Newcrest Mining Limited - Board Appointment

Aug 08, 2013, 10:15 ET from Newcrest Mining Limited

MELBOURNE, Victoria, Aug. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Newcrest Mining Limited (Newcrest) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Hay as a Non-Executive Director. His appointment is effective from today, 8 August 2013.

Mr Hay brings to the Newcrest Board his strong background and breadth of experience in business, corporate law, finance and investment banking.

Mr Hay is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Lazard & Co. Pty Ltd and has been a Director of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited since October 2008. He is a Non-Executive Director of Myer Holdings Limited, Alumina Limited, GUD Holdings Limited and Epworth HealthCare. Mr. Hay was a partner of the legal firm Freehills until 2005, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2000. He has been a Member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel since May 2009.

Newcrest Chairman, Don Mercer, today welcomed Mr Hay to Newcrest's Board of Directors. "Peter has extensive experience in the corporate, legal and investment banking sectors and I look forward to the strong contribution he will make to Newcrest."

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