DENVER, June 4 /CNW/ -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) today
announced the appointment of Alan R. Blank as Senior Vice President, Legal and
External Affairs, effective June 23, 2008.
Mr. Blank joins Newmont from Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon where he
served as a partner in the firm for the last 20 years. Mr. Blank's 27-year
legal career includes experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions and
other commercial transactions for clients in the mining, steel and utilities
businesses, financial services industries, private equity funds and
"During my tenure as an executive at PacifiCorp, I had the privilege of
working closely with Alan on numerous legal, business and strategic
initiatives," said Newmont President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard
O'Brien. "Over the years I developed a strong appreciation for his ability to
provide sound counsel and decisive leadership on a number of complex legal and
business matters. His proven critical-thinking, people skills, judgment and
high ethical standards will serve Newmont well."
Mr. Blank's appointment follows the announcement in April that Britt
Banks, Executive Vice President, Legal and External Affairs, will depart
Newmont after fifteen years of service. As previously announced, Mr. Banks
will remain available to Newmont as a consultant to assist in the seamless
transition of responsibilities to Mr. Blank.
Upon Mr. Banks's departure, Blake Rhodes will become the Company's
General Counsel, with responsibility for Newmont's global legal function. Mr.
Rhodes will report to Mr. Blank.
Founded in 1921 and publicly traded on the NYSE since 1925, Newmont is
one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver,
Colorado, the company employs approximately 15,000 people, the majority of
whom work 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 the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-World. 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.
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