Newmont Board of Directors Approves Akyem Project


DENVER, July 27, 2005 – The Board of Directors of Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM)
today announced plans to proceed with the development of the Akyem project, located in the
Eastern Region of Ghana. Newmont has an 85% interest in the Akyem project, which at yearend
2004 had 5.4 million equity ounces of reserves.

The estimated costs of development are approximately $500 million, with gold production
expected to commence in the second half of 2008. The project is expected to generate steadystate
annual consolidated gold sales of approximately 400,000 ounces.

In announcing the development decision, Newmont Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wayne
W. Murdy said, "Our experience in Ghana has been very positive and we have made significant
progress on the Ahafo project. We look forward to a similar experience at Akyem, as we work
with the local communities and the government to build the second phase of Newmont's next
core operating district."

Investor Contacts:
Randy Engel (303) 837-6033


Media Contacts:
Heatheryn Higgins (303) 837-5248

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(ii) estimates of future gold production and sales; and (iii) estimates regarding timing of future production
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