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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 Billion17:35 EDT Thursday, October 27, 2011Maintaining 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 on October 27, 2011 (available at www.newmont.com).DENVER, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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% from the 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 ounce and $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); andMaintaining 2011 Outlook for production, CAS, and capital expenditures."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.AfricaAhafo ? 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 $3.0 billion on a consolidated basis.  Capital spending through the first three quarters of 2011 has been lower than expected across the portfolio, but is expected to increase in the last quarter of the year as development at Akyem and Conga accelerates. For the remainder of the year, 40% of 2011 consolidated capital expenditures are expected to be associated with major project initiatives, including further development of the Akyem project in Ghana, the Conga project in Peru, Hope Bay in Canada, and the Nevada project portfolio, while the remaining 60% is expected to correspond with growth and sustaining capital.2011 Outlook- Q3 Update(4),(5)2011 Outlook2011 Outlook 2011 Outlook2011 OutlookRegionAttributable ProductionConsolidated CASConsolidated CapitalAttributable Capital(Kozs, Mlbs)($/oz, $/lb)ExpendituresExpendituresNevada1,700 - 1,800$565 - $615$525 - $600$525 - $600La Herradura 180 - 200$480 - $510$70 - $80$70 - $80Hope Bay--$90 - $100$90 - $100  North America1,880 - 2,000$560 - $600$685 - $780$685 - $780Yanacocha650 - 670$560 - $600$320 - $370$160 - $200La Zanja50 - 60n/a--Conga--$630 - $680$300 - $350  South America700 - 730$560 - $600$950 - $1,050$500 - $550Boddington ? Gold 750 - 800$650 - $690$200 - $230$200 - $230Other Australia/NZ  1,000 - 1,050$640 - $660$295 - $315$295 - $315Batu Hijau ? Gold (a)140 - 160$440 - $460$210 - $230$95 - $105  Asia Pacific1,900 - 2,010$600 - $675$700 - $775$590 - $650Ahafo560 - 590$470 - $500$125 - $150$125 - $150Akyem--$225 - $250$225 - $250  Africa560 - 590$470 - $500$350 - $400$350 - $400Corporate/Other$60 - $70$60 - $70Total Gold5,100 - 5,300$560 - $590(b,c)$2,700 - $3,000$2,100 - $2,500Boddington ? Copper 70 - 80$1.80 - $2.20--Batu Hijau ? Copper (a)120 - 140$1.10 - $1.30--Total Copper190 - 220$1.25 - $1.50aAssumes Batu Hijau economic interest of 48.5% for 2011b2011 Outlook Attributable CAS is $570 - $600 per ouncec2011 Outlook Net Attributable CAS (by-product basis) is $485 - $515 per ounceDescription2011 Outlook  Consolidated Expenses($M)General & Administrative$190 - $200Interest Expense$235 - $245DD&A$1,025 - $1,035Exploration Expense$335 - $345Advanced Projects & R&D$405 - $415Tax Rate29% - 31%AssumptionsGold Price ($/ounce)$1,600 Copper Price ($/pound)$4.00 Oil Price ($/barrel)$90 Australian Dollar Exchange Rate1.00 1.See page 12 for reconciliation between consolidated, attributable, and net attributable CAS.2.Non-GAAP measure; see page 11 for reconciliation.3.Payable on December 30, 2011 to shareholders of record as of December 8, 2011.4.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 "Cautionary Statement" on page 13.5.2011 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 dollar exchange rate.  NEWMONT MINING CORPORATIONCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME(unaudited, in millions except per share)Three Months EndedNine Months EndedSeptember 30,September 30,2011 2010 2011 2010 Sales $2,744$2,597$7,593$6,992Costs and expenses  Costs applicable to sales (1) 1,0088912,8652,608Amortization   270242776697Reclamation and remediation  6186344Exploration    10467255163Advanced projects, research and development  9346247149General and administrative    5045145133Other expense, net  36501962001,5671,3594,5473,994Other income (expense)  Other income, net  (76)5397Interest expense, net    (65)(66)(193)(210)(141)(61)(190)(113)Income before income and mining tax and other items  1,0361,1772,8562,885Income and mining tax expense  (371)(360)(863)(784)Equity