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HAR - Harmony - Press release - Fatalities at Harmony`s Evander Shaft

Release Date: 20/04/2009 12:23:02      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony - Press release - Fatalities at Harmony`s Evander Shaft           
Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd                                                 
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa                                    
Registration Number: 1950/038232/06                                             
JSE Code:    HAR                                                                
NYSE Code:   HMY                                                                
NASDAQ Code: HMY                                                                
ISIN: ZAE000015228                                                              
PRESS RELEASE                                                                   
FATALITIES AT HARMONY`S EVANDER SHAFT                                           
Johannesburg. Monday, 20 April 2009. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited        
(Harmony) regretfully announces that two people were fatally injured at the     
Evander 9 shaft that forms part of Harmony`s Evander Operations in Mpumalanga on
Friday afternoon, after they succumbed to oxygen deficiency while climbing into 
a travelling way of a discontinued production area. They were part of a team    
that was installing an electrical cable in a haulage.                           
Management together with the Department of Minerals and Energy commenced        
investigations on Friday.                                                       
At the time of the incident, no mining was taking place. Repairs to the         
infrastructure of the shaft were being carried out in preparation for a new     
mining project.                                                                 
Harmony`s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Briggs says, "This is truly a tragic  
incident and we express our sincerest condolences to the families of the        
deceased and sympathy to those affected by the incident. It is unfortunate that 
despite our safety initiatives fatalities still occur, which means that we      
should continue rolling out communication on safety. We have already seen       
excellent improvements in our safety rates as a result of our safety programmes 
and can assure all that safety receives priority attention from all stakeholders
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                   
For more details contact:                                                       
Graham Briggs                                                                   
Chief Executive Officer                                                         
On +27 (0)83 265 0274                                                           
Marian van der Walt                                                             
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations                                     
On +27 (0)82 888 1242                                                           
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Randfontein Office Park                                                         
PO Box 2                                                                        
South Africa                                                                    
T: +27 (11) 411 2000                                                            
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