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Seismic event at Harmony’s Bambanani Mine

Johannesburg. Tuesday 26 February 2008. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) regretfully announces that a seismic event occurred at Harmony’s Bambanani Mine in the Free State at 12h10 local time.

The localized seismic event, which measured 2.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, occurred on 63 level 73 stope causing the panel to collapse, where a total of 16 employees were working.

Medical and Proto teams were immediately mobilised and the rescue operation was concluded in two hours. The final rescue reports indicate that regrettably two persons died and four persons were injured, of which one is in a critical condition.

Harmony’s Chief Executive, Graham Briggs, and his management team express their sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and sympathy to those affected by today’s tragic accident.

For more details contact:

Tom Smith
Chief Operating Officer
South Region
+27 (0)84 499 6051

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