Agnico-Eagle Mines Consolidates Data Centres at Q9

              Agnico-Eagle Mines Consolidates Data Centres at Q9

PR Newswire

TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2013

Reliability key to providing enhanced, cloud-based IT services for employees
across time zones and in remote locations

TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Q9 Networks (Q9) is pleased to  announce 
that it has been selected  by Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM)  (TSX:AEM) 
to provide high availability co-location services that will be at the core  of 
a new hybrid cloud solution  being developed for Agnico-Eagle's most  critical 
IT systems, including its ERP, financial and web-based applications.

Agnico-Eagle is a long established, Canadian headquartered, gold producer with
approximately 5,000  employees.  It  has operations  in  Canada,  Finland  and 
Mexico, and exploration and development activities in Canada, Finland,  Mexico 
and the United States.

Agnico-Eagle is  consolidating its  IT services  and infrastructure  from  two 
internal facilities to  a Q9 data  centre located in  Toronto, Ontario. Q9  is 
providing Agnico-Eagle  with secure  physical  space, highly  reliable  power, 
bandwidth and 7x24 monitoring to ensure the highest levels of performance  and 
reliability for all of its business systems.

By co-locating  at  Q9, Agnico-Eagle  eliminates  the complexity  of  managing 
multiple facilities, reduces costs and  provides secure access to critical  IT 
assets for employees around the globe and in very remote locations.

"We are providing an enhanced level  of cloud-based IT services, both  private 
and public,  to our  users and  require data  centre infrastructure  that  can 
consistently meet our reliability targets," says Lino Cafazzo, Vice President,
Information Technology, Agnico-Eagle Mines  Limited. "After visiting  numerous 
data centre providers,  we chose Q9  because of its  power and network  uptime 
guarantees, its  high level  of security  and its  ability to  meet our  audit 

Q9 designs, builds and operates its data centres to meet the most demanding IT
infrastructure requirements, including the increased power and cooling demands
of today's high density computing  devices. Customers connect to the  Internet 
via Q9's unique  network and  are protected  by Q9's  100 percent,  SLA-backed 
uptime guarantees on both power  and network availability. Customer  equipment 
and data centre environmental  parameters are monitored  7x24 by Q9's  Control 
Centre, staffed  by  experts  versed  in all  aspects  of  IT  and  facilities 

"We are delighted to  be adding Agnico-Eagle to  our growing roster of  mining 
company customers," says  Q9 Chief Executive  Officer, Osama Arafat.  "Leading 
companies like  Agnico-Eagle recognize  the value  in outsourcing  their  data 
centre requirements so they  can focus on  business applications that  improve 
productivity and efficiency. We are  pleased to provide Agnico-Eagle with  the 
robust and  secure  infrastructure  it  needs  to  ensure  a  superior  online 
experience for its employees and customers."

About Agnico-Eagle

Agnico-Eagle is a long established, Canadian headquartered, gold producer with
operations  located  in  Canada,  Finland  and  Mexico,  and  exploration  and 
development activities in Canada, Finland, Mexico and the United States.  The 
Company has full exposure to higher gold prices consistent with its policy  of 
no forward gold sales and maintains  a corporate strategy based on  increasing 
shareholders exposure to gold, on a per  share basis. It has declared a  cash 
dividend for 30 consecutive years.

About Q9 Networks:

Q9 Networks  Inc.  is Canada's  leading  provider of  outsourced  data  centre 
infrastructure for  organizations with  mission-critical IT  operations.  Q9's 
data centres and network are backed by an industry leading SLA that guarantees
100  per  cent  network  and  power  availability.  Q9  services,   including: 
co-location, bandwidth, dedicated servers, firewalls, load balancing,  virtual 
private networking (VPN)  and back-up/restore, enable  the rapid  provisioning 
and scalability of client infrastructure. Q9 Networks is owned by an investor
group comprising Canada's largest communication company, BCE Inc., and some of
the largest and  most experienced  North American pension  and private  equity 
funds, including: Ontario Teachers'  Pension Plan, Providence Equity  Partners 
and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC.

SOURCE Q9 Networks Inc.


Kevin Spikes
Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications
Q9 Networks Inc.
Toronto: 416-848-3311
Toll Free: 1-888-696-2266
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