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IAMGOLD Reports Record Revenues, Earnings and Cash Flow for 2011

Thursday, February 23, 2012

IAMGOLD Reports Record Revenues, Earnings and Cash Flow for 201117:39 EST Thursday, February 23, 2012All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise indicated Refer to the annual management discussion and analysis (MD&A) andaudited consolidated financial statements for more information.TSX: IMG    NYSE: IAGTORONTO, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD" or the "Company") today reported its consolidated financial results and operating information for the year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. During 2011, the Company generated a record $1.7 billion in revenues from continuing operations supported by an average realized gold price of $1,555 per ounce.  Net earnings attributable to equity shareholders, including the earnings from discontinued operations, were a record $806.7 million ($2.15 per share), an increase of 207% compared to 2010. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders were $391.3 million ($1.04 per share), an increase of 81% over 2010.The Company had cash, cash equivalents and gold bullion at market price of $1.3 billion as of December 31, 2011, with operating cash flow from continuing operations of $589.9 million in 2011, an increase of 70% from $347.8 million in 2010.For the fourth quarter of 2011, net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders were $133.6 million ($0.36 per share), an increase of 22% compared to the fourth quarter of 2010, and operating cash flow from continuing operations of $204.8 an increase of 2% compared to the fourth quarter of 2010."In 2011, realized gold prices reached new highs, which allowed us to post strong revenues, gold margins2 of over $900 per ounce, as well as significantly higher earnings and cash flows," said Steve Letwin, President and CEO of IAMGOLD.  "More importantly, 2011 was a successful year on many strategic fronts as we profitably divested of a number of non-core gold properties, moved forward on several brownfield expansion projects, uncovered the potential value of Niobec, and have identified what we believe to be the largest deposit of rare earth elements outside of China."Mr. Letwin continued, "In 2012, our gold business will be focused on growth through expansion of our existing projects, the most extensive exploration program in the Company's history and potential accretive acquisitions.  Of equal priority will be our initiatives to improve productivity, enabling us to maximize our margins in this high gold price environment. In addition, we will move ahead to expand Niobec and to find alternative ways to maximize the value of our REE resource, both with the ultimate goal of developing these businesses in a way that delivers the best shareholder returns."FOURTH QUARTER 2011 HIGHLIGHTS Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders of $133.6 million ($0.36 per share) increased by 22%, compared to $109.9 million ($0.29 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2010. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders1 of $108.5 million ($0.29 per share1) decreased by 9% from $119.2 million ($0.32 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2010, mainly the result of fewer ounces of gold sold.Operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital1 was $189.4 million ($0.50 per share1) compared to $190.8 million ($0.51 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2010.Gold production from continuing operations of 253,000 attributable ounces in the fourth quarter of 2011 was flat with the same quarter in 2010. Cash costs1 were $643 per ounce in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to cash costs of $536 per ounce during the fourth quarter of 2010.  At IAMGOLD operated sites,  the average cash cost per ounce was $562 in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to $469 per ounce in the fourth quarter of 2010.With increases in dividends announced in June and December 2011, the Company's annual dividend payment is $0.25 per share, representing a 317% increase over the payout rate at the beginning of 2010. Dividends of $47.0 million were paid in January 2012.IAMGOLD continued to deliver on its strategy to divest of non-core assets with the disposal of its investment in two royalties, including the Magistral gold royalty on properties in Mexico, for $15.0 million.FULL YEAR 2011 HIGHLIGHTSFinancial PerformanceNet earnings attributable to equity shareholders were a record $806.7 million ($2.15 per share) during 2011, compared to $262.6 million ($0.71 per share) in 2010.  The sale of the Tarkwa and Damang mines in Ghana and the Mupane mine in Botswana bolstered net earnings by $415.3 million.Record net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders were $391.3 million ($1.04 per share) an increase of 81% over 2010, and record operating cash flow from continuing operations of $589.9 million in 2011, an increase of 70% from  prior year, both fuelled by record revenues of $1.7 billion, up 53% from $1.1 billion in 2010.Record adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders1 of $406.4 million ($1.08 per share1), increased by 82% from $223.2 million ($0.60 per share) in 2010. The increase was mainly the result of a record gold margin per ounce2 which increased from $726 to $919 as metal price increases more than offset the increases in costs. See the Adjusted Net Earnings reconciliation on page 18 for further details.Record operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital1 of $653.8 million ($1.74 per share1), increased by 66% compared to $393.4 million ($1.06 per share) in 2010. See the Operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital reconciliation on page 19 for further details.IAMGOLD delivered on its strategy to divest profitably of the following non-core assets which provided $737.4 million of cash in 2011:In December 2011, the Company disposed of its investment in two royalties, including the Magistral gold royalty on properties in Mexico, for proceeds of $15.0 million and a gain of $12.4 million net of