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By Ed Stoddard and Tiisetso Motsoeneng JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African platinum producers made a new wage offer on Thursday in a bid to end a three-month strike at their mines that has hit 40 percent of global output of the industrial metal. Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), the world's top producer, and Impala Platinum (Implats), the second-biggest, said in separate statements they had offered annual increases of 7.5 to 10 percent, compared with an earlier offer of as much as 9 percent per year. The companies' new wage increase offer would push the overall salary package of all their underground workers to 12,500 rand a month by 2017. "This settlement offer has been made in the interests of bringing an end to the debilitating 12-week strike that has crippled the platinum sector and has brought untold hardship to employees, their families, communities and the companies," Amplats said.