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HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Harmony Appoints Financial

Release Date: 24/07/2009 08:00:04      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited - Harmony Appoints Financial          
Director Designate                                                              
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 APPOINTS FINANCIAL DIRECTOR DESIGNATE                                   
Johannesburg. Friday, 24 July. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited ("Harmony")  
is pleased to announce that following a comprehensive executive search process  
for a Financial Director, Hannes Meyer has been appointed to Harmony`s          
Executive Management team as Financial Director Designate with effect from 1    
August 2009.                                                                    
Frank Abbott, Harmony`s Interim Financial Director since August 2007, has       
given notice of his early retirement.  Frank will hand over his financial       
director`s responsibilities to Hannes on 1 November 2009, on which day Hannes   
will be appointed to Harmony`s Board as Financial Director. Frank will remain   
on the Harmony Board as an executive director responsible for strategic         
planning up to the end of December 2009, after which he will serve as non-      
executive director of Harmony.                                                  
Hannes is a 39 year-old, qualified chartered accountant with more than 13       
years experience in the mining industry.  Having first worked at Randgold       
Resources Limited`s mining operations in Mali, Hannes joined AngloGold Ashanti  
("AngloGold") Limited and was later appointed Senior Financial Manager:         
Business Development.  He spent seven years with AngloGold during which he      
gained extensive experience in all facets of corporate finance. Hannes then     
joined TEAL Exploration & Mining Incorporated ("TEAL") as Chief Financial       
Officer and was appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer of TEAL in 2008.    
Harmony`s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Briggs says, "Hannes not only has     
vast financial experience, but is also very familiar with the mining industry.  
We searched for an individual with financial engineering abilities and Hannes   
was by far the strongest candidate.  I am pleased that Frank has agreed to      
stay on to ensure an effective hand-over and continuity of the financial        
responsibilities."                                                              
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                   
For more details contact:                                                       
Graham Briggs                                                                   
Chief Executive Officer                                                         
On +27 (0)83 265 0274                                                           
Or                                                                              
Marian van der Walt                                                             
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations                                     
On +27 (0)82 888 1242                                                           
Corporate Office:                                                               
Randfontein Office Park                                                         
PO Box 1                                                                        
Randfontein                                                                     
South Africa  1796                                                              
T:  +27 (0)11 411 2000                                                          
www.harmony.co.za                                                               
Executive Search Company                                                        
Landelahni Business Leaders                                                     
Sponsor:                                                                        
J.P. Morgan Equities Limited                                                    
Date: 24/07/2009 08:00:04 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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