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Newmont Partners with Project WET to Provide Water Education in South America and Beyond


Local educators to receive training on water use and conservation

Mining Corporation
(NYSE:NEM) today announced a partnership with
the Project
WET Foundation
– a global leader in water education – to advance
responsible use of water resources through community-based teacher

The partnership will focus on empowering school teachers and other
educators to build community awareness and expertise on how water is
used, managed and protected in their respective regions. This includes
developing a customized curriculum for teacher training workshops
beginning in Peru and Suriname where Newmont has mining operations.

"We are excited to work with Newmont and our local partners to build a
water education program that is relevant and meaningful for these
communities," said Dennis Nelson, Project WET Foundation President and
CEO. "Our site visits and discussions with educators and water managers
in Peru and Suriname demonstrated the importance of water education in
the communities near Newmont's operations."

The partnership in Peru will work alongside ALAC, the Asociación
de los Andes de Cajamarca
, a foundation established by Newmont's
Yanacocha operation to promote sustainable development in the Cajamarca
region. Work to identify and prepare a community-based partner in
Suriname is currently underway. The Project WET-Newmont partnership is
also evaluating opportunities to expand the water education program
beyond South America.

"Local educators play a pivotal role helping teach children, families
and all users about effective and responsible water management," said
Elaine Dorward-King, Newmont's Executive Vice President for
Sustainability and External Relations and Project WET board member. "We
are proud to partner with Project WET and look forward to improving
water education and stewardship in our shared watersheds."

About Project WET Foundation

Since 1984, the Project WET Foundation has been dedicated to reaching
children, parents, teachers and community members with action-oriented
water education to enable every child to understand and value water,
ensuring a sustainable future. Project WET ("WET" stands for "Water
Education for Teachers") is active in all 50 U.S. states and more than
70 countries worldwide. Find Project WET at
and on Facebook,
or Instagram.

About Newmont

Newmont is a leading gold and copper producer. The Company's operations
are primarily in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname.
Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and was
named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Company is an industry leader in value
creation, supported by its leading technical, environmental, social and
safety performance. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly
traded since 1925.

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