Newmont Appoints Alan R. Blank as Senior Vice President of Legal and External Affairs
DENVER, June 4, 2008 – Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) today announced the appointment of Alan R. Blank as Senior Vice President, Legal and External Affairs, effective June 23, 2008.
Mr. Blank joins Newmont from Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon where he served as a partner in the firm for the last 20 years. Mr. Blank's 27-year legal career includes experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions and other commercial transactions for clients in the mining, steel and utilities businesses, financial services industries, private equity funds and manufacturers.
"During my tenure as an executive at PacifiCorp, I had the privilege of working closely with Alan on numerous legal, business and strategic initiatives," said Newmont President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard O'Brien. "Over the years I developed a strong appreciation for his ability to provide sound counsel and decisive leadership on a number of complex legal and business matters. His proven critical-thinking, people skills, judgment and high ethical standards will serve Newmont well."
Mr. Blank's appointment follows the announcement in April that Britt Banks, Executive Vice President, Legal and External Affairs, will depart Newmont after fifteen years of service. As previously announced, Mr. Banks will remain available to Newmont as a consultant to assist in the seamless transition of responsibilities to Mr. Blank.
Upon Mr. Banks's departure, Blake Rhodes will become the Company's General Counsel, with responsibility for Newmont's global legal function. Mr. Rhodes will report to Mr. Blank.
Founded in 1921 and publicly traded on the NYSE since 1925, Newmont is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company employs approximately 15,000 people, the majority of whom work at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia and Ghana. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index-World. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.
SOURCE Newmont Mining Corporation