Kinross Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

Kinross Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/12 -- Kinross Gold
Corporation (TSX:K)(NYSE:KGC) is pleased to announce the appointment
of Tony S. Giardini as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial
Officer. Mr. Giardini is expected to join Kinross effective December
1, 2012. He will replace Paul H. Barry, whose departure was announced
on October 10, 2012, and who will continue in a transition role for
an appropriate period. 
Mr. Giardini brings to Kinross extensive experience as a senior-level
finance executive in the mining industry. Most recently, he was
Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at Capstone Mining.
Previous to that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Ivanhoe Mines
from 2006 to 2012. From 1996 to 2006, he held a series of positions
of increasing authority at Placer Dome, including the position of
Vice-President and Treasurer. From 1983 to 1995, he served in
management positions at various locations for KPMG. Mr. Giardini
holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British
Columbia. He is registered as a Chartered Accountant in Ontario and
British Columbia, a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) and holds
a Chartered Business Valuator designation from the Canadian Institute
of Chartered Business Valuators. 
"Tony has a proven record of accomplishment as a corporate finance
leader in the mining industry," said Kinross Chief Executive Officer
J. Paul Rollinson. "He will make a strong addition to our leadership
team and we are very pleased to welcome him to Kinross."  
About Kinross Gold Corporation  
Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and
projects in Brazil, Canada, 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). 
Contacts:
Media Contact
Steve Mitchell
Vice-President, Corporate Communications
416-365-2726
steve.mitchell@kinross.com 
Investor Relations Contact
Tom Elliott
Vice-President, Investor Relations
416-365-3390
tom.elliott@kinross.com
 
 
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