I'd really appreciate some help with, what will probably prove to be a pretty simple problem.

I have a list of dates in column A, next to a list of statuses in column B, as follows....

01/01/2012 New

01/01/2013 Open

05/05/1978 Closed

22/04/2015 New

The dates are stored as dates, not text.

I would like to write a formula that will return the earliest date that corresponds with a value of "New". Please can someone help?

Thanks