REG-Harmony Gold Mining: Statement re Hidden Valley JV
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HARMONY PRESS RELEASE Harmony temporarily suspends its Hidden Valley joint venture operation following an earthquake in PNG Johannesburg. Wednesday, 14 December 2011. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited ("Harmony" and/or "the Company") advises it has temporarily suspended operations at its Hidden Valley mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as a precautionary measure following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in PNG early this morning (South African time). The mine is conducting a thorough geotechnical and structural evaluation before recommencing operations. Preliminary investigations have identified no major damage. Harmony and Newcrest Mining Limited operate Hidden Valley in a 50:50 Joint Venture. Ends. Issued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited 14 December 2011 For more details contact: Graham Briggs Chief Executive Officer +27 (0) 83 265 0274 (mobile) Henrika Basterfield Investor Relations Officer +27 (0) 82 759 1775 (mobile) Marian van der Walt Executive: Corporate and Investor Relations +27 (0) 82 888 1242 (mobile) Corporate Office: Randfontein Office Park P O Box 2 Randfontein South Africa 1760 T +27 (11) 411 2000 www.harmony.co.za JSE: HAR HAR NYSE: HMY ISIN No.: ZAE000015228 Registration number: 1950/038232/06 END