tax.In August 2011, the Company completed the disposition of its Mupane gold mine in Botswana for total proceeds of $34.2 million, resulting in net cash proceeds of $6.6 million and a gain of $5.3 million, net of tax.In June 2011, the Company completed the sale of its 18.9% interests in the Tarkwa and Damang gold mines in Ghana, West Africa to Gold Fields Limited for cash proceeds of $667.0 million, resulting in a gain of $402.8 million, net of tax.In February 2011, the Company disposed of the La Arena project in Peru, for proceeds of $48.8 million resulting in a gain of $10.5 million, net of tax.Financial PositionFinancial position with cash, cash equivalents and gold bullion (at market) was at its highest level during the year at $1.3 billion as of December 31, 2011 compared to $0.4 billion at December 31, 2010. Operating cash flow during 2011 funded investments at operating, exploration and development sites while proceeds from disposals on non-core assets strengthened the Company's position for strategic growth initiatives in the gold space.In 2012, the Company plans to incur approximately $880 million in capital expenditures, which includes $38 million capitalized exploration.  In addition, the Company is projecting $93 million in expensed exploration for 2012.In February 2012, the Company increased its $350.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility to a four-year, $500.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility.  The Company also increased its revolving facility for the issuance of letters of credit to $75.0 million.In February 2012, Niobec Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into a four-year $250.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility to be used for general corporate requirements including working capital requirements and expansion of existing facilities of Niobec.Production, Cash Costs and MarginsGold OperationsAttributable gold production of 896,000 ounces from continuing operations in 2011 increased 23% compared to 728,000 attributable ounces in 2010.  Total attributable gold production including discontinued operations was 972,000 ounces (967,000 ounces in 2010).Weighted average cash costs1 from continuing operations were $636 per ounce in 2011, compared to $534 per ounce in 2010. Cash costs at IAMGOLD-operated sites were $573 per ounce compared to $482 per ounce in 2010.Gold margin2 increased by 27% from $726 per ounce during 2010 to $919 per ounce during 2011 as price increases more than offset the increases in costs.Niobec MineNiobium production of 4.6 million kilograms increased by 0.2 million kilograms in 2011 compared to 2010, at an operating margin3 of $15 per kilogram, compared to $18 per kilogram in 2010. Notwithstanding a higher average price sold, the lower operating margin was due to lower grades and higher costs resulting from mine re-sequencing to align to future plan changes in mining approach, higher prices of consumables and a stronger Canadian dollar.Reserves and ResourcesAt the end of 2011, the Company is reporting a decrease in reserves of 0.7 million ounces, or 5%, to 13.3 million ounces. At the end of 2011, total attributable measured and indicated resources of 18.2 million ounces of gold (inclusive of reserves) were consistent with the prior year. The amounts exclude the discontinued operations of Mupane, Tarkwa and Damang. (The Company issued a separate news release on its Reserves and Resources on February 23, 2012).At the end of 2011, Niobium probable reserves increased by 616% to 1,746 million kilograms of contained niobium pentoxide (Nb2O5) compared to the prior year.IAMGOLD announced on February 2nd, 2012 (see News Release) that an inferred resource of 466.8 million tonnes at an average grade of 1.65% Total Rare Earth Oxides ("TREO") was estimated on the rare earth elements ("REE") zone adjacent to its Niobec niobium mine as a result of its 2011 exploration drilling program.Development and Expansion ProjectsThe Company issued a separate news release entitled IAMGOLD Releases Update on its Capital Development Projects on February 23, 2012 with updates on its development and expansion projects.Outlook for GrowthAs previously disclosed in January 2012, and in the Company's annual MD&A, IAMGOLD expects:Attributable gold production for 2012 to be in the range of 840,000 to 910,000 ounces at a cash cost1 of between $670 and $695 per ounce.Annual attributable gold production for 2013 and 2014 to be in the range of 1.0 million to 1.1 million ounces, the increase coming primarily from the planned start-up of the Westwood mine in Canada in 2013;Annual niobium production of between 4.6 million and 5.1 million kilograms in 2012 at an operating margin3 of between $15 and $17 per kilogram. Production is planned to grow to between 4.8 million and 5.3 million kilograms by 2014;Capital expenditures for the Company's gold assets of $790 million in 2012, $580 million in 2013, and $410 million in 2014, with a primary focus to advance and expand the Company's core long-life assets, including the following projects:the expansion of the Essakane gold mine in Burkina Faso;the continued development of the Westwood gold project in Canada for start-up in early 2013;the expansion of the Rosebel gold mine in Suriname; andthe expansion of the Sadiola joint venture gold project in Mali to mine and process sulphide ore.Capital expenditures for Niobec are $90 million in 2012, $120 million in 2013 and $250 million in 2014.  These amounts include pre-production capital for the Niobec mine expansion of $90 million and $220 million in 2013 and 2014, respectively.For more detailed information on 2012 to 2014 assumptions used and sensitivity analysis, refer to the Company's annual MD&A.REVIEW OF FOURTH QUARTER 2011 RESULTSFinancial PerformanceRevenues from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2011 were $481.6 million, a 9% increase from $440.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, primarily due to higher realized gold prices. Realized prices rose 19% to $1,638 per ounce in the fourth quarter of 2011 versus $1,381 per ounce in the fourth quarter of 2010.Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders were $133.6 million ($0.36 per share) during the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to $109.9 million ($0.29 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2010.Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders1 were $108.5 million ($0.29 per share1), down 9% from $119.2 million ($0.32 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2010, mainly the result of lower ounces of gold sold.Operating cash flow from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $204.8 million compared to $201.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.  Operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital1 in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $189.4 million ($0.50 per share1), in line with the fourth quarter of 2010.Commitment to Zero Harm ContinuesThe importance of continually striving for Zero Harm is a core value for IAMGOLD.  The Company strives to eliminate all injuries through a commitment to safety leadership at all levels, daily engagement of its employees in health and safety, and by fostering a culture of finding and eliminating hazards.SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL RESULTS       (in $millions)   December31, 2011ChangeDecember31, 2010Financial Position   $ $Cash, cash equivalents and gold bullion   at market value   1,262.5207%411.3 at cost   1,148.4269%311.2Total assets   4,349.727%3,431.1Equity   3,528.928%2,758.1(in $millions, except where noted)Fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011ChangeFourthquarterendedDecember31, 2010YearendedDecember 31, 2011ChangeYearendedDecember31, 2010Results of Continuing Operations$ $$ $Revenues481.69%440.91,673.253%1,097.1Mining costs including depreciation, depletion  and amortisation264.63%256.3914.841%649.4Earnings from mining operations217.018%184.6758.469%447.7Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to  equity shareholders133.622%109.9391.381%215.9Basic earnings from continuing operations attributable to  equity shareholders per share ($/share)0.3624%0.291.0479%0.58Net earnings attributable to equity shareholders133.68%124.1806.7207%262.6Basic net earnings attributable to equity shareholders  per share ($/share)0.369%0.332.15203%0.71Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations  attributable to equity shareholders(a)108.5(9%)119.2406.482%223.2Basic adjusted net earnings from continuing operations  attributable to equity shareholders per share ($/share)(a)0.29(9%)0.321.0880%0.60Cash Flows      Operating cash flow from continuing operations204.82%201.1589.970%347.8Operating cash flow from continuing operations  before changes in working capital(a)189.4(1%)190.8653.866%393.4Operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital per share ($/share)(a)0.50(2%)0.511.7464%1.06(a)Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders of the Company, adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders per share, operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital and operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital per share are non-GAAP measures.  Refer to the Supplemental Information attached to the end of this news release for reconciliation to GAAP measures.         Key Operating StatisticsFourth quarter ended December 31, 2011ChangeFourthquarterendedDecember31, 2010Yearended December31, 2011ChangeYearendedDecember31, 2010Gold mines(Continuingoperations)      Gold sales (000oz)(a)263(9%)28995329%738Average realized gold price ($/oz)1,63819%1,3811,55523%1,260Attributable gold production (000 oz)      Continuing operations253(1%)25589623%728Discontinued operations-(100%)6076(68%)239Total253(20%)3159721%967Cash cost from continuing operations ($/oz)(b)64320%53663619%534Gold margin from continuing operations ($/oz)(b)99518%84591927%726Niobec mine - Operating results      Niobium sales (millions of kg Nb)1.330%1.04.67%4.3Niobium production(millions of kg Nb)1.220%1.04.65%4.4Operating margin ($/kg Nb)(b)16(6%)1715(17%)18(a)Gold sales include 100% sales of Rosebel, Essakane and the Doyon division, 41% of sales from Sadiola, and 40% of salesfrom Yatela. Attributable sales for the fourth quarters of 2011 and 2010 were 248,000 ounces and 273,000 ounces, respectively,and for 2011 and 2010, 896,000 ounces and 706,000 ounces, respectively, after taking into account 95% of the Rosebelsales and 90% of the Essakane sales.(b) Cash cost per ounce, gold margin per ounce, and operating margin per kilogram of niobium at the Niobec mine are non-GAAPmeasures.  Refer to the Supplemental Information attached to the end of this news release for reconciliation to GAAP measures.  ATTRIBUTABLE GOLD PRODUCTION, CASH COST AND GOLD MARGIN PER OUNCEThe table below presents the gold production attributable to the Company along with the weighted average cash cost per ounce of production and the gold margin.                GoldProductionTotal Cash Cost(a)GoldProductionTotal Cash Cost(a) Fourth quarter ended December 31Year ended December 31 20112010201120102011201020112010IAMGOLD Operator(000 oz)(000 oz)$/oz$/oz(000 oz)(000 oz)$/oz$/ozRosebel (95%)104119598449385395616484Essakane (90%)9480425414337122488429Doyon division (100%)[3]19181,04484324331,076655 217217562469746550573482Joint Ventures         Sadiola (41%)28291,023785121118816653Yatela (40%)891,6041,37929601,534780 36381,146924150178954696Continuing operations253255643536896728636534Discontinued operations-60-73876239847695Total253315643574972967653574Continuing operations       Cash cost excluding royalties 554475  551475Royalties  8961  8559Cash cost(a)  643536  636534Gold margin from continuing operations       Realized gold prices  1,6381,381  1,5551,260Cash cost  643536  636534Gold margin(a)  995845  919726(a)Cash cost per ounce and gold margin per ounce are a non-GAAP measures.  Refer to the SupplementalInformation attached to the end of this news release for reconciliation to GAAP measures.  OPERATIONSROSEBEL MINE, SURINAMEAttributable gold production during the fourth quarter of 2011 was 104,000 ounces, 13% lower than the same quarter in the prior year, primarily due to lower grades.Cash costs per ounce1 in the fourth quarter of 2011 were 33% higher than the same quarter in 2010. Labour costs were higher due to inflationary factors in the Surinamese economy and higher global oil prices led to increased cost of hauling and thermal power.  