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Archived News and Information

2012 Announcements

Newcrest and Antam complete transaction

21 December 2012

Newcrest and PT ANTAM have completed the sale whereby Antam has acquired from Newcrest a further 7.5% interest in the Gosowong mine in Indonesia

Newcrest and Antam expand long-standing relationship

30 November 2012

Newcrest and PT ANTAM are pleased to announce the parties have agreed to expand their long-standing, 18 year partnership.

Newcrest rejects further claim by exploration company

20 November 2012

A recent media report refers to a further legal action commenced against Newcrest by an exploration company named Gold and Copper Resources Pty Limited (GCR).

Newcrest releases Wafi-Golpu Technical Report

12 October 2012

Newcrest Mining today releases the Technical Report on the Wafi-Golpu Property in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Newcrest rejects claims by exploration company

01 October 2012

As noted in a media report today, a private exploration company called Gold and Copper Resources Pty Ltd (GCR) has recently brought four legal actions against Newcrest.

Newcrest to Issue US$1 Billion in Corporate Bonds

25 September 2012

Newcrest is raising US$1 billion following a successful offering today in the United States Rule 144A and Regulation S bond markets.

Temporary reduction in plant capacity at Lihir

21 September 2012

Newcrest's Lihir operation in Papua New Guinea has temporarily reduced production to approximately 25% of plant capacity due to an issue with the electrical system in the main oxygen plant

Temporary mine disruption at Cadia Valley

13 September 2012

Mining operations at the Ridgeway underground mine have been temporarily suspended following a failure of a section of the conveying system on Tuesday night.

Newcrest Finalises US$2.5 billion Corporate Bilateral Loan Facilities

03 September 2012

Newcrest has today finalised renewal of its unsecured bilateral bank lending facilities.

Golpu Pre-Feasibility Study and Reserve audio webcast

29 August 2012

Archived copy of Golpu Pre-Feasibility Study and Reserve Announcement conference call.

Golpu Pre-Feasibility Study and Reserve Announcement

29 August 2012

Newcrest Mining announces the results of a Pre-Feasibility Study on the Golpu deposit, which forms part of the Wafi-Golpu project located in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Newcrest announces a significant upgrade to Golpu Ore Reserves

29 August 2012

Newcrest Mining is pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the Ore Reserve estimate for the Golpu copper-gold deposit in Papua New Guinea.

Normal operations resume at Lihir

29 August 2012

Normal operations resumed last night, 28 August, at the Lihir mine following resolution of a dispute lodged by the landowners’ association, LMALA.

Production suspension at Lihir

28 August 2012

Production at the Lihir mine is currently being impacted due to LMALA, the Lihir Mining Area Landowners Association, requiring that mine production be suspended until a dispute has been resolved.

Newcrest appoints new senior executive

17 July 2012

Newcrest Mining announced today that Craig Jones has been appointed Executive General Manager Projects

Guidance Update

24 April 2012

Newcrest's Board and Management recently undertook its annual strategy review which comprises a comprehensive review of industry conditions, business objectives, key strategies and operating performance.

New Senior Appointment

13 March 2012

Newcrest Mining announced today that it has appointed Scott Langford as General Counsel & Company Secretary.

Statement provided to the ABC regarding the Namosi Project on 21 Februry 2012

09 March 2012

ABC Radio National broadcast a story about the Namosi Exploration project on 9 March 2012. Here is the statement provided to the ABC in relation to that story.

Newcrest and Frontier Resources enter into Heads of Agreement for Proposed Farm-in

06 March 2012

Newcrest and Frontier Resources Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of a Heads of Agreement by Frontier and a wholly owned subsidiary of Newcrest.

