Employment Agreement - Newmont Mining Corp. and Lawrence T. Kurlander


                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

                  AGREEMENT by and between Newmont Mining Corporation, a
Delaware corporation (the 'Company'), Newmont Gold Company, a Delaware
corporation ('Newmont Gold'), and Lawrence T. Kurlander (the 'Executive'), dated
as of the 1st day of February, 1999.

                  The Board of Directors of the Company (the 'Board'), has
determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders
to assure that the Company will have the continued dedication of the Executive,
notwithstanding the possibility, threat or occurrence of a Change of Control (as
defined below) of the Company. The Board believes it is imperative to diminish
the inevitable distraction of the Executive by virtue of the personal
uncertainties and risks created by a pending or threatened Change of Control and
to encourage the Executive's full attention and dedication to the Company
currently and in the event of any threatened or pending Change of Control, and
to provide the Executive with compensation and benefits arrangements upon a
Change of Control which ensure that the compensation and benefits expectations
of the Executive will be satisfied and which are competitive with those of other
corporations. Therefore, in order to accomplish these objectives, the Board has
caused the Company to enter into this Agreement.

                  NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

         1. CERTAIN DEFINITIONS. (a) The 'Effective Date' shall mean the first
date during the Change of Control Period (as defined in Section 1(b)) on which a
Change of Control (as defined in Section 2) occurs. Anything in this Agreement
to the contrary notwithstanding, if a Change of Control occurs and if the
Executive's employment with the Company is terminated prior to the date on which
the Change of Control occurs, and if it is reasonably demonstrated by the
Executive that such termination of employment (i) was at the request of a third
party who has taken steps reasonably calculated to effect a Change of Control or
(ii) otherwise arose in connection with or anticipation of a Change of Control,
then for all purposes of this Agreement the 'Effective Date' shall mean the date
immediately prior to the date of such termination of employment.

         The 'Change of Control Period' shall mean the period commencing on the
date hereof and ending on the third anniversary of the date hereof; provided,
however, that commencing on the date one year after the date hereof, and on each
annual anniversary of such date (such date and each annual anniversary thereof
shall be hereinafter referred to as the 'Renewal Date'), unless previously
terminated, the Change of Control Period shall be automatically extended so as
to terminate three years from such Renewal Date, unless at least 60 days prior
to the Renewal Date the Company shall give notice to the Executive that the
Change of Control Period shall not be so extended.

         2. CHANGE OF CONTROL. For the purpose of this Agreement, a 'Change of
Control' shall mean:




         (a) The acquisition by any individual, entity or group (within the
meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
as amended (the 'Exchange Act')) (a 'Person') of beneficial ownership (within
the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of 20% or more of
either (i) the then outstanding shares of common stock of the Company (the
'Outstanding Company Common Stock') or (ii) the combined voting power of the
then outstanding voting securities of the Company entitled to vote generally in
the election of directors (the 'Outstanding Company Voting Securities');
provided, however, that for purposes of this subsection (a), the following
acquisitions shall not constitute a Change of Control: (i) any acquisition
directly from the Company, (ii) any acquisition by the Company, (iii) any
acquisition by any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or
maintained by the Company or any corporation controlled by the Company or (iv)
any acquisition by any corporation pursuant to a transaction which complies with
clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) of subsection (c) of this Section 2; or

         (b) Individuals who, as of the date hereof, constitute the Board (the
'Incumbent Board') cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the
Board; provided, however, that any individual becoming a director subsequent to
the date hereof whose election, or nomination for election by the Company's
shareholders, was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the directors
then comprising the Incumbent Board shall be considered as though such
individual were a member of the Incumbent Board, but excluding, for this
purpose, any such individual whose initial assumption of office occurs as a
result of an actual or threatened election contest with respect to the election
or removal of directors or other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or
consents by or on behalf of a Person other than the Board; or

         (c) Consummation of a reorganization, merger or consolidation or sale
or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company or
the acquisition of assets of another corporation (a 'Business Combination'), in
each case, unless, following such Business Combination, (i) all or substantially
all of the individuals and entities who were the beneficial owners,
respectively, of the Outstanding Company Common Stock and Outstanding Company
Voting Securities immediately prior to such Business Combination beneficially
own, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of, respectively, the then
outstanding shares of common stock and the combined voting power of the then
outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of
directors, as the case may be, of the corporation resulting from such Business
Combination (including, without limitation, a corporation which as a result of
such transaction owns the Company or all or substantially all of the Company's
assets either directly or through one or more subsidiaries) in substantially the
same proportions as their ownership, immediately prior to such Business
Combination of the Outstanding Company Common Stock and Outstanding Company
Voting Securities, as the case may be, (ii) no Person (excluding any corporation
resulting from such Business Combination or any employee benefit plan (or
related trust) of the Company or such corporation resulting from such Business
Combination) beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 20% or more of,
respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock of the corporation
resulting from such Business Combination or the combined voting power of the
then outstanding voting securities of such corporation except to the extent that
such ownership existed prior to the Business Combination and (iii) at least a
majority of the


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members of the board of directors of the corporation resulting from such
Business Combination were members of the Incumbent Board at the time of the
execution of the initial agreement, or of the action of the Board, providing for
such Business Combination; or

         (d) Approval by the shareholders of the Company of a complete
liquidation or dissolution of the Company.

