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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors appoints the chief executive officer of the corporation and sets out the overall strategic direction. In corporations with dispersed ownership, the identification and nomination of directors (that shareholders vote for or against) are often done by the board itself, leading to a high degree of self-perpetuation.

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Cristina Bitar

Cristina Bitar is a senior partner at Azerta, a strategic communications agency in Chile and Peru. She previously founded Captiva, a communications firm in Chile. Ms. Bitar holds a BA in Economics and Sociology from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Universidad de Chile and Tulane University. She is a Board member of AFP Provida, a Metlife Company, a permanent columnist in La Segunda newspaper, a member of the think tank Public Policy Council Libertad y Desarrollo, and a Founder and Council Member of Comunidad Mujer. She is also a professor in the Masters in Communications Degree program at the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Santiago, Chile. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Young Global Leaders organization at the World Economic Forum.

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Gregory H. Boyce

Mr. Boyce brings extensive operations and global mining experience to Newmont’s Board. Mr. Boyce served as Executive Chairman of Peabody Energy from 2007 to 2015. He joined Peabody in 2003 as Chief Operating Officer, and assumed responsibility for the company as Chief Executive Officer from 2006-2015. His previous leadership roles also include Chief Executive Officer, Energy for Rio Tinto; President and Chief Executive Officer of Kennecott Energy Company; and President of Kennecott Minerals Company. Mr. Boyce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from the University of Arizona and an Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Boyce is a past Chair of the Coal Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency and is a former Chair of the National Mining Association. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the U.S.-China Business Council, and is a member of The Business Council, Business Roundtable and the National Coal Council. Mr. Boyce is a member of the Boards of Directors of Marathon Oil Corporation and of Monsanto Company.

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Beverley Anne Briscoe

Beverley Anne Briscoe is President of Briscoe Management Ltd. Ms. Briscoe serves as a director and Chair of the Board of Ritchie Bros Auctioneers and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Previously Ms. Briscoe owned a transportation services company and worked in senior management positions in the heavy equipment industry in Canada serving the construction, mining and forestry industries. She also worked as Chief Financial Officer for various operating divisions in The Jim Pattison Group in Canada and Geneva, Switzerland. She articled with PWC and worked with them in Vancouver and Sydney, Australia. She has been a past Chair of a number of not for profit organizations and agencies including BC Forest Safety Council, Industry Training Authority of BC, Boys and Girls Clubs and is past Treasurer of Vancouver General Hospital Foundation. She is also past Audit Chair of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Ms. Briscoe holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Professional Accountants.

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Bruce R. Brook

Bruce R. Brook currently serves as a Director for CSL Limited. He served as a Director of Programmed Group from 2010 to 2017 and as Chairman from 2012 to 2017 and as a Director of Boart Longyear from 2007 to 2015. He served as Chief Financial Officer of WMC Resources Limited from 2002 to 2005, and has held key executive roles including Deputy CFO of ANZ Banking Group Limited, Group Chief Accountant of Pacific Dunlop Limited, and General Manager, Group Accounting positions at CRA Limited and Pasminco Limited. Mr. Brook formerly served as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of Lihir Gold Limited, Consolidated Minerals Limited and Energy Developments Limited. In addition, Mr. Brook retired in 2012 after six years of services as a member of the Financial Reporting Council in Australia and in 2013 was appointed to the Director Advisory Panel of the Australian Securities Investments Commission, the Australian Corporate Regulator. Mr. Brook has been with Newmont since 2011 and currently serves as Chair of Newmont’s Audit Committee.

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J. Kofi Bucknor

J. Kofi Bucknor is the Chief Executive Officer of J. Kofi Bucknor & Associates, a Ghanaian corporate finance advisory and propriety investing firm established in 2000. He currently serves on the boards of ARM (Nigeria), Saham Assurances Limited (Morocco) and Consolidated Infrastructure Group (South Africa). He is also a Director for the Bank of Ghana, the central Bank of Ghana, which is not an exchange listed public company. Mr. Bucknor is the former Chairman of Ghana’s Investment Advisory Committee, which advises on the management of part of the country’s oil revenues. Mr. Bucknor formerly served as a Director of Chirano Gold Mines, Ashanti Goldfields Corporation, National Investment Bank (Ghana) and Ecobank Transnational Corporation. He was a member of the International Advisory Board of Normandy Mining Corporation (Australia). Mr. Bucknor is also a former Chairman of the Ghana Stock Exchange.

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Matthew Coon Come

Matthew Coon Come was the Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istche) and the Chairperson of the Cree Regional Authority. He serves as a director of Labrador Iron Ore Mines Limited and, in the past, has also served as Executive Director of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), director of Aircreebec, Creeco (Cree Regional Economic Enterprises Company), the Cree Construction Company, Servinor, the James Bay Cree Cultural Education Centre, the Centre for Indigenous Environment Resources, Niskamoon Corporation, and the Cree School Board. Dr. Coon Come is the former Chief of Mistissini, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Dr. Coon Come holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Toronto and a Doctor of Laws Honoris Causta from Trent University.