In addition, royalties increased with rising gold prices.ESSAKANE MINE, BURKINA FASO Attributable production during the fourth quarter of 2011 was 94,000 ounces, compared to 80,000 ounces during the fourth quarter of 2010.  During the fourth quarter of 2011, the mine achieved record throughput which was above nameplate capacity.Cash costs per ounce1 of $425 in the fourth quarter of 2011 were higher compared to the fourth quarter of 2010 mainly due to higher energy prices, upward pressure on consumable prices and higher royalties due to higher gold prices and an increased royalty rate. During the fourth quarter, the site capitalized 9.2 million tonnes of waste in relation to a capital stripping campaign which began in 2011.DOYON DIVISION, CANADAAs a cost savings initiative, the ore mined from Mouska had been stockpiled and batch processing commenced in the third quarter and was completed in the fourth quarter of 2011.  Ore will be stockpiled throughout 2012 for processing in 2013 as the mill is shut-down and refurbished in preparation for processing ore from the Westwood mine.SADIOLA MINE, MALIAttributable gold production of 28,000 ounces for the fourth quarter of 2011 was slightly lower than the prior year period as a result of lower grades.Cash costs per ounce1 in the fourth quarter of 2011 were 30% higher than the fourth quarter in 2010 primarily as a result of higher energy costs, higher consumables costs, higher labour costs from a revised mining contract finalized in the fourth quarter of 2010, and increased royalties from higher realized gold prices.  During the fourth quarter, the site capitalized 2.7 million attributable tonnes of waste in relation to a capital stripping campaign which began in 2011.Sadiola distributed a dividend of $8.2 million to IAMGOLD during the fourth quarter of 2011.YATELA MINE, MALIAttributable gold production of 8,000 ounces was slightly lower than the same period in the prior year.  After completing the mining of the bottom of the main pit in early 2010, mine production shifted to a longer-haul satellite pit, which resulted in lower grades and higher waste stripping.Cash costs per ounce1 during the fourth quarter of 2011 were significantly higher than the same quarter in the prior year mainly the result of a high strip ratio.GOLD SALES VOLUME AND REALIZED GOLD PRICEThe following table presents the total ounces of gold sold from continuing operations and the realized gold price per ounce.    Fourth Quarter ended December 31Year ended December 31Gold sales(000 oz)Realizedgold price($/oz)Gold sales(000 oz)Realizedgold price($/oz)20112010201120102011201020112010Operator2252501,6311,3838035621,5531,275Joint ventures38391,6771,3671501761,5661,211Total sales from continuing operations(a)(b)2632891,6381,3819537381,5551,260(a)     Gold sales include 100% sales of Rosebel, Essakane and the Doyon division, 41% of sales from Sadiola, and 40%of sales from Yatela. Attributable sales for the fourth quarters of 2011 and 2010 were 248,000 ounces and 273,000ounces, respectively, and for 2011 and 2010, 896,000 ounces and 706,000 ounces, respectively, after taking intoaccount 95% of the Rosebel sales and 90% of the Essakane sales.(b)    Continuing operations exclude Mupane, Tarkwa and Damang which are discontinued operations.  Gold sales fromdiscontinued operations for 2011 and 2010 were 79,000 ounces and 181,000 ounces, respectively.  NIOBEC OPERATING RESULTS    Fourth Quarter ended December 31Year ended December 312011Change20102011Change2010Niobium production (millions of kg Nb)1.220%1.04.65%4.4Niobium sales(millions of kg Nb)1.330%1.04.67%4.3Operating margin ($/kg Nb)(a)16(6%)1715(17%)18a)Operating margin per kilogram of niobium at the Niobec Mine is a non-GAAP measure.  Refer to theSupplemental Information attached to the end of this news release for reconciliation to GAAP measures.  Niobium production and sales during the fourth quarter of 2011 were 20% and 30% higher respectively than the same period last year.  Higher production resulted from increased mill throughput reflecting improved utilization of the mill expansion that was completed in late 2010. The operating margin per kilogram3 of niobium decreased by $1 per kilogram in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. Notwithstanding the higher average price sold, the lower operating margin was due to lower grades and higher costs resulting from higher prices of consumables and a stronger Canadian dollar.Niobium production during 2011 was 5% higher compared to the prior year.  The operating margin per kilogram of niobium decreased by $3 per kilogram in 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.EXPLORATIONBased on positive exploration results, the Company has confirmed its commitment to organic growth by approving an aggressive corporate exploration budget of $130.6 million in 2012, a 20% increase over the $108.6 million expended in 2011. The 2012 corporate exploration program is the most ambitious ever undertaken by IAMGOLD, and the Company plans to carry out approximately 670,000 metres of core and reverse circulation drilling across 20 early to late stage exploration projects and the Company's four mines and development projects (nearly 495,000 metres completed in 2011). The drilling in 2012 includes a minimum of 2,750 metres on the Rare Earth Element ("REE") Project in Quebec, prior to planning and commencement of more detailed resource evaluation work.END NOTES(1)    Adjusted net earnings attributable to equity shareholders of the Company, adjusted net earnings attributable to equity shareholders per share, cash cost per ounce, operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital and operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital per share are non-GAAP measures.  Please refer to the Supplemental information section attached to the end of this news release for reconciliation to GAAP measures.(2) Gold margin per ounce is a non-GAAP measure.  