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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                                                           
    ISIN: ZAE000015228                                                          
                                                                                
    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. 
    ends.                                                                       

    Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                               
    6 August 2007                                                               
                                                                                
For more details contact:                                                   
    Graham Briggs                                                               
    Acting Chief Executive                                                      
    on +27 (0) 83 265 0274                                                      
Amelia Soares                                                               
    General Manager, Investor Relations                                         
    on +27(0)82 654 9241                                                        
    or                                                                          
Lizelle du Toit                                                             
    Investor Relations Officer                                                  
    on +27(0)82 465 1244                                                        
                                                                                
Sponsor                                                                     
    Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited                                    
Date: 06/08/2007 15:00:04 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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