People - November 2015

Peabody Energy elected Robert A. Malone to the nonexecutive role of chairman effective January 1. The veteran executive has been serving as lead independent director of Peabody since January 2013. He will succeed Gregory H. Boyce, who will retire from Peabody effective December 31. Malone is the retired executive vice president of British Petroleum and former chairman and president of BP America Inc.

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People - October 2015

Chris Curfman, vice president of Cat’s Mining Sales & Support Division, will retire at the end of the year. He joined Cat in 1994 and was appointed vice president of the Global Mining Division in 2004. His division will be integrated into the existing Global Mining machine business divisions. The surface mining sales and support teams will join the Hauling & Extraction Division, which will be renamed the Surface Mining & Technology Division, led by Caterpillar Vice President Tom Bluth. The underground mining sales and support teams will join the Material Handling and Underground Division, led by Caterpillar Vice President Denise Johnson.

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People - September 2015

Barrick Gold Corp. announced that Kelvin Dushnisky, most recently co-president, has been appointed president. Richard Williams, previously chief of staff, has been appointed chief operating officer. Basie Maree, most recently senior vice president, technical services, has been appointed chief technical officer. Jim Gowans, who has made significant contributions to the company as co-president, will support this transition as a senior advisor to the chairman until his retirement at the end of the year. Also, Ned Goodman has resigned from the board of directors to focus on a new business venture in resources and other hard assets.

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People - August 2015

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. named Harry M. “Red” Conger president and COO-Americas and Africa mining. In this role, he will continue to have operational responsibility for the Americas and will expand his responsibilities to include FCX’s Africa mining operations and the climax molybdenum business. Mark J. Johnson will continue in his present role as FCX’s senior operating officer responsible for Indonesian operations as president and COO–Indonesia and will continue his present responsibilities for global mine planning.

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