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Newcrest to Issue US$1 Billion in Corporate Bonds

25 September 2012

Not for distribution or release in the United States

Newcrest is raising US$1 billion following a successful offering today in the United States Rule 144A and Regulation S bond markets. The offering consists of US$750 million Senior Unsecured Notes due 1 October 2022 with a coupon of 4.20% and US$250 million Senior Unsecured Notes due 15 November 2041 (the 30 Year Notes) with a coupon of 5.75%. 

The 30 Year Notes are a further issue under the 30 year notes series issued by Newcrest in November 2011.

The notes will be issued by Newcrest Finance Pty Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Newcrest, and guaranteed by Newcrest and certain of its subsidiaries.

The proceeds will be used to repay existing unsecured indebtedness of Newcrest and for general corporate purposes.

Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer Gerard Bond said “We are pleased to have successfully priced a second Rule 144A corporate bond issue. The Notes continue Newcrest’s strategy of securing very competitively priced long term capital and diversifying Newcrest’s sources of funding.”

The settlement of the offering of the notes is expected to occur on 1 October 2012 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction. The securities referenced above have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any state of the United States or other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or to, or for the account or benefit of, “U.S. persons” (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration.

For further information, please contact:

Investor Enquiries – North America/Europe
Steve Warner
T: +1 212 351 5064

Investor Enquiries – Australia/Asia
Kim Kerr
T:  +61 3 9522 5316

Media Enquiries
Kerrina Watson
T: +61 3 9522 5593

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