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Form 8-K for FREEPORT MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INC


26-Jun-2013

Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 8.01. Other Events.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Gerald J. Ford to the newly created position of lead independent director effective June 25, 2013. Mr. Ford was elected to FCX's Board of Directors in 2000, and will continue to serve on the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of FCX's Board of Directors.

The primary responsibilities of FCX's lead independent director will include:

            presiding at all meetings of the Board of Directors at which the
             Chairman is not present, including executive sessions of the
             non-management directors;

serving as a liaison between the Chairman and the non-management directors;

            approving information sent to the Board of Directors and agendas for
             meetings of the Board of Directors;


            approving schedules for meetings of the Board of Directors to assure
             there is sufficient time for discussion;

having the authority to call meetings of the non-management directors; and

if requested by significant shareholders, being available for consultation and direct communication.

On June 26, 2013, FCX issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Ford as FCX's lead independent director. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

The Exhibit included as part of this Current Report is listed in the attached Exhibit Index.


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