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Miner Notes

Freeport ’ s Safford and Sierrita operations earned the Copper Mark in the spring , bringing the total number of company sites validated to 11 , more than any other producer globally . “ Because of our long-standing commitment to safe and responsible production practices , all of our eligible copper producing sites in the Americas have now been awarded the Copper Mark ,” said Josh Olmsted , President and Chief Operating Officer-Americas . Safford and Sierrita join the other Freeport sites that have achieved the Copper Mark : Atlantic Copper , Bagdad , Cerro Verde , El Abra , El Paso refinery , Miami , Morenci , Chino and Tyrone .

For the 10th consecutive year , Freeport- McMoRan was named to the Points of Light ’ s Civic 50 for 2022 . The Civic 50 honors companies with revenues of at least $ 1 billion annually that set the standard for driving social impact in their communities and create a culture of service .

Climax Molybdenum Company has been honored for safety excellence at two downstream plants . The Climax Stowmarket molybdenum plant in England was recognized for the ninth consecutive year with a Gold Medal from the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents ( RoSPA ) in the industry sector of the society ’ s Health and Safety award , while the Fort Madison molybdenum plant in southeastern Iowa received a 2022 Facility Safety award from the American Chemistry Council for achievements in employee health and safety performance .

For the 10th time , 3BL Media has named Freeport-McMoRan one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens in the U . S ., an annual ranking based on environmental , social and governance practices of the 1,000 largest publicly traded companies . Freeport ranked 61st overall and fifth in the Minerals Industry category .

The Verde River near the town of Clarkdale in central Arizona is flowing freely again for the first time in more than a century after a water diversion dam originally built to support a longclosed local smelter was removed by Freeport . The 320-footlong wall of corrugated steel panels driven about 20 feet into the riverbed was removed to allow the river to return to its natural course . The work is expected to improve the area ’ s ecosystem , support a diverse array of wildlife and improve recreational opportunities for the Verde Valley .

PT Freeport Indonesia celebrated its 55th anniversary in May with a series of celebrations that included employees and the surrounding communities . A live concert featuring Indonesian singer Sandhy Sondoro and Tony Wenas , President Director-PTFI , kicked off the celebration . In April , the SWA Media Group recognized Wenas among the Top 15 Indonesian CEOs in leading their

Tony Wenas , President Director-PTFI

companies through the uncertainty of the Coronavirus .

Safety kudos to Morenci ’ s Reliability Centered Maintenance Department , which recently amassed 24 years and three quarters of a million combined work hours without a recordable incident . The department ’ s most recent safety incident was recorded in 1998 .


Mark Albertsen , previously Manager-Smelter , is now Interim General Manager-Miami .

Jamie Davis Jr ., Hydromet Manager-Morenci , has been named General Manager-Climax .

Aaron Draper , Manager-Crush and Convey at Morenci , has been named General Manager Operations-El Abra .

Fio Giana , formerly Director-Business Transformation , is now General Manager Mining-Morenci .

Boris Medina has been named President- El Abra effective August 1 after serving as Interim President since June 1 .

Irene Morittu , previously General Manager- Rotterdam , is now Controller-Climax Molybdenum Company , replacing Tim Olson who retired in June after 36 years with the company .

Miguel Palacios , previously Vice President- North America Smelting and Refining , is assuming a new role at Atlantic Copper .

Anand Raman , formerly Vice President- Technology overseeing molybdenum downstream operations , has moved to Indonesia to assume the new position of Vice President Site Operations-Smelter and Refining .

Vicki Seppala , previously General Manager- Climax , is now General Manager-Safford .

Jan van der Linden , previously Manager Operational Improvements-Rotterdam , is now General Manager-Rotterdam .