Form 10-Q

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D. C. 20549

 

 

Form 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Quarterly Period Ended March 31, 2008

or

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from              to             

Commission File Number: 001-31240

 

 

NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   84-1611629

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1700 Lincoln Street

Denver, Colorado

  80203
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (303) 863-7414

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    x  Yes    ¨  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “accelerated filer” and “large accelerated filer” in Rule 12-b2 of the Exchange Act.

 

(Check one):    Large accelerated filer  x   Accelerated filer  ¨   Non-accelerated filer  ¨    Smaller reporting company  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12-b2 of the Exchange Act).     ¨  Yes    x  No

There were 436,577,932 shares of common stock outstanding on April 17, 2008 (and 16,950,059 exchangeable shares).

 

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

          Page
   PART I   

ITEM 1.

  

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

   1
  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

   1
  

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

   2
  

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

   3
  

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

   4

ITEM 2.

  

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION

   39
  

Selected Financial and Operating Results

   39
  

Consolidated Financial Results

   39
  

Results of Consolidated Operations

   44
  

Liquidity and Capital Resources

   50
  

Environmental

   53
  

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

   53
  

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements and Developments

   55
  

Safe Harbor Statement

   56

ITEM 3.

  

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

   58

ITEM 4.

  

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

   60
   PART II   

ITEM 1.

  

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

   61

ITEM 2.

  

ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

   61

ITEM 5.

  

OTHER INFORMATION

   61

ITEM 6.

  

EXHIBITS

   61

SIGNATURES

   S-1

EXHIBIT INDEX

   E-1

 

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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(unaudited, in millions except per share)

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2008        2007  

Revenues

       

Sales—gold, net

   $ 1,511        $ 1,011  

Sales—copper, net

     432          213  
                   
     1,943          1,224  
                   

Costs and expenses

       

Costs applicable to sales—gold (1)

     641          630  

Costs applicable to sales—copper (1)

     150          123  

Amortization

     182          179  

Accretion (Note 19)

     8          7  

Exploration

     39          39  

Advanced projects, research and development

     30          16  

General and administrative

     29          33  

Write-down of investments

     22           

Other expense, net (Note 3)

     63          50  
                   
     1,164          1,077  
                   

Other income (expense)

       

Other income, net (Note 4)

     37          17  

Interest expense, net

     (20 )        (24 )
                   
     17          (7 )
                   

Income from continuing operations before income tax expense, minority interest and equity loss of affiliates

     796          140  

Income tax expense (Note 7)

     (235 )        (44 )

Minority interest in income of consolidated subsidiaries (Note 8)

     (192 )        (56 )

Equity loss of affiliates

     (5 )         
                   

Income from continuing operations

     364          40  

Income from discontinued operations (Note 9)

     6          28  
                   

Net income

   $ 370        $ 68  
                   

Income per common share (Note 11)

       

Basic:

       

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.81        $ 0.09  

Income from discontinued operations

     0.01          0.06  
                   

Net income

   $ 0.82        $ 0.15  
                   

Diluted:

       

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.80        $ 0.09  

Income from discontinued operations

     0.01          0.06  
                   

Net income

   $ 0.81        $ 0.15  
                   

Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding

     453          451  
                   

Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding

     457          452  
                   

Cash dividends declared per common share

   $ 0.10        $ 0.10  
                   

 

(1)

Exclusive of Amortization and Accretion.

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited, in millions)

 

     At March 31,
2008
    At December 31,
2007
 
ASSETS     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 1,014     $ 1,231  

Marketable securities and other short-term investments (Note 14)

     59       61  

Trade receivables

     319       177  

Accounts receivable

     132       168  

Inventories (Note 15)

     423       463  

Stockpiles and ore on leach pads (Note 16)

     366       373  

Deferred income tax assets

     108       112  

Other current assets

     125       87  
                

Current assets

     2,546       2,672  

Property, plant and mine development, net

     9,744       9,140  

Investments (Note 14)

     1,522       1,527  

Long-term stockpiles and ore on leach pads (Note 16)

     831       788  

Deferred income tax assets

     937       1,027  

Other long-term assets

     243       234  

Goodwill

     186       186  

Assets of operations held for sale (Note 9)

     5       24  
                

Total assets

   $ 16,014     $ 15,598  
                
LIABILITIES     

Current portion of long-term debt (Note 17)

   $ 261     $ 255  

Accounts payable

     304       339  

Employee-related benefits

     152       153  

Income and mining taxes

     56       88  

Other current liabilities (Note 18)

     645       665  
                

Current liabilities

     1,418       1,500  

Long-term debt (Note 17)

     2,886       2,683  

Reclamation and remediation liabilities (Note 19)

     620       623  

Deferred income tax liabilities

     1,084       1,025  

Employee-related benefits

     206       226  

Other long-term liabilities (Note 18)

     153       150  

Liabilities of operations held for sale (Note 9)

     262       394  
                

Total liabilities

     6,629       6,601  
                

Commitments and contingencies (Note 23)

    

Minority interest in subsidiaries

     1,503       1,449  
                
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY     

Common stock

     698       696  

Additional paid-in capital

     6,677       6,696  

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     937       957  

Retained deficit

     (430 )     (801 )
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     7,882       7,548  
                

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 16,014     $ 15,598  
                

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited, in millions)

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2008     2007  

Operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 370     $ 68  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from continuing operations:

    

Amortization

     182       179  

Income from discontinued operations

     (6 )     (28 )

Accretion of accumulated reclamation obligations (Note 19)

     10       9  

Deferred income taxes

     (48 )     56  

Write-down of investments

     22        

Stock based compensation and other benefits

     11       13  

Minority interest expense

     192       56  

Gain on asset sales, net

     (4 )     (2 )

Other operating adjustments and write-downs

     19       10  

Net change in operating assets and liabilities (Note 20)

     (154 )     (335 )
                

Net cash provided from continuing operations

     594       26  

Net cash (used in) provided from discontinued operations (Note 9)

     (100 )     32  
                

Net cash provided from operations

     494       58  
                

Investing activities:

    

Additions to property, plant and mine development

     (454 )     (360 )

Investments in marketable debt and equity securities

     (3 )     (153 )

Proceeds from sale of marketable debt and equity securities

           124  

Acquisitions (Note 13)

     (318 )      

Other

     8       1  
                

Net cash used in investing activities of continuing operations

     (767 )     (388 )

Net cash used in investing activities of discontinued operations

     (3 )     (2 )
                

Net cash used in investing activities

     (770 )     (390 )
                

Financing activities:

    

Proceeds from debt, net

     572        

Repayment of debt

     (376 )     (21 )

Dividends paid to common stockholders

     (45 )     (45 )

Dividends paid to minority interests

     (98 )     (1 )

Proceeds from stock issuance

     17       9  

Change in restricted cash and other

     1       8  
                

Net cash provided from (used in) financing activities

     71       (50 )
                

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     (12 )     2  
                

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

     (217 )     (380 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     1,231       1,166  
                

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 1,014     $ 786  
                

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

NOTE 1    BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (“interim statements”) of Newmont Mining Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Newmont” or the “Company”) are unaudited. In the opinion of management, all adjustments and disclosures necessary for a fair presentation of these interim statements have been included. The results reported in these interim statements are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be reported for the entire year. These interim statements should be read in conjunction with Newmont’s Consolidated Financial Statements included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, filed February 21, 2008.

References to “A$” refer to Australian currency, “C$” to Canadian currency, “IDR” to Indonesian currency, “NZ$” to New Zealand currency and “$” to United States currency.

Certain amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2007 have been reclassified to conform to the 2008 presentation. The most significant reclassifications were to reclassify the income statement results from the historical presentation to Income from discontinued operations. Additionally, the Company reclassified the World Gold Council dues from General and administrative to Other expense, net, reclassified Accretion from Costs applicable to sales to a separate Accretion line item, reclassified regional administrative and community development from Costs applicable to sales to Other expense, net and reclassified marketing costs from Costs applicable to sales to General and administrative. The Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows have also been reclassified for discontinued operations. These changes were reflected for all periods presented.

NOTE 2    ACCOUNTING DEVELOPMENTS

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

Fair Value Accounting

In September 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued FASB Statement No. 157, “Fair Value Measurements” (“FAS 157”). FAS 157 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. The provisions of FAS 157 were adopted January 1, 2008. In February 2008, the FASB staff issued Staff Position No. 157-2 “Effective Date of FASB Statement No. 157” (“FSP FAS 157-2”). FSP FAS 157-2 delayed the effective date of FAS 157 for nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities, except for items that are recognized or disclosed at fair value in the financial statements on a recurring basis (at least annually). The provisions of FSP FAS 157-2 are effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning January 1, 2009.

FAS 157 establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy under FAS 157 are described below:

 

  Level 1 Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities;

 

  Level 2 Quoted prices in markets that are not active, or inputs that are observable, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the asset or liability;

 

  Level 3 Prices or valuation techniques that require inputs that are both significant to the fair value measurement and unobservable (supported by little or no market activity).

 

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NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

The following table sets forth the Company’s financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value by level within the fair value hierarchy. As required by FAS 157, assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

     Fair Value at March 31, 2008
   Total    Level 1    Level 2    Level 3

Assets:

           

Cash equivalents

   $ 61    $ 61    $    $

Marketable equity securities

     1,501      1,501          

Marketable debt securities

     33           4      29

Derivative instruments, net

     26           26     
                           
   $ 1,621    $ 1,562    $ 30    $ 29
                           

Liabilities:

           

8 5/8% debentures

   $ 95    $    $ 95    $
                           

The Company’s cash instruments are classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy because they are valued using quoted market prices. The cash instruments that are valued based on quoted market prices in active markets are primarily money market securities and U.S. Treasury securities.

The Company’s marketable equity securities are valued using quoted market prices in active markets and as such are classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy. The fair value of the marketable equity securities is calculated as the quoted market price of the marketable equity security multiplied by the quantity of shares held by the Company.

The Company’s marketable debt securities include investments in auction rate securities and asset backed commercial paper. The auction rate securities are valued based on quoted prices in markets that are not active. The Company determined the fair value based on indicative pricing from the underwriting bank. Such instruments are generally classified within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. The asset backed commercial paper falls within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy because it trades infrequently and has little price transparency.

The Company’s derivative instruments are valued using pricing models and the Company generally uses similar models to value similar instruments. Where possible, the Company verifies the values produced by its pricing models to market prices. Valuation models require a variety of inputs, including contractual terms, market prices, yield curves, credit spreads, measures of volatility, and correlations of such inputs. The Company’s derivatives trade in liquid markets, and as such, model inputs can generally be verified and do not involve significant management judgment. Such instruments are typically classified within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

The Company’s 8 5/8% uncollateralized debentures have a principal amount of $223 due May 2011. The Company has fixed to floating swap contracts to hedge the interest rate risk exposure on $100 of these debentures. The hedged portion of the Company’s 8 5/8% debentures are valued using pricing models which require inputs, including risk-free interest rates and credit spreads. Because the inputs are derived from observable market data, the hedged portion of the 8 5/8% debentures is classified within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

 

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NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

The table below sets forth a summary of changes in the fair value of the Company’s Level 3 financial assets (asset backed commercial paper) for the three months ended March 31, 2008.

