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Seismic event at Harmony's Elandsrand Gold Mine

Johannesburg. Saturday, 30 August 2008. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) regretfully announces that a seismic event, measuring 1.2 on the Richter scale, occurred at the Elandsrand Gold Mine near Carletonville at 9h42 local time and resulted in the death of two mineworkers.

The localised seismic event occurred in the 105/32 W7 panel causing an extensive fall of ground in the panel.

Three persons were trapped by the fall of ground and although they were rescued by their fellow workers with assistance from the Mine Rescue Services, regrettably two have succumbed to their injuries. The third employee sustained multiple injuries and has been admitted to hospital.

The workplace has been stopped until further investigations have been completed.

The names of the deceased persons will be made known once their families have been notified.

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:

Alwyn Pretorius
Chief Operating Officer, North Region
+27 (0)82 806 0872

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

Amelia Soares
General Manager, Investor Relations
+27 11 411 2134
+27 (0)82 654 9241

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