Technical Report on the Wafi-Golpu Property - 31 December 2011

02 March 2012

Technical Report on the Telfer Property - 31 December 2011

02 March 2012

Technical Report on the Lihir Property - 31 December 2011

02 March 2012

Technical Report on the Gosowong Property - 31 December 2011

02 March 2012

Technical Report on the Cadia Valley Operations Property - 31 December 2011

02 March 2012

Newcrest Commences Trading on TSX

02 March 2012

Newcrest is pleased to advise that the Company has satisfied all conditions necessary for a secondary listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)

Annual Information Form for the year ended June 30, 2011

02 March 2012

Lihir Production Update and Sustaining Capital Program

24 February 2012

Lihir is experiencing a production disruption caused by a failure detected in the post autoclave final discharge deaeration tank and continued erratic processing plant restart performance.

Newcrest receives conditional approval for TSX Listing

22 February 2012

Newcrest Mining is pleased to advise that its application to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange has received conditional approval.

Board Appointment

08 February 2012

The Board of Newcrest Mining Limited is pleased to advise that Mr Gerard Bond, the Company’s Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer, has today been appointed as an Executive Director

2011 Announcements

Newcrest Production and Project Update

19 December 2011

Newcrest Mining has reduced its financial year 2011/12 gold production guidance to 2.430 – 2.550 million ounces due to continuing production disruptions at Cadia Valley and Lihir, and lower feed grades and recoveries at Telfer.

Precautionary suspension of Hidden Valley operations following PNG earthquake

15 December 2011

Newcrest advises that the Hidden Valley Joint Venture temporarily suspended operations at the Hidden Valley mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG) yesterday evening as a precautionary measure following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake near Lae.

Ground slip at Cadia Open Pit

23 November 2011

Yesterday, following several days of rain in the Orange region, there was a slip of ground in the open pit at Cadia.

Newcrest to Issue US$1,000 million in Corporate bonds

08 November 2011

Newcrest is raising US$1,000 million following a successful debut offering today in the United States Rule 144A and Regulation S bond markets.

Newcrest announces appointment of new Finance Director

05 September 2011

Newcrest advises that it has appointed Mr Gerard Bond as the Company's new Finance Director.

Helicopter accident passengers identified

09 August 2011

PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals today announced the names of the Helicopter accident passengers following completion of formal identification.

Helicopter Accident in Indonesia - Update

04 August 2011

PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals (PTNHM) has been advised by Indonesian authorities that the Indonesian national who was critically injured in the helicopter accident and who was transferred to a local hospital today has died.

Helicopter Accident in Indonesia

04 August 2011

A helicopter operated by PT Nyaman Air, chartered by PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals, a joint venture between Newcrest Mining and PT Aneka Tambang, has crashed near Manado.

Significant Increase in Wafi-Golpu Resource

21 July 2011

Newcrest is pleased to announce a significant increase in the Wafi-Golpu Mineral Resource following an extensive resource definition drilling program on the golpu porphyry deposit.

Newcrest Mining appoints Papua New Guinea Country Manager

07 July 2011

Newcrest Mining today announced the appointment of a country manager to represent its interests in Papua New Guinea.

Newcrest CEO Succession

30 June 2011

As previously announced on 11 February 2011, the Board of Newcrest Mining advises that the Chief Executive Officer succession will be effective as of 1 July 2011.

Newcrest to sell Cracow and Mt Rawdon into new growth-focused gold company

15 June 2011

Newcrest Mining has entered into an agreement to sell its 70% interest in the Cracow gold mine and exploration joint ventures and its 100% interest in the Mt Rawdon gold mine.

Production interruption at Lihir

09 June 2011

A high voltage switchgear failure in the power station at Newcrest’s Lihir operation in Papua New Guinea has interrupted production with the processing plant currently operating at a reduced capacity.

Hidden Valley Joint Venture welcomes cooperation approach

19 May 2011

The Hidden Valley Joint Venture (HVJV) welcomed the outcomes of a stakeholder meeting held in Port Moresby on 12 May 2011 that discussed constructive solutions to community concerns relating to the Hidden Valley Mine.

Newcrest preparing to resume production at Bonikro mine in Côte d’Ivoire

17 May 2011

Following resolution of the Côte d’Ivoire presidential elections and the stabilising political and security situation, Newcrest Mining is taking steps to resume operations at its Bonikro gold mine.

