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Newmont Mines Alwyn Pretorius appointed Newmont Senior Vice President

He brings more than 20 years experience from the gold sector and extensive experience in underground deep-level gold mining.  Before joining Newmont, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Harmony Gold Company Limited, one of South Africa’s leading gold producers.

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Alwyn Pretorius, Senior Vice President, Africa Operations of the Newmont Mining Corporation.

Newmont Africa has appointed Alwyn Pretorius as Senior Vice President, Africa Operations of the Newmont Mining Corporation.

He brings more than 20 years experience from the gold sector and extensive experience in underground deep-level gold mining.  Before joining Newmont, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Harmony Gold Company Limited, one of South Africa’s leading gold producers.

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Reacting to his appointment, Mr. Pretorius said, “Africa is one of Newmont’s key growth regions, with Ghana representing 16 percent of the company’s global production in 2015”.

“Thanks to our employees, contractors and other stakeholders Newmont successfully confronted the many challenges facing the business over the last few years and continues to perform well“, he said.

The Africa Region has maintained one of Newmont’s lowest injury rates and cost profiles at Akyem; and is advancing value accretive projects at its Ahafo operations.

Mr. Pretorius’s experience includes leadership roles at Harmony and ARMgold, where he managed portfolios of up to 10 mines with annual production of 1.3 million ounces of gold.

In these roles, he delivered significant safety, productivity and sustainability improvements, and forged strong stakeholder relationships.

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