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Newmont Announces Record Quarterly Revenue of $2.7 Billion, Record Quarterly Operating Cash Flow of $1.3 Billion

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Newmont Announces Record Quarterly Revenue of $2.7 Billion, Record Quarterly Operating Cash Flow of $1.3 Billion17:37 EDT Thursday, October 27, 2011 << Maintaining 2011 Outlook for Production, Costs Applicable to Sales and Capital Expenditures This release should be read in conjunction with Newmont's Third Quarter 2011 Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission onOctober 27, 2011 (available at www.newmont.com). >>DENVER, Oct. 27, 2011 /CNW/ -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) ("Newmont" or the "Company") today reported consolidated revenue of $2.7 billion for the third quarter of 2011 and $7.6 billion year-to-date, as well as operating cash flow of $1.3 billion for the third quarter of 2011 and $2.7 billion year-to-date. << Third Quarter Highlights: -- Record consolidated revenue of $2.7 billion, an increase of 6% fromthe prior year quarter; -- Average realized gold and copper price of $1,695 per ounce and $2.94 per pound, up 39% and down 20%, respectively, from the prior year quarter; -- Attributable gold and copper production of 1.3 million ounces and 58 million pounds, down 7% and 30%, respectively, from the prior year quarter; -- Record cash flow from continuing operations of $1.3 billion, up 48% from the prior year quarter; -- Gold and copper costs applicable to sales ("CAS") of $622 per ounceand $1.10 per pound, up 32% and up 51%, respectively, from the prior year quarter ($628 per ounce and $1.25 per pound on an attributable basis(1), up 27% and up 58%, respectively, from the prior year quarter); and -- Maintaining 2011 Outlook for production, CAS, and capitalexpenditures. >>"We are pleased to announce record revenue and operating cash flow for both the quarter and year-to-date. Our operating cash flow increased by 48% to $1.3 billion compared with a 39% increase in our average realized gold price over the prior year's quarter," said Richard O'Brien, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our unique combination of per share operating and financial leverage, as well as our industry-leading gold price-linked dividend policy, offers investors a compelling investment opportunity," added Mr. O'Brien. << >>Newmont's third quarter 2011 adjusted net income(2) increased 19% to $635 million ($1.29 per share) for the third quarter of 2011, from $533 million ($1.08 per share) for the third quarter of 2010. Attributable net income from continuing operations was impacted by a non-cash impairment of $142 million ($0.29 per share) net of tax, related to certain marketable securities, including shares of Paladin Energy Ltd. ("Paladin") and Pilot Gold Inc., acquired as part of the Fronteer Gold Inc. and Long Canyon acquisition in April 2011. Paladin is a uranium producer and the value of the Paladin securities has declined since Japan's nuclear crisis in March 2011. As a result of the decline in these securities, partially offset by a gain of the sale of certain other marketable equity securities, third quarter 2011 attributable net income from continuing operations decreased 8% to $493 million ($1.00 per share) compared to $537 million ($1.09 per share) for the third quarter of 2010.Newmont is maintaining its previously announced 2011 Outlook for attributable gold production of 5.1 to 5.3 million ounces at CAS of between $560 and $590 per ounce (on a co-product basis). Potentially lower grades due to mine sequencing at Gold Quarry and lower grades at Exodus in Nevada could result in the Company's attributable gold production for the year to be near the bottom of this range. Potentially lower production in Nevada as well as higher operating costs at Boddington in Australia, and a higher co-product allocation of costs to gold could result in the Company's CAS for the year to be near the top of this range.Newmont is maintaining its previously announced 2011 Outlook for attributable copper production of 190 to 220 million pounds at CAS of between $1.25 and $1.50 per pound. A lower co-product allocation of costs to copper could result in the Company's CAS for the year to be below or near the bottom of this range.Newmont is maintaining its 2011 attributable capital expenditure