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HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Bambanani Mine

Release Date: 26/02/2008 17:21:15      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Bambanani Mine                      
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED                                             
Registration number 1950/038232/06                                              
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa                                    
ISIN: ZAE000015228                                                              
JSE share code: HAR                                                             
Bambanani Mine                                                                  
Johannesburg. Tuesday 26 February 2008. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited     
(Harmony) regretfully announces that a seismic event occurred at Harmony`s      
Bambanani Mine in the Free State at 12h10 local time.                           
The localized seismic event, which measured 2.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, 
occurred on 63 level 73 stope causing the panel to collapse, where a total of 16
employees were working.                                                         
Medical and Proto teams were immediately mobilised and the rescue operation was 
concluded in two hours. The final rescue reports indicate that regrettably two  
persons died and four persons were injured, of which one is in a critical       
Harmony`s Chief Executive, Graham Briggs, and his management team express their 
sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and sympathy to those       
affected by today`s tragic accident.                                            
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                   
26 February 2008                                                                
For more details contact:                                                       
Tom Smith                                                                       
Chief Operating Officer                                                         
South Region                                                                    
on +27 (0)84 499 6051                                                           
Corporate Office:                                                               
Randfontein Gold Mine                                                           
P O Box 1                                                                       
South Africa 1796                                                               
T +27 (11) 411 2000                                                             
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited                                        
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