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Newcrest Mining Limited - New Senior Appointment

MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) announced today that it has appointed Francesca Lee as General Counsel & Company Secretary, effective 31 March 2014.

Ms Lee has been General Counsel & Company Secretary with Melbourne-based gold and copper miner OZ Minerals Limited, and its antecedent companies since October 2003. She has more than 26 years' experience working within the mining industry - including at BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Comalco - across various legal and commercial roles. She also spent several years as Vice President Structured Finance with Citibank's Melbourne office. Francesca is also a member of the Australian Takeovers Panel.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Robinson, welcomed Ms Lee's appointment.

"We are delighted that Francesca is joining the senior executive team at Newcrest. Her skills and experience will enable her to make a substantial contribution to Newcrest's legal and governance processes."

Newcrest Mining Limited is Australia's largest gold mining company with 6 production provinces in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Cote D'Ivoire. Newcrest is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, and on the Port Moresby Stock Exchange.

A copy of the release may be found at and on

SOURCE Newcrest Mining Limited

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