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REVISED OFFER BY HARMONY - IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION

Release Date: 02/02/2000 09:38:43      Code(s): HAR HARO RFN RFNO
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED
(INCORPORATED IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA)
(REGISTRATION NUMBER 05/38232/06)
("HARMONY")
RANDFONTEIN ESTATES LIMITED
(INCORPORATED IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA)
(REGISTRATION NUMBER 01/00251/06)
("RANDFONTEIN")
(INCORPORATED IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA)
(REGISTRATION NUMBER 01/00251/06)
("RANDFONTEIN")
REVISED OFFER BY HARMONY - IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION TO RANDFONTEIN SHAREHOLDERS
AND OPTION HOLDERS
RANDFONTEIN SHAREHOLDERS AND OPTION HOLDERS ARE REFERRED TO THE OFFER DOCUMENT
ISSUED BY HARMONY ON 11 JANUARY 2000 (THE "OFFER DOCUMENT"), WHICH REFLECTS
DETAILS OF THE OFFER BY HARMONY TO ACQUIRE THE ENTIRE ISSUED ORDINARY SHARE
CAPITAL OF AND ALL OPTIONS ISSUED BY RANDFONTEIN (THE "OFFER"), AND TO THE
REVISED OFFER DOCUMENT REFLECTING DETAILS OF THE INCREASE IN THE CONSIDERATION
UNDER THE OFFER (THE "REVISED OFFER") WHICH WAS ISSUED BY HARMONY ON 19 JANUARY
2000.
RANDFONTEIN SHAREHOLDERS AND OPTION HOLDERS ARE REMINDED THAT THE FINAL CLOSING
DATE FOR THE REVISED OFFER IS MONDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2000 AND THAT, IN ORDER TO
ACCEPT THE REVISED OFFER, RELEVANT FORMS OF ACCEPTANCE AND SURRENDER, WHICH ARE
ATTACHED TO THE OFFER DOCUMENT, TOGETHER WITH DOCUMENTS OF TITLE IN RESPECT OF
THEIR RANDFONTEIN SHARES OR OPTIONS MUST, SUBJECT TO WHAT IS SET OUT BELOW, BE
RETURNED TO THE TRANSFER SECRETARIES OF HARMONY, COMPUTERSHARE SERVICES
LIMITED, 4TH FLOOR, EDURA HOUSE, 41 FOX STREET, JOHANNESBURG, 2001 (PO BOX
61051, MARSHALLTOWN, 2107), OR TO COMPUTERSHARE SERVICES PLC, PO BOX 82, CAXTON
HOUSE, REDCLIFF WAY, BRISTOL, BS99 7NH (COLLECTIVELY THE "TRANSFER
SECRETARIES"). IF RANDFONTEIN SHAREHOLDERS AND OPTION HOLDERS DO NOT HAVE A
FORM OF ACCEPTANCE AND SURRENDER THEY SHOULD CONTACT THE TRANSFER SECRETARIES
IMMEDIATELY.
RANDFONTEIN SHAREHOLDERS AND OPTION HOLDERS WHO WISH TO RECEIVE HARMONY SHARES
IN ELECTRONIC OR DEMATERIALISED FORM ARE ADVISED THAT THE OFFER DOCUMENT SHOULD
HAVE REFLECTED THE PROCESS SET OUT BELOW.
THIS NOTICE SERVES AS AN AMENDMENT TO THE OFFER DOCUMENT
RANDFONTEIN SHAREHOLDERS AND OPTION HOLDERS WHO WISH TO RECEIVE HARMONY SHARES
UNDER THE REVISED OFFER IN DEMATERIALISED FORM SHOULD PLEASE NOTE:
- ONLY A CENTRAL SECURITIES DEPOSITORY PARTICIPANT ("CSDP") MAY SUBMIT SHARES
TO BE DEMATERIALISED;
- RANDFONTEIN SHAREHOLDERS AND OPTION HOLDERS WHO ALREADY HAVE A CSDP OR BROKER
ARE ADVISED TO LODGE THEIR FORMS OF ACCEPTANCE AND SURRENDER TOGETHER WITH THE
DOCUMENTS OF TITLE IN RESPECT OF THEIR RANDFONTEIN SHARES OR OPTIONS, VIA THEIR
CSDP OR BROKER AND NOT DIRECTLY WITH THE TRANSFER SECRETARIES AS REFLECTED IN
THE OFFER DOCUMENT. ANY SURRENDER FORMS FORWARDED DIRECTLY TO THE TRANSFER
SECRETARIES WITH AN ELECTRONIC ELECTION OPTION WILL FIRST BE REFERRED TO THE
RELEVANT CSDP AS REFLECTED ON THE FORMS OF ACCEPTANCE AND SURRENDER - WHICH MAY
LEAD TO INORDINATE DELAYS;
- THE RELEVANT FORMS OF ACCEPTANCE AND SURRENDER MUST BE DULY STAMPED BY THE
CSDP SUBMITTING THE RANDFONTEIN SHARES OR OPTIONS IN RETURN FOR DEMATERIALISED
HARMONY SHARES;
- RANDFONTEIN SHAREHOLDERS AND OPTION HOLDERS WHO DO NOT HAVE A CSDP OR BROKER
ARE ADVISED TO MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS WITH A CSDP OR BROKER OF THEIR
CHOICE;
- RANDFONTEIN SHAREHOLDERS AND OPTION HOLDERS WHO DO NOT MAKE AN ELECTION TO
RECEIVE THEIR ENTITLEMENT TO HARMONY SHARES IN EITHER DEMATERIALISED OR
CERTIFICATED FORM WILL BE REGISTERED IN THE PAPER BASED SHARE REGISTER HELD BY
THE TRANSFER SECRETARIES OUTSIDE OF THE STRATE ENVIRONMENT;
- TRADING AND SETTLEMENT OF HARMONY SHARES CAN ONLY OCCUR IN THE DEMATERIALISED
FORM WITHIN THE STRATE ENVIRONMENT.
ANY FURTHER QUERIES MAY BE ADDRESSED TO THE STRATE LIAISON DESK - TOLL FREE
NUMBER 0800 004727.
RANDFONTEIN SHAREHOLDERS AND OPTION HOLDERS ARE ADVISED THAT WITH EFFECT FROM
MONDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2000, THE TRANSFER SECRETARIES OF RANDFONTEIN IN SOUTH
AFRICA WILL BE COMPUTERSHARE SERVICES LIMITED.
VIRGINIA
1 FEBRUARY 2000



                                        
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