         3. EMPLOYMENT PERIOD. The Company hereby agrees to continue the
Executive in its employ, and the Executive hereby agrees to remain in the employ
of the Company subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, for the
period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on the third anniversary of
such date (the 'Employment Period').

         4. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT. (a) Position and Duties. (i) During the
Employment Period, (A) the Executive's position (including status, offices,
titles and reporting requirements), authority, duties and responsibilities shall
be at least commensurate in all material respects with the most significant of
those held, exercised and assigned at any time during the 120-day period
immediately preceding the Effective Date and (B) the Executive's services shall
be performed at the location where the Executive was employed immediately
preceding the Effective Date or any office or location less than 35 miles from
such location.

         (ii) During the Employment Period, and excluding any periods of
vacation and sick leave to which the Executive is entitled, the Executive agrees
to devote reasonable attention and time during normal business hours to the
business and affairs of the Company and, to the extent necessary to discharge
the responsibilities assigned to the Executive hereunder, to use the Executive's
reasonable best efforts to perform faithfully and efficiently such
responsibilities. During the Employment Period it shall not be a violation of
this Agreement for the Executive to (A) serve on corporate, civic or charitable
boards or committees, (B) deliver lectures, fulfill speaking engagements or
teach at educational institutions and (C) manage personal investments, so long
as such activities do not significantly interfere with the performance of the
Executive's responsibilities as an employee of the Company in accordance with
this Agreement. It is expressly understood and agreed that to the extent that
any such activities have been conducted by the Executive prior to the Effective
Date, the continued conduct of such activities (or the conduct of activities
similar in nature and scope thereto) subsequent to the Effective Date shall not
thereafter be deemed to interfere with the performance of the Executive's
responsibilities to the Company.

         (b) Compensation. (i) Base Salary. During the Employment Period, the
Executive shall receive an annual base salary ('Annual Base Salary'), which
shall be paid at a monthly rate, at least equal to twelve times the highest
monthly base salary paid or payable, including any base salary which has been
earned but deferred, to the Executive by the Company and its affiliated
companies in respect of the twelve-month period immediately preceding the month
in which the Effective Date occurs. During the Employment Period, the Annual
Base Salary shall be reviewed no more than 12 months after the last salary
increase awarded to the Executive prior to the Effective Date and thereafter at
least annually. Any increase in Annual Base Salary shall not serve to limit or
reduce any other obligation to the Executive under this Agreement


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Annual Base Salary shall not be reduced after any such increase and the term
Annual Base Salary as utilized in this Agreement shall refer to Annual Base
Salary as so increased. As used in this Agreement, the term 'affiliated
companies' shall include any company controlled by, controlling or under common
control with the Company.

         (ii) Annual Bonus. In addition to Annual Base Salary, the Executive
shall be awarded, for each fiscal year ending during the Employment Period, an
annual bonus (the 'Annual Bonus') in cash at least equal to the Executive's
aggregate highest bonus under the Company's Annual Incentive Compensation Plan
and Intermediate Term Incentive Compensation Plan, or any successor or
replacement plans, for the last three full fiscal years prior to the Effective
Date (annualized in the event that the Executive was not employed by the Company
for the whole of such fiscal year) (the 'Recent Annual Bonus'). Each such Annual
Bonus shall be paid no later than the end of the third month of the fiscal year
next following the fiscal year for which the Annual Bonus is awarded, unless the
Executive shall elect to defer the receipt of such Annual Bonus.

         (iii) Incentive, Savings and Retirement Plans. During the Employment
Period, the Executive shall be entitled to participate in all incentive, savings
and retirement plans, practices, policies and programs applicable generally to
other peer executives of the Company and its affiliated companies, but in no
event shall such plans, practices, policies and programs provide the Executive
with incentive opportunities (measured with respect to both regular and special
incentive opportunities, to the extent, if any, that such distinction is
applicable), savings opportunities and retirement benefit opportunities, in each
case, less favorable, in the aggregate, than the most favorable of those
provided by the Company and its affiliated companies for the Executive under
such plans, practices, policies and programs as in effect at any time during the
120-day period immediately preceding the Effective Date or if more favorable to
the Executive, those provided generally at any time after the Effective Date to
other peer executives of the Company and its affiliated companies. The Executive
shall be entitled to receive as a supplemental pension a non-qualified
retirement benefit, payable within 30 days of the Date of Termination, equal to
the lump sum actuarial equivalent value (determined in the same manner as
actuarial equivalent lump sum payments are determined under Newmont Gold's
Pension Equalization Plan, but utilizing actuarial assumptions no less favorable
to the Executive than those in effect under such plan as of the Effective Date)
of the Executive's accrued benefit under Newmont Gold's Pension Plan and Pension
Equalization Plan (as in effect immediately prior to the Effective Date, or
under any increased benefit formula established following the Effective Date,
under such plans or any replacement plans) determined as of the Date of
Termination; provided, however, that such accrued benefit shall be determined
under the assumption that the Executive's credited service is equal to 1.5 times
his actual years of credited service under such Pension Plan and, provided,
further, that the amount of such accrued benefit shall be reduced by the
Executive's vested accrued benefit as determined under Newmont Gold's Pension
Plan and Pension Equalization Plan (the 'Pension Supplement')

         (iv) Welfare Benefit Plans. During the Employment Period, the Executive
and/or the Executive's family, as the case may be, shall be eligible for
participation in and shall receive all benefits under welfare benefit plans,
practices, policies and programs provided by the


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Company and its affiliated companies (including, without limitation, medical,
prescription, dental, disability, employee life, group life, accidental death
and travel accident insurance plans and programs) to the extent applicable
generally to other peer executives of the Company and its affiliated companies,
but in no event shall such plans, practices, policies and programs provide the
Executive with benefits which are less favorable, in the aggregate, than the
most favorable of such plans, practices, policies and programs in effect for the
Executive at any time during the 120-day period immediately preceding the
Effective Date or, if more favorable to the Executive, those provided generally
at any time after the Effective Date to other peer executives of the Company and
its affiliated companies.