 

Balance at beginning of period

   $  31  

Unrealized losses

     (2 )
        

Balance at end of period

   $ 29  
        

The total amount of unrealized losses for the period was included in Accumulated other comprehensive income as a result of changes in foreign exchange rates from December 31, 2007.

In February 2007, the FASB issued FASB Statement No. 159, “The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities” (“FAS 159”). FAS 159 permits entities to choose to measure many financial instruments and certain other items at fair value, with the objective of improving financial reporting by mitigating volatility in reported earnings caused by measuring related assets and liabilities differently without having to apply complex hedge accounting provisions. The provisions of FAS 159 were adopted January 1, 2008. The Company did not elect the Fair Value Option for any of its financial assets or liabilities, and therefore, the adoption of FAS 159 had no impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Accounting for Income Tax Benefits of Dividends on Share-Based Payment Awards

In June 2007, the EITF reached consensus on Issue No. 06-11, “Accounting for Income Tax Benefits of Dividends on Share-Based Payment Awards” (“EITF 06-11”). EITF 06-11 requires that the tax benefit related to dividend and dividend equivalents paid on equity-classified nonvested shares and nonvested share units, which are expected to vest, be recorded as an increase to additional paid-in capital. EITF 06-11 was to be applied prospectively for tax benefits on dividends declared in the Company’s fiscal year beginning January 1, 2008. The adoption of EITF 06-11 had an insignificant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements and Developments

Derivative Instruments

In March 2008, the FASB issued FASB Statement No. 161, “Disclosure about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities—an amendment of FASB Statement No. 133” (“FAS 161”) which provides revised guidance for enhanced disclosures about how and why an entity uses derivative instruments, how derivative instruments and the related hedged items are accounted for under FAS 133, and how derivative instruments and the related hedged items affect an entity’s financial position, financial performance and cash flows. FAS 161 is effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning January 1, 2009. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this statement on the Company’s derivative instrument disclosures.

Business Combinations

In December 2007, the FASB issued FASB Statement No. 141(R), “Business Combinations” (“FAS 141(R)”) which amends FAS 141, and provides revised guidance for recognizing and measuring identifiable assets and goodwill acquired, liabilities assumed, and any noncontrolling interest in the

 

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NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

acquiree. It also provides disclosure requirements to enable users of the financial statements to evaluate the nature and financial effects of the business combination. FAS 141(R) is effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning January 1, 2009 and is to be applied prospectively. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this statement on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements

In December 2007, the FASB issued FASB Statement No. 160, “Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements—an amendment of ARB No. 51” (“FAS 160”) which establishes accounting and reporting standards pertaining to (i) ownership interests in subsidiaries held by parties other than the parent, (ii) the amount of net income attributable to the parent and to the noncontrolling interest, (iii) changes in a parent’s ownership interest, and (iv) the valuation of any retained noncontrolling equity investment when a subsidiary is deconsolidated. FAS 160 also requires that the reporting company clearly identify and distinguish between the interests of the parent and the interests of the noncontrolling owners. FAS 160 is effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning January 1, 2009. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this statement on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments

In September 2007, the FASB published Proposed FSP No. APB 14-a “Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement)” (the “Proposed FSP”). The Proposed FSP applies to convertible debt instruments that, by their stated terms, may be settled in cash (or other assets) upon conversion, including partial cash settlement, unless the embedded conversion option is required to be separately accounted for as a derivative under FASB Statement No. 133. Convertible debt instruments within the scope of the Proposed FSP are not addressed by the existing APB 14. The Proposed FSP would require that the liability and equity components of convertible debt instruments within the scope of the Proposed FSP shall be separately accounted for in a manner that reflects the entity’s nonconvertible debt borrowing rate. This will require an allocation of the convertible debt proceeds between the liability component and the embedded conversion option (i.e., the equity component). The difference between the principal amount of the debt and the amount of the proceeds allocated to the liability component would be reported as a debt discount and subsequently amortized to earnings over the instrument’s expected life using the effective interest method. If the Proposed FSP is adopted, the Company estimates that approximately $300 of debt discount would be recorded and the effective interest rate on our 2014 and 2017 convertible senior notes (see Note 17 to the Consolidated Financial Statements) would increase by approximately 5 percentage points to 6.25% and 6.625%, respectively, for the non-cash amortization of the debt discount.

 

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NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

NOTE 3    OTHER EXPENSE, NET

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,
   2008    2007

Community development

   $ 14    $ 14

Pension settlement loss (Note 5)

     11     

Regional administration

     9      11

Peruvian royalty

     7      3

Western Australia power plant

     5      5

World Gold Council dues

     3      3

Accretion non-operating (Note 19)

     2      2

Reclamation estimate revisions (Note 19)

     2     

Other

     10      12
             
   $ 63    $ 50
             

NOTE 4    OTHER INCOME, NET

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
   2008     2007  

Canadian Oil Sands Trust income

   $ 24     $ 8  

Interest income

     10       13  

Gain on asset sales, net

     4       2  

Gain (loss) on ineffective portion of derivative instruments, net (Note 10)

     3       (2 )

Foreign currency exchange losses, net

     (6 )     (5 )

Other

     2       1  
                
   $ 37     $ 17  
                

NOTE 5    EMPLOYEE PENSION AND OTHER BENEFIT PLANS

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
   2008     2007  

Pension benefit costs, net

    

Service cost

   $ 4     $ 5  

Interest cost

     7       6  

Expected return on plan assets

     (7 )     (5 )

Amortization of loss

     1       2  
                
   $ 5     $ 8  
                

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,
     2008    2007

Other benefit costs, net

     

Service cost

   $   —    $ 1

Interest cost

     1      1
             
   $ 1    $ 2
             

 

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NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

In 2008, pension settlement losses of $11 related to senior management retirements were incurred. These costs were recorded in Other expense, net (see Note 3).

NOTE 6    STOCK BASED COMPENSATION

The Company recognized stock option and other stock based compensation as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,
     2008    2007

Stock options

   $ 3    $   4

Restricted stock

     2      2

Restricted stock units

          1

Deferred stock awards

     2      2
             
   $ 7    $ 9
             

No stock option awards were granted during the three months ended March 31, 2008 and 2007. At March 31, 2008, there was $15 of unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested stock options. This cost is expected to be recognized on a weighted-average basis for a period of approximately 1.5 years.

For the three months ended March 31, 2008 and 2007, 107,920 and 141,828 shares of restricted stock, respectively, were granted and issued, at the weighted-average fair market value of $49 and $45, respectively.

For the three months ended March 31, 2008 and 2007, 5,072 and 20,212 shares of restricted stock units, respectively, were granted, at the weighted-average fair market value of $49 and $45, respectively, per underlying share of the Company’s common stock.

No deferred stock awards were granted during the three months ended March 31, 2008 and 2007.

NOTE 7    INCOME TAXES

The Company operates in numerous countries around the world and accordingly it is subject to, and pays annual income taxes under, the various income tax regimes in the countries in which it operates. Some of these tax regimes are defined by contractual agreements with the local government, and others are defined by the general corporate income tax laws of the country. The Company has historically filed, and continues to file, all required income tax returns and paid the taxes reasonably determined to be due. The tax rules and regulations in many countries are highly complex and subject to interpretation. From time to time the Company is subject to a review of its historic income tax filings and in connection with such reviews, disputes can arise with the taxing authorities over the interpretation or application of certain rules to the Company’s business conducted within the country involved. At March 31, 2008, the Company’s total unrecognized tax benefit was $132 for uncertain tax positions taken or expected to be taken on tax returns. Of this, $84 represents the amount of unrecognized tax benefits that, if recognized, would affect the Company’s effective income tax rate. Also included in the balance at March 31, 2008 are $3 of tax positions that, due to the impact of deferred tax accounting, the disallowance of which would not affect the annual effective tax rate.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

NOTE 8    MINORITY INTEREST IN INCOME OF CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,
     2008    2007

Batu Hijau

   $ 101    $ 21

Yanacocha

     91      34

Other

          1
             
   $ 192    $ 56
             

Newmont has a 45% ownership interest in the Batu Hijau mine, held through the Nusa Tenggara partnership (“NTP”) with an affiliate of Sumitomo Corporation of Japan (“Sumitomo”). Newmont has a 56.25% interest in NTP and the Sumitomo affiliate holds the remaining 43.75%. NTP in turn owns 80% of P.T. Newmont Nusa Tenggara (“PTNNT”), the Indonesian subsidiary that operates the Batu Hijau mine. Newmont identified NTP as a Variable Interest Entity as a result of certain capital structures and contractual relationships and has fully consolidated Batu Hijau in its consolidated financial statements since January 1, 2004. The remaining 20% interest in PTNNT is owned by P.T. Pukuafu Indah (“PTPI”), an unrelated Indonesian company. Because PTPI’s interest was a carried interest, and because PTPI had been advanced a loan by NTP, Newmont reported a 52.875% economic interest in Batu Hijau at March 31, 2007, which reflected its actual economic interest in the mine until such time as the loan was fully repaid (including accrued interest). On May 25, 2007, PTPI fully repaid the loan (including accrued interest) from NTP. As a result of the loan repayment, Newmont’s economic interest in Batu Hijau was reduced from 52.875% to 45%.

Newmont has a 51.35% ownership interest in the Yanacocha mine with the remaining interests held by Compañia de Minas Buenaventura, S.A.A. (43.65%) and the International Finance Corporation (5%).

NOTE 9    DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

Discontinued operations include the Company’s royalty portfolio and Pajingo operations, both sold in December 2007. During the first quarter of 2008, the Company recognized a $7 gain primarily related to additional royalty portfolio revenue in excess of the 2007 estimate and a $2 gain related to Pajingo asset sales. During the first quarter of 2008, the Company received $5 in cash and $5 in marketable securities related to the Pajingo asset sales. The Company has reclassified the balance sheet amounts and the income statement results from the historical presentation to Assets and Liabilities of operations held for sale on the Consolidated Balance Sheets and to Income from discontinued operations in the Consolidated Statements of Income for all periods presented. The Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows have been reclassified for assets held for sale and discontinued operations for all periods presented.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

The following table details selected financial information included in the Income from discontinued operations in the consolidated statements of income:

 

       Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2008      2007  

Sales—gold, net

     $   —      $ 32  

Income from operations:

       

Royalty portfolio

     $      $ 42  

Pajingo

              4  
                   
              46  

Additional gain from royalty portfolio

       7         

Gain on sale of Pajingo assets

       2         
                   

Pre-tax income

       9        46  

Income tax expense

       (3 )      (18 )
                   

Income from discontinued operations

     $ 6      $ 28  
                   

The major classes of Assets and Liabilities of operations held for sale in the consolidated balance sheets are as follows:

 

     At March 31,
2008
   At December 31,
2007

Assets:

     

Accounts receivable

   $ 2    $ 20

Property, plant and mine development

     3      3

Deferred income tax assets

          1
             
   $ 5    $ 24
             

Liabilities:

     

Income and mining taxes

   $ 253    $ 378

Other liabilities

     9      16
             
   $ 262    $ 394
             

The following table details selected financial information included in Net cash (used in) provided from discontinued operations and Net cash used in investing activities of discontinued operations:

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2008     2007  

Net cash (used in) provided from discontinued operations:

    

Income from discontinued operations

   $ 6     $ 28  

Amortization

           13  

Deferred income taxes

           (55 )

Gain on investments, net

           (27 )

(Decrease) increase in net operating liabilities

     (106 )     73  
                
     (100 )     32  
                

Net cash (used in) provided from investing activities of discontinued operations:

    

Proceeds from asset sales, net

   $ 5     $  

Royalty portfolio sale expenses

     (8 )      

Additions to property, plant and mine development

           (2 )
                
     (3 )     (2 )
                

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

NOTE 10    DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS

For the three months ended March 31, 2008 and 2007, gains of $3 and losses of $2, respectively, were included in Other income, net for the ineffective portion of derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges. The amount to be reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax to income for derivative instruments during the next 12 months is a gain of approximately $12. The maximum period over which hedged forecasted transactions are expected to occur is 3 years.

