Harmony - Lapsing of exclusive options with Gold Fields Limited
Release Date: 18/02/2002 13:11:42 Code(s): HAR
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1950/038232/06)
Share code: HAR ISIN: ZAE000015228
Lapsing of exclusive options with Gold Fields Limited ("Gold Fields")
Further to the announcement dated 23 October 2001 regarding the grant of an
exclusive option by:
* Gold Fields to Harmony and to African Rainbow Minerals (Proprietary)
Limited to negotiate the acquisition of the St Helena and Oryx mines; and
* Harmony to Gold Fields to negotiate the acquisition of Harmony's stake in
Auriongold Limited (formerly Goldfields Limited of Australia)
(collectively "the options"),
shareholders are advised that the negotiations have terminated without
agreement having been reached and that the options have now lapsed.
Accordingly Harmony will retain its stake in Auriongold Limited.
18 February 2002
Sponsor to Harmony
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