         (v) Expenses. During the Employment Period, the Executive shall be
entitled to receive prompt reimbursement for all reasonable expenses incurred by
the Executive in accordance with the most favorable policies, practices and
procedures of the Company and its affiliated companies in effect for the
Executive at any time during the 120-day period immediately preceding the
Effective Date or, if more favorable to the Executive, as in effect generally at
any time thereafter with respect to other peer executives of the Company and its
affiliated companies.

         (vi) Fringe Benefits. During the Employment Period, the Executive shall
be entitled to fringe benefits, including, without limitation, tax and financial
planning services, payment of club dues, and, if applicable, use of an
automobile and payment of related expenses, in accordance with the most
favorable plans, practices, programs and policies of the Company and its
affiliated companies in effect for the Executive at any time during the 120-day
period immediately preceding the Effective Date or, if more favorable to the
Executive, as in effect generally at any time thereafter with respect to other
peer executives of the Company and its affiliated companies.

         (vii) Office and Support Staff. During the Employment Period, the
Executive shall be entitled to an office or offices of a size and with
furnishings and other appointments, and to exclusive personal secretarial and
other assistance, at least equal to the most favorable of the foregoing provided
to the Executive by the Company and its affiliated companies at any time during
the 120-day period immediately preceding the Effective Date or, if more
favorable to the Executive, as provided generally at any time thereafter with
respect to other peer executives of the Company and its affiliated companies.

         (viii) Vacation. During the Employment Period, the Executive shall be
entitled to paid vacation in accordance with the most favorable plans, policies,
programs and practices of the Company and its affiliated companies as in effect
for the Executive at any time during the 120-day period immediately preceding
the Effective Date or, if more favorable to the Executive, as in effect
generally at any time thereafter with respect to other peer executives of the
Company and its affiliated companies.

         5. TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT. (a) Death or Disability. The Executive's
employment shall terminate automatically upon the Executive's death during the
Employment Period. If the Company determines in good faith that the Disability
of the Executive has occurred during the Employment Period (pursuant to the
definition of Disability set forth below), it


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may give to the Executive written notice in accordance with Section 12(b) of
this Agreement of its intention to terminate the Executive's employment. In such
event, the Executive's employment with the Company shall terminate effective on
the 30th day after receipt of such notice by the Executive (the 'Disability
Effective Date'), provided that, within the 30 days after such receipt, the
Executive shall not have returned to full-time performance of the Executive's
duties. For purposes of this Agreement, 'Disability' shall mean the absence of
the Executive from the Executive's duties with the Company on a full-time basis
for 180 consecutive business days as a result of incapacity due to mental or
physical illness which is determined to be total and permanent by a physician
selected by the Company or its insurers and acceptable to the Executive or the
Executive's legal representative.

         (b) Cause. The Company may terminate the Executive's employment during
the Employment Period for Cause. For purposes of this Agreement, 'Cause' shall
mean:

         (i) the willful and continued failure of the Executive to perform
substantially the Executive's duties with the Company or one of its affiliates
(other than any such failure resulting from incapacity due to physical or mental
illness), after a written demand for substantial performance is delivered to the
Executive by the Board or the Chief Executive Officer of the Company which
specifically identifies the manner in which the Board or Chief Executive Officer
believes that the Executive has not substantially performed the Executive's
duties, or

         (ii) the willful engaging by the Executive in illegal conduct or gross
misconduct which is materially and demonstrably injurious to the Company.

         For purposes of this provision, no act or failure to act, on the part
of the Executive, shall be considered 'willful' unless it is done, or omitted to
be done, by the Executive in bad faith or without reasonable belief that the
Executive's action or omission was in the best interests of the Company. Any
act, or failure to act, based upon authority given pursuant to a resolution duly
adopted by the Board or upon the instructions of the Chief Executive Officer or
a senior officer of the Company or based upon the advice of counsel for the
Company shall be conclusively presumed to be done, or omitted to be done, by the
Executive in good faith and in the best interests of the Company. The cessation
of employment of the Executive shall not be deemed to be for Cause unless and
until there shall have been delivered to the Executive a copy of a resolution
duly adopted by the affirmative vote of not less than three-quarters of the
entire membership of the Board at a meeting of the Board called and held for
such purpose (after reasonable notice is provided to the Executive and the
Executive is given an opportunity, together with counsel, to be heard before the
Board), finding that, in the good faith opinion of the Board, the Executive is
guilty of the conduct described in subparagraph (i) or (ii) above, and
specifying the particulars thereof in detail.