Please refer to the Supplemental Information section attached to the end of this news release for reconciliation to GAAP measures.(3) Operating margin per kilogram of niobium at the Niobec mine is a non-GAAP measure.  Please refer to the Supplemental information section attached to the end of this news release for reconciliation to GAAP measures.CONFERENCE CALLA conference call will be held on February 24, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) for a discussion with management regarding the Company's operating performance and financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2011.  A webcast of the conference call will be available through the Company's website - www.iamgold.com.Conference Call Information: North America Toll-Free: 1-866-551-1530 or 1-212-401-6700, passcode: 34138884#A replay of this conference call will be available from 6:00 p.m. February 24th to March 24th, 2012. Access this replay by dialling: North America toll-free: 1-866-551-4520 or 1-212-401-6750, passcode: 279271#Forward Looking StatementThis 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 expected, estimated or planned gold and niobium production, cash costs, margin expansion, capital expenditures and exploration expenditures and 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 meet expected, estimated or planned gold and niobium production, cash costs, margin expansion, capital expenditures and exploration expenditures and 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.Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors The United States Securities and Exchange Commission limits disclosure for U.S. reporting purposes to mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce.  IAMGOLD uses certain terms in this presentation, such as "measured," "indicated," or "inferred," which may not be consistent with the reserve definitions established by the SEC.  U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in the IAMGOLD Annual Reports on Forms 40-F.  You can review and obtain copies of these filings from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml or by contacting the Investor Relations department.About IAMGOLDIAMGOLD (www.iamgold.com) is a leading mid-tier gold mining company producing approximately one million ounces annually from 5 gold mines (including current joint ventures and investments in associates) on 3 continents. In the Canadian province of Quebec, the Company also operates Niobec Inc., which produces more than 4.5 million kilograms of niobium annually, and owns a rare earth element resource close to its niobium mine.  IAMGOLD is uniquely positioned 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 West Africa, select countries in South America and regions of Canada.Please note:Si vous désirez obtenir la version française de ce communiqué, veuillez consulter le http://www.iamgold.com/French/Home/default.aspx.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION1. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (BALANCE SHEETS, STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS,  STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, AND STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS) - YEAR-ENDED DECEMBER 31 IS AUDITED AND FOURTH QUARTER ENDED DECEMBER 31 IS UNAUDITED2.NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (UNAUDITED)a.     ADJUSTED NET EARNINGSb.     OPERATING CASH FLOWS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE CHANGES IN WORKING CAPITALc.     GOLD MARGINd.     CASH COSTSe.     UNIT OPERATING MARGIN PER KILOGRAM OF NIOBIUM FOR THE NIOBEC MINE1. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (BALANCE SHEETS, STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS, STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, AND STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS)  IAMGOLD CORPORATIONConsolidated Balance Sheets      (Audited; In thousands of U.S. dollars) December31, 2011December31, 2010January1, 2010Assets $ $$ Current assets     Cash and cash equivalents 1,051,613270,779191,374  Gold bullion (market value $210,874;  December 31, 2010 - $140,551;  January 1, 2010 -$108,749) 96,79540,41140,408  Receivables and other current assets 155,91981,84882,912  Inventories 239,127204,716160,897   1,543,454597,754475,591Non-current assets     Investments in associates 16,259246,122232,438 Mining assets 1,881,5811,788,7031,624,511 Exploration and evaluation assets 356,494306,215174,661 Goodwill 256,689267,978267,978 Other non-current assets 295,245224,333174,735  2,806,2682,833,3512,474,323  4,349,7223,431,1052,949,914Liabilities and Equity    Current liabilities     Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 205,951158,410140,462 Income and mining taxes payable 86,74352,41633,485 Dividends payable 46,98831,32424,507 Current portion of asset retirement obligations 6,3664,5117,119 Current portion of other non-current liabilities 6,5776,8255,819  352,625253,486211,392Non-current liabilities     Deferred income and mining tax liabilities 234,814216,784206,944 Asset retirement obligations 215,854182,910112,094 Other non-current liabilities 17,51419,80413,031  468,182419,498332,069  820,807672,984543,461Equity    Equity attributable to equity shareholders of the Company:     Common shares 2,308,6332,255,4982,201,528 Contributed surplus 19,86918,78912,302 Retained earnings 1,104,884383,602151,758 Fair value reserve 41,15143,26717,659  3,474,5372,701,1562,383,247Non-controlling interests 54,37856,96523,206  3,528,9152,758,1212,406,453  4,349,7223,431,1052,949,914          IAMGOLD CORPORATIONConsolidated Statements of Earnings    (In thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share amounts) Fourthquarter endedDecember 31(Unaudited)Year endedDecember 31(Audited)  2011201020112010  $$$$Revenues 481,605440,9131,673,1871,097,072Mining costs 264,579256,291914,818649,355General and administrative expenses 16,50513,60254,24648,718Exploration expenses 21,05013,96473,32645,870Other 1,3945382,637(565)Operating costs 303,528284,3951,045,027743,378Earnings from operations 178,077156,518628,160353,694Share of net loss from investments in associates (net of income tax) (1,635)-(1,635)-Finance costs (1,469)(1,620)(7,131)(5,980)Foreign