Newmont has finalized its transition in the Chief Operating Officer (COO) role.

Newmont Corporation (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT, ASX: NEM, PNGX: NEM) has announced the successful completion of the transition for its Chief Operating Officer (COO) role, following a five-month handover period. Starting next week, Rob Atkinson will conclude all remaining duties as COO, passing the baton to Newmont’s new COO, Natascha Viljoen. His official departure from the Newmont Executive Leadership Team is scheduled for May 2, 2024.

Tom Palmer, President and CEO of Newmont, commended Rob Atkinson for his significant contributions to the company, highlighting his instrumental role in various initiatives. This includes his leadership in driving the Fatality Risk Management program, which achieved a five-year fatality-free performance. Additionally, Atkinson played a crucial part in pivotal events such as the integration of Goldcorp in 2019, navigating the challenges posed by the global pandemic, and supporting the completion of the Newcrest acquisition last year.

Rob Atkinson joined Newmont in June 2019 as Executive Vice President and COO, succeeding Tom Palmer. With a career spanning multiple decades in the mining industry, he has held various leadership positions overseeing operations and driving business improvements across different regions. Atkinson holds a First Class Honors Bachelor’s degree in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from Strathclyde University in Scotland.

For more information about Newmont’s operations, visit Newmont.com.

About Newmont

Newmont stands as the world’s leading gold company and also produces copper, zinc, lead, and silver. With a portfolio of assets situated in favorable mining jurisdictions across Africa, Australia, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, and Papua New Guinea, Newmont is the sole gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index. The company is widely acclaimed for its principled environmental, social, and governance practices. Newmont distinguishes itself through its commitment to value creation, supported by stringent safety standards, exceptional execution, and technical proficiency. Established in 1921, the company has been publicly traded since 1925.

At Newmont, the mission is to create value and enhance lives through sustainable and responsible mining practices. To delve deeper into Newmont’s sustainability strategy and initiatives, visit www.newmont.com.

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