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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, which required production be suspended on Sunday night.

A meeting was held yesterday involving stakeholders including the landowners and representatives of government. The parties have defined a pathway to resolve the causes of the dispute and agreed to work in a renewed spirit of cooperation to conclude the review of the Integrated Benefits Package.

Mining operations have recommenced and the processing plant is ramping up.

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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