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Kinross Reports 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Results

Company Exceeds Full-Year Production Forecast; Meets Full-Year Cost of Sales Forecast

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Kinross Reports 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Results17:00 EST Wednesday, February 13, 2013TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2013) - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:K)(NYSE:KGC) today announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.(This news release contains forward-looking information subject to the risks and assumptions set out in our Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information located on page 12 of this release. All dollar amounts in this release are expressed in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted. The comparative figures have been recast to exclude Crixás due to its disposal.)Financial and operating highlights:Production(1): 724,510 gold equivalent ounces (Au eq. oz.), compared with 622,507 ounces in Q4 2011. Full-year production was 2,617,813 Au eq. oz., exceeding guidance, compared with 2,543,790 Au eq. oz. for full-year 2011. Revenue: $1,186.9 million, compared with $919.8 million in Q4 2011. Full-year revenue was $4,311.4 million, compared with $3,842.5 million for full-year 2011. Production cost of sales(2): $686 per Au eq. oz., compared with $635 in Q4 2011. Full-year production cost of sales was in line with guidance at $706 per Au eq. oz., compared with $592 per Au eq. oz. for full-year 2011. Attributable margin(3): $1,021 per ounce sold, compared with $963 in Q4 2011. Full-year attributable margin was $937 per ounce sold, compared with $908 for full-year 2011. Adjusted operating cash flow(4): $501.4 million, or $0.44 per share, compared with $353.4 million, or $0.31 per share, in Q4 2011. Full-year adjusted operating cash flow was $1,527.0 million, or $1.34 per share, compared with $1,561.8 million, or $1.37 per share, for full-year 2011. Adjusted net earnings(4), (5): $276.5 million, or $0.24 per share, compared with $187.2 million, or $0.16 per share, in Q4 2011. Full-year adjusted net earnings were $879.2 million, or $0.77 per share, compared with $850.8 million, or $0.75 per share, for full-year 2011. Reported net loss(5): A reported net loss of $2,989.1 million, or $2.62 per share, compared with a net loss of $2,791.0 million, or $2.45 per share, for Q4 2011. Full-year reported net loss was $2,548.8 million, or $2.24 per share, compared with a net loss of $2,093.4 million, or $1.84 per share, for full-year 2011. Non-cash impairment charge: The reported net loss for 2012 included an after-tax non-cash impairment charge of $3,206.1 million. The Tasiast project represents $3,094.8 million of this charge. Mineral reserves and resources: Proven and probable mineral reserve estimates at year-end 2012 were 59.6 million ounces of gold, compared with 62.6 million ounces of gold at year-end 2011, both estimated using a $1,200 per ounce gold price. Measured and indicated mineral resource estimates at year-end were 20.3 million ounces of gold, compared with 25.4 million ounces of gold at year-end 2011, both estimated using a $1,400 per ounce gold price. Outlook, growth projects, and exploration:Kinross expects to produce approximately 2.4-2.6 million gold equivalent ounces in 2013 at a production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce of $740-790. Total capital expenditures are forecast to be approximately $1.6 billion, a reduction of approximately $325 million compared with 2012. The Tasiast pre-feasibility study remains on schedule for expected completion in Q1 2013. Dvoinoye remains on schedule for expected delivery of first ore to the Kupol mill in the second half of the year. Recent exploration results from two step-out drilling targets outside the current resource footprint at Tasiast have confirmed the presence of narrow, high-grade veins. At Kupol, Kinross has identified a new structure with strong potential as a result of the discovery of additional mineralization at the Moroshka target. Dividend: The Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.08 per share payable on March 28, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 21, 2013. CEO CommentaryJ. Paul Rollinson, CEO, made the following comments in relation to fourth-quarter and year-end 2012 results:"As promised, we remained strongly focused on operational fundamentals in the second half of 2012, and finished the year by exceeding our full-year production guidance, and meeting our full-year cost of sales guidance. While we recorded a non-cash impairment charge related to our Tasiast project, our pre-feasibility study work and recent exploration results continue to increase our confidence in Tasiast's potential, and confirm its importance as part of our long-term future."Our planning and outlook for 2013 reflects our continued focus on cost control, margin improvement and free cash flow. Although our 2013 operating costs are expected to increase due to higher consumable costs and anticipated lower grades, we are pursuing every opportunity for cost reduction. We are also forecasting a reduction in capital expenditures of approximately $325 million over 2012. Our pursuit of margin and quality ounces is also reflected