Outlook of $2.1 to $2.5 billion, or $2.7 to $3.0 billion on a consolidated basis. Capital spending through the first three quarters of 2011 has been lower than expected across the portfolio, but is expected to accelerate in the last quarter of the year as development at Akyem and Conga accelerates.As previously announced, Newmont's Board of Directors approved a fourth quarter 2011 gold price-linked dividend of $0.35 per share(3) based on the Company's average realized gold price of $1,695 per ounce for the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 17% over the $0.30 dividend paid in the third quarter of 2011, and an increase of 133% over the $0.15 dividend paid in the fourth quarter of 2010. << Operations North America >>Nevada - Attributable gold production in Nevada was 428,000 ounces at CAS of $641 per ounce during the third quarter. Gold production decreased 6% from the prior year quarter due to lower mill grade ore and throughput, partially offset by higher leach placement and recoveries. Open pit ore tons mined increased 167% as the remediation of the Gold Quarry pit slope failure was completed and also due to additional ore tons from Twin Creeks due to mine sequencing. CAS increased 15% from the prior year quarter due to lower production, lower by-product credits and higher royalty costs.As a result of lower grades due to mine sequencing at Gold Quarry, temporary lack of access to the Chukar mine and lower tonnage and grades at Exodus, the Company now expects 2011 attributable gold production from Nevada of approximately 1.7 to 1.8 million ounces at CAS of between $565 and $615 per ounce.La Herradura - Attributable gold production at La Herradura in Mexico was 54,000 ounces at CAS of $575 per ounce during the third quarter. Gold production increased 29% from the prior year quarter due to higher leach placement at Soledad - Dipolos. CAS increased 24% from the prior year quarter due to higher mining, leaching and employee profit sharing costs, partially offset by higher production and by-product credits.The Company continues to expect 2011 attributable gold production from La Herradura of approximately 180,000 to 200,000 ounces at CAS of between $480 and $510 per ounce. << South America >>Yanacocha - Attributable gold production at Yanacocha in Peru was 169,000 ounces at CAS of $610 per ounce during the third quarter. Gold production decreased 8% from the prior year quarter due to lower leach placement at Carachugo and La Quinua as a result of mine sequencing and lower equipment availability, partially offset by higher mill grade. Ore tons mined decreased 29% due to mine sequencing at El Tapado. CAS per ounce increased 45% from the prior year quarter due to lower production, higher diesel, worker's participation and royalty costs, lower by-product credits and an unfavorable leach pad recovery estimate adjustment.As a result of the lower leach placement mentioned above, the Company now expects 2011 attributable gold production at Yanacocha of approximately 650,000 to 670,000 ounces at CAS of between $560 and $600 per ounce.La Zanja - Attributable gold production during the third quarter at La Zanja in Peru was 19,000 ounces.As a result of better than expected performance, the Company now expects 2011 attributable gold production at La Zanja of between 50,000 and 60,000 ounces. << Asia Pacific >>Boddington - Attributable gold and copper production during the third quarter at Boddington in Australia were 166,000 ounces and 17 million pounds, respectively, at CAS of $743 per ounce and $2.25 per pound, respectively. Gold production decreased 8% from the prior year quarter due to lower mill grade, partially offset by higher mill throughput. Copper production increased 21% from the prior year quarter due to higher mill throughput, partially offset by lower recovery. Gold CAS increased 20% per ounce from the prior year quarter due to lower gold production, higher royalty costs and diesel prices, partially offset by higher by-product credits. Copper CAS increased 24% per pound due to higher royalty costs and diesel prices, partially offset by higher by-product credits and copper production. CAS per ounce and per pound were also impacted by a stronger Australian dollar and a higher allocation of costs to gold.The Company continues to expect 2011 attributable gold production at Boddington of approximately 750,000 