Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited 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.
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)