Cliffs Natural Resources Board Elects New Director

Timothy W. Sullivan to Join Company's Board 
CLEVELAND, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) 
(Paris: CLF) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Timothy 
W. Sullivan, 59, executive advisor of CCMP Capital Advisors LLC and former 
president and chief executive officer of Bucyrus International Inc. to Cliffs 
Board. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2013.  With the addition of Mr. 
Sullivan, Cliffs' Board will be comprised of a total of 11 directors. 
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Joseph Carrabba, Cliffs' chairman, president and chief executive officer, 
said: "I am pleased with the appointment of Tim to Cliffs' Board. His 
background and in-depth understanding of the global mining industry will be 
extremely beneficial to our board as we continue to execute our strategic 
growth plans in a challenging economic environment. Tim's understanding of the 
importance of capital allocation will only add to his contributions to our 
Mr. Sullivan began his business career in the mining industry when he joined 
Bucyrus, a global designer and manufacturer of mining equipment, in 1976 where 
he spent 19 years in positions of increasing managerial responsibility for the 
company.  He was named vice president of sales and marketing in 1995. Mr. 
Sullivan was later promoted to executive vice president before pursuing an 
opportunity outside of Bucyrus when in 1999 he joined United Container as 
president and chief executive officer.  Within a year he was recruited back to 
Bucyrus as president, a position he held from 2000 to 2004, where he 
successfully transformed the company's financial position. In 2004, Mr. 
Sullivan was named president, chief executive officer and a director of the 
company, a role he held until 2011 when Bucyrus was acquired. Mr. Sullivan 
recently joined CCMP Capital Advisors LLC in 2012, a private equity firm after 
a 34 year career with Bucyrus International Inc. 
Mr. Sullivan received a Master of Business Administration from American 
University and a Bachelor of Science from Carroll University.  Currently, he 
serves as director for Generac Holdings Inc., Aurora Health Care Inc., and The 
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Currently, he is a special 
consultant to the Wisconsin Governor and also the chairman of the Wisconsin 
Governor's Council for Workforce Investment, Council for College and Workforce 
Readiness.  He is a past director for the National Mining Association. 
About Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. 
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is an international mining and natural resources 
company. A member of the S&P 500 Index, the Company is a major global iron ore 
producer and a significant producer of high- and low-volatile metallurgical 
coal. Cliffs' strategy is to continually achieve greater scale and 
diversification in the mining industry through a focus on serving the world's 
largest and fastest growing steel markets. Driven by the core values of 
social, environmental and capital stewardship, Cliffs associates across the 
globe endeavor to provide all stakeholders operating and financial 
The Company is organized through a global commercial group responsible for 
sales and delivery of Cliffs' products and a global operations group 
responsible for the production of the minerals the Company markets. Cliffs 
operates iron ore and coal mines in North America and two iron ore mining 
complexes in Western Australia. In addition, Cliffs has a major chromite 
project, in the feasibility stage of development, located in Ontario, Canada. 
News releases and other information on the Company are available on the 
Internet at: 
Jessica Moran, Director, Investor Relations, +1-216-694-6532 or Patricia 
Persico, Director, Global Communications, +1-216-694-5316 
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