to 800,000 ounces. As a result of higher mill maintenance costs and a higher co-product allocation of costs to gold, the Company now expects CAS of between $650 and $690 per ounce. The Company continues to expect 2011 attributable copper production of 70 to 80 million pounds at CAS of between $1.80 and $2.20 per pound.Batu Hijau - Attributable gold and copper production during the third quarter at Batu Hijau in Indonesia were 66,000 ounces and 41 million pounds, respectively, at CAS of $476 per ounce and $0.90 per pound, respectively. Gold and copper production decreased 37% and 40% from the prior year quarter, respectively, as planned, due to lower mill grade, throughput and recovery as a result of processing more stockpiled material compared to higher grade Phase 5 ore in 2010 and the completion of mill motor replacements. Waste tons mined increased 104% as Phase 6 waste removal continues as planned. CAS increased 126% per ounce and 38% per pound from the prior year quarter due to lower production and higher waste mining costs, partially offset by higher by-product credits. CAS per ounce and per pound were also impacted by a higher allocation of costs to gold.As a result of processing additional higher grade Phase 5 ore during the quarter, the Company now expects 2011 attributable gold production for Batu Hijau of approximately 140,000 to 160,000 ounces at CAS of between $440 and $460 per ounce. The Company continues to expect attributable copper production to be approximately 120 to 140 million pounds at CAS of between $1.10 and $1.30 per pound.Other Australia/New Zealand - Attributable gold production during the third quarter in other Australia/New Zealand was 263,000 ounces at CAS of $684 per ounce. Attributable gold production was 9% lower from the prior year quarter due to lower mill throughput at Tanami, Jundee and Kalgoorlie and lower grade at Waihi, partially offset by higher grade at Tanami and Jundee and a drawdown of inventory at Jundee. CAS increased 27% from the prior year quarter due to lower production and higher operating costs which were driven by higher power and diesel prices and a stronger Australian dollar, net of hedging gains.The Company continues to expect 2011 attributable gold production at the Other Australia/New Zealand operations of approximately 1.0 to 1.05 million ounces. As a result of lower operating costs and favorable inventory changes at Kalgoorlie, the Company now expects the Other Australia/New Zealand CAS of between $640 and $660 per ounce. << Africa >>Ahafo - Attributable gold production during the third quarter at Ahafo in Ghana was 146,000 ounces at CAS of $501 per ounce. Gold production decreased 6% from the prior year quarter due to processing lower mill grade, partially offset by higher recovery. CAS per ounce increased 19% from the prior year quarter due to lower production and higher labor, diesel and royalty costs.As a result of slightly higher than expected grades and recoveries, the Company now expects 2011 attributable gold production at Ahafo of approximately 560,000 to 590,000 ounces at CAS of between $470 and $500 per ounce. << Capital Update >>Consolidated capital expenditures were $761 million during the third quarter. Newmont is maintaining its 2011 attributable capital expenditure Outlook of $2.1 to $2.5 billion, or $2.7 to $3.0 billion on a consolidated basis. Capital spending through the first three quarters of 2011 has been lower than expected across the portfolio, but is expected to increase in the last quarter of the year as development at Akyem and Conga accelerates. For the remainder of the year, 40% of 2011 consolidated capital expenditures are expected to be associated with major project initiatives, including further development of the Akyem project in Ghana, the Conga project in Peru, Hope Bay in Canada, and the Nevada project portfolio, while the remaining 60% is expected to correspond with growth and sustaining capital. << 2011 Outlook- Q3 Update(4),(5) ------------------------------ >> << 2011 Outlook 2011 Outlook 2011Outlook 2011 Outlook Attributable Consolidated Consolidated Attributable Region Production CAS Capital Capital (Kozs, Mlbs) ($/oz, $/lb) Expenditures Expenditures ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ Nevada 1,700 - 1,800 $565 - $615 $525 -$600 $525 - $600 La Herradura 180 - 200 $480 - $510 $70 -$80 $70 - $80 Hope Bay - - $90 -$100 $90 - $100 North America 1,880 - 2,000 $560 - $600 $685 -$780 $685 - $780 ------- ------------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Yanacocha 650 - 670 $560 - $600 $320 -$370 $160 - $200 La Zanja 50 - 60 n/a - - Conga - - $630 -$680 $300 - $350 South America 700 - 730 $560 - $600 $950 -$1,050 $500 - $550 ------- --------- ----------- ------------- ----------- Boddington - Gold 750 - 800 $650 - $690 $200 -$230 $200 - $230 Other Australia/ NZ 1,000 - 1,050 $640 - $660 $295 -$315 $295 - $315 Batu Hijau - Gold (a) 140 - 160 $440 - $460 $210 -$230 $95 - $105 Asia Pacific 1,900 - 2,010 $600 - $675 $700 -$775 $590 - $650 ------- ------------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Ahafo 560 - 590 $470 - $500 $125 -$150 $125 - $150 Akyem - - $225 -$250 $225 - $250 Africa 560 - 590 $470 - $500 $350 -$400 $350 - $400 ------ --------- ----------- ----------- ----------- Corporate/ Other $60 -$70 $60 - $70 ---------- Total Gold 5,100 - 5,300 $560 - $590(b,c) $2,700 -$3,000 $2,100 - $2,500 ----- ------------- ------------------------------- --------------- Boddington - Copper 70 - 80 $1.80 - $2.20 - - Batu Hijau - Copper (a) 120 - 140 $1.10 - $1.30 - - Total Copper 190 - 220 $1.25 - $1.50 ------ --------- ------------- >> << Assumes Batu Hijau economic interest a of 48.5% for 2011 2011 Outlook Attributable CAS is $570 b -$600 per ounce 2011 Outlook Net Attributable CAS (by- product basis) is $485 - $515 per c ounce >> << 2011 Outlook Consolidated Description Expenses ($M) ---- General & Administrative $190 - $200 Interest Expense $235 - $245 DD&A $1,025 - $1,035 Exploration Expense $335 - $345 Advanced Projects & R&D $405 - $415 Tax Rate 29% - 31% -------- Assumptions Gold Price ($/ounce) $1,600 Copper Price ($/pound) $4.00 Oil Price ($/barrel) $90 Australian Dollar Exchange Rate 1.00 ----------------- ---- >> << See page 12 for reconciliation between consolidated, attributable, and net 1. attributable CAS. Non-GAAP measure; see page 11 for 2. reconciliation. Payable on December 30, 2011 to shareholders of record as of December 3. 8, 2011. Outlook referenced in the table above and elsewhere in this release is based upon management's good faith estimates as of October 27, 2011 and are considered "forward-looking statements." References to outlook guidance are based on current mine plans, assumptions noted above and current geotechnical, metallurgical, hydrological and other physical conditions, which are subject to risk and uncertainty as discussed in the 4. "Cautionary Statement" on page 13. 2011 Annual CAS, inclusive of hedge gains and losses, are expected to change by approximately $5 per ounce for every $10 change in the oil price and by approximately $2 per ounce for every $0.10 change in the Australian 5. dollar exchange rate. >> NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION << CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (unaudited, in millions except per share) >> << Three Nine Months Months Ended Ended September September 30, 30, ---------- ---------- 2011 2010 2011 2010 ---- ---- ---- ---- >>Sales $2,744 $2,597 $7,593 $6,992 << Costs and expenses Costs applicable to sales (1) 1,008 891 2,865 2,608 Amortization 270 242 776 697 Reclamation and remediation 6 18 63 44 Exploration 104 67 255 163 Advanced projects, research and development 93 46 247 149 >> << General and administrative 50 45 145 133 Other expense, net 36 50 196 200 --- --- --- --- 1,567 1,359 4,547 3,994 ----- ----- ----- ----- Other income (expense) Other income, net (76) 5 3 97 >> << Interest expense, net (65) (66) (193) (210) --- --- ---- ---- (141) (61) (190) (113) ---- --- ---- ---- Income before income and mining tax and other items 1,036 1,177 2,856 2,885 Income and mining tax expense (371) (360) (863) (784) Equity income (loss) of affiliates 10 (3) 12 (7) --- --- --- --- Income from continuing operations 675 814 2,005 2,094 Loss from discontinued operations - - (136) - --- --- ---- --- Net income 675 814 1,869 2,094 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (182) (277) (475) (629) ---- ---- ---- ---- Net income attributable to Newmont stockholders $493 $537 $1,394 $1,465 ==== ==== ====== ====== >> << Net income attributable to Newmont stockholders: Continuing operations $493 $537 $1,530 $1,465 Discontinued operations - - (136) - --- --- ---- --- $493 $537 $1,394 $1,465 ==== ==== ====== ====== Income per common share (2) Basic: Continuing operations $1.00 $1.09 $3.10 $2.98 Discontinued operations - - (0.28) - --- --- ----- --- $1.00 $1.09 $2.82 $2.98 ===== ===== ===== ===== Diluted: Continuing operations $0.98 $1.07 $3.05 $2.94 Discontinued operations - - (0.27) - --- --- ----- --- $0.98 $1.07 $2.78 $2.94 ===== ===== ===== ===== >> << Cash dividends declared per common share $0.30 $0.15 $0.65 $0.35 >> << Excludes Amortization and Reclamation (1) and remediation. (2) Attributable to Newmont stockholders. >> NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION << STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW (unaudited, in millions) >> << Three Months Nine Months Ended Ended September September 30, 30, ---------- ------------ 2011 2010 2011 2010 ---- ---- ---- ---- >> << Operating activities: Net income $675 $814 $1,869 $2,094 Adjustments: Amortization 270 242 776 697 Loss from discontinued operations - - 136 - Reclamation and remediation 6 18 63 44 Deferred income taxes (68) 34 (106) (52) Stock based compensation and other non-cash benefits 18 15 62 54 Impairment of marketable securities 174 - 175 - Gain on asset sales, net (15) (5) (68) (54) Other operating adjustments and write-downs 6 71 102 138 Net change in operating assets and liabilities 197 (335) (343) (586) --- ---- ---- ---- Net cash provided from continuing operations 1,263 854 2,666 2,335 Net cash used in discontinued operations (2) - (4) (13) --- --- --- --- Net cash provided from operations 1,261 854 2,662 2,322 ----- --- ----- ----- Investing activities: Additions to property, plant and mine development (761) (344) (1,781) (972) Proceeds from sale of marketable securities 19 - 74 1 Purchases of marketable securities (2) (2) (17) (9) Acquisitions, net (10) (2) (2,301) (2) Proceeds from sale of other assets - 1 6 53 Other 6 (50) (9) (73) --- --- --- --- Net cash used in investing activities (748) (397) (4,028) (1,002) ---- ---- ------ ------ Financing activities: Proceeds from debt, net 1,023 - 1,798 - Repayment of debt (1,113) (11) (2,086) (274) Sale of noncontrolling interests - - - 229 Acquisition of noncontrolling interests - - - (109) Dividends paid to common stockholders (148) (74) (321) (172) Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests - (53) (17) (360) Proceeds from stock issuance, net 27 26 35 56 Change in restricted cash and other 3 (2) 3 46 --- --- --- --- Net cash used in financing activities (208) (114) (588) (584) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (25) 6 33 - --- --- --- --- Net change in cash and cash equivalents 280 349 (1,921) 736 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,855 3,602 4,056 3,215 ----- ----- ----- ----- Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $2,135 $3,951 $2,135 $3,951 ====== ====== ====== ====== >> NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION << CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited, in millions) >> << At At September December 30, 31, 2011 2010 ---- ---- ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents $2,135 $4,056 Trade receivables 312 582 Accounts receivable 259 88 Investments 94 113 Inventories 720 658 Stockpiles and ore on leach pads 627 617 Deferred income tax assets 425 177 Other current assets 1,788 962 ----- --- Current assets 6,360 7,253 Property, plant and mine development, net 17,019 12,907 Investments 1,254 1,568 Stockpiles and ore on leach pads 2,096 1,757 Deferred income tax assets 1,629 1,437 Other long-term assets 781 741 Total assets $29,139 $25,663 ======= ======= LIABILITIES Debt $578 $259 Accounts payable 542 427 Employee-related benefits 269 288 Income and mining taxes 381 355 Other current liabilities 2,705 1,418 ----- ----- Current liabilities 4,475 2,747 Debt 3,659 4,182 Reclamation and remediation liabilities 1,031 984 Deferred income tax liabilities 2,592 1,488 Employee-related benefits 350 325 Other long-term liabilities 328 221 Total liabilities 12,435 9,947 ------ ----- EQUITY Common stock 781 778 Additional paid-in capital 8,364 8,279 Accumulated other comprehensive income 462 1,108 Retained earnings 4,253 3,180 ----- ----- Newmont stockholders' equity 13,860 13,345 Noncontrolling interests 2,844 2,371 ----- ----- Total equity 16,704 15,716 ------ ------ Total liabilities and equity $29,139 $25,663 ======= ======= >> << Regional Operating Statistics Production Statistics