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Harmony appoints senior executive to oversee safety

Johannesburg. Monday, 1 August 2011. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (“Harmony” or “the Company”) today announced that Alwyn Pretorius has been appointed Executive: Safety and Health, a newly created executive position, the focus of which is to accelerate the execution of Harmony’s safety and health strategy and to further improve its safety performance.

Alwyn has been an executive of Harmony for more than four years and is currently the Chief Operating Officer: North Region (South Africa). He has more than 18 years’ experience in the mining industry and holds both a BSc Mining Engineering and a BSc Industrial Engineering.

Jaco Boshoff, currently Executive: New Business and Projects, has been appointed Acting Chief Operating Officer: North Region, until a new appointment has been made in this position. Jaco is a geologist with more than 15 years’ experience in the mining industry.

Graham Briggs, chief executive officer, commented: “Safety is a priority at Harmony and achieving a safe, productive Harmony is something on which we will not compromise. We have a number of safety initiatives in place that have resulted in excellent safety achievements in recent years. But, we need to do more. We have decided to intensify our safety efforts by appointing Alwyn, who has both an extensive understanding of the underground environment, but also the leadership skills to achieve the step-change in safety performance that we are seeking. We adopted this approach several years ago at Kusasalethu. Our approach here was clear – safety first, then production will follow. We are committed to implementing this across the group.

Both Alwyn and Jaco are knowledgeable and well-experienced and we look forward to their contributions in their new and related roles.”

For more details contact:

Henrika Basterfield
Investor Relations Officer
+27 (0) 82 759 1775 (mobile)

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

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