Bonikro Mine Côte d’Ivoire - Update on Status

31 March 2011

In view of the deterioration in the security situation in Côte d’Ivoire, operations at the Bonikro mine have been suspended as a precautionary measure and expatriates safely evacuated to Ghana.

Market Update

04 March 2011

Newcrest will be conducting investor briefings in the United Kingdom, North America and Asia during March utilising the accompanying presentation material.

Newcrest CEO Succession

11 February 2011

The Board of Newcrest announces today that Ian Smith will step down as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st July 2011 and that Greg Robinson will succeed him.

Senior Management Appointment

04 February 2011

Newcrest Mining is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Fletcher to the position of Executive General Manager - PNG and Indonesian Operations.

Board Appointment

01 February 2011

Newcrest Mining is pleased to announce the appointment of Lady Winifred Kamit as a new, Non-Executive Director.

Hidden Valley Joint Venture denies nuisance claim brought by the Member for Bulolo

06 January 2011

The Hidden Valley Joint Venture denies allegations made against it in a writ purportedly served upon the PNG Joint Venture companies late yesterday.

2010 Announcements

Kencana Recovery Operation Successful

28 December 2010

PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals, a joint venture between Newcrest Mining Limited and PT Aneka Tambang, advises that the two mine operators isolated by a slide of mudstone in a section of the Kencana underground mine at Gosowong on the island of Halmahera in Indonesia, were reached by recovery operations yesterday evening.

Còte d’Ivoire Bonikro mine activities reduced to a minimum

21 December 2010

Newcrest Mining Limited advises that its mine at Bonikro in Cote d’Ivoire has reduced site activities to a minimum due to the situation following the elections in the country

Access to part of Kencana Underground mine blocked by mudstone movement

21 December 2010

PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals, a joint venture between Newcrest Mining Limited and PT Aneka Tambang, is working to reopen a part of the Kencana underground mine at Gosowong on the island of Halmahera in Indonesia

Hidden Valley Joint Venture welcomes reaffirmation of constructive dialogue

16 December 2010

Hidden Valley Joint Venture welcomes a statement by the Member for Bulolo reaffirming the constructive dialogue process agreed on 6 December regarding landowner community concerns about sediment in the Watut River

Expert technical advisory panel to review the Watut River System

06 December 2010

Following representations to the Hidden Valley Joint Venture by the Member of Parliament for Bulolo Mr Sam Basil who raised landowner community concerns, an expert technical advisory panel will review sediment and pollution issues affecting the Watut River.

Newcrest closely monitoring situation in Còte d’Ivoire

06 December 2010

Newcrest continues to monitor closely the political and security situation in Cote d'Ivoire following a period of elections in that country

Newcrest to Enter Exploration JV in Indonesia

22 November 2010

Newcrest Mining welcomes the announcement by Southern Arc Minerals on 19 November 2010 confirming that the two companies have signed a non-binding Heads of Agreement where Newcrest can earn a majority interest in Southern Arc's Taliwang project on the Island of Sumbawa in Indonesia

Legally Binding Agreements signed for PNG Exploration JV

17 November 2010

Newcrest Mining and Triple Plate Junction have today signed legally binding agreements in relation to the Manus Island Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea

Newcrest to terminate LGL SEC registration but to maintain Level 1 ADR program

08 October 2010

Following completion of the merger with Lihir Gold on 13 September, 2010, Newcrest Mining automatically succeeded to LGL’s registration under section 12(g) and its reporting obligations under section 15(d) of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Newcrest to Enter Exploration JV in PNG

30 September 2010

Newcrest welcomes today's announcement by Triple Plate Junction confirming that the two companies have signed a Heads of Agreement where Newcrest can earn a majority interest in the Manus Island Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea

Implementation of Scheme of Arrangement

14 September 2010

Lihir Gold advises that the Scheme of Arrangement by which Newcrest Mining will acquire all of the issued shares of Lihir Gold has been implemented

Chairman’s Letter to Shareholders - LGL Acquisition

14 September 2010

Letter to shareholders – Newcrest’s Acquisition of LGL Creates Asia Pacific’s Leading Gold Producer

