Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Appoints USD Law Alumna Frances Fragos Townsend ‘85 (JD) To Its Board Of Directors

Phoenix (December 20, 2013) – Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. today announced it has named University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna Frances Fragos Townsend ,‘85 (JD), to the company's board of directors.

Townsend has more than 25 years of experience in legal, law enforcement and security. She is currently serving as executive vice president of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. and as a director of Scientific Games Corporation, SIGA Technologies, Inc. and the Western Union Company.

Townsend previously served as assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council. She was the first assistant commandant for intelligence for the U.S. Coast Guard and spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice.

She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law after graduating from American University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Bachelor of Science in psychology.

About Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) is a premier U.S.-based natural resource company with an industry leading global portfolio of mineral assets, significant oil and gas resources and a growing production profile. FCX is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer.

FCX’s portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia, one of the world’s largest
copper and gold deposits; significant mining operations in the Americas, including the large-scale Morenci
minerals district in North America and the Cerro Verde and El Abra operations in South America; the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and significant oil and natural gas assets in North America, including reserves in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, onshore and offshore California, in the Eagle

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law, and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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