Summary >> << Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, ------------------- ------------------ 2011 2010 2011 2010 ---- ---- ---- ---- Gold ---- Consolidated ounces produced (thousands): North America Nevada 428 453 1,218 1,306 La Herradura 54 42 156 125 482 495 1,374 1,431 --- --- ----- ----- South America Yanacocha 328 355 958 1,131 >> << Asia Pacific Boddington 166 180 536 522 Batu Hijau 138 219 285 554 Other Australia/New Zealand 259 284 802 816 563 683 1,623 1,892 --- --- ----- ----- Africa Ahafo 146 156 478 408 1,519 1,689 4,433 4,862 ===== ===== ===== ===== >> << Copper ------ Consolidated pounds produced (millions): Asia Pacific Boddington 17 14 47 43 Batu Hijau 85 142 231 420 102 156 278 463 === === === === >> << Gold ---- Attributable ounces produced (thousands): North America Nevada 428 453 1,218 1,306 La Herradura 54 42 156 125 482 495 1,374 1,431 --- --- ----- ----- South America Yanacocha 169 182 492 580 Other South America Equity Interests 19 5 49 5 188 187 541 585 --- --- --- --- >> << Asia Pacific Boddington 166 180 536 522 Batu Hijau 66 106 138 276 Other Australia/New Zealand 259 284 802 816 Other Asia Pacific Equity Interests 4 - 12 - 495 570 1,488 1,614 --- --- ----- ----- Africa Ahafo 146 156 478 408 1,311 1,408 3,881 4,038 ===== ===== ===== ===== >> << Copper ------ Attributable pounds produced (millions): Asia Pacific Boddington 17 14 47 43 Batu Hijau 41 69 112 210 58 83 159 253 === === === === >> << CAS and Capital Expenditures Three Months Ended September Nine Months Ended September 30, 30, ----------------------------- ---------------------------- 2011 20102011 2010 ---- -------- ---- Gold ---- Costs Applicable to Sales ($/ounce) (1) North America Nevada $641 $556$640 $579 La Herradura 575 464498 415 --- ------ --- 633 549624 565 --- ------ --- South America Yanacocha 610 420578 392 Asia Pacific Boddington 743 617657 577 Batu Hijau 476 211423 235 Other Australia/New Zealand 684 539623 543 >> << 652 445597 464 --- ------ --- Africa Ahafo 501 422465 456 --- ------ --- Average $622 $470$587 $477 ==== ======== ==== Attributable to Newmont $628 $496$593 $503 ==== ======== ==== Copper ------ Costs Applicable to Sales ($/pound) (1) Asia Pacific Boddington $2.25 $1.81$2.12 $1.80 Batu Hijau 0.90 0.651.01 0.66 >> << Average $1.10 $0.73$1.17 $0.76 ===== ========== ===== Attributable to Newmont $1.25 $0.79$1.30 $0.84 ===== ========== ===== >> Consolidated Costs applicable to sales excludes Amortization and Reclamation and remediation. << Three MonthsEnded Nine Months Ended September30, September 30, ------------------- ------------------ 2011 2010 2011 2010 ---- ---- ---- ---- Consolidated Capital Expenditures ($ million) North America Nevada $152 $83 $380 $200 Hope Bay 33 40 74 88 La Herradura 28 11 55 33 213 134 509 321 --- --- --- --- South America Yanacocha 114 41 244 109 Conga 197 43 448 86 311 84 692 195 --- --- --- --- Asia Pacific Boddington 47 25 122 106 Batu Hijau 61 15 149 48 Other Australia/New Zealand 78 40 212 111 Other Asia Pacific 4 8 8 11 190 88 491 276 --- --- --- --- Africa Ahafo 34 29 71 80 Akyem 60 27 127 49 94 56 198 129 --- --- --- --- Corporate and Other 8 12 23 23 --- --- Total - Accrual Basis $816 $374 $1,913 $944 --- --- ------ --- Change in Capital Accrual (55) (30) (132) 28 >> << Total - Cash Basis $761 $344 $1,781 $972 ==== ==== ====== ==== Attributable to Newmont (Accrual Basis) $632 $326 $1,500 $826 ==== ==== ====== ==== Supplemental Information Non-GAAP Financial Measures >>Non-GAAP financial measures are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standard meaning prescribed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"). These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. << Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income to GAAP Net Income >>Management uses the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted net income to evaluate the Company's operating performance, and for planning and forecasting future business operations. The Company believes the use of Adjusted net income allows investors and analysts to compare the results of the continuing operations of the Company and its direct and indirect subsidiaries relating to the production and sale of minerals to similar operating results of other mining companies, by excluding exceptional or unusual items, income or loss from discontinued operations and the permanent