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HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Company Announcement

Release Date: 22/07/2009 10:33:14      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Company Announcement                
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                                                                   
Harmony strengthens its executive team                                          
Johannesburg. Wednesday, 22 July. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) 
is pleased to announce the appointments of two new executive members, Leon le   
Roux as Executive: Risk Management and Engineering and Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak as
Executive: Environment who assumed their responsibilities in July 2009.         
Le Roux has nearly 30 years experience in the mining industry.  He began his    
career at Vaal Reefs as a learner official in engineering in 1979. After        
obtaining his GCC (Mines and Works) in 1983 he worked as engineer on various    
AngloGold operations. After resigning as Engineering Manager in 1999, Le Roux   
joined ARMgold at its formation. At ARMgold he held various management positions
and was later seconded to ARMplatinum. Le Roux joined Harmony when ARMgold      
merged with the company in 2003. After holding numerous management positions at 
Harmony and most recently group engineer for the north region, Le Roux was      
appointed to the executive team.                                                
Naidoo-Vermaak, an MSc graduate, is an experienced environmental specialist who 
has worked for both the private sector in mining, as well as the public sector  
in the Departments of Water Affairs and Forestry and the Minerals and Energy    
respectively. She has spent 10 years in this discipline and as part of her      
portfolio of experience, Naidoo-Vermaak has international environmental         
management exposure gained in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji as well as      
Africa. She has held various positions at some of the leading mining companies, 
including BHP Billiton, Anglo American PLC in London and De Beers Consolidated  
Mines Limited.                                                                  
Harmony`s Chief Executive, Graham Briggs says, "We welcome both Leon and Melanie
to our very dynamic executive team and we are confident that each of them will  
add value and strengthen the leadership in their designated areas of            
responsibility to drive Harmony to greater heights. We wish them success in     
their new positions."                                                           
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)82 922 4584                                                           
Corporate Office:                                                               
Randfontein Office Park                                                         
PO Box 2                                                                        
South Africa 1760                                                               
T +27 (11) 411 2000                                                             
J.P. Morgan Equities Limited                                                    
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