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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. Repair work in the power station has commenced and a phased return to full operating capacity is planned over the next three weeks.

As a result of this incident and minor production delays at other sites, full year gold production is expected to be around 2.7Moz. Copper production and cost guidance are unaffected.

Ian Smith Greg Robinson
Managing Director Director Finance
Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer

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