Orbit Garant Drilling Awarded Major Contract by Newmont Mining

Orbit Garant Drilling Awarded Major Contract by Newmont Mining

Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. announced that it has entered into a major contract with Newmont Mining Corporation to provide diamond core drilling services at their Boston project in Nunavut.

Under terms of the contract, Orbit Garant expects to complete specialized core drilling over a three-year period at the Hope Bay Project. The Company will utilize three heli-portable drill rigs and expects to begin in Orbit Garant’s fiscal third quarter. Following completion of this contract, Orbit Garant and Newmont may extend the contract for a further three to five years.

“We are thrilled to enter into this important contract with Newmont,” said Eric Alexandre, President and Chief Operating Officer of Orbit Garant. “This underlines our commitment to continue to expand our business with one of the world’s leading mining companies.”

About Orbit Garant

Orbit Garant is one of the largest Canadian-based drilling companies, providing both underground and surface drilling services in Canada and internationally through its 134 drills and more than 500 employees. Orbit Garant provides services to major, intermediate and junior mining companies, through each stage of mining exploration, development and production.

About Newmont

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont (www.Newmont.com) is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 34,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont’s core operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia and Ghana. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

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