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HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Press Release

Release Date: 25/03/2009 09:36:01      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Press Release                       
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                             
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
Registration number 1950/038232/06                                              
ISIN ZAE000015228                                                               
Issuer code: HAPS                                                               
TRADING SYMBOLS:                                                                
Ordinary Shares: JSE Limited: HAR,                                              
New York Stock Exchange, Inc., HMY,                                             
London Stock Exchange plc: HRM                                                  
Euronext Paris: HG,                                                             
Euronext Brussels: HMY,                                                         
Berlin Stock Exchange: HAM1,                                                    
NASDAQ: HMY                                                                     
PRESS RELEASE                                                                   
FATALITY AT HARMONY`S BRAND 2 SHAFT                                             
Johannesburg. Wednesday, 25 March 2009. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited     
(Harmony) regretfully announces that an accident involving a winder stator at   
the Brand 2 shaft of its Virginia operations in the Free State yesterday,       
resulted in the death of a team leader.                                         
Management together with the Department of Minerals and Energy commenced        
investigations yesterday. Work only at the affected winder reclamation has      
been stopped until investigations have been completed. This will not hinder     
production as Brand 2 is not an operational shaft.                              
Harmony`s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Briggs and his management team,       
express their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.                
Safety continues to be a priority at Harmony. Behavior-safety initiatives       
have been rolled out to all of its operations and the continuous                
communication on safety in the working place as well as off the job receives    
priority attention from all stakeholders involved.                              
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                   
25 March 2009                                                                   
For more details contact:                                                       
Tom Smith                                                                       
Chief Operating Officer                                                         
South Region                                                                    
on +27 (0)84 499 6051                                                           
or                                                                              
Esha Brijmohan                                                                  
Investor Relations Officer                                                      
on +27 (0)82 922 4584                                                           
Corporate Office:                                                               
Randfontein Office Park                                                         
P O Box 2                                                                       
Randfontein                                                                     
South Africa 1760                                                               
T +27 (11) 411 2000                                                             
www.harmony.co.za                                                               
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