HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd - Harmony appoints senior executive to Release Date: 01/08/2011 14:44:01 Code(s): HAR
HAR - Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd - Harmony appoints senior executive to
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
HARMONY APPOINTS SENIOR EXECUTIVE TO OVERSEE SAFETY
Johannesburg. Monday, 1 August 2011. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
("Harmony" or "the Company") today announced that Alwyn Pretorius has been
appointed Executive: Safety and Health, a newly created executive position, the
focus of which is to accelerate the execution of Harmony`s safety and health
strategy and to further improve its safety performance.
Alwyn has been an executive of Harmony for more than four years and is currently
the Chief Operating Officer: North Region (South Africa). He has more than 18
years` experience in the mining industry and holds both a BSc Mining Engineering
and a BSc Industrial Engineering.
Jaco Boshoff, currently Executive: New Business and Projects, has been appointed
Acting Chief Operating Officer: North Region, until a new appointment has been
made in this position. Jaco is a geologist with more than 15 years` experience
in the mining industry.
Graham Briggs, chief executive officer, commented: "Safety is a priority at
Harmony and achieving a safe, productive Harmony is something on which we will
not compromise. We have a number of safety initiatives in place that have
resulted in excellent safety achievements in recent years. But, we need to do
more. We have decided to intensify our safety efforts by appointing Alwyn, who
has both an extensive understanding of the underground environment, but also the
leadership skills to achieve the step-change in safety performance that we are
seeking. We adopted this approach several years ago at Kusasalethu. Our approach
here was clear - safety first, then production will follow. We are committed to
implementing this across the group.
Both Alwyn and Jaco are knowledgeable and well-experienced and we look forward
to their contributions in their new and related roles."
For more details contact:
Investor Relations Officer
+27 82 759 1775 (mobile)
Marian van der Walt
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations
+27 82 888 1242 (mobile)
Randfontein Office Park
P O Box
South Africa 1760
T +27 (0)11 411 2000
J.P. Morgan Equities Limited
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