of the WGC AIC standard.
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36
ALL-IN SUSTAINING COSTS AND ALL-IN COST GROSS
OF BY-PRODUCT CREDITS PER EQUIVALENT OUNCE
OF GOLD SOLD (Unreviewed)
World Gold Council Industry Standard
United States Dollars



Figures in millions unless otherwise stated



Total
Australia
Region

Corporate
and
projects
Australia
St Ives
Agnew
Granny
Smith
Gruyere
50%
All-in sustaining costs
(per table on page 34)
Year 2020
Year 2019
(936.2)
(739.2)
(332.1)
(297.2)
(237.4)
(212.4)
(248.7)
(206.5)
(117.9)
(23.0)
(18.2)
(24.1)
Year 2020
(1.8)
(0.9)
(0.3)
(0.2)
(0.4)
Add back by-product credits
Year 2019
(1.0)
(0.6)
(0.3)
(0.1)
(0.1)
All-in sustaining costs gross of by-product
Year 2020
(938.0)
(333.0)
(237.8)
(248.9)
(118.3)
(18.2)
credits
Year 2019
(740.2)
(297.8)
(212.7)
(206.6)
(23.1)
Year 2020
1,020.5
393.8
233.5
265.2
128.0
Gold equivalent ounces sold
Year 2019
891.4
363.3
219.6
274.8
33.7
AISC gross of by-product credits per
Year 2020
919
846
1,018
938
925
equivalent
ounce of gold – US$/eq oz
Year 2019
830
820
969
752
685
All-in cost
Year 2020
(976.5)
(343.6)
(245.9)
(267.9)
(119.1)
(144.3)
(per table on page 34)
Year 2019
(879.2)
(350.0)
(252.8)
(253.3)
(23.0)
(142.2)
Year 2020
(1.8)
(0.9)
(0.3)
(0.2)
(0.4)
Add back by-product credits
Year 2019
(1.0)
(0.6)
(0.3)
(0.1)
(0.1)
Year 2020
(978.3)
(344.5)
(246.2)
(268.0)
(119.5)
(144.3)
All-in cost gross of by-product credits
Year 2019
(880.2)
(350.6)
(253.1)
(253.4)
(23.1)
(142.2)
Year 2020
1,020.5
393.8
233.5
265.2
128.0
Gold equivalent ounces sold
Year 2019
891.4
363.3
219.6
274.8
33.7
AIC gross of by-product credits per
Year 2020
959
875
1,055
1,010
934
equivalent ounce of gold – US$/eq oz
Year 2019
987
965
1,153
922
685
The comparatives for the year ended 31 December 2019 have been updated to the New Interpretation of the WGC AIC standard.
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UNDERGROUND AND SURFACE (Unreviewed)
37
United States Dollars
Imperial ounces with metric tonnes
and grade
Total Mine
Operations
Including
Equity
Accounted
Joint
Venture
Total Mine
Operations
Excluding
Equity
Accounted
Joint
Venture
South
Africa
Region
West
Africa
Region
South
America
Region
Australia
Region
Ghana
Peru
Australia
South
Deep
Total    Tarkwa   Damang
Asanko
45%
Cerro
Corona
Total
St Ives    Agnew
Granny
Smith
Gruyere
50%
Tonnes mined (000 tonnes)
– underground ore
Year 2020
5,867
5,867
1,136
4,731
1,737
1,294
1,700
Year 2019
5,384
5,384
1,060
4,323
1,328
1,284
1,712
– underground waste
Year 2020
2,245
2,245
86
2,159
772
750
637
Year 2019
2,312
2,312
77
2,235
926
678
631
– surface ore
Year 2020
35,022
32,236
21,344
11,877
6,680
2,787
7,303
6,376
2,331
4,044
Year 2019
37,148
34,865
21,991
15,029
4,680
2,282
8,024
7,132
3,752
3,380
– total
Year 2020
43,134
40,347
1,221
21,344
11,877
6,680
2,787
7,303
13,266
4,841
2,044
2,336
4,044
Year 2019
44,843
42,561
1,138
21,991
15,029
4,680
2,282
8,024
13,690
6,006
1,961
2,342
3,380
Grade mined (grams per tonne)
– underground ore
Year 2020
5.6
5.6
6.3
5.4
5.3
5.8
5.3
Year 2019
5.3
5.3
6.2
5.0
4.1
5.7
5.3
– surface ore
Year 2020
1.3
1.3
1.5
1.4
1.6
1.4
0.9
1.3
1.7
1.1
Year 2019
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.6
1.5
1.0
1.3
1.8
0.9
– total
Year 2020
1.8
1.9
5.9
1.5
1.4
1.6
1.4
0.9
3.1
3.2
5.8
5.3
1.1
Year 2019
1.7
1.7
5.8
1.3
1.2
1.6
1.5
1.0
2.7
2.4
5.7
5.3
0.9
Gold mined (000 ounces)
– underground ore
Year 2020
1,055.6
1,055.6
230.2
825.4
294.1
240.4
290.9
Year 2019
911.6
911.6
210.4
701.2
174.6
235.5
291.1
– surface ore
Year 2020
1,480.9
1,351.4
—    1,010.3
533.3
347.4
129.6
200.2
270.5
129.2
141.3
Year 2019
1,521.8
1,410.2
943.9
594.4
237.9
111.6
270.0
308.0
213.3
94.6
– total
Year 2020
2,536.6
2,407.0
230.2     1,010.3
533.3
347.4
129.6
200.2    1,095.9
423.2
240.4
290.9
141.3
Year 2019
2,433.5
2,321.9
210.4
943.9
594.4
237.9
111.6
270.0    1,009.2
387.9
235.5
291.1
94.6
Ore milled/treated (000 tonnes)
– underground ore
Year 2020
6,051
6,051
1,154
4,897
1,821
1,357
1,719
Year 2019
5,549
5,549
1,098
4,450
1,467
1,231
1,753
– underground waste
Year 2020
55
55
55
Year 2019
53
53
53