Newmont Recognized for Top Sustainability Performance – and Largest Improvements – in Global Mining Sector

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Recognition builds on ranking as mining industry’s overall
sustainability leader in 2015 and 2016

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Newmont
Mining Corporation
(NYSE:NEM) (Newmont or the Company) has been
recognized for leading sustainability performance – and as the most
improved company in the mining sector – in the 2017 Sustainability
Yearbook
. The Yearbook is published by RobecoSAM, a sustainability
investment firm that manages one of the most comprehensive databases of
financially material sustainability information in the world. This
database is also used to develop the Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index (DJSI World), which ranked Newmont as the mining industry leader
in both 2016 and 2015.

The Sustainability Yearbook has been published annually since 2004 and
is based on a Corporate
Sustainability Assessment (CSA)
which ranked 2,473 companies
worldwide – including 54 mining companies – on 600 sustainability
performance metrics.

“Exceptional performance is the product of our people’s commitment to
sustainable development, and the foundation of our ability to create
long-term value.” said Gary Goldberg, President and Chief Executive
Officer. “Being recognized as the industry leader in sustainability, as
well as the most improved, is a great honor, and also serves as an
impetus to continue improving our practices – from generating good jobs
and facilitating local economic development, to safeguarding the
environment and delivering strong returns to shareholders.”

Newmont was the first gold company named to the Dow Jones Sustainability
Index in 2007. In addition to being named the mining sector’s top
performer overall in 2016 for the second year running, Newmont also
received the industry’s top scores for health and safety, climate
strategy, water management, corporate citizenship, risk and crisis
management, asset closure management and environmental management
systems.

More information on Newmont’s safety, economic, environmental and social
performance can be found in the company’s annual sustainability report, Beyond
the Mine
. The report is published as part of Newmont’s ongoing
obligations as a founding member of the International
Council on Mining and Metals
and in accordance with the company’s
commitments under the United
Nations’ Global Compact
and the Voluntary
Principles on Security and Human Rights
.

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About Newmont

Newmont is a leading gold and copper producer. The Company’s operations
are primarily in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname.
Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and was
named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index in 2015 and 2016. The Company is an industry leader in value
creation, supported by its leading technical, environmental, social and
safety performance. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly
traded since 1925.

Contacts

Newmont Mining Corporation
Media Contact:
Omar
Jabara, 303-837-5114
omar.jabara@newmont.com
or
Investor
Contact

Meredith Bandy, 303-837-5143
meredith.bandy@newmont.com