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Bernard Swanepoel resigns as Chief Executive of Harmony

Johannesburg, 6 August 2007. The Board of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) announces that Bernard Swanepoel, Chief Executive for the past 12 years, has resigned with immediate effect.

Bernard says, “I am confident that Harmony will continue to grow under new leadership and benefit from the strategy that we have developed over the past few years.”

“Bernard joined Harmony in 1995 and grew the company from a single mine to the fifth largest gold mining company in the world with a market capitalisation of USD5.5 billion. It has been an honour and privilege to work with him and we wish him well,” said Patrice Motsepe, Chairman of the Board.

The Board has appointed Graham Briggs, Managing Director of Harmony Australasia, as acting Chief Executive with immediate effect. Mr Motsepe says, “I welcome Graham in his new position and am confident that his vast experience will make a valuable contribution to Harmony.”

Graham Briggs holds a BSc (Hons) (Geology) and has in excess of 30 years experience in the mining industry both locally and internationally. Graham spent most of his career in the geological field, in gold mining and mostly on Witwatersrand mines of South Africa. He joined Harmony in 1995 as Manager, New Business and has filled various operational roles including Operations Director of Harmony’s Free State assets (in South Africa).

In addition the Board advises that Mr Andre Wilkens, who has extensive knowledge of Harmony and vast experience of the gold mining industry, has been appointed to the Harmony Board of Directors as non-executive director.

For more details contact:

Graham Briggs
Acting Chief Executive
on +27 (0) 83 265 0274

Amelia Soares
General Manager, Investor Relations
+27(0)82 654 9241

Lizelle du Toit
Investor Relations Officer
+27(0)82 465 1244

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