Lihir Scheme of Arrangement - Results of Scheme Consideration Elections

10 September 2010

Market Release made by Lihir Gold Limited – Results of Scheme Consideration Elections

Newcrest welcomes Listing on Port Moresby Stock Exchange

31 August 2010

Newcrest is pleased to announce that it listed on the Port Moresby Stock Exchange today following approval by the POMSoX Board of the company's listing application as an Exempt Foreign Entity under the General Admission Category

Newcrest assumes day to day management of LGL

30 August 2010

Newcrest Mining today assumed day to day management of Lihir Gold following the approval of the Scheme of Arrangement last week by LGL shareholders and the National Court of Papua New Guinea.

Final Approval of Merger with LGL

27 August 2010

Newcrest Mining welcomes today's announcement by Lihir Gold confirming approval by the National Court of PNG of the proposed merger between the two companies

LGL Shareholders Approve Merger with Newcrest

23 August 2010

The merger of Newcrest and Lihir was approved by LGL shareholders today as they voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed combination

Newcrest signs agreements with Sumatra Copper and Gold

18 August 2010

Newcrest and Sumatra Copper and Gold have today signed legally binding agreements consistent with the previously executed Heads of Agreement

Newcrest & Sumatra Copper and Gold enter into Heads of Agreement

28 July 2010

Newcrest Mining and Sumatra Copper and Gold are pleased to announce that they have signed a Heads of Agreement

Scheme Booklet in relation to the proposed acquisition of Lihir Gold by Newcrest

22 July 2010

Newcrest welcomes LGL release of Scheme Booklet

22 July 2010

Newcrest today welcomed the release by Lihir Gold Limited of the Scheme Booklet setting out information for LGL shareholders in relation to Newcrest's proposal to combine the two companies.

Update on the proposed merger between Newcrest and Lihir

08 June 2010

Newcrest today announced that it has completed the due diligence process as agreed under the Merger Implementation Agreement with Lihir Gold.

Chairman’s Letter to Shareholders

10 May 2010

Newcrest and Lihir enter into a merger implementation agreement to create Asia Pacific's leading gold producer.

Newcrest and Lihir Enter into Merger Implementation Agreement

04 May 2010

Newcrest Mining and Lihir Gold today announced that they have entered into a Merger Implementation Agreement.

Chairman’s Letter to Shareholders

12 April 2010

Newcrest has today sent a letter to shareholders in regards to the Proposed Combination with Lihir and Approval of the Cadia East Development.

Board approves Cadia East Development

09 April 2010

The Newcrest Board of Directors today approved the development of the Cadia East gold and copper deposit near Orange in central New South Wales.

Newcrest Proposed combination with Lihir

01 April 2010

Newcrest Mining today confirmed that it approached the Board of Lihir Gold Limited with a proposal to combine the two companies to create the world's fourth largest gold company.

Newcrest confirms a Proposed Combination with Lihir

01 April 2010

Newcrest today confirmed that it had approached the Board of Lihir Gold with a proposal to combine the two companies.

Planning approval received for Newcrest’s Cadia East Project

08 January 2010

Cadia Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Newcrest today received notice that planning approval has been granted for tis proposed Cadia East project near Orange

2009 Announcements

Telfer Gold Mine - Operations Resume

23 December 2009

Newcrest Mining Limited advises that production has resumed this morning at its Telfer gold mine in Western Australia following a precautionary shut down in response to severe weather associated with Tropical Cyclone Laurence

Severe Tropical Cyclone Laurence - Telfer Gold Mine

22 December 2009

Newcrest Mining Limited advises that production at its Telfer gold mine ceased at midnight last night due to heavy rain and expected gale force winds associated with Tropical Cyclone Laurence

New senior appointment at Newcrest to support growth

04 December 2009

Newcrest Mining Limited announced that Greg Jackson is joining the company in a new position as Chief Operating Officer Australian Operations

New Senior Appointment at Newcrest

08 October 2009

Newcrest Mining Limited announced today that it has appointed Stephen Creese, currently Managing Director, Rio Tinto Australia, as General Counsel and Company Secretary

Newcrest Share Purchase Plan Results

16 March 2009

Newcrest Mining Limited today announced the successful completion of its Share Purchase Plan

Newcrest successfully completes A$750 million Institutional Placement

03 February 2009

Newcrest Mining today announced that it has successfully completed an institutional placement of shares to raise approximately A$750 million

Newcrest Launches A$500 Million Institutional Placement

02 February 2009

Newcrest Mining today announced the launch of an institutional placement of shares to raise approximately A$500 million.

