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Harmony strengthens its executive team

Johannesburg. Wednesday, 22 July. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) is pleased to announce the appointments of two new executive members, Leon le Roux as Executive: Risk Management and Engineering and Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak as Executive: Environment who assumed their responsibilities in July 2009.

Le Roux has nearly 30 years experience in the mining industry. He began his career at Vaal Reefs as a learner official in engineering in 1979. After obtaining his GCC (Mines and Works) in 1983 he worked as engineer on various AngloGold operations. After resigning as Engineering Manager in 1999, Le Roux joined ARMgold at its formation. At ARMgold he held various management positions and was later seconded to ARMplatinum. Le Roux joined Harmony when ARMgold merged with the company in 2003. After holding numerous management positions at Harmony and most recently group engineer for the north region, Le Roux was appointed to the executive team.

Naidoo-Vermaak, an MSc graduate, is an experienced environmental specialist who has worked for both the private sector in mining, as well as the public sector in the Departments of Water Affairs and Forestry and the Minerals and Energy respectively. She has spent 10 years in this discipline and as part of her portfolio of experience, Naidoo-Vermaak has international environmental management exposure gained in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji as well as Africa. She has held various positions at some of the leading mining companies, including BHP Billiton, Anglo American PLC in London and De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited.

Harmony’s Chief Executive, Graham Briggs says, "We welcome both Leon and Melanie to our very dynamic executive team and we are confident that each of them will add value and strengthen the leadership in their designated areas of responsibility to drive Harmony to greater heights. We wish them success in their new positions."

For more details contact:

Esha Brijmohan
Investor Relations Officer
+27 (0)82 759 1775

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

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