Newmont Selected to Join Dow Jones Sustainability Index-World



    DENVER, Sept. 17 /CNW/ -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:   NEM) today
announced it was chosen to be listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability
Index-World (DJSI World, http://www.sustainability-index.com).
    DJSI World, Dow Jones's premier sustainability index, tracks the
performance of 2,500 leading companies, worldwide. The index independently
evaluates companies' long-term economic, environmental, and social
performance, publicly identifying the top 10 percent of performers in areas of
sustainability.
    "Our vision to become the gold company of choice for our employees,
shareholders and host communities requires that we continually improve our
performance," said Mr. Richard O'Brien, Newmont's President and CEO. "Being
the only gold company recognized on DJSI World indicates we are making
progress and moving in the right direction."
    Companies are selected based on a systematic assessment identifying the
top sustainability leaders in 58 different industry groups. The methodology
evaluates companies based on a variety of criteria, including transparency,
corporate governance, risk and crisis management, environmental management and
performance, community relations and development, energy consumption and
climate change, biodiversity, human resources, stakeholder relations, and
safety.
    Newmont has participated in the DJSI assessment and selection process
since 2003. In 2006, the company was listed on the DJSI North America, which
reports the top performing 20 percent of the largest 600 sustainability-driven
companies in North America.
    "Hard work and commitment by Newmont employees has allowed us to be
ranked with some of the most respected companies in the world," said Mr.
O'Brien. "This distinction would not be possible without the solid and
consistent performance of our operations."
    More information on Newmont can be found in the company's annual
sustainability report, http://www.BeyondTheMine.com. The report is published
as part of Newmont's ongoing obligations as a founding member of the
International Council on Mining and Metals (http://www.icmm.com) and in
accordance with its commitments under the United Nations' Global Compact
(http://www.unglobalcompact.org) and the Voluntary Principles on Security and
Human Rights (http://www.voluntaryprinciples.org).
    
    About Newmont
    
    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 also is the only gold company listed in the S&P
500 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: Media, Omar Jabara, Direct +1-303-837-5114, 
Mobile +1-720-212-9651, Mobile +1-303-902-7702, Omar.Jabara@Newmont.com, or 
Investors, John Seaberg, +1-303-837-5743, John.Seaberg@Newmont.com, both of 
Newmont Mining Corporation Web Site: http://www.newmont.com


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