Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Resignation Of Directors
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1950/038232/06)
Share code: HAR ISIN: ZAE000015228
NYSE : HMY
RESIGNATION OF DIRECTORS
Johannesburg, 6 December 2005 - The board of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
(NYSE: HMY JSE: HAR) wishes to announce the resignation of two of its directors
today. In both cases the individuals, Ferdi Dippenaar and Rick Menell, will
pursue their future careers as chief executive officers of junior mining
Ferdi joined Harmony in 1998 and served the company in many roles, most recently
as Marketing Director. Under his leadership Harmony won numerous awards for
investor relations, established its own commercial gold refinery and actively
supported jewellery training and manufacturing. Ferdi leaves Harmony at the end
of December 2005 to take up the position of CEO of Great Basin Gold, a junior
Toronto listed gold exploration and mining company.
On the announcement of Ferdi"s resignation Harmony"s CEO, Bernard Swanepoel
said; "As sad as it is to lose one of our best, we are proud of Ferdi and know
that he will make a great success of his new challenge. We pride ourselves in
Harmony on our people and Ferdi is truly export quality. He moves on with the
best wishes of the board and all of his friends at Harmony."
During the last few months Ferdi handed over Investor Relations to Philip Kotze
and as such no new appointment needs to be made due to his departure.
Rick Menell steps down from Harmony"s board as a non-executive director in order
to spend most of his time on his new role as CEO of TEAL, a junior Toronto
listed exploration company. Rick joined Harmony"s board in 2004 with Harmony"s
acquisition of Avgold. He was elected deputy chairman and served in that role
until his resignation.
Patrice Motsepe commented; "On behalf of the board, I wish to thank Rick for his
loyal support as my deputy and we all wish him well for the future."
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: 06/12/2005 12:10:08 PM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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