exchange gains (losses) 4,059(2,772)(8,040)(7,788)Interest income, derivatives and other investment gains 26,64817,96737,63631,499Earnings from continuing operations before income and mining taxes 205,680170,093648,990371,425Income and mining tax expenses (59,915)(49,756)(220,996)(138,291)Net earnings from continuing operations 145,765120,337427,994233,134Net earnings from discontinued operations -14,153415,32046,711Net earnings  145,765134,490843,314279,845Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to:      Equity shareholders of the Company 133,639109,903391,344215,910 Non-controlling interests 12,12610,43436,65017,224Net earnings from continuing operations 145,765120,337427,994233,134Net earnings attributable to:      Equity shareholders of the Company 133,639124,056806,664262,621 Non-controlling interests 12,12610,43436,65017,224Net earnings 145,765134,490843,314279,845Weighted average number of common shares outstanding attributable to equity shareholders of the Company (in thousands)      Basic 375,870372,795374,947371,392 Diluted 377,142374,395376,520373,255Earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders  of the Company per share ($ per share)      Basic 0.360.291.040.58 Diluted 0.350.291.040.58Earnings attributable to equity shareholders of the Company per share ($ per share)      Basic 0.360.332.150.71 Diluted 0.350.332.140.70              IAMGOLD CORPORATIONConsolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income    (In thousands of U.S. dollars) Fourthquarter endedDecember31(Unaudited)Year endedDecember 31(Audited)  2011201020112010  $$$$Net earnings 145,765134,490843,314279,845Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:     Net change in fair value of available-for-sale financial assets, net of tax (244)19,2544,24243,926Net change in fair value of available-for-sale financial assets andimpairment transferred to the statement of earnings, net of tax 525(9,544)(6,358)(18,318)  2819,710(2,116)25,608Other (881)(949)(881)(949)Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax (600)8,761(2,997)24,659Comprehensive income 145,165143,251840,317304,504      Comprehensive income from continuing operations 145,165129,098424,997257,793Comprehensive income from discontinued operations -14,153415,32046,711Comprehensive income 145,165143,251840,317304,504Comprehensive income attributable to:      Equity shareholders of the Company 133,039132,817803,667287,280 Non-controlling interests 12,12610,43436,65017,224   145,165143,251840,317304,504            IAMGOLD CORPORATIONConsolidated Statements of Cash Flows     (In thousands of U.S.dollars) Fourth quarter endedDecember 31(Unaudited)Year endedDecember 31(Audited)  2011201020112010  $$$ $Operating activities:     Net earnings from continuing operations 145,765120,337427,994233,134Adjustments for:      Finance costs  1,4691,6207,1315,980 Depreciation, depletion and amortisation 44,76832,011156,797116,607 Changes in estimates of asset retirement obligations at closed sites  10,76940,97923,04840,979 Income and mining tax expenses  59,91549,756220,996138,291 Unrealized foreign exchange loss (gain) on cash and cash equivalents  (3,744)(1,020)11,438(686) Other non-cash items (17,471)(11,676)(21,940)(15,374)Adjustments for cash items (3,387)(1,555)(8,300)(8,579)Movements in non-cash working capital items and long-term ore stockpiles 15,35610,377(63,907)(45,528)Cash generated from operating activities 253,440240,829753,257464,824Interest paid (663)(670)(2,894)(2,686)Income and mining taxes paid (48,004)(39,000)(160,459)(114,300)Net cash from operating activities  204,773201,159589,904347,838Investing activities:     Acquisition of mining assets  (112,091)(35,397)(264,326)(256,622)Acquisition of exploration and evaluation assets  (35,315)(27,675)(130,818)(112,045)Short-term investments  169,887---Other investing activities  (77,966)8,766(94,954)22,271Net cash proceeds from disposals of non-core assets  15,000-737,406-Net cash from (used in) investing activities  (40,485)(54,306)247,308(346,396)Financing activities:     Proceeds from loan  ---50,000Repayment of debt  ---(50,000)Financing costs  ---(2,365)Issuance of shares, net of issue costs 1,78690154,72454,652Dividends paid  (4,887)(1,670)(80,141)(31,684)Other financing activities  2122106451Net cash from (used in) financing activities (3,080)(747)(25,311)21,054Impact of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents 3,7441,020(11,438)686Net cash from (used in) discontinued operations  -10,998(19,629)56,223Increase in cash and cash equivalents 164,952158,124780,83479,405Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 886,661112,655270,779191,374Cash and cash equivalents, end of the year 1,051,613270,7791,051,613270,7792. a.  NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES ‒ ADJUSTED NET EARNINGS (UNAUDITED)Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders and adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders per share are non-GAAP financial measures.  Management believes that these measures better reflect the Company's performance for the current period and are a better indication of its expected performance in future periods.  Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders and adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders per share are intended to provide additional information, but do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS, are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, and should not be considered in isolation or a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.  Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders represent net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders excluding certain impacts, net of tax, such changes in estimates of asset retirement obligations including unrecognized tax benefits, unrealized derivative gain or loss, gain/loss on sale of marketable securities and assets, foreign exchange gain or loss, executive severance costs, as well as the impact of significant change in tax laws for mining taxes, and unrealized gain on foreign exchange translation of deferred income and mining tax liabilities.  