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HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED - Rescue efforts concluded at Harmonys Phakisa mine

Release Date: 25/04/2013 14:36:00      Code(s): HAR       PDF(s):  
Rescue efforts concluded at Harmony’s Phakisa mine

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Registration number 1950/038232/06
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
ISIN: ZAE000015228
JSE share code: HAR
(“Harmony” or “the company”)


Rescue efforts concluded at Harmony’s Phakisa mine

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (“Harmony” or the “Company”)
advises that the rescue teams have recovered the body of the
missing   mineworker  at   its  Phakisa  mine  near  Welkom   at
approximately 13:00 today.

The employee went missing after a fire started at the mine on
Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still unknown and the
containment and efforts to extinguish the underground fire are
ongoing.

Harmony’s   Chief  Executive   Officer, Graham  Briggs   and  his
management team, wish to express their sincere condolences to the
family and friends of the deceased.

We wish to thank everyone involved in the rescue efforts – the
mine rescue teams, the Mine Rescue Services, the Department of
Mineral Resources, the operational teams and the unions.

About Harmony
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.
*Continued operations


ends.
For more details contact:

Henrika Basterfield
Investor Relations Manager
+27 (0) 82 759 1775 (mobile)

Marian van der Walt
Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations
+27 (0) 82 888 1242 (mobile)


25 April 2013

Sponsor:
J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited.

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