Anglo American Plc has continued to grow its controlling stake in Anglo American Platinum (AngloPlat) and is likely to increase its stake in Kumba Resources above the current 20,1%.
Anglo increased its stake in AngloPlat from 59% previously to 63,8% by end-June and the group had bought another 0,5% since then.
Instead Anglos total headline earnings were virtually unchanged at US840m (six months to end-June 2001: $847m), which translated into a 9% rise in headline earnings per share (EPS) to 60c/share (55c) because of the groups share buyback linked to the privatisation of De Beers.
Anglo is to give notification to London Stock Exchange when it reaches a level of 66%.
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