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Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - News Release From Harmony Gold

Release Date: 18/03/2005 10:22:12      Code(s): HAR
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - News Release From Harmony Gold            
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 GOLD                                                  
18 March 2005                                                                   
Successful meeting in London between Harmony and Norilsk                        
At a meeting between Gold Field"s two largest shareholders in London, Harmony   
and Norilsk, Norilsk confirmed that it will continue to honour the terms of the 
irrevocable undertaking given by it in favour of Harmony. They also agreed that 
it was premature to extend the date of the irrevocable undertaking now and will 
discuss the matter closer to the time.                                          
ENDS                                                                            
Issued by (direct line, mobile, email):                                         
Harmony Gold                                                                    
Ferdi Dippenaar         +27 11 684 0140         +27 82 807 3684                 
Vusi Magadana           +27 11 684 0140         +27 72 157 5986                 
South Africa - Beachhead Media & Investor Relations                             
Jennifer Cohen          +27 11 214 2401         +27 82 468 6469                 
jennifer@bmsa.co.za                                                             
Patrick Lawlor          +27 11 214 2410         +27 82 459 6709                 
patrick@bmsa.co.za                                                              
United States - Financial Dynamics Business Communications                      
Hollis Rafkin-Sax       +1 212 850 5789         +1 917 509 0255                 
hrafkin-sax@fd-us.com                                                           
Torie Pennington        +1 212 850 5629         +1 917 838 1369                 
tpennington@fd-us.com                                                           
United Kingdom - Financial Dynamics Business Communications                     
Nic Bennett             +44 207 269 7115        +44 7979 536 619                
nic.bennett@fd.com                                                              
Charles Watenphul       +44 207 269 7216        +44 7866 438 013                
charles.watenphul@fd.com                                                        
US Information Agent - MacKenzie Partners, Inc                                  
Daniel Burch            +212 929 5500                                           
proxy@mackenziepartners.com                                                     
Steve Balet             +800 322 2885                                           
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.                                              
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.     
In connection with the proposed acquisition of Gold Fields, Harmony has filed a 
registration statement (File no: 333-120975) on Form F-4 (which was declared    
effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 28,     
2005) and filed a final prospectus, dated February 25, 2005, with the SEC       
pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) 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, the  
related exchange offer materials and the final prospectus,  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, related exchange offer materials, the     
final prospectus 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            
communication 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.                                                                        
Date: 18/03/2005 10:22:17 AM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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