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Amplats loses $126 mln due to S.Africa strikes

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JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Anglo American Platinum

has lost 67,000 ounces of production or 1.1 billionrand ($126.44 million) in revenue due to illegal strikes at itsoperations in South Africa, the company said on Friday.

The world's largest platinum producer has issued forcemajeure notices to its chrome clients, but said its ability todeliver platinum group metals and base metals remainedunaffected at this stage.($1 = 8.6998 South African rand)

(Reporting by Sherilee Lakmidas; Editing by Agnieszka Flak)

((sherilee.lakmidas@thomsonreuters.com)(+27 11 7753158)(Reuters Messaging:sherilee.lakmidas.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: S.AFRICA STRIKES/AMPLATS

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