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Kinross Becomes the New Senior North American Gold Producer

January 31, 2003

Toronto, Canada - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX-K; Amex-KGC; NYSE- KGC effective February 3, 2003) ("Kinross") is pleased to announce the approval of the Combination by the shareholders of Echo Bay Mines Ltd. (TSX-ECO; Amex-ECO) ("Echo Bay") and TVX Gold Inc. (TSX-TVX; NYSE-TVX) ("TVX") and the receipt of final approval of the Plan of Arrangement by the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario. As a result of the completion today of the Combination of Kinross, Echo Bay and TVX and the acquisition of the 49.9% interest in the TVX Newmont Americas joint venture from Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE-NEM; TSX-NMC; ASX-NEM) ("Newmont"), Kinross has become the seventh largest primary gold producer in the world. Kinross is the only senior North American based gold producer with both a strict non-hedging policy and less than 5% of reserves hedged. Kinross has the most leverage to changes of gold price of all North American based primary gold producers. Kinross operates and maintains joint venture interests in 12 gold mines located on four continents. Although global in reach, approximately 65% of Kinross gold production is from North America, the highest percentage of any senior North American based gold producer. Kinross' annualized gold production is expected to approach 2 million ounces per year at total cash cost of less than US$200 per ounce.

Shareholders of both Echo Bay and TVX will become common shareholders of Kinross based on the exchange ratios of 0.1733 and 2.1667, respectively. On Monday, February 3, 2003 Kinross will begin trading on both the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") and the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") reflecting the three-for-one common share consolidation approved earlier by Kinross shareholders. To profile its newly acquired senior status, Kinross will begin trading on the NYSE and to mark the occasion, President and CEO, Robert (Bob) Buchan, joined by members of Kinross management, will ring The Opening BellTM on February 3, 2003. Bob Buchan, stated: "Although the primary market for Kinross common shares remains the TSX, the shifting of our U.S. listing to the NYSE is expected to increase the profile of Kinross for American and international investors. The American Stock Exchange has served Kinross and our U.S.-based shareholders very well and will continue to be the marketplace for the Echo Bay warrants that have now become exercisable into Kinross common shares on the terms described in the Kinross' Management Information Circular and Supplement."

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.