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Newmont Announces First Quarter Net Income from Continuing Operations Up 9% to $1.13 per Share

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Newmont Announces First Quarter Net Income from Continuing Operations Up 9% to $1.13 per Share17:16 EDT Thursday, April 26, 2012Quarterly Dividend of $0.35 per share up 75% from Prior Year QuarterThis release should be read in conjunction with Newmont's First Quarter 2012 Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 2012 (available at www.newmont.com).DENVER, April 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) ("Newmont" or the "Company") today reported attributable net income from continuing operations of $561 million or $1.13 per basic share ($1.11 per share on a fully diluted basis), up 9% from $514 million, or $1.04 per basic share in the first quarter 2011. Adjusted net income[1] was $578 million or $1.17 per basic share in first quarter 2012, compared with $513 million, or $1.04 per share for the prior year quarter. First Quarter Highlights:Consolidated revenue of $2.7 billion, an increase of 9% from the prior year quarter; Average realized gold and copper price of $1,684 per ounce and $4.01 per pound, up 22% and no change, respectively, from the prior year quarter; Attributable gold and copper production of 1.3 million ounces and 35 million pounds, down 2% and 35%, respectively, from the prior year quarter; Gold and copper costs applicable to sales ("CAS") of $620 per ounce and $1.98 per pound, up 11% and up 78%, respectively, from the prior year quarter; Cash flow from continuing operations of $613 million, down 38% from the prior year quarter; Second quarter gold price-linked dividend of $0.35 per share, an increase of 75% from the prior year quarter; and Maintaining 2012 Company-wide outlook for production, CAS and capital expenditures."We are pleased to announce another quarterly increase in our net income from continuing operations, up 9% over the prior year quarter to $561 million, or $1.13 per share. We also saw gold operating margin expansion of 29%, which outpaced the 22% increase in the average realized gold price from the prior year," said Richard O'Brien, President and CEO. "During the first quarter, we continued to invest in the development of our Akyem project in Ghana, which remains on schedule for initial production in 2014. Regarding Conga in Peru, the project continues to be suspended pending further analysis of the economic and technical impacts from the recently released report from the independent panel," added Mr. O'Brien.[1] Non-GAAP measure. See page 10 for reconciliation.Newmont is maintaining its previously announced 2012 outlook for attributable gold and copper production of 5.0 to 5.2 million ounces and 150 to 170 million pounds at CAS of between $625 and $675 per ounce (on a co-product basis) and $1.80 and $2.20 per pound, respectively. Newmont is also maintaining its 2012 attributable capital expenditure outlook of $3.0 to $3.3 billion, or $4.0 to $4.3 billion on a consolidated basis. However, this estimate assumes the development of the Conga project in Peru proceeds as anticipated in connection with our original 2012 outlook provided in January 2012. As previously disclosed, development of the Conga project was temporarily suspended in November 2011 and recommencement and future development remains subject to certain risks, including political and social risks, and uncertainties, including those relating to the Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") review. The Conga project's EIA, which was previously approved by the central government of Peru in October 2010 after an extensive public engagement process, was subject to a review by independent experts during the first quarter at the request of the central government. The results of the independent review were released last week and confirmed that the reviewed sections of the EIA met Peruvian and international standards. The Company is currently in the process of evaluating the recommendations contained in the independent report, and additional recommendations from the central government related to the report, to assess the impact on the project economics. The Company will reevaluate its capital expenditure outlook after completing that evaluation process and when the development schedule of Conga is more clearly defined. Should the Company be unable to continue with the development of Conga, the Company may reprioritize and reallocate capital to other development alternatives in Nevada, Australia, Ghana and Indonesia. As