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Fatality at Harmony's Evander 2 shaft

Johannesburg. Monday, 27 July 2009. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) regretfully announces that a mineworker died and another injured last Friday as a result of injuries sustained from a fall of ground accident at Harmony’s Evander 2 shaft in Mpumalanga.

Management together with the Department of Mineral Resources commenced investigations on Friday.

Harmony’s management team expresses its sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased and sympathises with those affected by the incident. Evander in particular has had an excellent safety record with Evander 8 shaft recently achieving 2 million fatality free shifts and Evander 2 and 5 shafts were awarded the Safety Achievement Flag in the category of deep level platinum and gold mining by the Mine Health and Safety Council in April 2009.

Harmony’s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Briggs says, “Management continues to look at all areas to ensure safety improvements are sustainable by improving the safety systems. Harmony management is committed to change the culture and behaviour of all our employees and to achieve the aspirations set by each of the operations. It remains tragic that this fatality occurred.”

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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