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Kinross announces Tasiast work stoppage ends and production resumes

June 11, 2012

Toronto, Ontario - June 11, 2012 - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K, NYSE: KGC) announced today that the unlawful work stoppage at its Tasiast mine that began on June 5 has ended. Employees returned to work on June 9, and production has resumed.

About Kinross Gold Corporation

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Ghana, Mauritania, Russia and the United States, employing approximately 8,000 people worldwide. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).

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