previously announced, Newmont's Board of Directors approved a second quarter 2012 gold price-linked dividend of $0.35 per share[2] based on the Company's average realized gold price of $1,684 per ounce for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 75% over the $0.20 per share dividend paid in the second quarter of 2011.Operations North America Nevada – Attributable gold production in Nevada was 435,000 ounces at CAS of $617 per ounce during the first quarter. Gold production was consistent with the prior year quarter due to higher grade ore mined as Gold Quarry resumed production, offset by lower underground ore grade mined at Leeville and Midas. Costs applicable to sales per ounce decreased 4% as higher underground mining and milling costs were more than offset by an inventory build in 2012 compared to a drawdown of inventory in 2011.The Company continues to expect 2012 attributable gold production from Nevada of approximately 1.725 to 1.8 million ounces at CAS of between $575 and $625 per ounce.La Herradura – Attributable gold production at La Herradura in Mexico was 54,000 ounces at CAS of $581 per ounce during the first quarter. Gold production increased 10% due to higher leach placement at Soledad-Dipolos and first production from the Noche Buena pit. CAS increased 49% from the prior year quarter due to higher employee profit sharing costs and Noche Buena commencing production.The Company continues to expect 2012 attributable gold production from La Herradura of approximately 200,000 to 240,000 ounces at CAS of between $460 and $510 per ounce.South America Yanacocha – Attributable gold production at Yanacocha in Peru was 188,000 ounces at CAS of $458 per ounce during the first quarter. Gold production increased 27% from the prior year quarter due to higher mill throughput, recovery and grade, partly offset by lower leach production from La Quinua, Carachugo and Yanacocha. CAS per ounce decreased 21% from the prior year quarter due to higher production, partially offset by higher labor, diesel, and workers' participation and lower by-product credits. [2] Payable on June 28, 2012 to shareholders of record as of June 12, 2012.The Company continues to expect 2012 attributable gold production from Yanacocha of approximately 650,000 to 700,000 ounces at CAS of between $480 and $530 per ounce.La Zanja – Attributable gold production during the first quarter at La Zanja in Peru was approximately 13,000 ounces.The Company continues to expect 2012 attributable gold production from La Zanja of approximately 40,000 to 50,000 ounces.Asia Pacific Boddington – Attributable gold and copper production during the first quarter at Boddington in Australia was 162,000 ounces and 14 million pounds, respectively, at CAS of $782 per ounce and $1.94 per pound, respectively. Gold ounces and copper pounds produced were consistent with the prior year quarter as 17% higher throughput was offset by 15% lower grade and 2% lower recovery. Gold CAS increased 31% due to processing lower grade ore, higher milling and mining costs, a higher proportion of costs allocated to gold, and a stronger Australian dollar. Costs applicable to sales per pound decreased 11% mainly due to lower costs allocated to copper. The Company continues to expect 2012 attributable gold production of approximately 750,000 to 800,000 ounces at CAS of between $800 and $850 per ounce and attributable copper production of 70 to 80 million pounds at CAS of between $2.00 and $2.25 per pound. Batu Hijau – Attributable gold ounces and copper pounds produced during the first quarter at Batu Hijau in Indonesia were 11,000 ounces and 21 million pounds, respectively, at costs applicable to sales of $913 per ounce and $2.00 per pound, respectively. Gold and copper production decreased 76% and 49%, respectively, due to lower throughput, grade and recovery as a result of processing lower grade stockpiled material as Phase 6 waste stripping continues. Costs applicable to sales per ounce and per pound increased 184% and 108%, respectively, due to lower production, higher labor and diesel costs, and increased waste stripping costs.The Company continues to expect 2012 attributable gold production of approximately 45,000 to 55,000 ounces at CAS of between $800 and $850 per ounce and attributable copper production to be approximately 80 to 90 million pounds at CAS of between $1.80 and $2.20 per pound.Other Australia/New Zealand – Attributable gold production during the first quarter was 265,000 ounces at costs applicable to sales of $757 per ounce. Attributable gold ounces produced decreased 11% due to a planned