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HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Seismic event at Elandsrand Mine

Release Date: 27/02/2008 13:25:02      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Seismic event at Elandsrand Mine    
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED                                             
Registration number 1950/038232/06                                              
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa                                    
ISIN: ZAE000015228                                                              
JSE share code: HAR                                                             
Seismic event at Elandsrand Mine                                                
Johannesburg. Wednesday 27 February 2008. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited   
(Harmony) regretfully announces that a seismic event which occurred at the      
Elandsrand Mine near Carletonville at 10h30 local time, has caused the death of 
two mineworkers.                                                                
The localised seismic event, which measured 0.9 magnitude on the Richter scale, 
occurred in the 78/5 stope causing a fall of ground in a panel. The damage      
caused by the event was confined to the top portion of the stope panel.         
Two persons were trapped by the fall of ground and although they were rescued by
their fellow workers within 20 minutes, regrettably both succumbed from their   
injuries at the scene of the accident. No other persons were seriously injured. 
The workplace has been stopped until further investigations are done.           
The management of Elandsrand Mine has expressed their sincere condolences to the
families of the deceased and sympathy to those affected by the tragic accident. 
Chief Executive Graham Briggs also expresses his sympathy with the families and 
assures them of Harmony`s support during this difficult period.                 
ends                                                                            
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                   
27 February 2008                                                                
For more details contact:                                                       
Alwyn Pretorius                                                                 
Chief Operating Officer                                                         
North Region                                                                    
on +27 (0)82 806 0872                                                           
Sponsor                                                                         
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Limited                                        
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