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Noreen Doyle

Noreen Doyle currently serves as Chair of Newmont's Board of Directors. She was the First Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2001 to 2005. Ms. Doyle also previously served as the Vice Chair and Lead Independent Director of the Board of Credit Suisse Group and has previously been a Board member of QinetiQ plc and Rexam PLC. She is a former member of advisory panels for Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund and Macquarie Russia and CIS Infrastructure Fund and has served as the Chair of the Budapest Bank Supervisory Board. Ms. Doyle has been with Newmont since 2005 and previously served as Newmont’s independent Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and the Chair of Newmont’s Audit Committee. She currently also serves as Chair of Newmont’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

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Veronica Hagen

Veronica Hagen is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Polymer Group, Inc. Ms. Hagen was President and CEO of Sappi Fine Paper North America from 2004 to 2007. Prior to working for Sappi, she served in various executive roles with Alcoa and with Alumax before its acquisition by Alcoa. She currently serves as Chair of the Governance Committee of Southern Company and on the Board of Directors of American Water Works Company, Inc. She is a former director of Jacuzzi Brands, Inc. Ms. Hagen has been with Newmont since 2005 and currently serves as Chair of Newmont’s Leadership Development and Compensation Committee.

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Sheri E. Hickok

Sheri E. Hickok brings significant engineering and technology experience, including autonomous vehicle and renewable energy development, to Newmont’s Board. She is currently General Manager – Global Product Development, Onshore Wind at GE Renewable Energy where she leads GE’s largest renewable energy portfolio. Prior to this role, Ms. Hickok served in several senior leadership roles at General Motors (GM) over her 22-year tenure, most recently as Executive Chief Engineer – Autonomous Partnerships and Fleets, where she led development of GM’s first autonomous vehicle fleet. Other leadership roles included Chief Engineer, Next Generation Full-Size Trucks; Executive Director, Global Supplier Quality & Development; and Chief Engineer on the Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac XTS. Ms. Hickok has been recognized as an industry leader by Motor Trend, Automotive News and Fortune magazines, and is a member of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, a Master’s degree in Engineering from Purdue University, and Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

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René Médori

René Médori has significant financial and commercial expertise from capital intensive businesses, supplying products to the oil refining, steel and mining industries and experience in international finance in the UK, Europe and the US. Mr. Médori currently serves as Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair of Petrofac Ltd., a UK listed company. He also serves on the boards of Cobham plc and Vinci. Prior to his retirement in April 2017, he served as finance director at Anglo American plc since 2005. Previously he served as Finance Director of the BOC Group plc, and as a non-executive director at Anglo Platinum Limited, De Beers, SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc), and AngloGold Ashanti.

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Jane Nelson

Jane Nelson is the founding Director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Corporate Responsibility Initiative. Ms. Nelson is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former senior associate of Cambridge University’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership. She serves on ExxonMobil’s External Citizenship Advisory Panel; GE’s Sustainability Advisory Council and previously served on the Independent Advisory Panel, International Council on Mining and Metals Resource Endowment initiative. Ms. Nelson is a former external adviser to World Bank Group on social impacts in mining, oil and gas sector. Ms. Nelson also worked for the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Africa, for FUNDES in Latin America and as a Vice President at Citibank working in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

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Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer became President and Chief Executive Officer and joined the Board of Directors of Newmont effective October 1, 2019. He served as President since June 2019 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from November 2018 until June 2019. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2016. Mr. Palmer was elected Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific in February 2015 after serving as Senior Vice President, Indonesia since March 2014. Prior to joining Newmont, he was the Chief Operating Officer, Pilbara Mines at Rio Tinto Iron Ore. Over a 20-year career with Rio Tinto, Mr. Palmer worked in a variety of roles across a number of commodities, including General Manager, Technology for the Bauxite and Alumina business; General Manager, Operations at Hail Creek coal mine; and General Manager, Asset Management at Palabora Mining Company in South Africa. Mr. Palmer brings extensive experience leading teams and delivering production while implementing safety culture programs and improving diversity. He earned a Master of Engineering Science degree and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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Clement Pelletier

Clement Pelletier is a process chemist/metallurgist with 14 years in industry and 36 years in resource-related environmental consulting. He has worked with INCO, US Borax/Rio Tinto, Utah International, Island Copper and the Rescan Group. Mr. Pelletier has been retained as a consultant to a number of international mining companies including: BHP Billiton Limited, Newmont, Kennecott/RioTinto, Vale S.A./Inco Limited, Glencore Xstrata Plc (formerly known as Xstrata Plc), Placer Dome/Barrick Gold Corporation, Teck Resources Limited, Rio Tinto Borax (formerly known as U.S. Borax Inc.) and First Quantum Minerals Ltd. Mr. Pelletier is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (“CIMM”). Mr. Pelletier is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and obtained his ICD.D designation.

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Julio M. Quintana

Julio Quintana formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Corporation, which supplies oilfield drilling technology, services and equipment, and prior to that served as Tesco’s Chief Operating Officer. He served in various executive roles for Schlumberger Technology Corporation, including Vice President of Integrated Project Management, Vice President of Exploitation and Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Quintana spent nearly 20 years in the oil and gas exploration and production business in various operational roles for Unocal Corporation. Mr. Quintana currently serves as the Lead Director of SM Energy Company and as a Director of Basic Energy Services. He is a former director of Tesco Corporation.

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Charles Sartain

Charles Sartain is a mining engineer and independent company director with over 35 years of mining and related experience. Until 2013 he was the Chief Executive Officer of Xstrata’s global copper business. Prior to that, Mr. Sartain had various operating and executive roles, including with MIM Holdings Ltd. in Australia and Latin America. Mr. Sartain serves as an independent non-executive director of ALS Limited and OZ Minerals Limited and serves as Chairman of the Sustainability Committee at both companies. In the past, he served as Chairman and Board Member of the International Copper Association, a Member of the Senate of the University of Queensland and remains a Director and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland. Mr. Sartain holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.