impairment of assets, including marketable securities and goodwill. Management's determination of the components of Adjusted net income are evaluated periodically and based, in part, on a review of non-GAAP financial measures used by mining industry analysts.Net income attributable to Newmont stockholders is reconciled to Adjusted net income as follows: << Three months Nine Months ended ended September September 30, 30, ------------- ---------- (in millions except per share, after-tax) 2011 2010 2011 2010 ------------------------------ ---- ---- ---- ---- GAAP Net income (1) $493 $537 $1,394 $1,465 Fronteer acquisition costs - - 18 - Impairment of assets - - - - PTNNT community contribution - - - 13 Impairments/asset sales, net 142 (4) 110 (32) Income tax benefit from internal restructuring - - (65) (127) Boddington contingent consideration - - - - Loss from discontinued operations - - 136 - --------------------------------- --- --- --- --- Adjusted net income $635 $533 $1,593 $1,319 =================== ==== ==== ====== ====== Adjusted net income per share, basic $1.29 $1.08 $3.23 $2.68 ============================== ===== ===== ===== ===== >> << (1) Attributable to Newmont stockholders. Costs Applicable to Sales per Ounce/Pound >>Costs applicable to sales per ounce/pound are non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are calculated by dividing the costs applicable to sales of gold and copper by gold ounces or copper pounds sold, respectively. These measures are calculated on a consistent basis for the periods presented on both a consolidated and attributable to Newmont basis. Attributable costs applicable to sales are based on our economic interest in production from our mines. For operations where we hold less than a 100% economic share in the production, we exclude the share of gold or copper production attributable to the non-controlling interest. We include attributable costs applicable to sales per ounce/pound to provide management, investors and analysts with information with which to compare our performance to other gold producers. Costs applicable to sales per ounce/pound statistics are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The measures are not necessarily indicative of operating profit or cash flow from operations as determined under GAAP. Other companies may calculate these measures differently.Net attributable costs applicable to sales per ounce measures the benefit of copper produced in conjunction with gold, as a credit against the cost of producing gold. A number of other gold producers present their costs net of the contribution from copper and other non-gold sales. We believe that including a measure of this basis provides management, investors and analysts with information with which to compare our performance to other gold producers, and to better assess the overall performance of our business. In addition, this measure provides information to enable investors and analysts to understand the importance of non-gold revenues to our cost structure. << Costs applicable to sales per ounce Three Months Ended Nine MonthsEnded September 30, September 30, 2011 2010 2011 2010 ---- ---- ---- ---- Costs applicable to sales: Consolidated $907 $776 $2,541 $2,279 Noncontrolling interests (1) (128) (99) (333) (285) Attributable to Newmont $779 $677 $2,208 $1,994 >> << Gold sold (000 ounces): Consolidated 1,458 1,651 4,327 4,778 Noncontrolling interests (1) (218) (287) (601) (811) Attributable to Newmont 1,240 1,364 3,726 3,967 ===== ===== ===== ===== >> << Costs applicable to sales per ounce: Consolidated $622 $470 $587 $477 Attributable to Newmont $628 $496 $593 $503 >> << Costs applicable to sales per pound Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2011 2010 2011 2010 ---- ---- ---- ---- Costs applicable to sales: Consolidated $101 $115 $324 $329 Noncontrolling interests (1) (37) (50) (124) (131) Attributable to Newmont $64 $65 $200 $198 >> << Copper sold (million lbs): Consolidated 92 158 276 434 Noncontrolling interests (1) (41) (76) (122) (198) Attributable to Newmont 51 82 154 236 === === === === >> << Costs applicable to sales per pound: Consolidated $1.10 $0.73 $1.17 $0.76 Attributable to Newmont $1.25 $0.79 $1.30 $0.84 >> << Net attributable costs applicable to sales per ounce Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, 2011 2010 2011 2010 ---- ---- ---- ---- Attributable