Freeport Indonesia's CEO Maroef Sjamsuddin resigns

lunes 18 de enero de 2016 08:52 GYT

JAKARTA Jan 18 (Reuters) - Maroef Sjamsuddin has resigned as chief executive of Freeport Indonesia, the local unit of U.S. mining giant Freeport McMoRan Inc, a spokesman said on Monday.

"He resigned, that's all I can say," spokesman Riza Pratama said, declining to give further details.

Freeport, which operates one of the world's largest copper and gold mines in Indonesia's far-eastern Papua region, is negotiating with the government for an extension of its contract, which is due to expire in 2021. (Reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa; writing by Nicholas Owen; editing by David Clarke)