Statement of responsibility by the Board of Directors
The directors are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the consolidated annual financial statements of Sibanye Gold Limited, comprising the consolidated statement of financial position at 31 December 2014, and the income statement and statements of comprehensive income, changes in equity and cash flows for the year then ended, and the notes to the consolidated financial statements, which include a summary of significant accounting policies, and other explanatory notes, in accordance with IFRS, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Financial Reporting Guides, as issued by the Accounting Practices Committee, and Financial Reporting Pronouncements as issued by the Financial Reporting Standards Council, as well as the requirements of the South African Companies Act and the JSE Listing Requirements.
In addition, the directors are responsible for preparing the directors’ report.The directors consider that, in preparing the consolidated financial statements, they have used the most appropriate accounting policies, consistently applied and supported by reasonable and prudent judgements and estimates, and that all IFRS standards that they consider to be applicable have been complied with for the financial year ended 31 December 2014. The directors are satisfied that the information contained in the consolidated financial statements fairly presents the results of operations for the year and the financial position of the Group at year end. The directors also prepared the information included in the Integrated Annual Report, and are responsible for both its accuracy and its consistency with the consolidated annual financial statements.
The directors have responsibility for ensuring that accounting records are kept. The accounting records should disclose with reasonable accuracy the financial position of the Group to enable the directors to ensure that the consolidated financial statements comply with the relevant legislation. The Company and the Group operated in a well-established control environment, which is well documented and regularly reviewed. This incorporates risk management and internal control procedures, which are designed to provide reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded and the material risks facing the business are being controlled.
The directors have made an assessment of the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries to continue as going concern and have no reason to believe that Sibanye and its subsidiaries will not be going concerns in the year ahead.
Sibanye has adopted a Code of Ethics which is available on the Sibanye website and which is adhered to by the Group. The Group’s external auditors, KPMG Inc audited the consolidated financial statements, and their report is presented on page 153.
The consolidated annual financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 23 March 2015 and are signed on its behalf by:
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
23 March 2015
CORPORATE SECRETARY'S CONFIRMATION
In terms of section 88(2)(e) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, as amended, I certify that the Company has lodged with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission all such returns as are required to be lodged by a public company in terms of the Companies Act, and that all such returns are true, correct and up to date.
23 March 2015