         (c) Good Reason. The Executive's employment may be terminated by the
Executive for Good Reason. For purposes of this Agreement, 'Good Reason' shall
mean:

         (i) the assignment to the Executive of any duties inconsistent in any
respect with the Executive's position (including status, offices, titles and
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authority, duties or responsibilities as contemplated by Section 4(a) of this
Agreement, or any other action by the Company which results in a diminution in
such position, authority, duties or responsibilities, excluding for this purpose
an isolated, insubstantial and inadvertent action not taken in bad faith and
which is remedied by the Company promptly after receipt of notice thereof given
by the Executive;

         (ii) any failure by the Company to comply with any of the provisions of
Section 4(b) of this Agreement, other than an isolated, insubstantial and
inadvertent failure not occurring in bad faith and which is remedied by the
Company promptly after receipt of notice thereof given by the Executive;

         (iii) the Company's requiring the Executive to be based at any office
or location other than as provided in Section 4(a)(i)(B) hereof or the Company's
requiring the Executive to travel on Company business to a substantially greater
extent than required immediately prior to the Effective Date;

         (iv) any purported termination by the Company of the Executive's
employment otherwise than as expressly permitted by this Agreement; or

         (v) any failure by the Company to comply with and satisfy Section 11(c)
of this Agreement.

         For purposes of this Section 5(c), any good faith determination of
'Good Reason' made by the Executive shall be conclusive. Anything in this
Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, a termination by the Executive for
any reason during the 30-day period immediately following the first anniversary
of the Effective Date shall be deemed to be a termination for Good Reason for
all purposes of this Agreement.

         (d) Notice of Termination. Any termination by the Company for Cause, or
by the Executive for Good Reason, shall be communicated by Notice of Termination
to the other party hereto given in accordance with Section 12(b) of this
Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement, a 'Notice of Termination' means a
written notice which (i) indicates the specific termination provision in this
Agreement relied upon, (ii) to the extent applicable, sets forth in reasonable
detail the facts and circumstances claimed to provide a basis for termination of
the Executive's employment under the provision so indicated and (iii) if the
Date of Termination (as defined below) is other than the date of receipt of such
notice, specifies the termination date (which date shall be not more than 30
days after the giving of such notice). The failure by the Executive or the
Company to set forth in the Notice of Termination any fact or circumstance which
contributes to a showing of Good Reason or Cause shall not waive any right of
the Executive or the Company, respectively, hereunder or preclude the Executive
or the Company, respectively, from asserting such fact or circumstance in
enforcing the Executive's or the Company's rights hereunder.

         (e) Date of Termination. 'Date of Termination' means (i) if the
Executive's employment is terminated by the Company for Cause, or by the
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date of receipt of the Notice of Termination or any later date specified
therein, as the case may be, (ii) if the Executive's employment is terminated by
the Company other than for Cause or Disability, the Date of Termination shall be
the date on which the Company notifies the Executive of such termination and
(iii) if the Executive's employment is terminated by reason of death or
Disability, the Date of Termination shall be the date of death of the Executive
or the Disability Effective Date, as the case may be.

         6. OBLIGATIONS OF THE COMPANY UPON TERMINATION. (a) Good Reason; Other
Than for Cause, Death or Disability. If, during the Employment Period, the
Company shall terminate the Executive's employment other than for Cause or
Disability or the Executive shall terminate employment for Good Reason:

         (i) the Company shall pay to the Executive in a lump sum in cash within
30 days after the Date of Termination the aggregate of the following amounts:

                    A. the sum of (1) the Executive's Annual Base Salary through
             the Date of Termination to the extent not theretofore paid, (2) the
             product of (x) the higher of (I) the Recent Annual Bonus and (II)
             the Annual Bonus paid or payable, including any bonus or portion
             thereof which has been earned but deferred (and annualized for any
             fiscal year consisting of less than twelve full months or during
             which the Executive was employed for less than twelve full months),
             for the most recently completed fiscal year during the Employment
             Period, if any (such higher amount being referred to as the
             'Highest Annual Bonus') and (y) a fraction, the numerator of which
             is the number of days in the current fiscal year through the Date
             of Termination, and the denominator of which is 365 and (3) any
             compensation previously deferred by the Executive (together with
             any accrued interest or earnings thereon) and any accrued vacation
             pay, in each case to the extent not theretofore paid (the sum of
             the amounts described in clauses (1), (2), and (3) shall be
             hereinafter referred to as the 'Accrued Obligations');

                    B. the amount equal to the product of (1) three and (2) the
             sum of (x) the Executive's Annual Base Salary and (y) the Highest
             Annual Bonus; and

                    C. an amount (calculated consistent with the example set
             forth on Exhibit A to this Agreement) equal to the excess (without
             present value discount, as a result of receiving such amount prior
             to the end of the 3-year period following the Date of Termination)
             of (a) the actuarial equivalent of the benefit under the qualified
             defined benefit retirement plan of the Company or any Affiliate in
             which the Executive participates immediately prior to the Effective
             Date, or under any such plan with more favorable benefits in which
             the Executive participates following the Effective Date (the
             'Retirement Plan'), and any excess or supplemental retirement plan,
             program


