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Release Date: 21/06/2006 08:26:00      Code(s): HAR
Not For Release, Publication Or Distribution In Whole Or In Part In Or          
Into The United States, Canada Or Japan                                         
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED                                             
Incorporated in 1950                                                            
Registration number 1950/038232/06                                              
Share code: HAR                                                                 
NASDAQ, NYSE: HMY                                                               
ISIN: ZAE000015228                                                              
ACQUISITION OF AN EQUITY STAKE IN VILLAGE MAIN REEF GOLD MINING COMPANY         
Johannesburg, 21 June 2006. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NASDAQ,        
NYSE: HMY; JSE: HAR) today announced that it has acquired 37.8% of the          
issued share capital of Village Main Reef Gold Mining Company Limited           
("Village") for an amount of R458,775.  The equity stake was purchased          
from African Rainbow Minerals Limited at a price of 20 cents per share.         
Due to the fact that the acquisition surpasses the 35% mark, Harmony is         
obliged under the Securities Regulation Code on Takeovers and Mergers to        
extend an offer to the remaining shareholders of Village to acquire all         
of their shares at the same price at which it acquired the 37.8% stake.         
Should all remaining shareholders accept the offer, it would mean an            
additional cash outflow of approximately R754,915. More details regarding       
the mandatory offer will be published as soon as possible.                      
Village is listed on the JSE Limited in the gold sector and has been            
dormant for some time without any operating mines.  Village has a total         
of 6 068 446 shares in issue, with a current market capitalization of           
approximately R3.3 million.  The acquisition forms part of Harmony"s            
strategic positioning.                                                          
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                   
21 June 2006                                                                    
For more details contact:                                                       
Bernard Swanepoel                                                               
Chief Executive                                                                 
on +27(0)83 303 9922                                                            
or                                                                              
Philip Kotze                                                                    
Executive, Investor Relations                                                   
on +27(0)83 453 0544                                                            
Investor Relations Officer                                                      
Vusi Magadana                                                                   
Office: +27 11 684 0149                                                         
Mobile: +27(0)72 157 5986                                                       
The directors of Harmony accept responsibility for the information              
contained in this announcement.                                                 
Sponsor                                                                         
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited                                        
Legal adviser                                                                   
Cliffe Dekker Inc                                                               
Date: 21/06/2006 08:26:02 AM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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