Newmont Announces Executive Appointments


DENVER, October 13, 2005 -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) today announced the
appointment of Thomas Enos as Senior Vice President, Operations, reporting to Wayne W. Murdy,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Enos has nearly 35 years of mining operations experience and
has held key Newmont operating positions in Nevada and Indonesia. In his new role, Enos will be
responsible for overseeing the operational performance and efficiency of Newmont's mining assets

The Company also announced the appointment of Bruce Hansen to Senior Vice President, Operations
Services and Development, also reporting to Murdy. Hansen brings to the position a unique combination
of mining operations experience and financial expertise gained in his role as the Company's former Chief
Financial Officer. Hansen's new responsibilities cover all areas of operational support, including
engineering and construction, technical services, supply chain management and information technology.
As part of the Company's continuing efforts to address input commodity price pressures, Newmont
announced the appointment of Robert Bush as Senior Vice President, Energy Solutions, also reporting to
Murdy. In his new role, Bush will focus on implementing best practices and policies in global energy
management, procurement and conservation. Bush will also continue to oversee the development of a
203-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Nevada.

"We are pleased to announce these appointments," said Murdy. "This group of highly experienced
executives will bring renewed strategic focus to the areas of operational performance, cost management,
project development, environmental stewardship and sustainable development."

Other organizational changes announced include the promotion of Brant Hinze to Vice President, North
American Operations. Hinze replaces Richard Perry who recently resigned to pursue other opportunities.
The Company also announced the promotion of William Zisch to Vice President, African Operations.
Hinze and Zisch will report to Enos. In Jakarta, Indonesia, the Company announced the appointment of a
senior Indonesian mining executive, Noke Kiroyan to President Director, Newmont Pacific Nusantara, the
Company's operational support and services unit in Indonesia. Kiroyan will report to Robert Gallagher,
Vice President Indonesian Operations.

Newmont is the world's largest gold producer with significant assets or operations on five continents.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Newmont employs approximately 14,000 people worldwide and is
committed to the highest standards for environmental management, social responsibility, and health and
safety for its employees and neighboring communities. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange,
Newmont trades on the Australian and Toronto Stock Exchanges. More information about the Company
is available at

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