Newmont Announces Executive Vice President, Operations and Other Executive Management Appointments



    DENVER, Sept. 23 /CNW/ -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:   NEM) today
announced the selection of Brian Hill as Executive Vice President, Operations
and other executive management appointments, effective October 1, 2008.
    Richard O'Brien, Newmont's President and CEO, said, "Our Executive
Leadership Team is now established and well positioned to drive further
improvement in our operational and project execution. As we continue to
develop our people and deliver on our plans, I am confident that this
management team, along with our employees around the world, will create
lasting value and opportunities for our shareholders, host communities and
employees."
    
    The executive management appointments are:
    
    -- Brian Hill as Executive Vice President, Operations, having served as
Newmont's Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific Operations. Mr. Hill joined
Newmont in December 2007 from Norilsk Nickel's Australia division, where he
served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Norilsk, Mr.
Hill held leadership positions with Equatorial Mining Limited, Falconbridge,
International Pursuit Corporation and Noranda, among others. He has more than
a quarter of a century of experience in the mining industry, with significant
international experience in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Chile and
Canada.
    -- Guy Lansdown as Executive Vice President, Development, having served
as Newmont's Senior Vice President, Project Development and Technical
Services. Mr. Lansdown has been with the Company for 15 years and was elected
Vice President, Project Engineering and Construction in 2006. He previously
served as Project Executive on the Boddington project in Australia and held
key project and operating positions in Indonesia, Peru and Australia. Mr.
Lansdown will provide leadership for the Technical Services, Exploration and
Project Development functions.
    -- Russell Ball as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
having served as Newmont's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Ball has been with the Company for 15 years and was elected Vice President
and Chief Accounting Officer in April 2007. He previously served as Vice
President and Controller, Group Executive, Investor Relations, and as
Financial Director and Controller for the Company's Indonesian Business Unit.
Mr. Ball will oversee the Company's Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Risk
Management, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management and Capital
Effectiveness functions.
    -- Randy Engel as Executive Vice President, Strategic Development, having
served as Newmont's Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development.
Mr. Engel has been with the Company for 15 years and was elected Vice
President, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations in April 2007, and
previously served as Assistant Treasurer. Mr. Engel will oversee the Company's
Corporate Development, Investor Relations, Business Planning and Strategic
Planning functions.
    -- Alan Blank as Executive Vice President, Legal and External Affairs.
Mr. Blank was hired in June 2008 to serve as Senior Vice President, Legal and
External Affairs. Mr. Blank joined Newmont from Stoel Rives LLP in Portland,
Oregon where he served as a partner in the firm for 20 years. Mr. Blank will
continue to provide leadership for the Legal, Communications, Government
Affairs, and Environmental and Social Responsibility functions of our
business.
    
    About Newmont
    
    Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont
(http://www.Newmont.com) is one of the largest gold companies in the world.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 34,000
employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core
operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia and Ghana. Newmont
is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the
first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high
standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and
creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.




For further information:

For further information: Investors, John Seaberg, +1-303-837-5743,
john.seaberg@newmont.com, or Media, Omar Jabara, +1-303-837-5114,
omar.jabara@newmont.com, both of Newmont Mining Corporation Web Site:
http://www.newmont.com

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