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HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company - Fall Of Ground Accident At Harmony`s

Release Date: 15/06/2009 14:20:52      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company - Fall Of Ground Accident At Harmony`s        
                                  Masimong Mine                                 
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                                                                   
Johannesburg, Monday, 15 June 2009. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited         
(Harmony) regretfully announces that a fall of ground accident occurred at its  
Masimong mine in the Free State last Friday morning, resulting in the death of a
Harmony`s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Briggs and his management team,       
express their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.                
"Masimong has produced excellent safety results in the past year and its        
management team has placed great emphasis on safety on a daily basis by rolling 
out effective behaviour-based safety programmes. It remains unfortunate that    
such an incident still occurred. Harmony will continue to address safety as a   
priority at all its operations," adds Briggs.                                   
Management together with the Department of Minerals and Energy commenced        
investigations on Friday. Work in the affected panel was stopped. No blasting   
will take place in this panel for four days. The National Union of Mineworkers  
held a day of mourning for the deceased on Saturday.                            
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                   
For more details contact:                                                       
Marian van der Walt                                                             
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations                                     
On +27 (0)82 888 1242                                                           
Esha Brijmohan                                                                  
Investor Relations Officer                                                      
On +27 (0)82 759 1775                                                           
Corporate Office:                                                               
Randfontein Office Park                                                         
PO Box 2                                                                        
South Africa 1760                                                               
T: +27 (11) 411 2000                                                            
For the comprehensive set of results please visit www.harmony.co.za             
J.P. Morgan Equities Limited                                                    
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