mill shutdown at Waihi, mill maintenance at Kalgoorlie and a build-up of in-process inventory at Jundee and Kalgoorlie, partly offset by higher grade at Tanami. Costs applicable to sales per ounce increased 35% primarily due to lower production, a stronger Australian dollar, lower by-product credits, and higher diesel and royalty costs. The Company continues to expect 2012 attributable gold production of approximately 980 to 1.03 million ounces at CAS of between $810 and $860 per ounce. AfricaAhafo – Attributable gold production during the first quarter at Ahafo in Ghana was 175,000 ounces at CAS of $568 per ounce. Gold production decreased 6% from the prior year quarter due to lower mill throughput and grade, partially offset by a reduction of in-process inventory and higher recovery. CAS per ounce increased 26% from the prior year quarter due to lower production and higher labor, diesel, and royalty costs. The Company continues to expect 2012 attributable gold production of approximately 570,000 to 600,000 ounces at CAS of between $500 and $550 per ounce. Capital Update Consolidated capital expenditures were $720 million during the first quarter. Newmont is maintaining its 2012 attributable capital expenditure outlook of $3.0 to $3.3 billion, or $4.0 to $4.3 billion on a consolidated basis. Capital spending through the first quarter of 2012 has been lower than expected across the portfolio, due to temporary suspension of development at Conga, but is expected to increase throughout the year. For the remainder of the year, 60% of 2012 consolidated capital expenditures are expected to be associated with major project initiatives, assuming the development of the Conga project in Peru proceeds as originally anticipated, while the remaining 40% is expected to be sustaining capital.2012 Outlook- Q1 UpdateAttributable ProductionConsolidated CASConsolidated CapitalAttributable CapitalRegion(Kozs, Mlbs)($/oz, $/lb)Expenditures ($M)Expenditures ($M)Nevada1,725 - 1,800$575 - $625$650 - $750$650 - $750La Herradura 200 - 240$460 - $510$80 - $130$80 - $130 North America1,900 - 2,000$570 - $630$780 - $830$780 - $830Yanacocha650 - 700$480 - $530$530 - $580$270 - $310La Zanja40 - 50n/a--Conga (a)--$1,150 - $1,250$600 - $650 South America700 - 750$480 - $530$1,750 - $1,950$800 - $900Boddington750 - 800$800 - $850$215 - $245$215 - $245Other Australia/NZ 980 - 1,030$810 - $860$375 - $400$375 - $400Batu Hijau(e)45 - 55$800 - $850$200 - $230$95 - $105 Asia Pacific1,775 - 1,885$800 - $850$800 - $900$700 - $800Ahafo570 - 600$500 - $550$240 - $270$240 - $270Akyem--$370 - $420$370 - $420 Africa570 - 600$500 - $550$600 - $700$600 - $700Corporate/Other--$60 - $70$60 - $70Total Gold5,000 - 5,200$625 - $675 (b,c)$4,000 - $4,300(d)$3,000 - $3,300Boddington 70 - 80$2.00 - $2.25--Batu Hijau(e)80 - 90$1.80 - $2.20--Total Copper150 - 170$1.80 - $2.20(a) The future development of the Conga project remains subject to risks and uncertainties as disclosed in the Company's cautionary statement. Development of the Conga project has been temporarily suspended as disclosed on November 30, 2011. Should the Company be unable to continue with the current development plan at Conga, Newmont may reprioritize and reallocate capital to development alternatives in Nevada, Australia, Ghana, and Indonesia.(b) 2012 Attributable CAS Outlook is $640 - $690 per ounce.(c)2012 Net Attributable CAS Outlook (inclusive of by-product credits) is $600 - $650 per ounce.(d) Includes capitalized interest of approximately $140 million.(e) Assumes Batu Hijau economic interest of 44.5625% for 2012, subject to final divestiture obligations.Key AssumptionsDescriptionConsolidated Expenses ($M)Attributable Expenses ($M)General & Administrative$210 - $230$210 - $230Interest Expense$240 - $260$230 - $250DD&A$1,050 - $1,080$890 - $920Exploration Expense$400 - $430$360 - $390Advanced Projects & R&D$475 - $525$430 - $480Tax Rate28% - 32%28% - 32%AssumptionsGold Price ($/ounce)$1,500$1,500Copper Price ($/pound)$3.50$3.50Oil Price ($/barrel)$90$90AUD Exchange Rate1.001.00NEWMONT MINING CORPORATIONCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME(unaudited, in millions except per share)Three Months EndedMarch 31,20122011Sales $2,683$2,465Costs and expensesCosts applicable to sales (1) 1,017940Amortization 231256Reclamation and remediation 1614Exploration 8862Advanced projects, research and development 10268General and administrative 5445Other expense, net 120731,6281,458Other income (expense)Other income, net 3331Interest expense, net (52)(65)(19)(34)Income before income and mining tax and other items1,036973Income