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Rescue at Harmony’s Kusasalethu mine concluded

Thursday, 31 August 2017. It is with great sadness that Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (“Harmony” and/or “the company”) advises that rescue workers have located and recovered the bodies of the two remaining mineworkers who were unaccounted for until now, following a seismic event that resulted in a fall of ground at the Kusasalethu mine near Carletonville on Friday, 25 August 2017. All of the employees who were trapped underground, are now accounted for.

Harmony’s board of directors and management, expressed their heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of Mr Matuba, Mr Mokhele and Mr Mokemane (all stope team members) and Mr Moganedi and Mr Sethafuno (both rock drill operators) who have lost their lives as a result of this tragic incident.

“Our condolences go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives. We will continue to provide the necessary support to the families of the deceased. We are grateful to our colleagues and the scores of volunteer members of Mine Rescue Services from across South Africa for their unwavering commitment to the rescue operation. These rescue teams have demonstrated the utmost professionalism and courage under exceptionally challenging circumstances. We thank the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) for their collaboration that has made this possible,” said Peter Steenkamp, chief executive officer of Harmony.

Investigations into the incident, involving representatives of the company, organised labour and the health and safety directorate of the DMR will take place.

For more details contact:

Lauren Fourie
Investor Relations Manager
+27 (0) 71 607 1498 (mobile)

Sihle Maake
Group Communcations Manager
+27 (0) 83 722 5467 (mobile)

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

J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited.

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (Harmony), a world-class gold mining and exploration company, has operations and assets in South Africa and Papua New Guinea (PNG). Harmony, which has more than 60 years’ experience in the industry, is the third largest gold producer in South Africa. Our assets include one open pit mine and several exploration tenements in PNG, as well as 9 underground mines and 1 open pit operation and several surface sources in South Africa. In addition, we own 50% of the significant Golpu project in a joint venture in PNG.

The company’s primary stock exchange listing is on the JSE with a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The bulk of our shareholders are in South Africa and the United States. Additional information on the company is available on the corporate website,

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