Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
Share code : HAR
ISIN Code : ZAE000015228
NASDAQ : HGMCY
CHANGES TO HARMONY BOARD
Johannesburg, 15 April 2002 - Harmony's chairman, Mr Adam Fleming, today
announced that Mr John Smithies and Ms Audrey Mokhobo have accepted
invitations to join Harmony's board of directors. Their appointment as non-
executive directors is effective immediately.
Harmony also announced the resignation of Drs Gordon Sibiya and Aidan
Edwards, both of whom are non-executive directors, from the board. "On
behalf of Harmony, I wish to express our thanks and appreciation to Drs
Sibiya and Edwards for their insight and contributions enabling Harmony to
become the 5th largest gold producer in the world today," said Mr Fleming.
Chief executive Bernard Swanepoel said: "Ms Mokhobo and Mr Smithies both
bring valuable strengths to the Harmony board, and we are proud to have them
join the company. Their appointment comes at an exciting time as the company
has experienced significant growth over the past 12 months, increasing
production from 2,1 million ounces per annum to approximately 3,2 million
ounces on an annualised basis.
"Harmony has during this time also established a production base in
Australia, producing in excess of 500 000 ounces per annum in that country."
Audrey Mokhobo is the chairman of Simane Security Investments (Pty) Ltd. and
holds a Master of Arts in Political Science degree, specialising in Public
Administration. She also holds certificates in Short Term and Life
Insurance, Senior Executive Training from Harvard and Wits Business School,
and has held senior positions at the Development Bank of SA and Eskom, and
is currently a General Manager at Eskom (Pty) Ltd.
Audrey has been a Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Enterprise on
the restructuring of Transnet, and Deputy CEO of The National Command Centre
for Emergency Reconstruction. She is a director of Capital Alliance Life,
Barnard Jacobs Mellet, Rotek Industries, M-Net Phuthuma Trust, Women's
Development Bank Investment Holdings and Khoetsa Technologies.
John Smithies hold BSc degrees in both Mining and Chemistry. He was
recruited by Union Corporation in March 1973 and spent 3 years in their gold
division before being transferred to Impala Platinum's operations in
Rustenburg. There he rose through the ranks to General Manager before going
to Head Office to work on projects. In 1996 John was appointed Consulting
Engineer for the Rustenburg operations and in February 1999 he joined the
Board of Directors of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) as
Operations Director. He was subsequently appointed as Chief Executive
Officer in September 2000 and retired as CEO in July 2001.
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