In February 2002, Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) announced "that it has acquired control of Normandy Mining Limited (ASX: NDY)...
"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."