Filed by Newmont Mining Corporation
                           Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
                                        and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12
                                          of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                        Subject Company: Normandy Mining Limited
                                                   Commission File No. 132-00965


Newmont Mining Corporation
1700 Lincoln Street
Denver, Colorado 80203                              NEWS RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:                                      INVESTOR CONTACT:
Doug Hock                                           Wendy Yang
303-837-5812                                        303-837-6141


SYDNEY and DENVER, 20 February 2002 - Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM)
announced today that it has acquired control of Normandy Mining Limited
(ASX:NDY), having paid for all shares in respect of which acceptances were
received before 7 p.m. Sydney time on 15 February. Those shares, together with
the Normandy shares in respect of which acceptances since have been received and
the Normandy shares owned by Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation Limited, represent
more than 79% of all Normandy shares, calculated on a fully-diluted basis.

Wayne W. Murdy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Newmont, commented,
"Acquiring control of Franco-Nevada over the weekend and Normandy today is the
culmination of the first stage of the process we started last November. We are
making good progress toward transforming the three companies into the world's
most valued mineral resource company. The combination of Normandy, Franco-Nevada
and Newmont creates the opportunity to build a mining and portfolio management
company that is quantitatively and qualitatively different from its peers. This
is a case where the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts."

Normandy announced earlier today that Robert J Champion de Crespigny had been
succeeded as Chief Executive Officer of Normandy by David H. Francisco,
Executive Vice President, Operations, of Newmont, who has assumed the role of
acting Chief Executive Officer. Normandy also announced that its board of
directors had been reconstituted with the appointment of Bruce D. Hansen, Senior
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newmont, and Britt D. Banks, Vice
President, General Counsel and Secretary of Newmont, who are joining Pierre
Lassonde, President of Newmont, John Prescott and Bernard Wheelahan on the
Normandy board. The other Normandy directors have resigned.

Mr. Murdy added, "Mr. Champion de Crespigny and his fellow board members have
been very professional in the process of selling Normandy. Over the past years,
they have created significant value for their shareholders and a business that
brings to Newmont several important elements that should help us to realize our
vision for Newmont as the premier global gold company."

Newmont has been advised that today the board members will tender their Normandy
shares to Newmont's bid. The Normandy board has recommended that Normandy
shareholders accept Newmont's bid.

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Newmont's bid for Normandy, which is unconditional, is scheduled to expire on
Tuesday, 26 February 2002 at 7 p.m. Sydney time (3 a.m. New York time).

Based on the level and pace of the acceptances of its bid, Newmont continues to
expect that it will exercise its rights under Australian company legislation to
compulsorily acquire any Normandy shares that are not owned by Newmont or its
affiliates at the expiration of the bid. Holders of shares acquired through this
process would receive the same consideration as is being paid under Newmont's
bid but at a later time.

Newmont also announced that its Canadian Exchangeable Shares will begin trading
on The Toronto Stock Exchange today under the symbol "NMC". Trading in Newmont
CDIs is expected to commence on the Australian Stock Exchange on Monday, 25
February under the symbol "NEM". Newmont common stock trades on the New York
Stock Exchange under the symbol "NEM".

Normandy shareholders with questions as to how to accept Newmont's bid may call
Newmont's stockholder information line at 1 800 507 507 (toll-free within
Australia), 1 888 750 5835 (toll-free within the United States or Canada) or +61
2 9278 9331 (if outside Australia, the United States or Canada).

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Although the Normandy Board, subject to its fiduciary duties, has recommended
Newmont's offer to Normandy shareholders, Normandy has not provided unqualified
assistance to Newmont in making its offer. Among other things, Normandy has
refused to provide Newmont with certain financial information, and it has not
permitted its auditors to issue a consent in respect of financial information
relating to Normandy.

This news release contains forward-looking information and statements about
Newmont Mining Corporation, Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation Limited, Normandy
Mining Limited and the combined company after completion of the transactions.
Newmont has completed its acquisition of Franco-Nevada. Forward-looking
statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements
include financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions;
statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to future
operations, products and services; and statements regarding future performance.
Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words "expects,"
"anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates" and similar expressions. The
forward-looking information and statements in this news release are subject to
various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and
generally beyond the control of Newmont and Normandy Mining, that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or
projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and
uncertainties include those discussed or identified in the public filings with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by Newmont and Normandy, and
Franco-Nevada's filings with the Ontario Securities Commission; risks and
uncertainties with respect to the parties' expectations regarding the timing,
completion and accounting and tax treatment of the transactions, the value of
the transaction consideration, production and development opportunities,
conducting worldwide operations, earnings accretion, cost savings, revenue
enhancements, synergies and other benefits anticipated from the transactions;
and the effect of gold price and foreign exchange rate fluctuations, and general
economic conditions such as changes in interest rates and the performance of the
financial markets, changes in domestic and foreign laws, regulations and taxes,
changes in competition and pricing environments, the occurrence of significant
natural disasters, civil unrest and general market and industry conditions.

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In connection with the proposed transactions, Newmont Mining Corporation has
filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a Registration Statement
on Form S-4 (which includes an Offer Document) and a Proxy Statement/Prospectus
on Schedule 14A. Investors and security holders are advised to read the Offer
Document and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which were mailed beginning on
January 11, 2002, because they contain important information. Investors and
security holders may obtain free copies of the Offer Document and the Proxy
Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed by Newmont with the Commission at
the Commission's web site at Free copies of the Offer
Document and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other filings made by Newmont or
Normandy with the Commission, may also be obtained from Newmont. Free copies of
Newmont's and Normandy's filings may be obtained by directing a request to
Newmont Mining Corporation, Attn: Investor Relations, 1700 Lincoln Street,
Denver, Colorado 80203, Telephone: (303) 863-7414. Copies of Franco-Nevada's
filings may be obtained at

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