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Kinross Announces Operating Results for 2002 and Increased Ownership of Omolon

February 19, 2003

Toronto, Ontario - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX-K; NYSE-KGC) ("Kinross") is making lunch presentations to the Montreal Society of Financial Analysts today and the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts on February 20, 2003.

Prior to these presentations, Kinross is releasing the preliminary 2002 operating results for the following gold mining operations including those acquired in the recently completed combination with TVX Gold Inc. and Echo Bay Mines Ltd. and the acquisition of the TVX Newmont Americas joint venture.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information
This press release includes certain “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results and future plans and objectives of Kinross, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Kinross’ expectations are disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in Kinross’ documents filed from time to time with the Toronto Stock Exchange, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities.