HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED - Fire at Harmony's Phakisa mineRelease Date: 24/04/2013 17:07:00 Code(s): HAR PDF(s):
Fire at Harmony's Phakisa mine
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Registration number 1950/038232/06
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
JSE share code: HAR
(“Harmony” or “the company”)
Fire at Harmony’s Phakisa mine
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (“Harmony” or the “Company”)
advises that there is an underground fire at its Phakisa mine near
Welkom. Employees were immediately moved to safety, but one person
has still not been accounted for.
The fire started late yesterday afternoon. Despite several
attempts to find the missing person, the intensity of the smoke
and the high gas levels are making it difficult for the rescue
teams to search for the person.
Phakisa’s underground mining areas are linked with those of
Tshepong. To ensure that employees of both mines are kept safe,
production at both operations have been stopped.
“Proto teams are working non-stop to find our colleague and
fighting the fire”, Graham Briggs, chief executive officer said.
Harmony was incorporated 62 year ago and is one of the largest gold
mining companies in the world and the third largest gold producer in
South Africa with a reported production of 1.17* million ounces of gold
for the financial year 2012 and Mineral Reserves of 52.9 million ounces.
Harmony is a multi-listed company and its primary listing is on the JSE
Limited (ticker: HAR). The company’s shares are also quoted in the form
of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the New York Stock Exchange
(ticker: HMY) and as International Depositary Receipts (IDRs) on the
Berlin (ticker: HAM1) and Brussels exchanges (HMY).
Harmony operates mines in South African and Papua New Guinea. In South
Africa, the company has ten underground mines and one open-pit mine and
several surface operations in South Africa. In PNG, Harmony has a 50%
interest in the Morobe Mining Joint Ventures, which includes Hidden
Valley, an open-pit gold and silver mine, the exciting Wafi -Golpu
project, and extensive exploration tenements. Outside the joint venture,
Harmony’s own exploration portfolio focuses principally on highly
prospective areas in PNG. The Company’s head office is situated in
Randfontein, South Africa.
For more details contact:
Investor Relations Manager
+27 (0) 82 759 1775 (mobile)
Marian van der Walt
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations
+27 (0) 82 888 1242 (mobile)
24 April 2013
J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited.
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