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HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd - Multiple fatalities at Harmony`s Phakisa

Release Date: 25/06/2010 09:10:01      Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd - Multiple fatalities at Harmony`s Phakisa
Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd                                                 
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa                                    
Registration number: 1950/038232/06                                             
JSE Share code: HAR                                                             
NYSE Share code: HMY                                                            
NASDAQ Share code: HMY                                                          
ISIN: ZAE000015228                                                              
PRESS RELEASE                                                                   
MULTIPLE FATALITIES AT HARMONY`S PHAKISA MINE                                   
Johannesburg. Friday, 25 June 2010. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited         
(Harmony) regrets to announce that three employees died in an underground       
explosion accident at its Phakisa mine in the Free State on Thursday, 24 June   
2010. Two other employees were seriously injured and are being treated at the   
local hospital.                                                                 
The employees were part of a Mine Rescue Team that was busy investigating a     
suspected fire in a raise, underground at the time of the accident. All other   
employees working underground at the time of the explosion were accounted for   
and are safe.                                                                   
The explosion occurred at approximately 22h30 on Thursday, some 2,013 metres    
below surface.                                                                  
Management together with the representatives of the Department of Mineral       
Resources worked through the night on the rescue operation. Investigations into 
the causes of the accident will be conducted once the area has been declared    
Harmony`s Chief Executive, Graham Briggs and his management team, expresses     
their sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and injured who were  
affected by the incident.                                                       
For more details contact:                                                       
Esha Brijmohan                                                                  
Investor Relations Officer                                                      
On +27 82 759 1775                                                              
Corporate Office:                                                               
Randfontein Office Park                                                         
PO Box 2                                                                        
South Africa 1760                                                               
T: +27 11 411 2000                                                              
J.P. Morgan Equities Limited                                                    
Date: 25/06/2010 09:10:01 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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