costs applicable to sales: Gold $779 $677 $2,208 $1,994 Copper 64 65 200 198 $843 $742 $2,408 $2,192 >> << Copper revenue: Consolidated $(273) $(581) $(991) $(1,373) Noncontrolling interests (1) 119 279 434 631 (154) (302) (557) (742) ---- ---- ---- ---- Net attributable costs applicable to sales $689 $440 $1,851 $1,450 >> << Attributable gold ounces sold (thousands) 1,240 1,364 3,726 3,967 >> << Net attributable costs applicable to sales per ounce $556 $323 $497 $366 >> << (1) Relates to partners' interests in Batu Hijau and Yanacocha. Conference Call Information: >>The third quarter conference call will be held on Friday, October 28, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Mountain Time) and it will also be carried on the Company's website. << Conference Call Details ----------------------- Dial-In Number 888.566.1822 Intl Dial-In Number 312.470.7065 Leader John Seaberg Passcode Newmont Replay Number 866.462.8985 Intl Replay Number 203.369.1370 Replay Passcode 2011 Webcast Details --------------- URL http://www.newmont.com/our-investors >>The Third Quarter 2011 results and related financial and statistical information will be available prior to market open on October 28, 2011 on the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's web site, www.newmont.com. Additionally, the conference call will be archived for a limited time on the Company's website. << Cautionary Statement >>This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbor created by such sections and other applicable laws. Such forward-looking statements may include, without limitation: (i) estimates of future mineral production and sales; (ii) estimates of future costs applicable to sales; (iii) estimates of future capital expenditures; and (iv) expectations regarding the development, growth and exploration potential of the Company's projects. Estimates or expectations of future events or results are based upon certain assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect. Such assumptions, include, but are not limited to: (i) there being no significant change to current geotechnical, metallurgical, hydrological and other physical conditions; (ii) permitting, development, operations and expansion of the Company's projects being consistent with current expectations and mine plans; (iii) political developments in any jurisdiction in which the Company operates being consistent with its current expectations; (iv) certain exchange rate assumptions for the Australian dollar to the U.S. dollar, as well as other the exchange rates being approximately consistent with current levels; (v) certain price assumptions for gold, copper and oil; (vi) prices for key supplies being approximately consistent with current levels; and (vii) the accuracy of our current mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates. Where the Company expresses or implies an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However, such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by the "forward-looking statements". Such risks include, but are not limited to, gold and other metals price volatility, currency fluctuations, increased production costs and variances in ore grade or recovery rates from those assumed in mining plans, political and operational risks in the countries in which we operate, and governmental regulation and judicial outcomes. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors, see the Company's 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on February 24, 2011, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Company's other SEC filings. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly revisions to any "forward-looking statement," including, without limitation, outlook, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. Investors should not assume that any lack of update to a previously issued "forward-looking statement" constitutes a reaffirmation of that statement. Continued reliance on "forward-looking statements" is at investors' own risk. << >>For further information: Investors, John Seaberg, +1-303-837-5743, john.seaberg@newmont.com, or Karli Anderson, +1-303-837-6049, karli.anderson@newmont.com, or Media, Omar Jabara, +1-303-837-5114, omar.jabara@newmont.com, or Diane Reberger, +1-303-967-9455, diane.reberger@newmont.com, all of Newmont Mining Corporation Web Site: http://www.newmont.com