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             or arrangement of the Company or any Affiliate in which the
             Executive participates immediately prior to the Effective Date
             (including the Pension Supplement) or under any such plans,
             programs or arrangements with more favorable benefits in which the
             Executive participates following the Effective Date (together, the
             'SERP') which the Executive would receive if the Executive's
             employment continued for three years after the Date of Termination,
             assuming for this purpose that (i) the Executive is fully vested in
             all benefits to be calculated under this clause (a), (ii) the
             Executive is treated as having attained three additional years of
             age under the Retirement Plan or the SERP, including for purposes
             of reducing any otherwise applicable actuarial reduction, but not
             for purposes of reducing the number of years of the Executive's
             life expectancy, and (iii) the Executive's compensation in each of
             the three years, for purposes of calculating the benefits under
             this clause (a), pursuant to the benefit formulas for the
             Retirement Plan and SERP is that required by Section 4(b)(i) and
             Section 4(b)(ii), over (b) the actuarial equivalent of the
             Executive's actual benefit (paid or payable), if any, under the
             Retirement Plan and the SERP as of the Date of Termination
             (including the Pension Supplement). The actuarial assumptions used
             for determining actuarial equivalence in this Section 6(a)(i)(C)
             shall be no less favorable to the Executive than the most favorable
             in effect under the Retirement Plan and SERP, as the case may be,
             immediately prior to the Effective Date or on the Date of
             Termination.

         (ii) for three years after the Executive's Date of Termination, or such
longer period as may be provided by the terms of the appropriate plan, program,
practice or policy, the Company shall continue benefits to the Executive and/or
the Executive's family at least equal to those which would have been provided to
them in accordance with the plans, programs, practices and policies described in
Section 4(b)(iv) of this Agreement if the Executive's employment had not been
terminated or, if more favorable to the Executive, as in effect generally at any
time thereafter with respect to other peer executives of the Company and its
affiliated companies and their families, provided, however, that if the
Executive becomes reemployed with another employer and is eligible to receive
medical or other welfare benefits under another employer provided plan, the
medical and other welfare benefits described herein shall be secondary to those
provided under such other plan during such applicable period of eligibility. For
purposes of determining eligibility (but not the time of commencement of
benefits) of the Executive for retiree benefits pursuant to such plans,
practices, programs and policies, the Executive shall be considered to have
remained employed until three years after the Date of Termination and to have
retired on the last day of such period;

         (iii) the Company shall, at its sole expense as incurred, provide the
Executive with outplacement services the scope and provider of which shall be
consistent with the Company's practices during the one-year period immediately
preceding the Effective Date; and

         (iv) to the extent not theretofore paid or provided, the Company shall
timely pay or provide (or cause to be paid or provided) to the Executive any
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required to be paid or provided or which the Executive is eligible to receive
under any plan, program, policy or practice or contract or agreement of the
Company and its affiliated companies (such other amounts and benefits shall be
hereinafter referred to as the 'Other Benefits').

         (b) Death. If the Executive's employment is terminated by reason of the
Executive's death during the Employment Period, this Agreement shall terminate
without further obligations to the Executive's legal representatives under this
Agreement, other than for payment of Accrued Obligations, the Pension Supplement
(payable to the Executive's surviving spouse; provided, however, that such
amount shall be adjusted in the same manner as surviving spouse benefits are
determined under Newmont Gold's Pension Plan and Pension Equalization Plan) and
the timely payment or provision of Other Benefits. Accrued Obligations and the
Pension Supplement shall be paid to the Executive's estate or beneficiary (or
surviving spouse), as applicable, in a lump sum in cash within 30 days of the
Date of Termination. With respect to the provision of Other Benefits, the term
Other Benefits as utilized in this Section 6(b) shall include, without
limitation, and the Executive's estate and/or beneficiaries shall be entitled to
receive, benefits at least equal to the most favorable benefits provided by the
Company and affiliated companies to the estates and beneficiaries of peer
executives of the Company and such affiliated companies under such plans,
programs, practices and policies relating to death benefits, if any, as in
effect with respect to other peer executives and their beneficiaries at any time
during the 120-day period immediately preceding the Effective Date or, if more
favorable to the Executive's estate and/or the Executive's beneficiaries, as in
effect on the date of the Executive's death with respect to other peer
executives of the Company and its affiliated companies and their beneficiaries.

         (c) Disability. If the Executive's employment is terminated by reason
of the Executive's Disability during the Employment Period, this Agreement shall
terminate without further obligations to the Executive, other than for payment
of Accrued Obligations, the Pension Supplement and the timely payment or
provision of Other Benefits. Accrued Obligations and the Pension Supplement
shall be paid to the Executive in a lump sum in cash within 30 days of the Date
of Termination. With respect to the provision of Other Benefits, the term Other
Benefits as utilized in this Section 6(c) shall include, and the Executive shall
be entitled after the Disability Effective Date to receive, disability and other
benefits at least equal to the most favorable of those generally provided by the
Company and its affiliated companies to disabled executives and/or their
families in accordance with such plans, programs, practices and policies
relating to disability, if any, as in effect generally with respect to other
peer executives and their families at any time during the 120-day period
immediately preceding the Effective Date or, if more favorable to the Executive
and/or the Executive's family, as in effect at any time thereafter generally
with respect to other peer executives of the Company and its affiliated
companies and their families.

