HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Appointment of chief executive
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED
Incorporated in 1950
Registration number 1950/038232/06
Share code: HAR
NASDAQ, NYSE: HMY
APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Patrice Motsepe, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce the appointment
of Graham Briggs as Chief Executive Officer of Harmony Gold Mining Company
Limited with effect from 1 January 2008.
Harmony appointed a selection panel at the end of October, 2007, made up of four
non-executive Board members, to oversee the selection process for the position
of Chief Executive Officer. The Panel engaged the services of a professional
executive search company to assist in identifying candidates who would qualify
for the position. A comprehensive brief was used in identifying the candidates
in South Africa as well as some candidates abroad. Discussions with 36 potential
candidates were held.
The final shortlist consisted of four candidates and they were invited for
Patrice Motsepe says, "Graham proved to be the outstanding candidate and we are
pleased to announce that the board has unanimously appointed him as Chief
Executive Officer as from 1 January 2008. He has been overseeing the
introduction of the Harmony "back to basics" management style and has done a
great job. Harmony is on its way to being the globally competitive and
profitable company that we know it can be."
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Wednesday 2 January 2008
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited
Date: 02/01/2008 11:00:01 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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