Investor Class Mines $9M From Harmony Gold

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT) -- Harmony Gold Mining Co. on Monday agreed to shell out $9 million to settle a securities fraud class action in New York arising from the South African company’s overstated earnings in 2007.

The proposed settlement resolves claims from investors in American Depositary Receipts that Harmony failed to report problems at South African mines and a faulty accounting program that missed about $34.5 million in operating costs.

“The proposed settlement will allow the class to receive a concrete benefit now, not a hypothetical benefit after years of...
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