These measures are not necessarily indicative of net earnings or cash flows as determined under IFRS.  The following table provides a reconciliation of net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders as per the unaudited condensed consolidated interim statement of earnings, to adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders.Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders     (in $ millions, except for number of shares and pershare amounts)Fourth quarter endedDecember 31Year endedDecember 31 2011201020112010 $$$$Net earnings from continuing operationsattributable to equity shareholders133.6109.9391.3215.9Executive severance costs---0.8Foreign exchange loss/(gain)(6.0)0.26.15.2Derivative loss/(gain)(15.7)(1.7)3.40.6Gain on sales of marketable securities(1.9)(13.2)(8.9)(22.1)Gain on sales of assets(9.2)(3.7)(25.1)(3.7)Changes in estimates of asset retirement obligationsincluding unrecognized tax benefits16.730.025.730.0Higher/(Lower) taxes from significant change in mining tax laws-(5.1)5.5(5.1)Unrealized loss/(gain) on foreign exchange translation ofdeferred income and mining tax liabilities(9.0)2.88.41.6 (25.1)9.315.17.3Adjusted net earnings from continuing operationsattributable to equity shareholders108.5119.2406.4223.2Basic weighted average number of common sharesoutstanding (in millions)375.9372.8374.9371.4Basic adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to equity shareholders ($/share) 0.290.321.080.60          2. b. NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES ‒ OPERATING CASH FLOWS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE CHANGES IN WORKING CAPITAL (UNAUDITED)   The Company makes reference to a non-GAAP measure for operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital and operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital per share.  This measure is defined as cash generated from continuing operations excluding changes in working capital. Working capital can be volatile due to numerous factors including build-up of inventories.  Management believes that, by excluding these items from continuing operations, this non-GAAP measure provides investors with the ability to better evaluate the cash flow performance of the Company.The following table provides a reconciliation of operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital:     (in $ millions, except where noted)Fourth quarter endedDecember 31Year endedDecember 31 2011201020112010 $$$$Cash generated from operating activities (continuing operations)204.8201.1589.9347.8Adjusting items from non-cash working capital items and long-term ore stockpiles:     Accounts receivable and other assets32.92.947.8(20.3) Inventories and long-term stockpiles(18.4)8.065.773.7 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(29.9)(21.2)(49.6)(7.8)Operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in   working capital189.4190.8653.8393.4Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding  (in millions)375.9372.8374.9371.4Basic operating cash flow from continuing operations before changes in working capital per share ($/share)0.500.511.741.06          2. c. NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - GOLD MARGIN (UNAUDITED)This news release refers to gold margin per ounce of gold, a non-GAAP performance measure, in order to provide investors with information about the measure used by management to monitor the performance of its gold assets.  The information allows management to assess how well the gold mines are performing relative to the plan and to prior periods, as well as assess the overall effectiveness and efficiency of gold operations.In periods of rising gold prices it becomes profitable to process lower-grade ore. Such a decision will typically result in an increase in cash costs per ounce, but it is equally important to recognize that margins also increase at an equal or even faster rate.  While mining lower grade ore results in less gold being processed in any given period, over the long-run it allows us to optimize the production of profitable gold, thereby maximizing our total financial returns over the life of the mine.   IAMGOLD's exploitation strategy, including managing cutoff grades, mine sequencing, and stockpiling practices, is designed to maximize the total value of the asset given conservatively derived assumptions for key economic parameters going forward.  At the same time, the site operating teams seek to achieve the best performance in terms of cost per tonne mined, cost per tonne processed and overheads.The gold margin per ounce of gold does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS, is unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, and should not be considered in isolation or a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.The following table provides a reconciliation of gold margin per ounce of gold for the gold operating mine (continuing operations) to gold realized price less cash costs per ounce.    Fourth quarter endedDecember 31Year endedDecember 31 2011201020112010 $/oz$/oz$/oz$/ozRealized gold price1,6381,3811,5551,260Cash cost for continuing operations643536636534Gold margin995845919726          2. d. NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES - CASH COSTS (UNAUDITED)This news release often refers to cash costs per ounce, a non-GAAP performance measure in order to provide investors with information about the measure used by management to monitor performance.  This information is used to assess how well the producing gold mines are performing compared to plan and prior periods, and also to assess the overall effectiveness and efficiency of gold mining operations.  "Cash cost" figures are calculated in accordance with a standard developed by The Gold Institute, which was a worldwide association of suppliers of gold and gold products and included leading North American gold producers.  The Gold Institute ceased operations in 2002, but the standard is still an accepted standard of reporting cash costs of gold production in North America.  Adoption of the standard is voluntary and the cost measures presented herein may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.  