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Cliffs appoints Kelly Tompkins as EVP and COO

Cliffs Natural ResourcesCliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, announced executive leadership promotions, effective January 1, 2017.

P. Kelly Tompkins is named Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

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Mr. Tompkins, currently Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will oversee the U.S. Iron Ore and Asia Pacific Iron Ore Operations, as well as the Commercial and Business Development functions.

Mr. Tompkins joined Cliffs in May 2010, having previously been executive vice president and chief financial officer for RPM International Inc., a NYSE-listed, global specialty chemical company.

Before joining RPM in 1996, he held various legal and management positions with Cleveland-based Reliance Electric Company and Exxon Corporation in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Tompkins received his B.A. degree from Mercyhurst College and his J.D. degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Before serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cliffs, he served in executive vice president roles in business development, commercial, legal and government affairs.

Timothy K. Flanagan is named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer.

Mr. Flanagan, currently Vice President, Corporate Controller, Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer, will assume executive responsibility for Finance, Accounting, Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations.

Mr. Flanagan has held a variety of financial leadership roles since joining Cliffs in 2008, most recently responsible for the accounting, reporting, treasury and financial planning and analysis functions.

He also previously served as the Assistant Controller and Director of Internal Audit.

Prior to his tenure at Cliffs, Mr. Flanagan spent eight years providing external audit and consulting services to large public multi-national companies across a number of disciplines including accounting, internal audit and risk management while employed at Arthur Andersen and Protiviti, respectively.

He has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Dayton and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Ohio.




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