HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Bernard Swanepoel resigns as Release Date: 06/08/2007 15:00:04 Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Bernard Swanepoel resigns as
Chief Executive of Harmony
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED
Incorporated in 1950
Registration number 1950/038232/06
Share code: HAR
NASDAQ, NYSE: HMY
BERNARD SWANEPOEL RESIGNS AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF HARMONY
Johannesburg, 6 August 2007. The Board of Harmony Gold Mining Company
Limited (Harmony) announces that Bernard Swanepoel, Chief Executive for the
past 12 years, has resigned with immediate effect.
Bernard says, "I am confident that Harmony will continue to grow under new
leadership and benefit from the strategy that we have developed over the
past few years." "Bernard joined Harmony in 1995 and grew the company from
a single mine to the fifth largest gold mining company in the world with a
market capitalisation of USD5.5 billion. It has been an honour and
privilege to work with him and we wish him well," said Patrice Motsepe,
Chairman of the Board.
The Board has appointed Graham Briggs, Managing Director of Harmony
Australasia, as acting Chief Executive with immediate effect. Mr Motsepe
says, "I welcome Graham in his new position and am confident that his vast
experience will make a valuable contribution to Harmony."
Graham Briggs holds a BSc (Hons) (Geology) and has in excess of 30 years
experience in the mining industry both locally and internationally. Graham
spent most of his career in the geological field, in gold mining and mostly
on Witwatersrand mines of South Africa. He joined Harmony in 1995 as
Manager, New Business and has filled various operational roles including
Operations Director of Harmony`s Free State assets (in South Africa).
In addition the Board advises that Mr Andre Wilkens, who has extensive
knowledge of Harmony and vast experience of the gold mining industry, has
been appointed to the Harmony Board of Directors as non-executive director.
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
6 August 2007
For more details contact:
Acting Chief Executive
on +27 (0) 83 265 0274
General Manager, Investor Relations
on +27(0)82 654 9241
Lizelle du Toit
Investor Relations Officer
on +27(0)82 465 1244
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited
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