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Press release from PR Newswire

Update on Impact of Peru Protest Action

Monday, December 05, 2011

Update on Impact of Peru Protest Action04:26 EST Monday, December 05, 2011JOHANNESBURG, December 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Production at Gold Fields Limited's (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) Cerro Corona mine in the Cajarmarca province in Peru has to date not been affected by the continuing protest actions against the Newmont Corp - Buenaventura proposed Conga Project in the region.Cerro Corona, which is about 60km away from the proposed Conga project but is on the same public road, has been able to secure supplies to maintain production for a further week and is considering alternative supply routes should the protest action be prolonged.Gold Fields is monitoring the situation and will keep shareholders informed should potential supply disruptions impact production at Cerro Corona.Notes to editorsAbout Gold FieldsGold Fields is one of the world's largest unhedged producers of gold with attributable annualised production of 3.5 million gold equivalent ounces from eight operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa. Gold Fields also has an extensive and diverse global growth pipeline with four major projects in resource development and feasibility, with construction decisions expected in the next 18 to 24 months.  Gold Fields has total attributable gold equivalent Mineral Reserves of 76.7 million ounces and Mineral Resources of 225.4 million ounces. Gold Fields is listed on the JSE Limited (primary listing), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ Dubai Limited, Euronext in Brussels (NYX) and the Swiss Exchange (SWX).Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities LimitedEnquiries Investor Enquiries Zakira Amra Tel +27-11-562-9775 Mobile +27(0)79-694-0267 Email Zakira.Amra@goldfields.co.za Willie Jacobsz Tel +1-508-839-1188 Mobile +1-857-241-7127 Email Willie.Jacobsz@gfexpl.com Media Enquiries Sven Lunsche Tel +27-11-562-9763 Mobile +27(0)83-260-9279 Email Sven.Lunsche@goldfields.co.zaSOURCE Gold Fields LimitedFor further information: .