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Senior Management Appointment

04 February 2011

Newcrest Mining Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Fletcher to the position of Executive General Manager – PNG and Indonesian Operations.

Mr Fletcher brings to Newcrest more than 20 years experience in the mining industry in operational and senior management roles.  He is currently Chief Operating Officer, MMG. Brett is responsible for both surface and underground mining operations in Australia and South East Asia which produce copper, zinc and gold.   His career has spanned leadership roles with Pasminco, Zinifex, OZ Minerals and MMG.  He will commence with Newcrest in March 2011.

Mr Fletcher replaces Geoff Day who is leaving the company to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Kagara Ltd in March.


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.