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Harmony selected for 2019 Bloomberg gender-equality index

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


The 2019 Gender-Equality Index highlights 230 firms that are
trailblazers in their commitment to transparency in workplace gender

Johannesburg, Thursday, 17 January 2019 – Harmony Gold Mining Company
Limited (“Harmony” or “the company”) today announced that it is one of
230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
(GEI) which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender
reporting and advancing women’s equality. The index doubled in size
from 2018 and includes firms from 10 sectors headquartered across 36
countries and regions. Collectively, these firms have a combined market
capitalization of USD9 trillion and employ more than 15 million people,
of which 7 million are women, around the world. Thirteen markets are
represented for the first time this year and include Argentina, China,
Israel and South Africa.

“We are committed to building and maintaining a representative
workforce and continuously promote a working environment which provides
equal opportunities to all our employees without prejudice of any kind,
especially gender based,” said Peter Steenkamp, CEO of Harmony.

Bloomberg’s standardized reporting framework offers public companies
the opportunity to disclose information on how they promote gender
equality across four separate areas – company statistics, policies,
community engagement and products and services. Reporting companies
that score above a globally-established threshold, based on the extent
of disclosures and the achievement of best-in-class statistics and
policies, are included in the GEI. Demand for products and services
using ESG data has seen a significant increase over the last years, as
a growing number of investors are looking to incorporate environmental,
social and governance data into their investment decisions. Still,
currently only 10% of eligible companies are disclosing their workplace
gender policies and practices.

“We applaud Harmony and the other 229 firms tracked by the index for
their action to measure gender equality through the Bloomberg GEI
framework,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding
Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club. “Harmony’s GEI inclusion is a strong
indicator to its employees, investors and industry peers alike that it
is leading by example to advance ongoing efforts for a truly inclusive
Disclosures from firms included in the 2019 GEI provide a wide-ranging
and comprehensive look at how companies around the world are investing
in women.

The Bloomberg gender reporting framework is voluntary and has no
associated costs. The GEI is a reference index. For more information on
the GEI:

Media Contacts:

Max Manoeli
Investor Relations Coordinator
+27 82 759 1775

Veronika Henze
Bloomberg LP

Jacqueline Gogel

About Harmony: Harmony, a world-class gold mining and exploration
company, has operations and assets in South Africa and Papua New Guinea
(PNG). Harmony has over 68 years’ experience in the gold mining
industry. Harmony’s assets include one open pit mine and several
exploration tenements in PNG, as well as 9 underground mines and 1 open
pit operation and several surface sources in South Africa. In addition,
Harmony owns 50% of the significant Wafi-Golpu copper-gold project – a
tier 1 asset - in a joint venture in PNG.

Additional information on the company is available on the corporate
website, www.harmony.co.za.


Johannesburg, South Africa
17 January 2019

J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited

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