Foreign Currency Contracts

Newmont has entered into a series of foreign currency contracts to hedge the variability of the US dollar amount of forecasted foreign currency expenditures caused by changes in currency rates. Newmont entered into $/IDR forward purchase contracts with expiration dates ranging up to one year which reduced Costs applicable to sales by $1 for the three months ended March 31, 2008 and 2007. During the third quarter of 2007, Newmont began a layered fixed forward contract program to hedge a portion of its A$ denominated operating expenditures and during the first quarter of 2008 began a layered fixed forward contract program to hedge a portion of its NZ$ denominated operating expenditures. The programs include a series of fixed forward contracts with expiration dates of up to three years from the date of issue. For the three months ended March 31, 2008, the A$ and NZ$ operating hedge programs reduced Costs applicable to sales by $1 and $nil, respectively. All of the currency contracts were designated as cash flow hedges, and as such, unrealized changes in market value have been recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive income.

During the fourth quarter of 2007, Newmont began a program to hedge a portion of its A$ denominated capital expenditures related to the construction of the Boddington project. The program consists of a series of fixed forward contracts and bought call option contracts with expiration dates of up to one year from the date of issue. The A$ denominated contracts have been designated as cash flow hedges of future Boddington capital expenditures, and as such, changes in the market value have been recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive income. The realized gains and losses associated with the capital expenditure hedge program will impact Amortization during future periods in which the Boddington joint venture assets are placed into service and affect earnings.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

Newmont had the following foreign currency derivative contracts outstanding at March 31, 2008:

 

     Expected Maturity Date    Fair Value  
   2008    2009    2010    2011    Total/
Average
   At March 31,
2008
    At December 31,
2007
 

IDR Forward Purchase Contracts:

                   

$ (millions)

   $ 86    $ 6    $    $    $ 92    $ 1 (1)   $ (1 )(1)

Average rate (IDR/$)

     9,456      9,598                9,465     

A$ Operating Forward Purchase Contracts:

                   

$ (millions)

   $ 163    $ 182    $ 128    $ 8    $ 481    $ 9 (2)   $ (2)

Average rate ($/A$)

     0.87      0.84      0.81      0.81      0.84     

NZ$ Operating Forward Purchase Contracts:

                   

$ (millions)

   $ 9    $ 11    $ 2    $    $ 22    $  —     $  —  

Average rate ($/NZ$)

     0.78      0.74      0.72           0.75     

A$ Capital Forward Purchase Contracts:

                   

$ (millions)

   $ 215    $    $    $    $ 215    $ 8 (3)   $ (1 )(3)

Average rate ($/A$)

     0.87                     0.87     

A$ Capital Call Option Contracts:

                   

$ (millions)

   $ 32    $    $    $    $ 32    $ 1 (3)   $ 1 (3)

Average rate ($/A$)

     0.88                     0.88     

 

(1)

The fair value of the IDR operating forward purchase contracts includes $1 in Other current assets at March 31, 2008 and $(1) in Other current liabilities at December 31, 2007.

(2)

The fair value of the A$ operating forward purchase contracts includes $6 in Other current assets, $5 in Other long-term assets, and $(2) in Other long-term liabilities at March 31, 2008. The fair value of the A$ operating forward purchase contracts includes $2 in Other current assets, $2 in Other Long-term assets, $(1) in Other current liabilities, and $(3) in Other long-term liabilities at December 31, 2007.

(3)

The fair value of the capital hedge program related to the construction of the Boddington project includes $8 in Other current assets for A$ forward purchase contracts and $1 in Other current assets for A$ bought call option contracts at March 31, 2008. The fair value of the capital hedge program related to the construction of the Boddington project includes $(1) in Other current liabilities for A$ forward purchase contracts and $1 in Other current assets for A$ bought call option contracts at December 31, 2007.

Diesel Fixed Forward Contracts

During the first quarter of 2008, Newmont implemented a program to hedge a portion of its operating cost exposure related to diesel prices of fuel consumed at its Nevada operations. The program consists of a series of financially settled fixed forward contracts with expiration dates of up to one year from the date of issue. The contracts have been designated as cash flow hedges of future diesel purchases, and as such changes in the market value have been recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive income.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

Newmont had the following diesel derivative contracts outstanding at March 31, 2008:

 

     Expected Maturity Date    Fair Value
   2008    2009    Total/
Average
   At March 31,
2008
   At December 31,
2007

Diesel Forward Purchase Contracts:

              

$ (millions)

   $ 4    $ 1    $ 5    $   —    $   —

Average rate ($/gallon)

     2.97      2.90      2.95      

Interest Rate Swap Contracts

At March 31, 2008, Newmont had $100 fixed to floating swap contracts designated as a hedge against a portion of its $223 8 5/8% debentures expiring in 2011. Under the hedge contract terms, the Company receives fixed-rate interest payments at 8.625% and pays floating-rate interest amounts based on periodic London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) settings plus a spread, ranging from 2.60% to 3.49%. For the three months ended March 31, 2008 and 2007, these transactions had an insignificant impact on interest expense. The fair value of the interest rate swaps was $7 and $4 at March 31, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively.

Provisional Copper and Gold Sales

The Company’s provisional copper and gold sales contain an embedded derivative that is required to be separated from the host contract for accounting purposes. The host contract is the receivable from the sale of the copper concentrates at the forward London Metal Exchange price at the time of sale. The embedded derivative, which does not qualify for hedge accounting, is marked to market through earnings each period prior to final settlement.

At March 31, 2008 and 2007, Batu Hijau had the following gross revenues before treatment and refining charges subject to final price adjustments:

 

     At March 31,  
   2008      2007  

Gross revenue subject to final price adjustments

     

Copper

   $ 420      $ 386  

Gold

   $ 37      $ 33  
The average final price adjustments realized were as follows:  
     Three Months Ended March 31,  
   2008      2007  

Average final price adjustments

     

Copper

     4 %      (19 )%

Gold

     9 %      2 %

NOTE 11    INCOME PER COMMON SHARE

Basic income per common share is computed by dividing income available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

Diluted income per common share is computed similarly to basic income per common share except that the denominator is increased to include the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the potentially dilutive common shares had been issued.

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,
   2008    2007

Numerator:

     

Income from continuing operations

   $ 364    $ 40

Income from discontinued operations

     6      28
             

Net income

   $ 370    $ 68
             

Denominator:

     

Basic

     453      451

Effect of employee stock based awards

     4      1
             

Diluted

     457      452
             

Income per common share

     

Basic:

     

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.81    $ 0.09

Income from discontinued operations

     0.01      0.06
             

Net income

   $ 0.82    $ 0.15
             

Diluted:

     

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.80    $ 0.09

Income from discontinued operations

     0.01      0.06
             

Net income

   $ 0.81    $ 0.15
             

Options to purchase 1.2 million and 2.2 million shares of common stock at average exercise prices of $54.73 and $51.40 were outstanding at March 31, 2008 and 2007, respectively, but were not included in the computation of diluted weighted average number of common shares because their effect would have been anti-dilutive.

NOTE 12    COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
   2008     2007  

Net income

   $ 370     $ 68  

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:

    

Unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities (Note 14)

     35       (104 )

Foreign currency translation adjustments

     (76 )     6  

Change in pension and other benefit liabilities:

    

Net amount reclassified to income

     7       2  

Change in fair value of cash flow hedge instruments:

    

Net change from periodic revaluations

     17       4  

Net amount reclassified to income

     (3 )     1  
                

Net unrecognized gain (loss) on derivatives

     14       5  
                
     (20 )     (91 )
                

Comprehensive income (loss)

   $ 350     $ (23 )
                

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

NOTE 13    ACQUISITIONS

On December 27, 2007, pursuant to a tender offer dated October 9, 2007, the Company purchased 155 million common shares of Miramar Mining Corporation (“Miramar”). The 155 million shares represented approximately 70% of the common shares of Miramar which, in addition to the 18.5 million shares previously owned by the Company, brought the Company’s interest in Miramar to approximately 78%. During the first quarter of 2008, the Company completed the acquisition by purchasing the remaining 50 million shares, bringing the Company’s interest in Miramar to 100%. All shares were purchased for C$6.25 in cash.

With the completion of the Miramar acquisition, the Company controls the Hope Bay project, a large undeveloped gold project in Nunavut, Canada. The Hope Bay Project is consistent with the Company’s strategic focus on exploration and project development and was acquired with the intention of adding higher grade ore reserves and developing a new core gold mining district in a AAA-rated country.

In accordance with the purchase method of accounting, the purchase price paid has been allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based upon their estimated fair values on the respective closing dates. The Company is continuing to evaluate the assets acquired and liabilities assumed, and there may be adjustments to the estimated purchase date fair values. The Company will finalize the purchase price allocation in 2008. The preliminary purchase price allocation based on the estimated fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed is as follows:

 

Assets:

  

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 38

Property, plant and mine development, net

     1,865

Investments

     40

Deferred income tax asset

     94

Other assets

     36
      
   $ 2,073
      

Liabilities:

  

Accrued liabilities

   $ 41

Deferred income tax liabilities

     679
      
     720
      

Net assets acquired

   $ 1,353
      

The results of operations for Miramar have been included in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income. For the three months ended March 31, 2008, the Hope Bay project incurred a pre-tax loss of $3, primarily related to advanced projects, salaries and general and administrative costs. See Note 21 for more information on the Hope Bay segment.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

NOTE 14    INVESTMENTS

 

     At March 31, 2008
   Cost/Equity
Basis
   Unrealized     Fair/Equity
Basis
      Gain    Loss    

Current:

          

Marketable Equity Securities

   $ 24    $ 36    $ (1 )   $ 59
                            

Long-term:

          

Marketable Debt Securities:

          

Auction rate securities

   $ 7    $    $ (3 )   $ 4

Asset backed securities

     29                 29
                            
     36           (3 )     33
                            

Marketable Equity Securities:

          

Canadian Oil Sands Trust

     302      950            1,252

Gabriel Resources Ltd.

     77                 77

Shore Gold Inc.

     67                 67

Other

     41      16      (11 )     46
                            
     487      966      (11 )     1,442
                            

Investment in Affiliates:

          

European Gold Refineries

     33                 33

AGR Matthey Joint Venture

     12                 12

Regis Resources NL

     2                 2
                            
     47                 47
                            
   $ 570    $ 966    $ (14 )   $ 1,522
                            
     At December 31, 2007
   Cost/Equity
Basis
   Unrealized     Fair/Equity
Basis
      Gain    Loss    

Current:

          

Marketable Equity Securities

   $ 19    $ 39    $     $ 58

Other investments, at cost

     3                 3
                            
   $ 22    $ 39    $     $ 61
                            

Long-term:

          

Marketable Debt Securities:

          

Auction rate securities

   $ 7    $    $ (2 )   $ 5

Asset backed securities

     31                 31
                            
     38           (2 )     36
                            

Marketable Equity Securities:

          

Canadian Oil Sands Trust

     316      907            1,223

Gabriel Resources Ltd.