and mining tax expense (343)(305)Equity income (loss) of affiliates (19)2Income from continuing operations 674670Loss from discontinued operations (71)-Net income 603670Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (113)(156)Net income attributable to Newmont stockholders $490$514Net income attributable to Newmont stockholders:Continuing operations $561$514Discontinued operations (71)-$490$514Income per common shareBasic:Continuing operations $1.13$1.04Discontinued operations (0.14)-$0.99$1.04Diluted:Continuing operations $1.11$1.03Discontinued operations (0.14)-$0.97$1.03Cash dividends declared per common share $0.35$0.15(1) Excludes Amortization and Reclamation and remediation.NEWMONT MINING CORPORATIONCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(unaudited, in millions)Three Months EndedMarch 31,20122011Operating activities: Net income $603$670Adjustments: Amortization 231256Loss from discontinued operations 71-Reclamation and remediation 1614Deferred income taxes (55)(33)Stock based compensation and other non-cash benefits 1719Impairment of marketable securities 24-Gain on asset sales, net (10)(3)Other operating adjustments and write-downs 7245Net change in operating assets and liabilities (356)21Net cash provided from continuing operations 613989Net cash used in discontinued operations (4)-Net cash provided from operations 609989Investing activities: Additions to property, plant and mine development (696)(402)Purchases of marketable securities (143)(12)Acquisitions, net (11)(7)Proceeds from sale of other assets 126Other (17)(3)Net cash used in investing activities (855)(418)Financing activities: Proceeds from debt, net 3,346-Repayment of debt (1,907)(31)Payment of conversion premium on debt (172)-Dividends paid to common stockholders (173)(74)Dividends paid to noncontrolling interests -(15)Proceeds from stock issuance, net 23Other (2)-Net cash provided from (used in) financing activities 1,094(117)Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 423Net change in cash and cash equivalents 852477Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,7604,056Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $2,612$4,533NEWMONT MINING CORPORATIONCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(unaudited, in millions)At March 31,At December 31,20122011ASSETSCash and cash equivalents $2,612$1,760Trade receivables 349300Accounts receivable 362320Investments 17994Inventories 699714Stockpiles and ore on leach pads 744671Deferred income tax assets 263396Other current assets 8841,133Current assets 6,0925,388Property, plant and mine development, net 16,36415,881Investments 1,4791,472Stockpiles and ore on leach pads 2,4702,271Deferred income tax assets 1,6521,605Other long-term assets 904857Total assets $28,961$27,474LIABILITIESDebt $69$689Accounts payable 497561Employee-related benefits 245307Income and mining taxes 343250Other current liabilities 1,4172,133Current liabilities 2,5713,940Debt 6,0813,624Reclamation and remediation liabilities 1,2631,169Deferred income tax liabilities 2,1002,147Employee-related benefits 484459Other long-term liabilities 397364Total liabilities 12,89611,703EQUITYCommon stock 785784Additional paid-in capital 8,2638,408Accumulated other comprehensive income 658652Retained earnings 3,3693,052Newmont stockholders' equity 13,07512,896Noncontrolling interests 2,9902,875Total equity 16,06515,771Total liabilities and equity $28,961$27,474 Production Statistics Summary Three Months Ended March 31, 20122011 Gold Consolidated ounces produced (thousands): North America Nevada435433La Herradura5449489482 South America Yanacocha366289 Asia Pacific Boddington162163Batu Hijau2293Other Australia/New Zealand265299449555 Africa Ahafo1751861,4791,512 Copper Consolidated pounds produced (millions): Asia Pacific Boddington1413Batu Hijau43855798 Gold Attributable ounces produced (thousands): North America Nevada435433La Herradura5449489482 South America Yanacocha188148Other South America Equity Interests1312201160 Asia Pacific Boddington162163Batu Hijau1144Other Australia/New Zealand265299Other Asia Pacific Equity Interests44442510 Africa Ahafo1751861,3071,338 Copper Attributable pounds produced (millions): Asia Pacific Boddington1413Batu Hijau21413554 CAS and Capital Expenditures Three Months Ended March 31, Gold 20122011Costs Applicable to Sales ($/ounce)(1) North America Nevada$617$643 La Herradura581390613617 South America Yanacocha458583 Asia Pacific Boddington782596 Batu Hijau913322 Other Australia/New Zealand757560774527 Africa Ahafo568451 Average $620$557 Attributable to Newmont $637$562 Copper Costs Applicable