         (d) Cause; Other than for Good Reason. If the Executive's employment
shall be terminated for Cause during the Employment Period, this Agreement shall
terminate without further obligations to the Executive other than the obligation
to pay to the Executive (x) his Annual Base Salary through the Date of
Termination, (y) the amount of any compensation previously deferred by the
Executive, and (z) Other Benefits, in each case to the extent theretofore
unpaid, and the Executive shall not be entitled to receive the Pension
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voluntarily terminates employment during the Employment Period, excluding a
termination for Good Reason, this Agreement shall terminate without further
obligations to the Executive, other than for Accrued Obligations, the Pension
Supplement and the timely payment or provision of Other Benefits. In such case,
all Accrued Obligations and the Pension Supplement shall be paid to the
Executive in a lump sum in cash within 30 days of the Date of Termination.

         7. NON-EXCLUSIVITY OF RIGHTS. Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent
or limit the Executive's continuing or future participation in any plan,
program, policy or practice provided by the Company or any of its affiliated
companies and for which the Executive may qualify, nor, subject to Section
12(f), shall anything herein limit or otherwise affect such rights as the
Executive may have under any contract or agreement with the Company or any of
its affiliated companies. Amounts which are vested benefits or which the
Executive is otherwise entitled to receive under any plan, policy, practice or
program of or any contract or agreement with the Company or any of its
affiliated companies at or subsequent to the Date of Termination shall be
payable in accordance with such plan, policy, practice or program or contract or
agreement except as explicitly modified by this Agreement.

         8. FULL SETTLEMENT. The Company's obligation to make the payments
provided for in this Agreement and otherwise to perform its obligations
hereunder shall not be affected by any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment,
defense or other claim, right or action which the Company may have against the
Executive or others. In no event shall the Executive be obligated to seek other
employment or take any other action by way of mitigation of the amounts payable
to the Executive under any of the provisions of this Agreement and such amounts
shall not be reduced whether or not the Executive obtains other employment. The
Company agrees to pay as incurred, to the full extent permitted by law, all
legal fees and expenses which the Executive may reasonably incur as a result of
any contest (regardless of the outcome thereof) by the Company, the Executive or
others of the validity or enforceability of, or liability under, any provision
of this Agreement or any guarantee of performance thereof (including as a result
of any contest by the Executive about the amount of any payment pursuant to this
Agreement), plus in each case interest on any delayed payment at the applicable
Federal rate provided for in Section 7872(f)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986, as amended (the 'Code').

         9. CERTAIN ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS BY THE COMPANY.

         (a) Anything in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding and
except as set forth below, in the event it shall be determined that any payment
or distribution by the Company or its affiliates to or for the benefit of the
Executive (whether paid or payable or distributed or distributable pursuant to
the terms of this Agreement or otherwise, but determined without regard to any
additional payments required under this Section 9) (a 'Payment') would be
subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code or any interest or
penalties are incurred by the Executive with respect to such excise tax (such
excise tax, together with any such interest and penalties, are hereinafter
collectively referred to as the 'Excise Tax'), then the Executive shall be
entitled to receive an additional payment (a 'Gross-Up Payment') in an amount
such that after payment by the Executive of all taxes (including any interest or
penalties imposed with respect to such taxes), including, without limitation,
any income taxes (and any interest and penalties 


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imposed with respect thereto) and Excise Tax imposed upon the Gross-Up Payment,
the Executive retains an amount of the Gross-Up Payment equal to the Excise Tax
imposed upon the Payments. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this
Section 9(a), if it shall be determined that the Executive is entitled to a
Gross-Up Payment, but that the Payments do not exceed 110% of the greatest
amount (the 'Safe Harbor Amount') that could be paid to the Executive such that
the receipt of Payments would not give rise to any Excise Tax, then no Gross-Up
Payment shall be made to the Executive and the amounts payable under this
Agreement shall be reduced so that the Payments, in the aggregate, are reduced
to the Safe Harbor Amount. The reduction of the amounts payable hereunder, if
applicable, shall be made by first reducing the payments under Section
6(a)(i)(B), unless an alternative method of reduction is elected by the
Executive. For purposes of reducing the Payments to the Safe Harbor Amount, only
amounts payable under this Agreement (and no other Payments) shall be reduced.
If the reduction of the amount payable under this Agreement would not result in
a reduction of the Payments to the Safe Harbor Amount, no amounts payable under
this Agreement shall be reduced pursuant to this Section 9(a).

         (b) Subject to the provisions of Section 9(c), all determinations
required to be made under this Section 9, including whether and when a Gross-Up
Payment is required and the amount of such Gross-Up Payment and the assumptions
to be utilized in arriving at such determination, shall be made by a nationally
recognized certified public accounting firm designated by the Executive (the
'Accounting Firm') which shall provide detailed supporting calculations both to
the Company and the Executive within 15 business days of the receipt of notice
from the Executive that there has been a Payment, or such earlier time as is
requested by the Company. In the event that the Accounting Firm is serving as
accountant or auditor for the individual, entity or group effecting the Change
of Control, the Executive shall appoint another nationally recognized accounting
firm to make the determinations required hereunder (which accounting firm shall
then be referred to as the Accounting Firm hereunder). All fees and expenses of
the Accounting Firm shall be borne solely by the Company. Any Gross-Up Payment,
as determined pursuant to this Section 9, shall be paid by the Company to the
Executive within five days of the receipt of the Accounting Firm's
determination. Any determination by the Accounting Firm shall be binding upon
the Company and the Executive. As a result of the uncertainty in the application
of Section 4999 of the Code at the time of the initial determination by the
Accounting Firm hereunder, it is possible that Gross-Up Payments which will not
have been made by the Company should have been made ('Underpayment'), consistent
with the calculations required to be made hereunder. In the event that the
Company exhausts its remedies pursuant to Section 9(c) and the Executive
thereafter is required to make a payment of any Excise Tax, the Accounting Firm
shall determine the amount of the Underpayment that has occurred and any such
Underpayment shall be promptly paid by the Company to or for the benefit of the
Executive.

         (c) The Executive shall notify the Company in writing of any claim by
the Internal Revenue Service that, if successful, would require the payment by
the Company of the Gross-Up Payment. Such notification shall be given as soon as
practicable but no later than ten business days after the Executive is informed
in writing of such claim and shall apprise the Company of the nature of such
claim and the date on which such claim is requested to be paid. The Executive
shall not pay such claim prior to the expiration of the 30-day period following
the date


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on which it gives such notice to the Company (or such shorter period ending on
the date that any payment of taxes with respect to such claim is due). If the
Company notifies the Executive in writing prior to the expiration of such period
that it desires to contest such claim, the Executive shall:

         (i) give the Company any information reasonably requested by the
Company relating to such claim,

         (ii) take such action in connection with contesting such claim as the
Company shall reasonably request in writing from time to time, including,
without limitation, accepting legal representation with respect to such claim by
an attorney reasonably selected by the Company,

         (iii) cooperate with the Company in good faith in order effectively to
contest such claim, and

         (iv) permit the Company to participate in any proceedings relating to
such claim;

provided, however, that the Company shall bear and pay directly all costs and
expenses (including additional interest and penalties) incurred in connection
with such contest and shall indemnify and hold the Executive harmless, on an
after-tax basis, for any Excise Tax or income tax (including interest and
penalties with respect thereto) imposed as a result of such representation and
payment of costs and expenses. Without limitation on the foregoing provisions of
this Section 9(c), the Company shall control all proceedings taken in connection
with such contest and, at its sole option, may pursue or forgo any and all
administrative appeals, proceedings, hearings and conferences with the taxing
authority in respect of such claim and may, at its sole option, either direct
the Executive to pay the tax claimed and sue for a refund or contest the claim
in any permissible manner, and the Executive agrees to prosecute such contest to
a determination before any administrative tribunal, in a court of initial
jurisdiction and in one or more appellate courts, as the Company shall
determine; provided, however, that if the Company directs the Executive to pay
such claim and sue for a refund, the Company shall advance the amount of such
payment to the Executive, on an interest-free basis and shall indemnify and hold
the Executive harmless, on an after-tax basis, from any Excise Tax or income tax
(including interest or penalties with respect thereto) imposed with respect to
such advance or with respect to any imputed income with respect to such advance;
and further provided that any extension of the statute of limitations relating
to payment of taxes for the taxable year of the Executive with respect to which
such contested amount is claimed to be due is limited solely to such contested
amount. Furthermore, the Company's control of the contest shall be limited to
issues with respect to which a Gross-Up Payment would be payable hereunder and
the Executive shall be entitled to settle or contest, as the case may be, any
other issue raised by the Internal Revenue Service or any other taxing
authority.

         (d) If, after the receipt by the Executive of an amount advanced by the
Company pursuant to Section 9(c), the Executive becomes entitled to receive any
refund with respect


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to such claim, the Executive shall (subject to the Company's complying with the
requirements of Section 9(c)) promptly pay to the Company the amount of such
refund (together with any interest paid or credited thereon after taxes
applicable thereto). If, after the receipt by the Executive of an amount
advanced by the Company pursuant to Section 9(c), a determination is made that
the Executive shall not be entitled to any refund with respect to such claim and
the Company does not notify the Executive in writing of its intent to contest
such denial of refund prior to the expiration of 30 days after such
determination, then such advance shall be forgiven and shall not be required to
be repaid and the amount of such advance shall offset, to the extent thereof,
the amount of Gross-Up Payment required to be paid.

         10. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. The Executive shall hold in a fiduciary
capacity for the benefit of the Company all secret or confidential information,
knowledge or data relating to the Company or any of its affiliated companies,
and their respective businesses, which shall have been obtained by the Executive
during the Executive's employment by the Company or any of its affiliated
companies and which shall not be or become public knowledge (other than by acts
by the Executive or representatives of the Executive in violation of this
Agreement). After termination of the Executive's employment with the Company,
the Executive shall not, without the prior written consent of the Company or as
may otherwise be required by law or legal process, communicate or divulge any
such information, knowledge or data to anyone other than the Company and those
designated by it. In no event shall an asserted violation of the provisions of
this Section 10 constitute a basis for deferring or withholding any amounts
otherwise payable to the Executive under this Agreement.

         11. SUCCESSORS. (a) This Agreement is personal to the Executive and
without the prior written consent of the Company shall not be assignable by the
Executive otherwise than by will or the laws of descent and distribution. This
Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Executive's
legal representatives.

         (b) This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon
the Company and its successors and assigns.

         (c) The Company will require any successor (whether direct or indirect,
by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) to all or substantially all of
the business and/or assets of the Company to assume expressly and agree to
perform this Agreement in the same manner and to the same extent that the
Company would be required to perform it if no such succession had taken place.
As used in this Agreement, 'Company' shall mean the Company as hereinbefore
defined and any successor to its business and/or assets as aforesaid which
assumes and agrees to perform this Agreement by operation of law, or otherwise.

         12. MISCELLANEOUS. (a) This Agreement shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado, without
reference to principles of conflict of laws. The captions of this Agreement are
not part of the provisions hereof and shall have no force or effect. This
Agreement may not be amended or modified otherwise than by a written agreement
executed by the parties hereto or their respective successors and legal
representatives.


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                  All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in
writing and shall be given by hand delivery to the other party or by registered
or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed as
follows:

                  If to the Executive:

                  At the last address on the Company's records


                  If to the Company:

                  Newmont Mining Corporation
                  1700 Lincoln Street
                  Denver, CO  80203
                  Attention:  Secretary

or to such other address as either party shall have furnished to the other in
writing in accordance herewith. Notice and communications shall be effective
when actually received by the addressee.

         (c) The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this
Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision
of this Agreement.

         (d) The Company may withhold from any amounts payable under this
Agreement such Federal, state, local or foreign taxes as shall be required to be
withheld pursuant to any applicable law or regulation.

         (e) The Executive's or the Company's failure to insist upon strict
compliance with any provision of this Agreement or the failure to assert any
right the Executive or the Company may have hereunder, including, without
limitation, the right of the Executive to terminate employment for Good Reason
pursuant to Section 5(c)(i)-(v) of this Agreement, shall not be deemed to be a
waiver of such provision or right or any other provision or right of this
Agreement.

         (f) The Executive and the Company acknowledge that, except as may
otherwise be provided under any other written agreement between the Executive
and the Company, the employment of the Executive by the Company is 'at will'
and, subject to Section 1(a) hereof, prior to the Effective Date, the
Executive's employment may be terminated by either the Executive or the Company
at any time prior to the Effective Date, in which case the Executive shall have
no further rights under this Agreement. From and after the Effective Date, this
Agreement shall supersede any other agreement between the parties with respect
to the subject matter hereof. The Executive shall have no rights to severance
benefits under any severance plan or policy of the Company in connection with
any termination of employment during the Employment Period.

         (g) For purposes of this Agreement, employment of the Executive with
Newmont Gold shall be treated as employment with the Company.


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         (h) Newmont Gold shall be jointly and severally liable with the Company
for any liabilities to the Executive under this Agreement.

         (i) IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Executive has hereunto set the Executive's
hand and, pursuant to the authorization from its Board of Directors, the Company
and Newmont Gold have caused these presents to be executed in its name on its
behalf, all as of the day and year first above written.


                                   /s/ LAWRENCE T. KURLANDER
                                  ------------------------------------
                                  Lawrence T. Kurlander


                                  NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION


                                  By: /s/ TIMOTHY J. SCHMITT
                                     ---------------------------------
                                     Timothy J. Schmitt
                                     Vice President and Secretary


                                  NEWMONT GOLD COMPANY


                                  By: /s/ TIMOTHY J. SCHMITT
                                     ---------------------------------
                                     Timothy J. Schmitt
                                     Vice President and Secretary



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                                                                       EXHIBIT A

                           NEWMONT MINING CORPORATION
                              LAWRENCE T. KURLANDER
                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT



                                            'Enhanced'              'Actual'
                                              Pension                Pension
                                              Benefit                Benefit        
                                            ----------             ----------
                                                             
1.       Final average earnings
         (pensionable earnings)             $  800,000             $  800,000(1)

2.       Times 1.75%                        x    .0175             x    .0175
                                            ----------             ----------
                                                14,000                 14,000

3.       Social Security offset(2)                 -0-                    -0-
                                            ----------             ----------

4.       Net benefit unit                       14,000                 14,000

5.       Times years of
         credited service                   x     13.5            x      10.5(3)(4)
                                            ----------            -----------       
                                               189,000                147,000

6.       Early commencement
         of pension adjustment(5)
                  Age                               65                     62
                  Factor                    x      100%            x      100%
                                            ----------             ----------


7.       Early commencement
         benefit                               189,000                147,000

8.       Times life expectancy              x   19.784 yrs.        x   19.784 yrs.
                                            ----------             ----------

9.       Lump sum benefit                   $3,739,176             $2,908,248
                                            ==========             ==========

10.      Benefit payable pursuant
         to Section 6(a)(i)(C):             $3,739,176
                                            (2,908,248)
                                            ---------- 
                                            $  830,928
                                            ==========


-------------------------
(1)      Assumes a separation benefit pursuant to Section 6(a)(i)(B) of
         $1,500,000. Such amount is includible pursuant to Section 1.25(b)(i) of
         Newmont Gold Company's Pension Plan. Divide by '5' for impact on final
         average earnings.

(2)      Ignored for purposes of this example.

(3)      Excludes three additional years of deemed service pursuant to Section
         1.26(d) of Newmont Gold Company's Pension Plan.

(4)      Includes 3.5 additional years of deemed service pursuant to Section
         4(b)(iii) and to Paragraph 2 of the Agreement, dated September 8, 1998,
         between Newmont Gold Company and Lawrence T. Kurlander.

(5)      For purposes of this example only, Section 3.7 of Newmont Gold 
         Company's Pension Plan is ignored.