     94                 94

Shore Gold Inc.

     80                 80

Other

     37      15      (7 )     45
                            
     527      922      (7 )     1,442
                            

Investment in Affiliates:

          

European Gold Refineries

     29                 29

AGR Matthey Joint Venture

     17                 17

Regis Resources NL

     3                 3
                            
     49                 49
                            
   $ 614    $ 922    $ (9 )   $ 1,527
                            

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

During the first quarter of 2008, Newmont recognized a $13 impairment on its investment in Gabriel Resources Ltd. and a $9 impairment on its investment in Shore Gold Inc. for other-than-temporary declines in value. During the quarter, the unrealized value of the Company’s investments in marketable equity securities increased by $36, primarily related to appreciation in the value of Canadian Oil Sands Trust.

NOTE 15    INVENTORIES

 

     At March 31,
2008
   At December 31,
2007

In-process

   $ 63    $ 64

Concentrate

     14      69

Precious metals

     19      27

Materials, supplies and other

     327      303
             
   $ 423    $ 463
             

NOTE 16    STOCKPILES AND ORE ON LEACH PADS

 

     At March 31,
2008
   At December 31,
2007

Current:

     

Stockpiles

   $ 164    $ 204

Ore on leach pads

     202      169
             
   $ 366    $ 373
             

Long-term:

     

Stockpiles

   $ 584    $ 528

Ore on leach pads

     247      260
             
   $ 831    $ 788
             

NOTE 17    DEBT

 

     At March 31, 2008    At December 31, 2007
   Current    Non-Current    Current    Non-Current

Sale-leaseback of refractory ore treatment plant

   $ 24    $ 188    $ 22    $ 212

Corporate revolving credit facility

          225          

5 7/8% notes, net of discount

          597           597

8 5/8% debentures, net of discount

          218           218

2014 convertible senior notes

          575           575

2017 convertible senior notes

          575           575

Newmont Australia 7 5/8% guaranteed notes, net of premium

     119           119     

PTNNT project financing facility

     87      306      87      306

Yanacocha credit facility

     14      72      14      76

Yanacocha bonds

          100           100

Project financings, capital leases and other

     17      30      13      24
                           
   $ 261    $ 2,886    $ 255    $ 2,683
                           

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

During the first quarter of 2008, Newmont borrowed $225 under its $2,000 revolving credit facility.

Scheduled minimum debt repayments at March 31, 2008 are $229 for the remainder of 2008, $142 in 2009, $147 in 2010, $323 in 2011, $360 in 2012 and $1,946 thereafter.

NOTE 18    OTHER LIABILITIES

     At March 31,
2008
   At December 31,
2007

Other current liabilities:

     

Accrued operating costs

   $ 150    $ 147

Accrued capital expenditures

     144      172

Deferred income tax

     125      131

Reclamation and remediation

     73      71

Interest

     49      40

Royalties

     31      34

Taxes other than income and mining

     31      23

Deferred revenue

     1      3

Derivative instruments

          3

Other

     41      41
             
   $ 645    $ 665
             

Other long-term liabilities:

     

Income taxes

   $ 117    $ 113

Derivative instruments

     2      3

Other

     34      34
             
   $ 153    $ 150
             

NOTE 19    RECLAMATION AND REMEDIATION LIABILITIES (ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS)

At March 31, 2008 and December 31, 2007, $570 and $569, respectively, were accrued for reclamation obligations relating to mineral properties in accordance with SFAS No. 143, “Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations.” In addition, the Company is involved in several matters concerning environmental obligations associated with former, primarily historic, mining activities. Generally, these matters concern developing and implementing remediation plans at the various sites involved. At March 31, 2008 and December 31, 2007, $123 and $125, respectively, were accrued for such obligations. These amounts are also included in Reclamation and remediation liabilities.

The following is a reconciliation of the liability for asset retirement obligations:

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2008     2007  

Balance at beginning of period

   $ 694     $ 598  

Liabilities settled

     (11 )     (11 )

Accretion expense

     10       9  
                

Balance at end of period

   $ 693     $ 596  
                

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

The current portions of Reclamation and remediation liabilities of $73 and $71 at March 31, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively, are included in Other current liabilities.

The Company’s reclamation and remediation expenses consisted of:

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,
   2008    2007

Accretion—operating

   $ 8    $ 7

Accretion—non-operating (Note 3)

     2      2

Reclamation estimate revisions—non-operating (Note 3)

     2     
             
   $ 12    $ 9
             

NOTE 20    NET CHANGE IN OPERATING ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

Net cash (used in) provided from operating activities attributable to the net change in operating assets and liabilities is composed of the following:

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
   2008     2007  

(Increase) decrease in operating assets:

    

Trade and accounts receivable

   $ (98 )   $ 1  

Inventories, stockpiles and ore on leach pads

     (4 )     10  

Other assets

     (33 )      

Decrease in operating liabilities:

    

Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

     (8 )     (335 )

Reclamation liabilities

     (11 )     (11 )
                
   $ (154 )   $ (335 )
                

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

NOTE 21    SEGMENT INFORMATION

Financial information relating to Newmont’s segments is as follows:

Three Months Ended March 31, 2008

 

     Nevada    Yanacocha    Australia/
New
Zealand
    Batu
Hijau
   Africa    Other
Operations

Sales, net:

                

Gold

   $ 491    $ 499    $ 270     $ 112    $ 97    $ 42

Copper

   $    $    $     $ 432    $  —    $  —

Cost applicable to sales:

                

Gold

   $ 215    $ 168    $ 156     $ 37    $ 49    $ 16

Copper

   $    $    $     $ 150    $    $

Amortization:

                

Gold

   $ 50    $ 44    $ 25     $ 8    $ 13    $ 4

Copper

   $    $    $     $ 31    $    $

Other

   $    $    $ 1     $    $    $

Accretion

   $ 2    $ 2    $ 1     $ 2    $    $ 1

Exploration

   $    $    $     $    $    $

Advanced projects, research and development

   $ 1    $ 2    $ 2     $    $ 2    $ 1

Write-down of investments

   $    $    $     $    $    $

Other expense

   $ 7    $ 21    $ 10     $ 7    $ 2    $

Other income, net

   $ 1    $ 4    $ 10     $ 3    $    $

Interest expense, net

   $    $    $     $ 7    $    $

Pre-tax income (loss) before minority interest and equity loss of affiliates

   $ 217    $ 267    $ 84     $ 304    $ 30    $ 20

Equity loss of affiliates

   $    $    $ (5 )   $    $    $

Capital expenditures

   $ 92    $ 39    $ 237     $ 29    $ 33    $ 13

 

     Total
Operations
    Hope Bay     Exploration     Corporate
and Other
    Consolidated  

Sales, net:

          

Gold

   $ 1,511     $  —     $     $     $ 1,511  

Copper

   $ 432     $     $     $     $ 432  

Cost applicable to sales:

          

Gold

   $ 641     $     $     $     $ 641  

Copper

   $ 150     $     $     $     $ 150  

Amortization:

          

Gold

   $ 144     $     $     $     $ 144  

Copper

   $ 31     $     $     $     $ 31  

Other

   $ 1     $     $     $ 6     $ 7  

Accretion

   $ 8     $     $     $     $ 8  

Exploration

   $     $     $ 39     $     $ 39  

Advanced projects, research and development

   $ 8     $ 4     $     $ 18     $ 30  

Write-down of investments

   $     $     $     $ 22     $ 22  

Other expense

   $ 47     $     $     $ 16     $ 63  

Other income, net

   $ 18     $     $     $ 19     $ 37  

Interest expense, net

   $ 7     $     $     $ 13     $ 20  

Pre-tax income (loss) before minority interest and equity loss of affiliates

   $ 922     $ (3 )   $ (39 )   $ (84 )   $ 796  

Equity loss of affiliates

   $ (5 )   $     $     $     $ (5 )

Capital expenditures

   $ 443     $ 9     $     $ 2     $ 454  

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2007

 

     Nevada    Yanacocha    Australia/
New
Zealand
    Batu
Hijau
   Africa    Other
Operations
 

Sales, net:

                

Gold

   $ 361    $ 297    $ 184     $ 56    $ 81    $ 32  

Copper

   $    $    $     $ 213    $    $  

Cost applicable to sales:

                

Gold

   $ 271    $ 128    $ 148     $ 27    $ 41    $ 15  

Copper

   $    $    $     $ 123    $    $  

Amortization:

                

Gold

   $ 55    $ 42    $ 26     $ 6    $ 10    $ 5  

Copper

   $    $    $     $ 28    $    $  

Other

   $    $    $ 1     $    $    $  

Accretion

   $ 1    $ 2    $ 2     $ 1    $    $ 1  

Exploration

   $    $    $     $    $    $  

Advanced projects, research and development

   $    $ 2    $ 1     $    $ 6    $  

Other expense

   $ 8    $ 17    $ 12     $ 4    $ 3    $ (13 )

Other income, net

   $ 1    $ 6    $ 7     $ 4    $ 1    $  

Interest expense, net

   $    $ 1    $     $ 10    $ 1    $  

Pre-tax income (loss) before minority interest and equity income (loss) of affiliates

   $ 27    $ 112    $ 2     $ 72    $ 22    $ 24  

Equity income (loss) of affiliates

   $    $    $ (1 )   $    $  —    $  

Capital expenditures

   $ 158    $ 56    $ 96     $ 7    $ 37    $ 3  

 

     Total
Operations
    Exploration     Corporate
and Other
    Consolidated

Sales, net:

        

Gold

   $ 1,011     $     $     $ 1,011

Copper

   $ 213     $     $     $ 213

Cost applicable to sales:

        

Gold

   $ 630     $     $     $ 630

Copper

   $ 123     $     $     $ 123

Amortization:

        

Gold

   $ 144     $     $     $ 144

Copper

   $ 28     $     $     $ 28

Other

   $ 1     $     $ 6     $ 7

Accretion

   $ 7     $     $     $ 7

Exploration

   $     $ 39     $     $ 39

Advanced projects, research and development

   $ 9     $     $ 7     $ 16

Other expense

   $ 31     $     $ 19     $ 50

Other income, net

   $ 19     $     $ (2 )   $ 17

Interest expense, net

   $ 12     $     $ 12     $ 24

Pre-tax income (loss) before minority interest and equity income (loss) of affiliates

   $ 259     $ (40 )   $ (79 )   $ 140

Equity income (loss) of affiliates

   $ (1 )   $     $ 1     $

Capital expenditures

   $ 357     $     $ 3     $ 360

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

     At March 31,
2008
   At December 31,
2007

Goodwill:

     

Australia/New Zealand

   $ 186    $ 186
             

Total assets:

     

Nevada

   $ 3,147    $ 3,104

Yanacocha

     2,133      1,908

Australia/New Zealand

     2,108      1,876

Batu Hijau

     2,423      2,471

Africa

     1,109      1,082

Other operations

     168      157

Hope Bay

     1,879      1,566

Exploration

     25      24

Corporate and other

     3,017      3,386
             

Total assets from continuing operations

     16,009      15,574

Assets held for sale

     5      24
             
   $ 16,014    $ 15,598
             

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

NOTE 22    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Newmont USA, a 100% owned subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation, has fully and unconditionally guaranteed the 5 7/8% publicly traded notes. The following condensed consolidating financial statements are provided for Newmont USA, as guarantor, and for Newmont Mining Corporation, as issuer, as an alternative to providing separate financial statements for the guarantor. The accounts of Newmont Mining Corporation are presented using the equity method of accounting for investments in subsidiaries.

 

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Income

   Three Months Ended March 31, 2008  
   Newmont
Mining
Corporation
    Newmont
USA
    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Newmont
Mining
Corporation
Consolidated
 

Revenues

          

Sales—gold, net

   $     $ 1,144     $ 367     $     $ 1,511  

Sales—copper, net

           432                   432  
                                        
           1,576       367             1,943  
                                        

Costs and expenses

          

Costs applicable to sales—gold (1)

           437       208       (4 )     641  

Costs applicable to sales—copper (1)

           150                   150  

Amortization

           142       40             182  

Accretion

           6       2             8  

Exploration

           26       13             39  

Advanced projects, research and development

           11       19             30  

General and administrative

           23       1       5       29  

Write-down of investments

                 22             22  

Other

           52       12       (1 )     63  
                                        
           847       317             1,164  
                                        

Other income (expense)

          

Other income, net

     (13 )     48       2             37  

Interest income—intercompany

     69       17             (86 )      

Interest expense—intercompany

     (2 )           (84 )     86        

Interest expense, net

     (10 )     (7 )     (3 )           (20 )
                                        
     44       58       (85 )           17  
                                        

Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes, minority interest and equity income (loss) of affiliates

     44       787       (35 )           796  

Income tax (expense) benefit

     (21 )     (230 )     16             (235 )

Minority interest in income of subsidiaries

           (196 )     1       3       (192 )

Equity income (loss) of affiliates

     341       1       39       (386 )     (5 )
                                        

Income (loss) from continuing operations

     364       362       21       (383 )     364  

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

     6       1       4       (5 )     6  
                                        

Net income (loss)

   $ 370     $ 363     $ 25     $ (388 )   $ 370  
                                        

 

(1)

Exclusive of Amortization and Accretion.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31, 2007  

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Income

   Newmont
Mining
Corporation
    Newmont
USA
    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Newmont
Mining
Corporation
Consolidated
 

Revenues

          

Sales—gold, net

   $     $ 743     $ 268     $     $ 1,011  

Sales—copper, net

           213                   213  
                                        
           956       268             1,224  
                                        

Costs and expenses

          

Costs applicable to sales—gold (1)

           440       194       (4 )     630  

Costs applicable to sales—copper (1)

           123                   123  

Amortization

           141       38             179  

Accretion

           5       2             7  

Exploration

           26       13             39  

Advanced projects, research and development

           8       8             16  

General and administrative

           28             5       33  

Other

           49       2       (1 )     50  
                                        
           820       257             1,077  
                                        

Other income (expense)

          

Other income, net

     2       18       (3 )           17  

Interest income—intercompany

     31       25       1       (57 )      

Interest expense—intercompany

     (2 )           (55 )     57        

Interest expense, net

     (9 )     (12 )     (3 )           (24 )
                                        
     22       31       (60 )           (7 )
                                        

Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes, minority interest and equity income (loss) of affiliates

     22       167       (49 )           140  

Income tax (expense)

     (6 )     (38 )                 (44 )

Minority interest in income of subsidiaries

           (55 )     (4 )     3       (56 )

Equity income (loss) of affiliates

     24             17       (41 )      
                                        

Income (loss) from continuing operations

     40       74       (36 )     (38 )     40  

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

     28       (4 )     31       (27 )     28  
                                        

Net income (loss)

   $  68     $ 70     $ (5 )   $ (65 )   $ 68  
                                        

 

(1)

Exclusive of Amortization and Accretion.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets

   At March 31, 2008  
   Newmont
Mining
Corporation
    Newmont
USA
    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Newmont
Mining
Corporation
Consolidated
 

Assets

          

Cash and cash equivalents

   $     $ 793     $ 221     $     $ 1,014  

Marketable securities and other short-term investments

           3       56             59  

Trade receivables

           315       4             319  

Accounts receivable

     1,119       1,451       425       (2,863 )     132  

Inventories

           337       86             423  

Stockpiles and ore on leach pads

           314       52             366  

Deferred income tax assets

           87       21             108  

Other current assets

     1       78       46             125  
                                        

Current assets

     1,120       3,378       911       (2,863 )     2,546  

Property, plant and mine development, net

           5,218       4,546       (20 )     9,744  

Investments

           6       1,516             1,522  

Investments in subsidiaries

     4,769       24       818       (5,611 )      

Long-term stockpiles and ore on leach pads

           765       66             831  

Deferred income tax assets

     54       688       195             937  

Other long-term assets

     4,042       339       135       (4,273 )     243  

Goodwill

                 186             186  

Asset of operations held for sale

           2       3             5  
                                        

Total assets

   $ 9,985     $ 10,420     $ 8,376     $ (12,767 )   $ 16,014  
                                        

Liabilities

          

Current portion of long-term debt

   $     $ 141     $ 120     $     $ 261  

Accounts payable

     38       1,423       1,703       (2,860 )     304  

Employee related benefits

           122       30             152  

Income and mining taxes

     88       (57 )     25             56  

Other current liabilities

     24       298       330       (7 )     645  
                                        

Current liabilities

     150       1,927       2,208       (2,867 )     1,418  

Long-term debt

     1,972       913       1             2,886  

Reclamation and remediation liabilities

           456       164             620  

Deferred income tax liabilities

           354       730             1,084  

Employee-related benefits

     2       169       35             206  

Other long-term liabilities

     265       120       4,060       (4,292 )     153  

Liabilities of operations held for sale

     41       128       93             262  
                                        

Total liabilities

     2,430       4,067       7,291       (7,159 )     6,629  
                                        

Minority interest in subsidiaries

           1,565       235       (297 )     1,503  
                                        

Stockholders’ equity

          

Preferred stock

                 61       (61 )      

Common stock

     698                         698  

Additional paid-in capital

     6,350       2,647       2,432       (4,752 )     6,677  

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

     937       (21 )     615       (594 )     937  

Retained (deficit) earnings

     (430 )     2,162       (2,258 )     96       (430 )
                                        

Total stockholders’ equity

     7,555       4,788       850       (5,311 )     7,882  
                                        

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 9,985     $ 10,420     $ 8,376     $ (12,767 )   $ 16,014  
                                        

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets

   At December 31, 2007  
   Newmont
Mining
Corporation
    Newmont
USA
    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Newmont
Mining
Corporation
Consolidated
 

Assets

          

Cash and cash equivalents

   $     $ 790     $ 441     $     $ 1,231  

Marketable securities and other short-term investments

           3       58             61  

Trade receivables

           174       3             177  

Accounts receivable

     1,407       1,730       405       (3,374 )     168  

Inventories

           378       85             463  

Stockpiles and ore on leach pads

           330       43             373  

Deferred income tax assets

           89       23             112  

Other current assets

     1       51       35             87  
                                        

Current assets

     1,408       3,545       1,093       (3,374 )     2,672  

Property, plant and mine development, net

           5,189       3,971       (20 )     9,140  

Investments

           7       1,520             1,527  

Investments in subsidiaries

     4,299       22       772       (5,093 )      

Long-term stockpiles and ore on leach pads

           718       70             788  

Deferred income tax assets

     119       680       228             1,027  

Other long-term assets

     4,037       329       131       (4,263 )     234  

Goodwill

                 186             186  

Assets of operations held for sale

           2       22             24  
                                        

Total assets

   $ 9,863     $ 10,492     $ 7,993     $ (12,750 )   $ 15,598  
                                        

Liabilities

          

Current portion of long-term debt

   $     $ 135     $ 120     $     $ 255  

Accounts payable

     456       1,795       1,459       (3,371 )     339  

Employee-related benefits

           111       42             153  

Income and mining taxes

     66       (49 )     71             88  

Other current liabilities

     20       302       349       (6 )     665  
                                        

Current liabilities

     542       2,294       2,041       (3,377 )     1,500  

Long-term debt

     1,747       935       1             2,683  

Reclamation and remediation liabilities

           456       167             623  

Deferred income tax liabilities

     66       357       602             1,025  

Employee-related benefits

     2       193       31             226  

Other long-term liabilities

     263       113       4,058       (4,284 )     150  

Liabilities of operations held for sale

     41       262       91             394  
                                        

Total liabilities

     2,661       4,610       6,991       (7,661 )     6,601  
                                        

Minority interest in subsidiaries

           1,467       273       (291 )     1,449  
                                        

Stockholders’ equity

          

Preferred stock

                 61       (61 )      

Common stock

     696                         696  

Additional paid-in capital

     6,350       2,647       2,434       (4,735 )     6,696  

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

     957       (28 )     517       (489 )     957  

Retained (deficit) earnings

     (801 )     1,796       (2,283 )     487       (801 )
                                        

Total stockholders’ equity

     7,202       4,415       729       (4,798 )     7,548  
                                        

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 9,863     $ 10,492     $ 7,993     $ (12,750 )   $ 15,598  
                                        

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

   Three Months Ended March 31, 2008  
   Newmont
Mining
Corporation
    Newmont
USA
    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Newmont
Mining
Corporation
Consolidated
 

Operating activities:

          

Net income

   $ 370     $ 363     $ 25     $ (388 )   $ 370  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

     13       287       (310 )     388       378  

Net change in operating assets and liabilities

     26       (148 )     (32 )           (154 )
                                        

Net cash provided from (used in) continuing operations

     409       502       (317 )           594  

Net cash (used in) provided from discontinued operations

           (125 )     25             (100 )
                                        

Net cash provided from (used in) operations

     409       377       (292 )           494  
                                        

Investing activities:

          

Additions to property, plant and mine development

           (175 )     (279 )           (454 )

Investments in marketable debt and equity securities

                 (3 )           (3 )

Acquisitions

           (7 )     (311 )           (318 )

Other

           3       5             8  
                                        

Net cash used in investing activities of continuing operations

           (179 )     (588 )           (767 )

Net cash (used in) provided from investing activities of discontinued operations

           (8 )     5             (3 )
                                        

Net cash used in investing activities

           (187 )     (583 )           (770 )
                                        

Financing activities:

          

Net borrowings (repayments)

     (381 )     (88 )     665             196  

Dividends paid to minority interests

           (98 )                 (98 )

Dividends paid to common stockholders

     (45 )                       (45 )

Proceeds from stock issuance

     17                         17  

Change in restricted cash and other

           (1 )     2             1  
                                        

Net cash (used in) provided from financing activities of continuing operations

     (409 )     (187 )     667             71  
                                        

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

                 (12 )           (12 )
                                        

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

           3       (220 )           (217 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

           790       441             1,231  
                                        

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $     $ 793     $ 221     $     $ 1,014  
                                        

 

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(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

