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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FUTURE RESULTS AND FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This Web site contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor created by such sections and other applicable laws. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation: (i) estimates of future mineral production, results and sales; (ii) estimates of future costs applicable to sales, other expenses and taxes, for specific operations and on a consolidated basis; (iii) estimates of future capital expenditures, construction, production or closure activities; (iv) statements regarding future exploration potential, asset potential, potential resource expansion and targeted production; (v) estimates and expectations regarding reserves, nonreserve mineralization and potential ounces; (vi) statements regarding fluctuations in capital and currency markets; (vii) statements regarding potential cost savings, productivity, operating performance, and cost structure; (viii) expectations regarding the development, growth, mine life, production and costs applicable to sales and exploration potential of the Company's projects; and (ix) expectations regarding the impacts of operating technical or geotechnical issues in connection with the Company's projects or operations. Estimates or expectations of future events or results are based upon certain assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect. Such assumptions, include, but are not limited to: (i) there being no significant change to current geotechnical, metallurgical, hydrological and other physical conditions; (ii) permitting, development, operations and expansion of the Company's projects being consistent with current expectations and mine plans; (iii) political developments in any jurisdiction in which the Company operates being consistent with its current expectations; (iv) certain exchange rate assumptions for the Australian dollar to the U.S. dollar, as well as other the exchange rates being approximately consistent with current levels; (v) certain price assumptions for gold, copper and oil; (vi) certain effective tax rate assumptions (vii) prices for key supplies being approximately consistent with current levels; and (viii) the accuracy of our current mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates. Where the Company expresses or implies an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, but are not limited to, gold and other metals price volatility, currency fluctuations, increased production costs and variances in ore grade or recovery rates from those assumed in mining plans, political and operational risks in the countries in which we operate, changes in governmental regulation, including taxation, environmental, permitting and other regulations, and judicial outcomes. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors, see the Company's 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Company's other SEC filings. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly revisions to any "forward-looking statement," to reflect events or circumstances after the date of publication, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING RESERVES AND NRM: The reserves disclosed on this Web site have been prepared in compliance with Industry Guide 7 published by the SEC. Non-reserve mineralization and potential has not been prepared in accordance with Industry Guide 7. Estimates of non-reserve mineralization and potential are subject to further exploration and development, are subject to many risks and highly speculative, and may not be converted to future reserves of the Company. In addition, our current or future reserves and exploration and development projects may not result in new mineral producing operations. Even if significant mineralization is discovered and converted to reserves, it will likely take many years from the initial phases of exploration to development and ultimately to production, during which time the economic feasibility of production may change. For a description of the key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate mineral reserves and mineralized material on Newmont's material properties, as well as a general discussion of the extent to which the estimates may be affected by any known environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, socio-political, marketing or other relevant factors, please see Newmont's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other SEC filings.
Definitions: (1) The term "reserve" means that part of a mineral deposit that can be economically and legally extracted or produced at the time of the reserve determination. The term "economically," as used in this definition, means that profitable extraction or production has been established or analytically demonstrated in a full feasibility study to be viable and justifiable under reasonable investment and market assumptions. The term "legally," as used in this definition, does not imply that all permits needed for mining and processing have been obtained or that other legal issues have been completely resolved. However, for a reserve to exist, Newmont must have a justifiable expectation, based on applicable laws and regulations, that issuance of permits or resolution of legal issues necessary for mining and processing at a particular deposit will be accomplished in the ordinary course and in a timeframe consistent with Newmont's current mine plans. Reserves in this document are aggregated from the Proven and Probable classes. (2) The term "non-reserve mineralization" or "NRM" refers to Measured, Indicated and/or Inferred materials, which are exclusive of reserves. Newmont has determined that such non-reserve mineralization would be substantively the same as those prepared using the Guidelines established by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. (3) The term "potential" refers to the aggregate of potential ore-grade material, including Proven and Probable reserves, Measured, Indicated and Inferred non-reserve mineralization, in addition to other potential ore-grade materials that have less certainty of conversion to reserves. (4) References to "equity ounces" or "equity pounds" mean that portion of gold or copper produced, sold or included in proven and probable reserves that is attributable to our ownership or economic interest.