REG-Harmony Gold Mining: Statement re Hidden Valley JV

Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:17am EST

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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



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