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Fatality at Harmony's Elandsrand mine

Johannesburg. Wednesday, 12 August 2009. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony) regretfully announces that a mineworker succumbed to his injuries yesterday after being injured during an accident at Harmony’s Elandsrand mine near Carletonville on Friday morning. The accident occurred during scraper cleaning operations in a stoping workplace.

Management together with the Department of Mineral Resources commenced investigations yesterday. Harmony’s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Briggs says, “The loss of life is tragic and we express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family. During the past financial year, safety at Elandsrand received priority attention and commendable improvements in safety were recorded as a resulted of the effective behaviour-based safety initiatives that were implemented at the mine. It saddens us that despite these measures, the 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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