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Kinross appoints Wilson N. Brumer to Board of Directors

April 23, 2009

Toronto, April 23, 2008 - The Board of Directors of Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K, NYSE: KGC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wilson N. Brumer as a Director, effective immediately. Mr. Brumer will stand for election by shareholders as a Director at the Kinross Annual General Meeting on May 6, 2009.

Mr. Brumer is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Omega Energia Renovável S.A., a Brazilian-based firm specializing in renewable energy. He is also the co-founder and partner of Winbros Participacões, Gestão e Empreendimentos Ltda., a strategic investment firm, and Chairman of Usiminas, a Brazilian steel producer. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Brumer held the position of Secretary of Economic Development of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. From 1998 to 2002, he was Chairman of BHP Billiton Brazil. Mr. Brumer held the positions of CEO of Acesita (ArcelorMittal Inox Brasil) from 1992 to 1998, and CEO and Vice Chairman of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) from 1990 to 1992.