income (loss) of affiliates    10(3)12(7)Income from continuing operations    6758142,0052,094Loss from discontinued operations  --(136)-Net income    6758141,8692,094Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests  (182)(277)(475)(629)Net income attributable to Newmont stockholders    $493$537$1,394$1,465Net income attributable to Newmont stockholders:  Continuing operations    $493$537$1,530$1,465Discontinued operations    --(136)-$493$537$1,394$1,465Income per common share (2) Basic:  Continuing operations    $1.00$1.09$3.10$2.98Discontinued operations    --(0.28)-$1.00$1.09$2.82$2.98Diluted:  Continuing operations    $0.98$1.07$3.05$2.94Discontinued operations    --(0.27)-$0.98$1.07$2.78$2.94Cash dividends declared per common share    $0.30$0.15$0.65$0.35(1)Excludes Amortization and Reclamation and remediation.(2)Attributable to Newmont stockholders.NEWMONT MINING CORPORATIONSTATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW(unaudited, in millions)Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,2011201020112010Operating activities:Net income$675$814$1,869$2,094Adjustments:Amortization 270242776697Loss from discontinued operations--136-Reclamation and remediation6186344Deferred income taxes (68)34(106)(52)Stock based compensation and other non-cash benefits18156254Impairment of marketable securities174-175-Gain on asset sales, net(15)(5)(68)(54)Other operating adjustments and write-downs671102138Net change in operating assets and liabilities197(335)(343)(586)Net cash provided from continuing operations  1,2638542,6662,335Net cash used in discontinued operations  (2)-(4)(13)Net cash provided from operations  1,2618542,6622,322Investing activities:Additions to property, plant and mine development (761)(344)(1,781)(972)Proceeds from sale of marketable securities19-741Purchases of marketable securities(2)(2)(17)(9)Acquisitions, net(10)(2)(2,301)(2)Proceeds from sale of other assets-1653Other  6(50)(9)(73)Net cash used in investing activities(748)(397)(4,028)(1,002)Financing activities:Proceeds from debt, net1,023-1,798-Repayment of debt  (1,113)(11)(2,086)(274)Sale of noncontrolling interests---229Acquisition 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  27263556Change in restricted cash and other  3(2)346Net cash used in financing activities(208)(114)(588)(584)Effect of exchange rate changes on cash  (25)633-Net change in cash and cash equivalents  280349(1,921)736Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  1,8553,6024,0563,215Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $2,135$3,951$2,135$3,951NEWMONT MINING CORPORATIONCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(unaudited, in millions)At September 30,At December 31,2011 2010 ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents   $2,135$4,056Trade receivables   312582Accounts receivable   25988Investments 94113Inventories 720658Stockpiles and ore on leach pads 627617Deferred income tax assets   425177Other current assets 1,788962Current assets   6,3607,253Property, plant and mine development, net   17,01912,907Investments1,2541,568Stockpiles and ore on leach pads 2,0961,757Deferred income tax assets   1,6291,437Other long-term assets 781741Total assets   $29,139$25,663LIABILITIES Debt $578$259Accounts payable   542427Employee-related benefits   269288Income and mining taxes   381355Other current liabilities 2,7051,418Current liabilities   4,4752,747Debt 3,6594,182Reclamation and remediation liabilities 1,031984Deferred income tax liabilities   2,5921,488Employee-related benefits   350325Other long-term liabilities 328221Total liabilities   12,4359,947EQUITY Common stock   781778Additional paid-in capital   8,3648,279Accumulated other comprehensive income 4621,108Retained earnings   4,2533,180Newmont stockholders' equity   13,86013,345Noncontrolling interests   2,8442,371Total equity  16,70415,716Total liabilities and equity   $29,139$25,663Regional Operating Statistics Production Statistics Summary Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011201020112010 Gold Consolidated ounces produced (thousands):   North America Nevada4284531,2181,306La Herradura54421561254824951,3741,431   