Kinross Announces Filing of Schedule TO With Respect to Put Right of Holders of 1.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2028

Kinross Announces Filing of Schedule TO With Respect to Put Right of Holders of 
1.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2028 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- Kinross Gold
Corporation (TSX:K)(NYSE:KGC) (the "Company") announced today that it
has filed a Schedule TO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission in respect of the option of holders of its 1.75%
Convertible Senior Notes due 2028 (CUSIP Numbers: 496902AB3 and
496902AD9) (the "Notes") to require the Company to repurchase their
Notes (the "Put Right"), as provided for in the Indenture governing
the Notes, dated as of January 29, 2008 (the "Indenture"). The Put
Right, which has been a term of the Indenture since the time the
Notes were originally issued, entitles each holder of the Notes to
require the Company to purchase all or any part of such holder's
Notes on March 15, 2013 (the "Repurchase Date") at a purchase price
(the "Repurchase Price") equal to 100% of the principal amount of the
Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon up to, but excluding,
the Repurchase Date. 
The opportunity to exercise the Put Right expires at 5:00 p.m., New
York City time, on Friday, March 8, 2013, which is the fifth business
day immediately preceding the Repurchase Date. In order to exercise
the Put Right and receive the Repurchase Price, or withdraw an
exercise of the Put Right, a holder must follow the procedures set
forth in the Put Right Notice. 
Neither the Company nor its Board of Directors or employees has made
or is making any representation or recommendation as to whether or
not any holder should exercise the Put Right. 
Additional Information 
Copies of the Put Right Notice and additional information relating to
the procedure for the exercise of the Put Right may be obtained from
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association by calling (800) 344-5128
(Option 0, Attn. Bondholder Communications). 
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). 
Media Contact: Kinross Gold Corporation
Steve Mitchell
Vice-President, Corporate Communications
Investor Relations Contact: Kinross Gold Corporation
Tom Elliott
Vice-President, Investor Relations
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