Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) (“Newmont” or the “Company”) released results of the Company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on April 23, 2014. The following matters were voted upon at the meeting: (1) the election of Directors; (2) the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for 2014; (3) the advisory vote on the compensation of the Named Executive Officers; and (4) a stockholder proposal regarding additional disclosure on political spending.
The advisory vote on the compensation of Named Executive Officers (“Say on Pay”) allows stockholders to express their opinions regarding the decisions of the Compensation Committee on the prior year’s compensation to Named Executive Officers. The proposal asked stockholders to evaluate whether the Company’s executive compensation program is well-designed, appropriately aligns executive pay with Company performance and incentivizes desirable behavior. The measure was approved by a vote of 90 percent.
The Company’s Director nominees were all reelected with more than 99 percent of votes cast, while ratification of the Company’s independent auditors received a similar percentage. In support of the Company’s recommendation to vote against the proposal for additional disclosure on political spending, more than 81 percent of votes cast were opposed to the measure.
“The Board and management team would like to thank our stockholders for participating in the Annual Meeting voting process,” said Gary Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We thank Newmont’s stockholders for their strong support and ongoing confidence.”Detailed voting results were reported by the Company on Current Report on Form 8-K, dated April 28, 2014, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The report is available on the Company’s website at www.newmont.com. About Newmont Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont is a leading producer of gold and copper. Headquartered in Colorado, the Company has approximately 30,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at managed operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Indonesia and Ghana. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont is an industry leader in value creation, supported by its leading technical, environmental, and health and safety performance.