to Sales ($/pound)(1) Asia Pacific Boddington$1.94$2.19 Batu Hijau2.000.96 Average $1.98$1.11 Attributable to Newmont $1.97$1.23(1) Consolidated Costs applicable to sales excludes Amortization and Reclamation and remediation. Three Months Ended March 31, 20122011 Consolidated Capital Expenditures ($ million) North America Nevada$157$95Hope Bay-19La Herradura2116178130 South America Yanacocha9341Conga14764240105 Asia Pacific Boddington2349Batu Hijau3340Other Australia/New Zealand7062Other Asia Pacific32129153 Africa Ahafo5015Akyem852813543Corporate and Other3814 Total - Accrual Basis $720$445 Change in Capital Accrual (24)(43) Total - Cash Basis $696$402 Attributable to Newmont (Accrual Basis) $586$373Supplemental 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 ended March 31, (in millions except per share, after-tax) 20122011 GAAP Net income (1) $ 490$ 514 Other impairments/asset sales 17(1) Adjusted net income $ 578$ 513 Net income per share, basic $ 0.99$ 1.04 Adjusted net income per share, basic $ 1.17$ 1.04 Adjusted net income per share, diluted $ 1.15$ 1.02 (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/poundGoldCopperThree Months Ended,Three Months Ended,2012201120122011Costs applicable to sales: Consolidated$902$823$115$117 Noncontrolling interests (1)(91)(94)(44)(46) Attributable to Newmont$811$729$71$71Gold/Copper sold (000 ounces/million lbs): Consolidated1,4551,47858105 Noncontrolling interests (1)(181)(182)(22)(48) Attributable to Newmont1,2741,2963657Costs applicable to sales per ounce/pound: Consolidated$620$557$1.98$1.11 Attributable to Newmont$637$562$1.97$1.23Net attributable costs applicable to sales per ounceThree Months Ended,20122011Attributable costs applicable to sales: Gold$811$729 Copper7171$882$800Copper revenue: Consolidated$(233)$(422) Noncontrolling interests (1)89190(144)(232)Net attributable costs applicable to sales$738$568Attributable gold ounces sold (thousands)1,2741,296Net attributable costs applicable to sales per ounce$580$438(1) Relates to partners' interests in Batu Hijau and Yanacocha.Conference Call InformationA conference call will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Mountain Time); it will also be carried on the Company's website.Conference Call DetailsDial-In Number888.566.1822Intl Dial-In Number312.470.7116LeaderJohn SeabergPasscodeNewmontReplay Number866.396.4180Intl Replay Number203.369.0506Replay Passcode2012Webcast DetailsURLhttp://services.choruscall.com/links/newmont120224.htmlCautionary 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 and expectations regarding the Company's strategy and plans; (ii) estimates of future mineral production and sales; (iii) estimates of future operating costs, costs applicable to sales and other costs; (iv) estimates of future capital expenditures and consolidated advanced projects, research and development expenditures; and (v) the Company's exploration pipeline and expectations regarding the development, growth and exploration potential of the Company's projects, including project start dates, ramp up, life, pipeline timelines (including commencement of mining, drilling and stage gate advancement and expansion opportunities) and expected project returns; (vi) potential ounces or tons of reserves, non-reserve mineralization and potential resources; (vii) dividend payments and increases; (viii) future liquidity, cash and balance sheet expectations; and (ix) other financial outlook for the Company's operations and 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, social and legal 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 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 such supplies otherwise being available on bases consistent with the Company's current expectations; and (vii) the accuracy of our current mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates and exploration information. 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: (i) gold and other metals price volatility; (ii) currency fluctuations; (iii) increased capital and operating costs and scarcity of competition for required labor and supplies; (iv) variances in ore grade or recovery rates from those assumed in mining plans; (v) political and operational risks; (vi) community relations, conflict resolution and outcome of projects or oppositions; and (vii) governmental regulation and judicial outcomes. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors, see the Company's 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on February 24, 2012, 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.comhttp://www.newmont.com