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Kinross sells Harry Winston shares

July 23, 2010

Toronto, Ontario, July 23, 2010 - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K, NYSE: KGC) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a group of financial institutions to sell its approximate 19.9% equity interest in Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX-HW; NYSE-HWD) ("Harry Winston"), consisting of 15.2 million Harry Winston common shares, on an underwritten block trade basis.

This press release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The Harry Winston common shares to be sold have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration.