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HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED - CLARIFICATION OF PRESS COMMUNICATION

Release Date: 23/11/2004 15:52:02      Code(s): HAR
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED - CLARIFICATION OF PRESS COMMUNICATION      
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED                                             
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 1950/038232/06)                                            
Share code: HAR     ISIN: ZAE000015228                                          
("Harmony")                                                                     
NEWS RELEASE FROM HARMONY                                                       
23 November 2004                                                                
CLARIFICATION OF PRESS COMMUNICATION                                            
Harmony notes recent communication in the press, which attributes certain       
statements to an executive director of Harmony.                                 
Harmony wishes to correct those statements, which are factually incorrect and   
misleading.                                                                     
Whilst Harmony confirms that it does not intend to increase the consideration   
offered under the early settlement offer and has no current intention of        
increasing the consideration to be offered under the subsequent offer, Harmony  
reserves the right, as set out in the offer document to Gold Fields shareholders
dated 20 October 2004, to amend, vary or revise the subsequent offer.           
Gold Fields shareholders are reminded that any shares tendered under the early  
settlement offer will still receive the full benefit of any increase in         
consideration under the subsequent offer.                                       
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions contained in the offer   
document or the registration statement sent to Gold Fields shareholders have the
same meaning in this announcement.                                              
In connection with the proposed acquisition of Gold Fields, Harmony has filed a 
registration statement on Form F-4 (which was declared effective by the         
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 19, 2004) and filed a final
prospectus, dated November 19, 2004, with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) of 
the Securities Act of 1933, to register the Harmony ordinary shares (including  
Harmony ordinary shares represented by Harmony American Depositary Shares       
(ADSs)) to be issued in exchange for Gold Fields ordinary shares held by Gold   
Fields shareholders located in the United States and for Gold Fields ADSs held  
by Gold Fields shareholders wherever located, as well as a Statement on Schedule
TO.  Investors and holders of Gold Fields securities are strongly advised to    
read the registration statement and the preliminary prospectus, the related     
exchange offer materials and the final prospectus (when available), the         
Statement on Schedule TO and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC, as
well as any amendments and supplements to those documents, because they will    
contain important information.  Investors and holders of Gold Fields securities 
may obtain free copies of the registration statement, the final prospectus,     
related exchange offer materials and the Statement on Schedule TO, as well as   
other relevant documents filed or to be filed with the SEC, at the SEC"s web    
site at www.sec.gov.  Investors and holders of Gold Fields securities will      
receive information at an appropriate time on how to obtain transaction-related 
documents for free from Harmony or its duly designated agent. The final         
prospectus and other transaction-related documents may be obtained for free from
MacKenzie Partners, Inc., the information agent for the U.S. offer, at the      
following address: 105 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016; telephone 1    
(212) 929 5500 (call collect) or 1 (800) 322 2885 (toll-free call); e-mail      
proxy@mackenziepartners.com.                                                    
This communication is for information purposes only.  It shall not constitute an
offer to purchase or exchange or the solicitation of an offer to sell or        
exchange any securities of Gold Fields or an offer to sell or exchange or the   
solicitation of an offer to buy or exchange any securities of Harmony, nor shall
there be any sale or exchange of securities in any jurisdiction in which such   
offer, solicitation or sale or exchange would be unlawful prior to the          
registration or qualification under the laws of such jurisdiction.  The         
distribution of this communication may, in some countries, be restricted by law 
or regulation.  Accordingly, persons who come into possession of this document  
should inform themselves of and observe these restrictions.  The solicitation of
offers to buy Gold Fields ordinary shares (including Gold Fields ordinary shares
represented by Gold Fields ADSs) in the United States will only be made pursuant
to a prospectus and related offer materials that Harmony has sent to holders of 
Gold Fields securities.  The Harmony ordinary shares (including Harmony ordinary
shares represented by Harmony ADSs) may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be   
accepted, in the United States prior to the time the registration statement     
becomes effective.  No offering of securities shall be made in the United States
except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the   
United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended.                               
The directors of Harmony accept responsibility for the information contained in 
this announcement.  To the best of the knowledge and belief of the directors of 
Harmony (who have taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case),   
the information contained in this announcement is in accordance with the facts  
and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.     
Date: 23/11/2004 03:52:09 PM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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