South America Yanacocha3283559581,131   Asia Pacific Boddington166180536522Batu Hijau138219285554Other Australia/New Zealand2592848028165636831,6231,892   Africa Ahafo1461564784081,5191,6894,4334,862 Copper Consolidated pounds produced (millions):   Asia Pacific Boddington17144743Batu Hijau85142231420102156278463 Gold Attributable ounces produced (thousands):   North America Nevada4284531,2181,306La Herradura54421561254824951,3741,431   South America Yanacocha169182492580Other South America Equity Interests195495188187541585   Asia Pacific Boddington166180536522Batu Hijau66106138276Other Australia/New Zealand259284802816Other Asia Pacific Equity Interests4-12-4955701,4881,614   Africa Ahafo1461564784081,3111,4083,8814,038 Copper Attributable pounds produced (millions):   Asia Pacific Boddington17144743Batu Hijau41691122105883159253 CAS and Capital Expenditures Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,2011201020112010 Gold Costs Applicable to Sales ($/ounce)(1)        North America     Nevada$641$556$640$579     La Herradura575464498415633549624565        South America     Yanacocha610420578392        Asia Pacific     Boddington743617657577     Batu Hijau476211423235     Other Australia/New Zealand684539623543652445597464        Africa     Ahafo501422465456   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 Hijau0.900.651.010.66   Average $1.10$0.73$1.17$0.76   Attributable to Newmont $1.25$0.79$1.30$0.84Consolidated Costs applicable to sales excludes Amortization and Reclamation and remediation.Three Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,2011201020112010 Consolidated Capital Expenditures ($ million)   North America Nevada$152$83$380$200Hope Bay33407488La Herradura28115533213134509321   South America Yanacocha11441244109Conga197434488631184692195   Asia Pacific Boddington4725122106Batu Hijau611514948Other Australia/New Zealand7840212111Other Asia Pacific4881119088491276   Africa Ahafo34297180Akyem6027127499456198129Corporate and Other8122323 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$826Supplemental 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 endedNine Months endedSeptember 30,September 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 ounceThree Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,2011201020112010Costs applicable to sales:     Consolidated$907$776$2,541$2,279     Noncontrolling interests (1)(128)(99)(333)(285)     Attributable to Newmont$779$677$2,208$1,994Gold sold (000 ounces):     Consolidated1,4581,6514,3274,778     Noncontrolling interests (1)(218)(287)(601)(811)     Attributable to Newmont1,2401,3643,7263,967Costs applicable to sales per ounce:     Consolidated$622$470$587$477     Attributable to Newmont$628$496$593$503Costs applicable to sales per poundThree Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,2011201020112010Costs applicable to sales:     Consolidated$101$115$324$329     Noncontrolling interests (1)(37)(50)(124)(131)     Attributable to Newmont$64$65$200$198Copper sold (million lbs):     Consolidated92158276434     Noncontrolling interests (1)(41)(76)(122)(198)     Attributable to Newmont5182154236Costs applicable to sales per pound:     Consolidated$1.10$0.73$1.17$0.76     Attributable to Newmont$1.25$0.79$1.30$0.84Net attributable costs applicable to sales per ounceThree Months Ended September 30,Nine Months Ended September 30,2011201020112010Attributable costs applicable to sales:     Gold$779$677$2,208$1,994     Copper6465200198$843$742$2,408$2,192Copper revenue:     Consolidated$(273)$(581)$(991)$(1,373)     Noncontrolling interests (1)119279434631(154)(302)(557)(742)Net attributable costs applicable to sales$689$440$1,851$1,450Attributable gold ounces sold (thousands)1,2401,3643,7263,967Net 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 DetailsDial-In Number888.566.1822Intl Dial-In Number312.470.7065LeaderJohn SeabergPasscodeNewmont Replay Number866.462.8985Intl Replay Number203.369.1370Replay Passcode2011Webcast DetailsURLhttp://www.newmont.com/our-investorsThe 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.SOURCE Newmont Mining CorporationFor 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