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Kinross Announces Appointment of Geoffrey P. Gold as Chief Legal Officer

April 10, 2006

Toronto - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX-K; NYSE-KGC) ("Kinross" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoffrey P. Gold as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Kinross effective May 24, 2006.

With more than 12 years in the mining industry, Mr. Gold has extensive legal experience, both domestic and international. He joins Kinross from Placer Dome where he was most recently Vice President, Assistant Secretary and Associate General Counsel after a series of promotions.

Mr. Gold completed his bachelor of laws and a bachelor of commerce (with honours) from the University of British Columbia and was called to the bar in 1990. He also served five years in private practice as an Associate with the Vancouver law firm Bull, Housser & Tupper.

"Geoff Gold is an outstanding lawyer and his industry experience will be a great asset to Kinross," said Tye Burt, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinross Gold Corporation. "Our four-point plan includes attracting and retaining the best people in the industry and Geoff is an example of our success in strengthening the Kinross leadership team."

This appointment follows the May 30, 2006 retirement of John Ivany, Executive Vice President for Kinross. Mr. Ivany has been with Kinross since 1995 and has been instrumental in growing Kinross to become the third largest primary gold producer in North America.

"John has played a key role in Kinross' growth through strong leadership and guidance. His wisdom and experience will be missed," added Mr. Burt. "Senior management and the Board of Directors wish to thank John for his valuable contribution to the Company and wish him well in his retirement."