Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02. Election of Directors.
On July18, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Newmont Mining Corporation (the “Company”) voted to increase the size of the Board from 10 to 12 members and appointed Sheri Hickok and Molly Zhang to serve on the Board as independent directors. In addition, Ms.Hickok and Dr.Zhang were both appointed to serve on the Safety and Sustainability Committee.
There are no special arrangements or understandings between these new directors and any other persons to which either new director was selected for election. There have been no transactions with related persons in which either Ms.Hickok or Dr.Zhang had a direct or indirect interest required to be disclosed to Item 404(a)of Regulation S-K.
In connection with their election to the Board, each of Ms.Hickok and Dr.Zhang will be granted a director stock award having a fair market value of $120,000 under the Company’s 2013 Stock Incentive Plan and will receive compensation as non-employee directors in accordance with the Company’s director compensation policies described in its 2017 Proxy Statement, dated March3, 2017.
Ms.Sheri Hickok, age 39, recently joined GE Renewable Energy in July2017 as General Manager, Global Product Development, Onshore Wind. Prior to her current role, Ms.Hickok served as Executive Chief Engineer, Autonomous Partnerships& Fleets at General Motors Company from 2016 to 2017; as Chief Engineer, Next Generation Full Size Trucks from 2014 to 2016; and as Executive Director, Global Supplier Quality and Development from 2012 to 2014. During her 22 year tenure with General Motors Company, Ms.Hickok held various engineering, design and program management positions. Ms.Hickok holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, a Master’s degree in Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Dr.Molly P. Zhang (also known as Peifang Zhang), 56, served in a number of senior executive roles for Orica Ltd., including as Vice President, Asset Management for Orica Limited in 2016 until her retirement, as Global Manufacturing Executive and Vice President,Initiation Systems and Packaged Emulsion Explosives from 2012 through 2015, and as General Manager, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Orica Mining Service Business from 2011 to 2012. Prior to her service with Orica, Dr.Zhang served in various global executive positions in Germany, China, Thailand and the United States with The Dow Chemical Company from 1989 to 2011. Dr.Zhang holds a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Technical University of Clasthal, Germany.
For additional information regarding these new directors, please see the news release attached as Exhibit99.1.