Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Announces Proxy Voting Results

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) (Paris: CLF) today announced that the following individuals were elected as directors of the Company at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Ten of the Company's 11 directors are considered independent directors.

    --  Ronald C. Cambre, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Newmont
        Mining Corporation
    --  Joseph A. Carrabba, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of
        the Company
    --  Susan M. Cunningham, Senior Vice President of Exploration of Noble
        Energy Inc.
    --  Barry J. Eldridge, Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
        of Portman Limited
    --  Susan M. Green, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Congressional Office of
    --  Janice K. Henry, Former Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
        and Treasurer of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.
    --  James F. Kirsch, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of
        Ferro Corporation
    --  Francis R. McAllister, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
        Stillwater Mining Company
    --  Roger Phillips, Former President and Chief Executive Officer of IPSCO
    --  Richard K. Riederer, Chief Executive Officer of RKR Asset Management
    --  Alan Schwartz, Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Professor at Yale
        School of Management

Shareholders also voted to:

    --  Approve and adopt an amendment to Cliffs' Amended Articles of
        Incorporation to change certain supermajority shareholder voting
        requirements contained in the Ohio Revised Code to majority shareholder
        voting requirements;
    --  Approve the amendment and restatement of the 2007 Incentive Equity Plan
        to (a) increase the authorized number of shares available for issuance
        under the plan by a total of 7,000,000 common shares, and (b) provide an
        annual limitation on the number of shares available to grant to any one
        participant in any fiscal year of 500,000 common shares; and
    --  Ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Cliffs' independent
        registered public accounting firm.

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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. is an international mining and natural resources company. A member of the S&P 500 Index, we are the largest producer of iron ore pellets in North America, a major supplier of direct-shipping lump and fines iron ore out of Australia and a significant producer of metallurgical coal. With core values of environmental and capital stewardship, our colleagues across the globe endeavor to provide all stakeholders operating and financial transparency as embodied in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework. Our Company is organized through three geographic business units:

The North American business unit is comprised of six iron ore mines owned or managed in Michigan, Minnesota and Canada and two coking coal mining complexes located in West Virginia and Alabama. The Asia Pacific business unit is comprised of two iron ore mining complexes in Western Australia and a 45% economic interest in a coking and thermal coal mine in Queensland, Australia. The Latin America business unit includes a 30% interest in the Amapa Project, an iron ore project in the state of Amapa in Brazil.

Other projects under development include a biomass production plant in Michigan and Ring of Fire chromite properties in Ontario, Canada. Over recent years, Cliffs has been executing a strategy designed to achieve scale in the mining industry and focused on serving the world's largest and fastest growing steel markets.

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