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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.

A small team of company security personnel remain at the site to safeguard the plant and equipment. No threats have been made to the mine or its employees.


For further information, please contact:

Investor Enquiries – North America/Europe

Steve Warner
T: +1 212 351 5064
E: steve.warner@newcrest.com.au

Media Enquiries

Kerrina Watson
T: +61 3 9522 5593
E: kerrina.watson@newcrest.com.au

This information is available on our website at www.newcrest.com.au.