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HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED - DISCUSSIONS ON REINSTATEMENT OF CONOPS IN

Release Date: 04/02/2005 11:41:14      Code(s): HAR
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED -  DISCUSSIONS ON REINSTATEMENT OF CONOPS IN
FREE STATE CONTINUES                                                            
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                             
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 1950/038232/06)                                            
Share code: HAR     ISIN: ZAE000015228                                          
("Harmony")                                                                     
Discussions on reinstatement of CONOPS in Free State continues                  
Johannesburg, Thursday 3 February 2005 - Following a request from a member of   
the press who attended the company"s quarterly presentation earlier, Harmony    
Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY JSE: HAR) today released information on  
the number of employees who could be affected by the suspension of CONOPS at its
Free State Operations.                                                          
An additional 1 830 employment positions were created during the past 12 months 
with the partial introduction of CONOPS in that region. Following the decision  
by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at the Free State Operations not to  
support an application to the Department of Minerals and Energy for Sunday      
labour, the company has initiated a process to engage the union in finding ways 
in dealing with the excess labour.                                              
Section 189 notifications will be served on the various shafts in / during the  
course of the next two weeks, which will initiate the legally required 60 day   
review period.                                                                  
"It is irresponsible and immature to speculate on the outcome of the process at 
this stage, but negotiations to resolve the current impasse are continuing,"    
commented Bernard Swanepoel, Chief Executive.                                   
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Harmony Gold                                                                    
Ferdi Dippenaar          +27 11 684 0140     +27 82 807 3684                    
Corne Bobbert            +27 11 684 0146     +27 83 380 6614                    
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 merger, Harmony has filed with the U.S.         
Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), a registration statement on Form F- 
4, which includes a preliminary prospectus and related exchange offer materials,
to register the Harmony ordinary shares (including Harmony ordinary shares      
represented by Harmony ADSs) to be issued in exchange for the remainder of Gold 
Fields ordinary shares held by Gold Fields shareholders resident in the United  
States and for Gold Fields ADSs held by Gold Fields shareholders wherever       
resident, 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 contain important information.  Investors and holders of
Gold Fields securities may obtain free copies of the registration statement, the
preliminary and final prospectus (when available) and 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.  The   
preliminary 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 in the US,
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 US 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 US prior to the time the registration statement becomes        
effective.  No offering of securities shall be made in the US 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: 04/02/2005 11:41:19 AM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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