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IAMGOLD Indirectly Acquires Additional Shares in Eagle Mountain



       IAMGOLD Indirectly Acquires Additional Shares in Eagle Mountain

PR Newswire

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2013

All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars.

TSX: IMG    NYSE: IAG

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD" or the
"Company") today announced that it has indirectly received, through its 95%
owned subsidiary, 3,236,246 common shares of Eagle Mountain Gold Corp.
("EMGC"), formerly Stronghold Metals Inc., (TSX-V: Z). The shares were
received, on a prospectus exempt basis, as consideration under an earn-in
agreement with EMGC for the remaining 50% interest in the Eagle Mountain
exploration concession in Guyana.

IAMGOLD now indirectly owns, through its 95% owned subsidiary, 5,536,246
common shares of EMGC, or approximately 14.93% of the outstanding common
shares.

The common shares of EMGC indirectly acquired today by IAMGOLD were acquired
for investment purposes.  IAMGOLD does not have any present intention to
acquire, indirectly or directly, ownership of, or control or direction over
additional securities of EMGC.  It is the intention of IAMGOLD to evaluate its
investment in EMGC on a continuing basis and such holdings may be, indirectly
or directly, increased or decreased in the future.

Forward Looking Statement
This news release contains  forward-looking statements. All statements,  other 
than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments  that 
the Company believes, expects or anticipates  will or may occur in the  future 
(including, without limitation, statements regarding the estimation of mineral
resources, exploration  results, potential  mineralization, potential  mineral 
resources   and    mineral   reserves)    are   forward-looking    statements. 
Forward-looking statements  are generally  identifiable by  use of  the  words 
"may",  "will",  "should",  "continue",  "expect",  "anticipate",  "estimate", 
"believe", "intend", "plan"  or "project" or  the negative of  these words  or 
other variations  on these  words or  comparable terminology.  Forward-looking 
statements are subject to a number  of risks and uncertainties, many of  which 
are beyond the  Company's ability to  control or predict,  that may cause  the 
actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the
forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause actual results or events
to differ materially  from current expectations  include, among other  things, 
without limitation,  failure to  establish  estimated mineral  resources,  the 
possibility that future exploration  results will not  be consistent with  the 
Company's  expectations,  changes  in  world  gold  markets  and  other  risks 
disclosed in IAMGOLD's most recent  Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on  file 
with the  United  States  Securities  and  Exchange  Commission  and  Canadian 
provincial securities  regulatory authorities.  Any forward-looking  statement 
speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be  required 
by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or  obligation 
to update any forward-looking statement.

About IAMGOLD

IAMGOLD (www.iamgold.com) is a leading mid-tier gold producer with five
operating gold mines (including current joint ventures) on three continents.
In the Canadian province of Québec, the Company also operates Niobec Inc., one
of the world's top three producers of niobium, and owns a rare earth element
resource close to its niobium mine. IAMGOLD is well positioned for growth with
a strong financial position and extensive management and operational
expertise.  To grow from this strong base, IAMGOLD has a pipeline of
development and exploration projects and continues to assess accretive
acquisition opportunities.  IAMGOLD's growth plans are strategically focused
in certain regions in Canada, select countries in South America and Africa.

Please note:

This entire news release may be accessed via fax, e-mail, IAMGOLD's website at
www.iamgold.com and through CNW Group's website at www.newswire.ca. All
material information on IAMGOLD can be found at www.sedar.com or at
www.sec.gov.

Si vous désirez obtenir la version française de ce communiqué, veuillez
consulter le http://www.iamgold.com/French/Home/default.aspx.

SOURCE IAMGOLD Corporation

Contact:

IAMGOLD has filed an early warning report on Eagle Mountain Gold Corp's SEDAR
profile at www.sedar.com. A copy of the report may be obtained by contacting
Laura Young at 416 933 4952.

Bob Tait, VP Investor Relations, IAMGOLD Corporation
Tel: (416) 360-4743  Mobile: (647) 403-5520

Laura Young, Director, Investor Relations, IAMGOLD Corporation
Tel: (416) 933-4952  Mobile: (416) 670-3815

Toll-free: 1-888-464-9999  info@iamgold.com
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