Trading Update - Preliminary Results

02 February 2009

Newcrest today announced that it expects its Underlying Profit after Tax for the six months to 31 December 2008 to be in the range of $235 million to $245 million.

2008 Announcements

Board Appointment

24 November 2008

Newcrest Mining is pleased to announce that it has invited Mr Vince Gauci to join the Newcrest Board as a Non Executive Director

New appointments at Newcrest

10 September 2008

Newcrest Mining Limited today announced several changes to its senior management team.

Papua New Guinea Gold Joint Venture commences

08 August 2008

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited and Newcrest Mining Limited announced today that Newcrest has now acquired its initial 30.01% interest in the joint venture holding exploration and mining assets in the Morobe province of Papua New Guinea

Telfer switches to Apache Gas as supply partially restored

06 August 2008

Partial gas supplies from Apache's Varanus Island facility in Western Australia have begun flowing to Newcrest Mining Limited's Telfer mine - two months after the explosion that interrupted gas supplies across much of the state

Option Agreement with Serengeti on the Croy Bloom / Davie Creek Property, Canada

18 July 2008

Newcrest has signed a Heads of Agreement with Serengeti Resources Inc. (TSX.V-SIR) whereby Newcrest can earn a joint venture interest in Serengeti's Croy Bloom / Davie Creek property

Ministerial Approval for Papua New Guinea Gold Joint Venture

18 July 2008

The Acting Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and Minister for Mines, Hon Dr Puka Temu on Friday approved the Joint Venture arrangements between Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited and Newcrest Mining Limited

Newcrest to retain its interest in Cracow

04 July 2008

Newcrest Mining Limited has been advised by Beadell Resources Limited that the equity raising undertaken by Beadell to fund the proposed acquisition of Newcrest's 70% interest in Cracow has been unsuccessful due to recent difficult market conditions.

Newcrest completes hedge book closeout

03 July 2008

The closeout of Newcrest's hedge book, which involved the purchase of 4,000,634 ounces of gold, has been completed

Telfer continues full production

27 June 2008

Newcrest Mining Limited has secured sufficient energy supplies to maintain full production at its Telfer mine in Western Australia

Telfer production impacted by gas supply interruption

10 June 2008

Newcrest Mining Limited has made a release today in regards to Telfer's production impacted by the gas supply interruption

Telfer Gas supply interruption

04 June 2008

Newcrest Mining Limited has made a release today in relation to the interruption of the gas supply at Telfer

Newcrest welcomes Beadell agreement to purchase remaining Cracow interest

15 May 2008

Newcrest Mining Limited today welcomed the announcement of the conditional sale of Lion Selection Limited's 30% interests in Cracow to Beadell Resources Limited, for A$80 million

Harmony Gold and Newcrest form Papua New Guinea Gold Joint Venture

22 April 2008

The world's 5th largest gold producer, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited and Australasia's largest gold company, Newcrest Mining Limited, announced today that they had signed an agreement which will allow Newcrest to earn a 50% interest in Harmony's Papua New Guinea gold assets

Newcrest agrees to sell Cracow interest for A$200 million

04 April 2008

Newcrest Mining Limited today announced that it has signed a conditional agreement with Beadell (Cracow) Pty Ltd for the purchase of Newcrest's 70% interest in the Cracow Mining Joint Venture and the Cracow Exploration Joint Venture

Board Appointment

13 February 2008

Newcrest Mining Limited is pleased to announce that it has today appointed Mr Richard (Dick) Knight as a Non-Executive Director of the Company, with immediate effect