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Fall of ground accident at Harmony’s Masimong mine

Johannesburg. Monday, 15 June 2009. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) regretfully announces that a fall of ground accident occurred at its Masimong mine in the Free State last Friday morning, resulting in the death of a mineworker.

Harmony’s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Briggs and his management team, express their sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.

“Masimong has produced excellent safety results in the past year and its management team has placed great emphasis on safety on a daily basis by rolling out effective behaviour-based safety programmes. It remains unfortunate that such an incident still occurred. Harmony will continue to address safety as a priority at all its operations,” adds Briggs.

Management together with the Department of Minerals and Energy commenced investigations on Friday. Work in the affected panel was stopped. No blasting will take place in this panel for four days. The National Union of Mineworkers held a day of mourning for the deceased on Saturday.

For more details contact:

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

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

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