   Three Months Ended March 31, 2007  
   Newmont
Mining
Corporation
    Newmont
USA
    Other
Subsidiaries
    Eliminations     Newmont
Mining
Corporation
Consolidated
 

Operating activities:

          

Net income (loss)

   $ 68     $ 70     $ (5 )   $ (65 )   $ 68  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities

     (3 )     228       3       65       293  

Net change in operating assets and liabilities

     (39 )     (280 )     (16 )           (335 )
                                        

Net cash provided from (used in) continuing operations

     26       18       (18 )           26  

Net cash provided from discontinued operations

           1       31             32  
                                        

Net cash provided from operations

     26       19       13             58  
                                        

Investing activities:

          

Additions to property, plant and mine development

           (228 )     (132 )           (360 )

Investments in marketable debt and equity securities

           (124 )     (29 )           (153 )

Proceeds from sale of marketable debt and equity securities

           124                   124  

Other

           2       (1 )           1  
                                        

Net cash used in investing activities of continuing operations

           (226 )     (162 )           (388 )

Net cash used in activities of discontinued operations

                 (2 )           (2 )
                                        

Net cash used in investing activities

           (226 )     (164 )           (390 )
                                        

Financing activities:

          

Net borrowings (repayments)

     5       (186 )     160             (21 )

Dividends paid to common stockholders

     (43 )           (2 )           (45 )

Dividends paid to minority interests

           (1 )                 (1 )

Proceeds from stock issuance and other

     9                         9  

Change in restricted cash and other

     3       (1 )     6             8  
                                        

Net cash (used in) provided from financing activities

     (26 )     (188 )     164             (50 )
                                        

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

                 2             2  
                                        

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

           (395 )     15             (380 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

           1,040       126             1,166  
                                        

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $     $ 645     $ 141     $     $ 786  
                                        

 

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NOTE 23    COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

General

The Company follows FAS No. 5, “Accounting for Contingencies,” in determining its accruals and disclosures with respect to loss contingencies other than tax contingencies provided for in accordance with FIN 48 (see Note 7). Accordingly, estimated losses from loss contingencies are accrued by a charge to income when information available prior to issuance of the financial statements indicates that it is probable (greater than a 75% probability) that a liability could be incurred and the amount of the loss can be reasonably estimated. Legal expenses associated with the contingency are expensed as incurred. If a loss contingency is not probable or reasonably estimable, disclosure of the loss contingency is made in the financial statements when it is at least reasonably possible that a material loss could be incurred.

Operating Segments

The Company’s operating segments are identified in Note 21. Except as noted in this paragraph, all of the Company’s commitments and contingencies specifically described in this Note 23 relate to the Corporate and Other reportable segment. The Nevada Operations matters under Newmont USA Limited relate to the Nevada reportable segment. The PT Newmont Minahasa Raya matters relate to the Other Operations reportable segment. The Yanacocha matters relate to the Yanacocha reportable segment. The Newmont Yandal Operations Pty Limited and the Mt. Leyshon matters relate to the Australia/New Zealand reportable segment. The P.T. Newmont Nusa Tenggara matters relate to the Batu Hijau reportable segment.

Environmental Matters

The Company’s mining and exploration activities are subject to various laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment. These laws and regulations are continually changing and are generally becoming more restrictive. The Company conducts its operations so as to protect the public health and environment and believes its operations are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations in all material respects. The Company has made, and expects to make in the future, expenditures to comply with such laws and regulations, but cannot predict the full amount of such future expenditures.

Estimated future reclamation costs are based principally on legal and regulatory requirements. At March 31, 2008 and December 31, 2007, $570 and $569, respectively, were accrued for reclamation costs relating to mineral properties in accordance with FAS No. 143, “Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations.” The current portions of $55 and $57 at March 31, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively, are included in Other current liabilities.

In addition, the Company is involved in several matters concerning environmental obligations associated with former mining activities. Generally, these matters concern developing and implementing remediation plans at the various sites involved. The Company believes that the related environmental obligations associated with these sites are similar in nature with respect to the development of remediation plans, their risk profile and the compliance required to meet general environmental standards. Based upon the Company’s best estimate of its liability for these matters, $123 and $125 were accrued for such obligations at March 31, 2008 and December 31, 2007. These amounts are included in Other current

 

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liabilities and Reclamation and remediation liabilities. Depending upon the ultimate resolution of these matters, the Company believes that it is reasonably possible that the liability for these matters could be as much as 63% greater or 17% lower than the amount accrued at December 31, 2007. The amounts accrued for these matters are reviewed periodically based upon facts and circumstances available at the time. Changes in estimates are recorded in Other expense, net in the period estimates are revised.

Details about certain of the more significant matters involved are discussed below.

Dawn Mining Company LLC (“Dawn”)—51% Newmont Owned

Midnite Mine Site. Dawn previously leased an open pit uranium mine, currently inactive, on the Spokane Indian Reservation in the State of Washington. The mine site is subject to regulation by agencies of the U.S. Department of Interior (the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management), as well as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”).

In 1991, Dawn’s mining lease at the mine was terminated. As a result, Dawn was required to file a formal mine closure and reclamation plan. The Department of Interior commenced an analysis of Dawn’s proposed plan and alternate closure and reclamation plans for the mine. Work on this analysis has been suspended indefinitely. In mid-2000, the mine was included on the National Priorities List under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”). In March 2003, the EPA notified Dawn and Newmont that it had thus far expended $12 on the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (“RI/FS”) under CERCLA. In October 2005, the EPA issued the RI/FS on this property in which it indicated a preferred remedy estimated to cost approximately $150. Newmont and Dawn filed comments on the RI/FS with the EPA in January 2006. On October 3, 2006, the EPA issued a final Record of Decision in which it formally selected the preferred remedy identified in the RI/FS.

On January 28, 2005, the EPA filed a lawsuit against Dawn and Newmont under CERCLA in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. The EPA has asserted that Dawn and Newmont are liable for reclamation or remediation work and costs at the mine. Dawn does not have sufficient funds to pay for the reclamation plan it proposed or for any alternate plan, or for any additional remediation work or costs at the mine. Newmont intends to vigorously contest any claims as to its liability.

Newmont cannot reasonably predict the outcome of this lawsuit or the likelihood of any other action against Dawn or Newmont arising from this matter.

Dawn Mill Site. Dawn also owns a uranium mill site facility, located on private land near Ford, Washington, which is subject to state and federal regulation. In late 1999, Dawn sought and later received state approval for a revised closure plan that expedites the reclamation process at the site. The currently approved plan for the site is guaranteed by Newmont.

Idarado Mining Company (“Idarado”)—80.1% Newmont Owned

In July 1992, Newmont and Idarado signed a consent decree with the State of Colorado (“State”), which was agreed to by the U.S. District Court of Colorado, to settle a lawsuit brought by the State under CERCLA.

 

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(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

Idarado agreed in the consent decree to undertake specified remediation work at its former mining site in the Telluride/Ouray area of Colorado. Remediation work at this property is substantially complete. If the remediation does not achieve specific performance objectives defined in the consent decree, the State may require Idarado to implement supplemental activities at the site, also as defined in the consent decree. Idarado and Newmont obtained a $6 reclamation bond to secure their potential obligations under the consent decree. In addition, Idarado settled natural resources damages and past and future response costs, and agreed to habitat enhancement work under the consent decree. All of this work is substantially complete.

Newmont Capital Limited—100% Newmont Owned

In February 1999, the EPA placed the Lava Cap mine site in Nevada County, California on the National Priorities List under CERCLA. The EPA then initiated a RI/FS under CERCLA to determine environmental conditions and remediation options at the site.

Newmont Capital, formerly known as Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation, Inc., owned the property for approximately three years from 1984 to 1986 but never mined or conducted exploration at the site. The EPA asserts that Newmont Capital is responsible for clean up costs incurred at the site. Newmont Capital and the EPA reached settlement on all aspects of this matter except future potential Natural Resource Damage claims. The parties have entered into an agreement tolling the statute of limitations until December 31, 2008 to facilitate the finalization of the agreement. The settlement will be subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California.

Newmont USA Limited—100% Newmont Owned

Pinal Creek. Newmont is a defendant in a lawsuit brought on November 5, 1991 in U.S. District Court in Arizona by the Pinal Creek Group, alleging that the Company and others are responsible for some portion of costs incurred to address groundwater contamination emanating from copper mining operations located in the area of Globe and Miami, Arizona. Two former subsidiaries of Newmont, Pinto Valley Copper Corporation and Magma Copper Company (now known as BHP Copper Inc.), owned some of the mines in the area between 1983 and 1987. The court has dismissed plaintiffs’ claims seeking to hold Newmont liable for the acts or omissions of its former subsidiaries. Based on information presently available, Newmont believes it has strong defenses to plaintiffs’ remaining claims, including, without limitation, that Newmont’s agents did not participate in any pollution causing activities; that Newmont’s liabilities, if any, were contractually transferred to one of the plaintiffs; that portions of plaintiffs’ claimed damages are not recoverable; and that Newmont’s equitable share of liability, if any, would be immaterial. While Newmont has denied liability and is vigorously defending these claims, we cannot reasonably predict the final outcome of this lawsuit.

Grass Valley. On February 3, 2004, the City of Grass Valley, California brought suit against Newmont under CERCLA in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. This matter involves an abandoned mine adit on property previously owned by a predecessor of Newmont and currently owned by the City of Grass Valley. The complaint alleges that the adit is discharging metals-bearing water into a stream on the property, in concentrations in excess of current EPA drinking water standards. Newmont cannot reasonably predict the likely outcome of this matter.

Gray Eagle Mine Site. By letter dated September 3, 2002, the EPA notified Newmont that the EPA had expended $3 in response costs to address environmental conditions associated with a historic

 

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(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

tailings pile located at the Grey Eagle Mine site near Happy Camp, California, and requested that Newmont pay those costs. The EPA has identified four potentially responsible parties, including Newmont. Newmont does not believe it has any liability for environmental conditions at the Grey Eagle Mine site, and intends to vigorously defend any formal claims by the EPA. Newmont cannot reasonably predict the likelihood or outcome of any future action against it arising from this matter.

Ross Adams Mine Site. By letter dated June 5, 2007, the US Forest Service notified Newmont that it had expended approximately $0.3 in response costs to address environmental conditions at the Adams Ross mine in Prince of Wales, Alaska, and requested Newmont USA Limited pay those costs and perform an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (“EE/CA”) to assess what future response activities might need to be completed at the site. Newmont does not believe it has any liability for environmental conditions at the site, and intends to vigorously defend any formal claims by the EPA. Newmont has agreed to perform the EE/CA. Newmont cannot reasonably predict the likelihood or outcome of any future action against it arising from this matter.

PT Newmont Minahasa Raya (“PTNMR”)—80% Newmont Owned

In July 2004, a criminal complaint was filed against PTNMR, the Newmont subsidiary that operated the Minahasa mine in Indonesia, alleging environmental pollution relating to submarine tailings placement into nearby Buyat Bay. The Indonesian police detained five PTNMR employees during September and October of 2004. The police investigation and the detention of PTNMR’s employees was declared illegal by the South Jakarta District Court in December 2004, but in March 2005, the Indonesian Supreme Court upheld the legality of the police investigation, and the police turned their evidence over to the local prosecutor. In July 2005, the prosecutor filed an indictment against PTNMR and its President Director, alleging environmental pollution at Buyat Bay. After the court rejected motions to dismiss the proceeding, the trial proceeded and all evidence, including that of the defense, was presented in court in September 2006. In November 2006 the prosecution filed its charge, seeking a three-year jail sentence for PTNMR’s President Director plus a nominal fine. In addition, the prosecution recommended a nominal fine against PTNMR. The defense filed responses in January 2007, and final briefing was completed in March 2007. On April 24, 2007, the court entered its verdict acquitting PTNMR and its President Director of all charges. In May 2007, the prosecution appealed the decision of the court to the Indonesian Supreme Court, despite Indonesian laws that prohibit the appeal of a verdict of acquittal.

In addition, on March 22, 2007, an Indonesian non-governmental organization named Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (“WALHI”) filed a civil suit against PTNMR and Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and Ministry for the Environment, alleging pollution from the disposal of mine tailings into Buyat Bay, and seeking a court order requiring PTNMR to fund a 25-year monitoring program in relation to Buyat Bay. In December 2007, the court ruled in PTNMR’s favor and found that WALHI’s allegations of pollution in Buyat Bay were without merit. In March 2008, WALHI appealed this decision to the Indonesian Supreme Court.

Independent sampling and testing of Buyat Bay water and fish, as well as area residents, conducted by the World Health Organization and the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, confirm that PTNMR has not polluted the Buyat Bay environment, and, therefore, has not adversely affected the fish in Buyat Bay or the health of nearby residents. The Company remains steadfast that it has not caused pollution or health problems and will continue to vigorously defend itself against these allegations.

 

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(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

Resurrection Mining Company (“Resurrection”)—100% Newmont Owned

Newmont, Resurrection and other defendants were named in lawsuits filed by the State of Colorado under CERCLA in 1983, which were subsequently consolidated with a lawsuit filed by EPA in 1986. These proceedings sought to compel the defendants to remediate the impacts of pre-existing, historic mining activities near Leadville, Colorado, which date back to the mid-1800s, and which the government agencies claim were causing substantial environmental problems in the area.

In 1988 and 1989, the EPA issued administrative orders with respect to one area on the site and the defendants collectively implemented those orders by constructing a water treatment plant, which was placed in operation in early 1992. Remaining remedial work for this area consists of water treatment plant operation and continuing environmental monitoring and maintenance activities. The parties also entered into a consent decree with respect to the remaining areas at the site, which apportioned liabilities and responsibilities for these areas. The EPA approved remedial actions for selected components of Resurrection’s portion of the site, which were initiated in 1995. The EPA has not selected the final remedy for the site.

On August 9, 2005, ASARCO LLC, another potentially responsible party at the site, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court”). ASARCO is contractually responsible for 50% of the ongoing expenses at the water treatment plant. In June 2007, Resurrection, the EPA, the State and ASARCO reached a settlement relating to all outstanding issues at the site. The settlement, once fully approved, will modify certain responsibilities of the parties. In July 2007, the settlement was approved by the Bankruptcy Court. The settlement is also subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Other Legal Matters

Minera Yanacocha S.R.L. (“Yanacocha”)—51.35% Newmont Owned

Choropampa. In June 2000, a transport contractor of Yanacocha spilled approximately 151 kilograms of elemental mercury near the town of Choropampa, Peru, which is located 53 miles (85 kilometers) southwest of the Yanacocha mine. Elemental mercury is not used in Yanacocha’s operations but is a by-product of gold mining and was sold to a Lima firm for use in medical instruments and industrial applications. A comprehensive health and environmental remediation program was undertaken by Yanacocha in response to the incident. In August 2000, Yanacocha paid under protest a fine of 1,740,000 Peruvian soles (approximately $0.5) to the Peruvian government. Yanacocha has entered into settlement agreements with a number of individuals impacted by the incident. As compensation for the disruption and inconvenience caused by the incident Yanacocha entered into agreements with and provided a variety of public works in the three communities impacted by this incident. Yanacocha cannot predict the likelihood of additional expenditures related to this matter.

Yanacocha, various wholly-owned subsidiaries of Newmont, and other defendants have been named in lawsuits filed by approximately 1,100 Peruvian citizens in Denver District Court for the State of Colorado. These actions seek compensatory damages based on claims associated with the elemental mercury spill incident. In February 2005, Yanacocha and the various Newmont defendants answered the complaint in the Denver District Court. The parties in these cases have agreed to submit these matters to binding arbitration. In October 2007, the parties to the arbitration entered a court-approved settlement agreement, resolving most of these cases.

 

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Additional lawsuits relating to the Choropampa incident were filed against Yanacocha in the local courts of Cajamarca, Peru, in May 2002 by over 900 Peruvian citizens. A significant number of the plaintiffs in these lawsuits entered into settlement agreements with Yanacocha prior to filing such claims. In April 2008, the Peruvian Supreme Court upheld the validity of these settlement agreements, which should result in the dismissal of all claims brought by previously settled plaintiffs. Yanacocha has also entered into settlement agreements with approximately 350 additional plaintiffs. Approximately 200 plaintiffs claims remain.

Neither Newmont nor Yanacocha can reasonably predict the final outcome of any of the above-described lawsuits.

Conga. Yanacocha is involved in a dispute with the Provincial Municipality of Celendin regarding the authority of that governmental body to regulate the development of the Conga project. In the fourth quarter of 2004, the Municipality of Celendin enacted an ordinance declaring the area around Conga to be a mining-free reserve and naturally protected area. Yanacocha has challenged this ordinance by means of two legal actions, one filed by Yanacocha (as the lease holder of the Conga mining concessions) and one filed by Minera Chaupiloma (as the titleholder of the Conga mining concessions). In August 2007, a Peruvian Court of first instance upheld Chaupiloma’s claim, stating that the Municipality of Celendin lacks the authority to create natural protected areas. The Municipality of Celendin has not appealed the ruling. Based on legal precedent established by Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal and the foregoing resolution of the Chaupiloma claim, it is reasonable to believe that Yanacocha’s mining rights will be upheld.

Newmont Mining Corporation

On June 8, 2005, UFCW Local 880—Retail Food Employers Joint Pension Fund filed a putative class action in the federal district court in Colorado purportedly on behalf of purchasers of Newmont Mining Corporation (“Newmont”) publicly traded securities between July 28, 2004 and April 26, 2005. The action named Newmont, Wayne W. Murdy, Pierre Lassonde and Bruce D. Hansen as defendants. Substantially similar purported class actions were filed in the same court on June 15, 2005 by John S. Chapman and on June 20, 2005 by Zoe Myerson. In November 2005, the court consolidated these cases and, in March 2006, appointed a lead plaintiff. In April 2006, the lead plaintiff filed a consolidated amended complaint naming David Francisco, Russell Ball, Thomas Enos and Robert Gallagher as additional defendants. It alleged, among other things, that Newmont and the individual defendants violated certain antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws by failing to disclose alleged operating deficiencies and sought unspecified monetary damages and other relief. On October 20, 2006, the lead plaintiff, on behalf of a settlement class consisting of all purchasers of Newmont securities from November 1, 2003, through and including March 23, 2006 (except defendants and certain related persons), entered into a Stipulation of Settlement with defendants that (a) would release all claims asserted, or that could have been asserted, in the action; (b) would provide for a payment by Newmont of $15 to be distributed to class members pursuant to a plan of allocation developed by the lead plaintiff; and (c) would provide that all defendants deny any wrongdoing or liability with respect to the settled matters. On December 11, 2007, the Court approved the settlement.

On June 14, 2005, June 30, 2005 and July 1, 2005, purported derivative actions were filed, on behalf of Newmont, by Doris Staehr, Frank J. Donio and Jack G. Blaz, respectively, in the federal district court in Colorado against certain of Newmont’s current and former directors and officers. Each

 

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action alleged that certain defendants breached their fiduciary duties by engaging in insider trading and misappropriation of information, and that all defendants breached their fiduciary duties and engaged in conduct that constituted abuse of control, gross mismanagement, waste of corporate assets and unjust enrichment in connection with, among other things, failing to disclose alleged operating deficiencies and failing to prevent alleged violations of environmental laws in Indonesia. The plaintiffs seek, on behalf of Newmont, among other remedies, all damages sustained by the Company as a result of the allegedly improper conduct. In November 2005, the court consolidated these cases and in December 2005 the court appointed a lead plaintiff. On April 10, 2006, the lead plaintiff filed a consolidated amended complaint. In a related development, on January 13, 2006, a purported Newmont shareholder sent to the Board of Directors a letter demanding the Company take action against the defendants in the purported derivative actions with respect to the matters alleged in the derivative complaints. Counsel for plaintiffs in the derivative actions, counsel for the demanding shareholder and the Company have agreed to settle the action and related disputes on the basis of certain revisions to the Company’s corporate governance arrangements, and an attorneys’ fee to be paid by the Company. This settlement stipulation was filed with the court on June 19, 2007 and was approved by the U.S. District Court on February 20, 2008.

Newmont Yandal Operations Pty Ltd (“NYOL”)—100% Newmont Owned

On September 3, 2003, J. Aron & Co. commenced proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Australia) against NYOL, its subsidiaries and the administrator in relation to the completed voluntary administration of the NYOL group. J. Aron & Co., an NYOL creditor, initially sought injunctive relief that was denied by the court on September 8, 2003. On October 30, 2003, J. Aron & Co. filed a statement of claim alleging various deficiencies in the implementation of the voluntary administration process and seeking damages and other relief against NYOL and other parties. Newmont cannot reasonably predict the final outcome of this lawsuit.

P.T. Newmont Nusa Tenggara (“PTNNT”)—45% Newmont Owned

Under the Batu Hijau Contract of Work, beginning in 2005 and continuing through 2010, a portion of PTNNT’s shares must be offered for sale, first, to the Indonesian government or, second, to Indonesian nationals, equal to the difference between the following percentages and the percentage of shares already owned by the Indonesian government or Indonesian nationals (if such number is positive): 23% by March 31, 2006; 30% by March 31, 2007; 37% by March 31, 2008; 44% by March 31, 2009; and 51% by March 31, 2010. The price at which such interest must be offered for sale to the Indonesian parties is the highest of the then-current replacement cost, the price at which shares would be accepted for listing on the Jakarta Stock Exchange, or the fair market value of such interest as a going concern, as agreed with the Indonesian government. Pursuant to this provision, it is possible that the ownership interest of the Newmont/Sumitomo partnership in PTNNT, owner of Batu Hijau, could be reduced to 49%.

PTPI has owned and continues to own a 20% interest in PTNNT, and therefore the Newmont/Sumitomo partnership was required to offer a 3% interest for sale in 2006 and an additional 7% interest in 2007. In accordance with the Contract of Work, an offer to sell a 3% interest was made to the government of Indonesia in 2006 and an offer for an additional 7% interest was made in 2007. While the central government declined to participate in the 2006 and 2007 offers, local governments in the area in which the Batu Hijau mine is located have expressed interest in acquiring shares, as have various Indonesian

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)—(Continued)

(dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts)

 

nationals. In January 2008, the Newmont/Sumitomo partnership agreed to sell, under a carried interest arrangement, 2% of PTNNT’s shares to Kabupaten Sumbawa, one of the local governments, subject to satisfaction of closing conditions. On February 11, 2008, PTNNT received notification from the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources (“DEMR”) alleging that PTNNT is in breach of its divestiture requirements under the Contract of Work and threatened to issue a notice to terminate the Contract of Work if PTNNT did not agree to divest the 2006 and 2007 shares, in accordance with the direction of the DEMR, by February 22, 2008, which date was extended to March 3, 2008. On March 3, 2008, the Indonesian government filed for international arbitration, as did PTNNT, as provided under the Contract of Work. Newmont and Sumitomo believe there is no basis for terminating the Contract of Work. A further 7% interest was offered for sale on March 28, 2008. The March 2008 offer is not currently subject to international arbitration.

The Company has been in discussions to extend its forest use permit (called a pinjam pakai) for over three years. This permit is a key requirement to continue to efficiently operate the Batu Hijau mine. The permit extension has not been received and in the event it is not received by June 2008, it could have an adverse impact on operating and financial results.

Other Commitments and Contingencies

Tax contingencies are provided for under FIN 48 (see Note 7).

In a 1993 asset exchange, a wholly-owned subsidiary transferred a coal lease under which the subsidiary had collected advance royalty payments totaling $484. From 1994 to 2018, remaining advance payments under the lease to the transferee total $390. In the event of title failure as stated in the lease, this subsidiary has a primary obligation to refund previously collected payments and has a secondary obligation to refund any of the $390 collected by the transferee, if the transferee fails to meet its refund obligation. The subsidiary has title insurance on the leased coal deposits of $240 covering the secondary obligation. The Company and the subsidiary regard the circumstances entitling the lessee to a refund as remote.

The Company has minimum royalty obligations on one of its producing mines in Nevada for the life of the mine. Amounts paid as a minimum royalty (where production royalties are less than the minimum obligation) in any year are recoverable in future years when the minimum royalty obligation is exceeded. Although the minimum royalty requirement may not be met in a particular year, the Company expects that over the mine life, gold production will be sufficient to meet the minimum royalty requirements. Minimum royalty payments payable are $11 in 2008, $17 in 2009 and 2010, $18 in 2011, $11 in 2012 and $54 thereafter.

As part of its ongoing business and operations, the Company and its affiliates are required to provide surety bonds, bank letters of credit and bank guarantees as financial support for various purposes, including environmental reclamation, exploration permitting, workers compensation programs and other general corporate purposes. At March 31, 2008 and December 31, 2007, there were $748 and $662, respectively, of outstanding letters of credit, surety bonds and bank guarantees. The surety bonds, letters of credit and bank guarantees reflect fair value as a condition of their underlying purpose and are subject to fees competitively determined in the market place. The obligations associated with these instruments are generally related to performance requirements that the Company addresses through its ongoing operations. As the specific requirements are met, the beneficiary of the associated instrument cancels and/or returns the instrument to the issuing entity.

 

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Certain of these instruments are associated with operating sites with long-lived assets and will remain outstanding until closure. Generally, bonding requirements associated with environmental regulation are becoming more restrictive. In addition, the surety markets for certain types of environmental bonding used by the Company have become increasingly constrained. The Company, however, believes it is in compliance with all applicable bonding obligations and will be able to satisfy future bonding requirements, through existing or alternative means, as they arise.

As a result of historical contractual arrangements, the Company has managed certain reclamation activities at the Mt. Leyshon mine in northern Queensland, Australia. This mine, which has not operated for a number of years, is owned by Leyshon Resources Limited. In January and February 2008, extraordinary precipitation in northern Queensland resulted in discharges from the mine property of water containing elevated levels of certain metals. This event has resulted in renewed discussions with regulatory authorities in regard to a comprehensive closure plan for the property. The Company is assessing the extent of its responsibility, if any, for any liability arising from the discharge and for any final closure plan.

Newmont is from time to time involved in various legal proceedings related to its business. Except in the above-described proceedings, management does not believe that adverse decisions in any pending or threatened proceeding or that amounts that may be required to be paid by reason thereof will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition or results of operations.

NOTE 24    SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges

The ratio of earnings to fixed charges for the three months ended March 31, 2008 was 21.6. The ratio of earnings to fixed charges represents income from continuing operations before income tax expense, minority interest and equity loss of affiliates, divided by interest expense. Interest expense includes amortization of capitalized interest and the portion of rent expense representative of interest. Interest expense does not include interest on income tax liabilities. The computation of the ratio of earnings to fixed charges can be found in Exhibit 12.1.

NOTE 25    SUBSEQUENT EVENT

Contract of Work

See Note 23 for developments relating to the Indonesian Contract of Work at the Batu Hijau mine.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION (dollars in millions, except per share, per ounce and per pound amounts).

The following discussion provides information that management believes is relevant to an assessment and understanding of the consolidated financial condition and results of operations of Newmont Mining Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Newmont,” the “Company,” “our” and “we”). References to “A$” refer to Australian currency, “C$” to Canadian currency, “IDR” to Indonesian currency, “NZ$” to New Zealand currency and “$” to United States currency.

This item should be read in conjunction with our interim unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the notes thereto included in this quarterly report.

Selected Financial and Operating Results

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
   2008    2007

Revenues

   $ 1,943    $ 1,224

Income from continuing operations

   $ 364    $ 40

Net income

   $ 370    $ 68

Per common share, basic

     

Income from continuing operations

   $ 0.81    $ 0.09

Net income

   $ 0.82    $ 0.15

Consolidated gold ounces sold (thousands) (1)

     1,621      1,557

Consolidated copper pounds sold (millions)

     105      91

Average price received, net (2)

     

Gold (per ounce)

   $ 933    $ 649

Copper (per pound)

   $ 4.10    $ 2.33

Costs applicable to sales (3)

     

Gold (per ounce)

   $ 396    $ 404

Copper (per pound)

   $ 1.43    $ 1.34

 

(1)

Includes incremental start-up ounces of 1 in 2008.

(2)

After treatment and refining charges.

(3)

Excludes Amortization and Accretion.

Consolidated Financial Results

Our income from continuing operations for the three month period ended March 31, 2008 was $364, or $0.81 per share. Results for the first three months of 2008 compared to 2007 were impacted by significantly higher realized gold and copper prices and increased sales volume, partially offset by the write-down of marketable securities.

 

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Sales—gold, net for the first quarter of 2008 increased $500, or 49%, compared to the first quarter of 2007, primarily due to higher realized prices and increased sales volumes. The following analysis summarizes the change in consolidated gold sales revenue:

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2008     2007  

Consolidated gold sales:

    

Gross

   $ 1,518     $ 1,017  

Less: Treatment and refining charges

     (7 )     (6 )
                

Net

   $ 1,511     $ 1,011  
                

Consolidated gold ounces sold (thousands):

    

Gross

     1,621       1,557  

Less: Incremental start-up sales

     (1 )      
                

Net

     1,620       1,557  
                

Average realized price (per ounce):

    

Before treatment and refining charges

   $ 937     $ 653  

After treatment and refining charges

   $ 933     $ 649  

The change in consolidated gold sales is due to:

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2008 vs. 2007  

Increase in consolidated ounces sold

   $ 41  

Increase in average realized gold price

     460  

Increase in treatment and refining charges

     (1 )
        
   $ 500  
        

Sales—copper, net for the first quarter of 2008 increased $219, or 103%, compared to the first quarter of 2007 primarily due to higher realized prices and increased sales volumes. For a complete discussion regarding variations in gold and copper volumes, see Results of Consolidated Operations below. The following analysis summarizes the change in consolidated copper sales revenue:

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   2008     2007  

Consolidated copper sales:

    

Gross before provisional pricing and hedging

   $ 382     $ 245  

Provisional pricing mark-to-market gain

     82       6  

Hedging loss

           (1 )
                

Gross after provisional pricing and hedging

     464       250  

Less: Treatment and refining charges

     (32 )     (37 )
                

Net

   $ 432     $ 213  
                

Consolidated copper pounds sold (millions)

     105       91  

Average realized price (per pound):

    

Gross before provisional pricing and hedging

   $ 3.62     $ 2.68  

Provisional pricing mark-to-market gain

     0.78       0.07  

Hedging loss

           (0.01 )
                

Gross after provisional pricing and hedging

     4.40       2.74  

Less: Treatment and refining charges

     (0.30 )     (0.41 )
                

Net

   $ 4.10     $ 2.33  
                

 

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The change in consolidated copper sales is due to:

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
   2008 vs. 2007

Increase in consolidated pounds sold

   $ 38

Increase in average realized copper price

     176

Decrease in treatment and refining charges

     5
      
   $ 219
      

The following is a summary of net gold and copper sales:

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
   2008    2007

Gold

     

Nevada, USA

   $ 491    $ 361

Yanacocha, Peru

     499      297

Australia/New Zealand:

     

Tanami, Australia

     89      74

Kalgoorlie, Australia

     65      61

Jundee, Australia

     87      40

Waihi, New Zealand

     29      9
             
     270      184
             

Batu Hijau, Indonesia

     112      56

Ahafo, Ghana

     97      81

Other Operations:

     

Kori Kollo, Bolivia

     18      16

La Herradura, Mexico

     24      14

Golden Giant, Canada

          2
             
     42      32
             
   $ 1,511    $ 1,011
             

Copper

     

Batu Hijau, Indonesia

   $ 432    $ 213
             

Costs applicable to sales increased $11 for gold and $27 for copper for the first quarter of 2008 compared to the first quarter of 2007, as detailed in the table below. The increase in the first quarter of 2008 is primarily due to higher sales volume, increased input commodity prices, higher waste removal costs and unfavorable exchange rate movements in the Australian dollar. For a complete discussion regarding variations in operations, see Results of Consolidated Operations below.

Amortization increased for the first quarter of 2008 compared to the first quarter of 2007 as detailed in the table below, and primarily relates to higher sales of inventory at Batu Hijau. We expect 2008 Amortization to be approximately $725 to $775.

 

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The following is a summary of Costs applicable to sales and Amortization:

 

     Costs Applicable to
Sales
   Amortization
   Three Months Ended
March 31,
   Three Months Ended
March 31,
   2008    2007    2008    2007

Gold

           

Nevada, USA

   $ 215    $ 271    $ 50    $ 55

Yanacocha, Peru

     168      128      44      42

Australia/New Zealand:

           

Tanami, Australia

     50      48      8      9

Kalgoorlie, Australia

     54      57      4      8

Jundee, Australia

     38      35      7      6

Waihi, New Zealand

     14      8      6      3
                           
     156      148      25      26
                           

Batu Hijau, Indonesia

     37      27      8      6

Ahafo, Ghana

     49      41      13      10

Other Operations:

           

Kori Kollo, Bolivia

     8      7      2      3

La Herradura, Mexico

     8      7      2      2

Golden Giant, Canada

          1          
                           
     16      15      4      5
                           
     641      630      144      144
                           

Copper

           

Batu Hijau, Indonesia

     150      123      31      28
                           

Other

           

Australia/New Zealand

               1      1

Corporate and Other

               6      6
                           
               7      7
                           
   $ 791    $ 753    $ 182    $ 179
                           

Accretion expense remained constant for the first quarter of 2008 compared to the first quarter of 2007.

Exploration expense remained constant for the first quarter of 2008 compared to the first quarter of 2007. We expect 2008 Exploration expense to be approximately $220 to $230.

Advanced projects, research and development increased by $