Costs include mine site operating costs such as mining, processing, administration, royalties, production taxes, and attributable realized derivative gain or loss, but are exclusive of amortisation, reclamation, capital, exploration and development costs.  These costs are then divided by the Company's attributable ounces of gold produced to arrive at the total cash costs per ounce.  The measure, along with sales, is considered a key indicator of a company's ability to generate operating earnings and cash flow from its mining operations.These gold cash costs do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by Canadian GAAP and differ from measures determined in accordance with GAAP.  They are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.  These measures are not necessarily indicative of net earnings or cash flow from operations as determined under GAAP.The following tables provide a reconciliation of total cash costs per ounce produced for gold mines to the mining costs, excluding depreciation, depletion and amortisation as per the unaudited interim consolidated statement of earnings.Fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011(in $millions, except where noted) (unaudited)   OPERATING GOLD MINESOTHER RosebelEssakane(a)DoyonDivisionSadiolaYatelaTotalOther(b)Total $$$$$$$$Mining costs, excluding depreciation, depletion and amortisation66.247.811.129.614.7169.428.8198.2Adjust for:         By-product credit(excluded from mining costs)(0.4)(0.5)(0.4)(0.1)0.1(1.3)   Stock movement4.6(0.2)(2.4)(1.1)(0.8)0.1   Other mining costs(4.9)(2.4)11.1(0.2)(1.5)2.1   Cost attributed to non-controlling interests(3.3)(4.5)---(7.8)   (4.0)(7.6)8.3(1.4)(2.2)(6.9)  Cash costs -operating mines62.240.219.428.212.5162.5  Attributable gold production - operating mines (000 oz)1049419288253  Total cash costs ($/oz)5984251,0441,0231,604643                    Year ended December 30, 2011(in $millions, except where noted) (unaudited)     OPERATING GOLD MINESOTHER RosebelEssakane(a)DoyonDivisionSadiolaYatelaTotalOther(b)Total(c) $$$$$$$$Mining costs, excluding depreciation, depletion and amortisation248.7191.937.898.146.5623.0114.9737.9Adjust for:         By-product credit(excluded from mining costs)(1.1)(1.1)(1.2)(0.3)-(3.7)   Stock movement9.1(0.7)(5.6)1.0(0.8)3.0   Other mining costs(7.1)(7.2)(5.6)(0.2)(1.4)(21.5)   Cost attributed to non-controlling interests(12.5)(18.3)---(30.8)   (11.6)(27.3)(12.4)0.5(2.2)(53.0)  Cash costs -operating mines237.1164.625.498.644.3570.0  Attributable gold production - operating mines (000 oz)3853372412129896  Total cash costs ($/oz)6164881,0768161,534636  (a)  Commercial production started July 16, 2010(b) Niobium, Exploration and evaluation and Corporate segments(c) As per note 24 of the Company's consolidated financial statements    Fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010(in $ millions, except where noted) (unaudited) OPERATING GOLD MINESOTHER RosebelEssakane(a)DoyonDivisionSadiolaYatelaTotalOther(b)Total $$$$$$$$Mining costs, excluding depreciation, depletion and amortisation63.242.119.425.711.5161.921.8183.7Adjust for:         By-product credit (excluded from mining costs)(0.2)(0.1)(1.3)(0.1)(0.1)(1.8)   Stock movement(5.3)(5.1)(2.9)(1.0)0.8(13.5)   Other mining costs(1.1)(0.2)0.2(2.0)(0.2)(3.3)   Cost attributed to non-controlling interests(2.8)(3.6)---(6.4)   (9.4)(9.0)(4.0)(3.1)0.5(25.0)  Cash costs - operating mines53.833.115.422.612.0136.9  Attributable gold production - operating mines (000 oz)1198018299255  Total cash cost ($/oz)4494148437851,379536  Year ended December 31, 2010(in $ millions, except where noted) (unaudited) OPERATING GOLD MINESOTHER RosebelEssakane(a)DoyonDivisionSadiolaYatelaTotalOther(b)Total(c) $$$$$$$$Mining costs, excluding depreciation, depletion and amortisation211.248.228.778.446.6413.180.1493.2Adjust for:         By-product credit (excluded from mining costs)(0.4)(0.1)(2.1)(0.2)(0.1)(2.9)   Stock movement(6.0)11.2(2.5)0.60.84.1   Other mining costs(3.7)(0.9)(2.2)(1.9)(0.5)(9.2)   Cost attributed to non-controlling interests(10.0)(5.8)---(15.8)   (20.1)4.4(6.8)(1.5)0.2(23.8)  Cash costs -operating mines191.152.621.976.946.8389.3  Attributable gold production - operating mines (000 oz)3951223311860728  Total cash cost ($/oz)484429655653780534  (a) Commercial production started July 16, 2010.(b)Niobium, Exploration and evaluation and Corporate segments.(c)As per note 24 of the Company's consolidated financial statements.2. e. NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES -UNIT OPERATING MARGIN PER KILOGRAM OF NIOBIUM FOR THE NIOBEC MINE (UNAUDITED)The Company's News Release refers to operating margin per kilogram of niobium at the Niobec mine, a non-GAAP performance measure, in order to provide investors with information about the measure used by management to monitor the performance of its non-gold asset, the Niobec mine.  The information allows management to assess how well the Niobec mine is performing relative to the plan and to prior periods, as well as, assess the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the operations.  The operating margin per kilogram of niobium does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by Canadian GAAP, are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers, and should not be considered in isolation or a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.The following table provides a reconciliation of operating margin per kilogram of niobium at the Niobec mine to revenues, and mining costs as per the unaudited consolidated interim statement of earnings.   (in $ millions, except where noted)Fourth quarter endedDecember 31Year endedDecember 31 2011201020112010 $$$$Revenues from the Niobec mine47.739.2177.8158.7Mining costs per consolidated statement of earnings198.2183.7737.9493.2Mining costs from gold mines as per cash cost reconciliation(169.4)(161.9)(623.0)(413.1)Other mining costs(1.2)0.5(4.6)(0.7)Mining costs from the Niobec mine27.622.3110.379.4Operating margin20.116.967.579.3Sales volume (millions of kg Nb)1.31.04.64.3Operating margin ($/kg Nb)16171518               For further information: 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