Newmont Appoints Dr. Elaine Dorward-King as Executive Vice President of Sustainability & External Relations

Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:01pm EST

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DENVER,  Jan. 31, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM)
("Newmont" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Dr.  Elaine
Dorward-King  as Executive Vice President of Sustainability & External
Relations. Dr. Dorward-King will begin her new role with Newmont on  March 18 
and will assume responsibility for the company's environmental, social
responsibility, community and government relations functions.

Dr. Dorward-King joins Newmont from Rio Tinto, where she most recently served as
Managing Director of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in  South Africa  - one of the
world's largest and lowest-cost producers of titanium dioxide and zircon. Under
her leadership, RBM improved its safety performance, leadership development
systems, and advanced its globally-recognized environmental rehabilitation and
highly regarded black economic empowerment programs.

"Elaine is an accomplished leader in developing and implementing sustainable
development, safety, health and environmental programs in the mining, chemical
and engineering consulting sectors," said  Gary Goldberg, Newmont's President
and Chief Operating Officer. "I look forward to Elaine joining the Newmont team
and contributing to our success."

Prior to her role at Richards Bay Minerals, Dr. Dorward-King was the Global Head
of Health, Safety and Environment at Rio Tinto for eight years where she led a
step-change in Rio Tinto's safety and environmental performance. She also held
leadership positions with Rio Tinto's copper and borates businesses. Prior to
that, she worked for Ebasco Environmental and for Monsanto Company as a chemist,
research specialist and product manager.

In addition to her 25 years of business experience, Dr. Dorward-King has
authored numerous scientific papers, contributed to five environmental science
books and received numerous awards and honors for her work in advancing safety
and environmental responsibility. She currently serves on the Board of Directors
for Project WET, a global non-profit organization focused on water awareness
education and training, and on the Science Advisory Board for The Institute of
Environmental and Human Health at  Texas Tech University.

About Newmont  
Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one
of the largest gold companies in the world.  Headquartered in  Colorado, the
Company has around 40,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working
at core operations in  the United States,  Australia,  Peru,  Indonesia  and
Ghana.  Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007
became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index.  Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected
through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its
employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and

SOURCE  Newmont Mining Corporation

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