The Board has nominated Gary B. Halverson
, Barry J. Eldridge, Mark E. Gaumond, Susan M. Green, Janice K. Henry, James F. Kirsch, Stephen M. Johnson, Richard K. Riederer and Timothy W. Sullivan to serve until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their successors shall be elected.
All of the nominees are independent under the NYSE corporate governance rules except for Mr. Halverson
All of the nominees were elected by the shareholders at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on May 7, 2013, except for Messrs.
Gaumond, Johnson and Halverson
, who were nominated by the Governance and Nominating Committee
and were elected as directors by unanimous action of the Cliffs Board effective July 8, 2013, October 1, 2013 and November 18, 2013, respectively.
If you return a WHITE proxy card without giving specific voting instructions, then your shares will be voted "FOR" the election of Gary B. Halverson
, Barry J. Eldridge, Mark E. Gaumond, Susan M. Green, Janice K. Henry, Stephen M. Johnson, James F. Kirsch, Richard K. Riederer and Timothy W. Sullivan (collectively, the "Cliffs Nominees").
Also at this meeting, Cliffs'
Board appointed Gary Halverson
to the role of CEO of Cliffs
, effective immediately.
Gary B. Halverson
First Became Director: 2013; Management
Mr. Halverson was elected as president & chief operating officer of Cliffs effective November 18, 2013 and as chief executive officer of Cliffs effective February 13, 2014.
Prior to joining Cliffs, Mr. Halverson served as interim chief operating officer from September 2013 to November 2013, as president-North America from December 2011 to November 2013 and as president-Australia Pacific from December 2008 to December 2011 for Barrick Gold Corporation Inc., an international gold mining company.
Mr. Halverson was nominated by the Governance and Nominating Committee and was elected as a director by unanimous action of the Cliffs Board effective November 18, 2013.
brings a global mining perspective with experience in a variety of minerals, including gold, copper and nickel, to the Board.
provided leadership for the largest gold region in the world at Barrick Gold Corporation Inc.
Through his experience in various capacities in mining operations internationally, he has managed large annual operating budgets and capital projects.