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Kinross named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

September 8, 2011

Toronto, Ontario - September 8, 2011 - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K, NYSE:KGC) announced today that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the first time. The Company was also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the second consecutive year.

"We are honoured that DJSI has recognized Kinross among its global leaders in corporate responsibility," said James Crossland, Kinross' Executive Vice-President External Relations and Corporate Responsibility. "This testifies to the dedication of our employees and their commitment to corporate citizenship as a core value and a key strategic driver for our business."

The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index is composed of global sustainability leaders through a corporate sustainability assessment. The index represents the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index based on a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance.