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March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) (the "Company") today announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, senior unsecured notes pursuant to the Company's shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The notes will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by the Company's subsidiary Newmont
The Company intends to use net proceeds from the offering for (i) repayment of the outstanding balance under the Company's senior revolving credit facility (which was drawn upon in January and
February 2012 principally to repay the Company's 2012 convertible senior notes and to pay a portion of the payments in connection with the exercise of the early purchase option under the sale-leaseback for the Company's refractory ore treatment plant in
Nevada), (ii) settlement of certain forward starting swaps contracts, (iii) remaining payments to be made during 2012 in connection with the exercise of the early purchase option under the sale-leaseback agreement relating to the Company's refractory ore treatment plant in
Nevada, and (iv) general corporate purposes (which may include funding associated with exploration, the development of the Company's project pipeline or dividends or other forms of capital return to the Company's shareholders). The Company intends to place the remaining proceeds in short-term liquid investments.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the offering.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the prospectus supplement or the shelf registration statement or prospectus.