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Monday 18 October, 2004

Gold Fields Ld

Re Offer by Harmony & Further Cautionary An...


Gold Fields Limited

Registration number: 1968/004880/06

ISIN: ZAE000018123

JSE Code: GFI

('Gold Fields' or the 'company')

ANNOUNCEMENT BY HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED OF ITS INTENTION TO MAKE AN
OFFER FOR GOLD FIELDS AND FURTHER CAUTIONARY ANNOUNCEMENT

Shareholders of Gold Fields ('shareholders') are referred to the announcement
published earlier this morning by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
('Harmony') in which it announced the terms of a proposed merger between the
two companies and pursuant to which it will make an offer for the entire issued
share capital of Gold Fields, subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions
precedent (the 'Proposed Offer').

Shareholders are advised that the Board of Directors of Gold Fields has
appointed Goldman Sachs International and JPMorgan as independent financial
advisors to advise it as to how the Proposed Offer affects all holders of Gold
Fields securities, including specifically, minority holders of securities. The
Board of Directors will consider such advice and form its own view and
recommendation regarding the Proposed Offer and will make the substance of such
advice known to shareholders in due course in a form and manner required by the
Securities Regulation Panel.

Until such time as such advice is made known and until further information
regarding the Proposed Offer becomes available, shareholders are advised to
continue to exercise caution when dealing in securities of the company.

Johannesburg

18 October 2004

Joint Financial Advisors to Gold Fields

Goldman Sachs International

JPMorgan

Sponsor to Gold Fields

JPMorgan

Corporate law advisors and consultants to Gold Fields

Edward Nathan & Friedland (Pty) Limited

Corporate Law Advisors and Consultants