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Kinross Announces Appointment of James Toccacelli as Senior Vice President, Communications

June 1, 2006

Toronto - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX-K; NYSE-KGC) ("Kinross" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that James Toccacelli will join Kinross as Senior Vice President, Communications on June 19, 2006.

Mr. Toccacelli joins Kinross from EDS Canada Inc. where he led the Marketing and Communications function in Canada. Prior to EDS, he worked with a Canadian-based public relations firm and for many years with Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO) in their Toronto, Singapore and San Francisco offices. He has a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) and is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and Canadian Public Relations Board.

Mr. Toccacelli has won numerous awards for public relations and has been published in leading academic journals on the issue of Corporate Reputation Management. In 2005, Toccacelli was awarded the prestigious Philip A. Novikoff Award from the Canadian Public Relations Society in recognition of his outstanding service as a PR professional as well as the betterment of the community.

Toccacelli serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Hincks Dellcrest Centre, a facility for children's mental health.

"James has a proven track record and will add a depth of knowledge in public relations at Kinross", said Tye Burt, President and Chief Executive Officer. "His multi-national expertise with globally recognized companies such as LS&CO, coupled with his experience in global business make him an excellent fit for the Kinross team."