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HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd - Fatality at Harmony`s Elandsrand gold

Release Date: 19/01/2009 08:50:05      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd - Fatality at Harmony`s Elandsrand gold   
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Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd                                                 
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa                                    
Registration number: 1950/038232/06                                             
JSE: HAR                                                                        
NYSE: HMY                                                                       
NASDAQ: HMY                                                                     
ISIN: ZAE000015228                                                              
("Harmony")                                                                     
Fatality at Harmony`s Elandsrand gold mine                                      
Johannesburg. Monday, 19 January 2009. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited      
(Harmony) regretfully announces that a fall of ground accident, caused by a     
seismic event at its Elandsrand gold mine near Carletonville on Saturday        
morning, resulted in the death of a mineworker.                                 
The incident occurred in the 95/10 W4 panel, approximately 2780m below surface. 
Regrettably one person, a Rockdrill Operator, succumbed to his injuries.  No    
other employees were seriously injured.                                         
The workplace has been stopped until investigations have been completed.        
Harmony`s Chief Executive, Graham Briggs and his management team express their  
sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and sympathy to those affected
by the accident.                                                                
For more details contact:                                                       
Alwyn Pretorius                                                                 
Chief Operating Officer                                                         
Elandsrand                                                                      
on +27 (0)82 806 0872                                                           
Graham Briggs                                                                   
Chief Executive Officer                                                         
on +27 (0)83 265 0274                                                           
or                                                                              
Marian van der Walt                                                             
General Manager, Investor Relations                                             
on +27 11 411 2037  or                                                          
+27 (0)82 888 1242                                                              
Corporate Office:                                                               
Randfontein Gold Mine                                                           
P O Box 1                                                                       
Randfontein                                                                     
South Africa 1796                                                               
T +27 (11) 411 2000                                                             
For the comprehensive set of results please visit www.harmony.co.za             
19 January 2009                                                                 
Sponsor                                                                         
Merrill Lynch South Africa (Proprietary) Limited                                
Date: 19/01/2009 08:50:05 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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