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HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company - Fatality at Harmony`s Elandsrand Mine

Release Date: 12/08/2009 09:19:01      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company - Fatality at Harmony`s Elandsrand Mine       
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 ELANDSRAND MINE                                           
Johannesburg. Wednesday, 12 August 2009. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited    
(Harmony) regretfully announces that a mineworker succumbed to his injuries     
yesterday after being injured during an accident at Harmony`s Elandsrand mine   
near Carletonville on Friday morning. The accident occurred during scraper      
cleaning operations in a stoping workplace.                                     
Management together with the Department of Mineral Resources commenced          
investigations yesterday.                                                       
Harmony`s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Briggs says, "The loss of life is     
tragic and we express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family. During the
past financial year, safety at Elandsrand received priority attention and       
commendable improvements in safety were recorded as a resulted of the effective 
behaviour-based safety initiatives that were implemented at the mine. It saddens
us that despite these measures, the fatality occurred."                         
Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited                                   
For more details contact:                                                       
Esha Brijmohan                                                                  
Investor Relations Officer                                                      
On +27 (0)82 759 1775                                                           
or                                                                              
Marian van der Walt                                                             
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations                                     
On +27 (0)82 888 1242                                                           
Corporate Office:                                                               
Randfontein Office Park                                                         
PO Box 2                                                                        
Randfontein                                                                     
South Africa 1760                                                               
T +27 (0)11 411 2000                                                            
www.harmony.co.za                                                               
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