Newmont Nevada employees’ pledges, plus company match, will contribute $2.08M to local non-profits

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10/23/2013

ELKO, NV Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Newmont Mining Corporation is pleased to announce that its Nevada employees have again pledged more than $1Million to the Newmont Legacy Fund for 2014 through the company’s workplace giving program.  These pledges will be matched dollar for dollar by Newmont, resulting in a remarkable $2.08Million in total funding for various non-profit organizations across northern Nevada.  “I am proud of our employees, and this is truly a time to celebrate, not only because more than 70% of our employees have pledged in excess of $1Million for the second year in a row, but also because, together with the Newmont match, we will impact and improve the lives of thousands of people within our northern Nevada communities,” said Tom Kerr, Newmont’s North America Regional Senior Vice President. “The Newmont Legacy Fund is a very successful program and we are pleased that it continues to grow, ensuring the legacy of Newmont and our employees in our communities for future generations.”

The Newmont Legacy Fund, developed in April 2010, is a three-pronged program comprised of an employee giving campaign, community investment program, and a community endowment fund, the latter of which will assist in meeting future community social service needs.  The employee giving portion of the program allows Newmont employees to give their personal contributions to non-profit organizations that provide invaluable services in northern Nevada communities, while the endowment fund portion allows employees to invest in the future sustainability of those communities.  Newmont is proud to partner with its employees and provides a 100% match of all donations. Mary Korpi, Director of External Relations for Newmont’s Nevada operations, emphasized that all of the money contributed through the fund goes to the designated nonprofit community organizations and social service programs.  Newmont covers all overhead and administrative costs separately.  “The impact of our employees’ generosity is incalculable, and the statistics don’t even begin to tell the whole story,” said Korpi.  “With the assistance of our hard-working and dedicated team of campaign coordinators, Newmont has created a culture of giving that radiates across northern Nevada, impacting more than 200 non-profit organizations in the communities where Newmont operates - Battle Mountain, Carlin, Elko, Wells, West Wendover, Wendover and Winnemucca.”

“A big heart-felt thank you goes out to all the employees who continue to make the Legacy Fund a success,” commented Tom Kerr.  “Their willingness to assist others exemplifies their commitment to maintaining healthy and vibrant communities where we live and work.”