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Press release from Marketwire

Kinross Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kinross Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index16:50 EDT Thursday, September 13, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2012) - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:K)(NYSE:KGC) announced today that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the second consecutive year, and to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the third consecutive year."Our inclusion on this key index for corporate responsibility acknowledges the continued dedication of our employees worldwide to the principles and practice of responsible mining," said James Crossland, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs. The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index is composed of global sustainability leaders through a corporate sustainability assessment. The index represents the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index based on a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance.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 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).FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Steve MitchellMedia Contact: Kinross Gold CorporationVice-President, Corporate Communications416-365-2726steve.mitchell@kinross.comwww.kinross.com