in our strategic decision to use conservative gold price assumptions in our mineral reserve and resource estimates, which resulted in a lower mineral resource estimate, but which targets higher margin ounces with less capital intensity."At Dvoinoye, we continue to make excellent progress, as we are on schedule and on budget for planned delivery of first ore to Kupol in the second half of the year. At Kupol, our site exploration team has identified a new structure with strong potential as a result of the discovery of additional mineralization at the Moroshka target."Financial resultsSummary of financial and operating resultsThree months endedYears endedDecember 31,December 31,(dollars in millions, except per share and per ounce amounts)2012201120122011Total gold equivalent ounces(a)(e) - Produced (c)733,117650,6432,678,1312,702,573Total gold equivalent ounces(a)(e) - Sold (c)695,934607,9482,654,1072,701,358Gold equivalent ounces from continuing operations (a)(d) - Produced (c)733,117629,8622,647,1372,635,990Gold equivalent ounces from continuing operations (a)(d) - Sold (c)695,934590,5692,621,3432,637,601Total attributable gold equivalent ounces(a)(e) - Produced (c)724,510643,2882,648,8072,610,373Total attributable gold equivalent ounces(a)(e) - Sold (c)687,162601,1592,624,2422,611,287Attributable gold equivalent ounces from continuing operations (a)(d) - Produced (c)724,510622,5072,617,8132,543,790Attributable gold equivalent ounces from continuing operations (a)(d) - Sold (c)687,162583,7802,591,4782,547,530Financial Highlights from Continuing Operations (d)Metal sales$1,186.9$919.8$4,311.4$3,842.5Production cost of sales$477.6$375.4$1,850.8$1,546.1Depreciation, depletion and amortization$199.9$127.4$681.2$564.1Impairment charges$3,527.6$2,937.6$3,527.6$2,937.6Operating loss$(3,151.4)$(2,662.2)$(2,246.6)$(1,575.5)Net loss from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders$(2,989.1)$(2,791.0)$(2,548.8)$(2,093.4)Basic loss per share from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders$(2.62)$(2.45)$(2.24)$(1.84)Diluted loss per share from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders$(2.62)$(2.45)$(2.24)$(1.84)Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders(b)$276.5$187.2$879.2$850.8Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations per share(b)$0.24$0.16$0.77$0.75Net cash flow of continuing operations provided from operating activities$480.2$402.6$1,302.9$1,378.8Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations(b)$501.4$353.4$1,527.0$1,561.8Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations per share(b)$0.44$0.31$1.34$1.37Average realized gold price per ounce from continuing operations$1,707$1,598$1,643$1,500Consolidated production cost of sales from continuing operations per equivalent ounce(c) sold(b)$686$636$706$586Attributable(a) production cost of sales from continuing operations per equivalent ounce(c) sold(b)$686$635$706$592Attributable(a) production cost of sales from continuing operations per ounce sold on a by-product basis(b)$605$591$626$535(a)Total includes 100% of Kupol and Chirano production. "Attributable" includes Kinross' share of Kupol (75% up to April 27, 2011, 100% thereafter) and Chirano (90%) production.(b)"Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders", "Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations per share", "Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations", "Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations per share", "Consolidated production cost of sales from continuing operations per equivalent ounce sold", "Attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations per equivalent ounce sold", and "Attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations per ounce sold on a by-product basis" are non-GAAP measures. The definition and reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures is included on page fourteen of this news release.(c)"Gold equivalent ounces" include silver ounces produced and sold converted to a gold equivalent based on a ratio of the average spot market prices for the commodities for each period. The ratio for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 52.55:1, compared with 52.64:1 for the fourth quarter of 2011; year to date 2012 was 53.56:1, compared with 44.65:1 for 2011.(d)The comparative figures have been recast to exclude Crixás' results due to its disposal.(e)The total gold equivalent ounces and total attributable gold equivalent ounces include Crixás.The following operating and financial results are based on fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 attributable gold equivalent production from continuing operations:Production: Kinross produced 724,510 attributable gold equivalent ounces from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2012, a 16% increase over the fourth quarter of 2011 mainly due to production increases at Fort Knox and La Coipa. Full-year production was 2,617,813 gold equivalent ounces, exceeding the Company's guidance of 2.5-2.6 million gold equivalent ounces, and a 3% increase over full-year 2011. The full-year increase was primarily due to stronger production at Fort Knox. Production cost of sales: Production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce(2) was $686 for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with $635 for the fourth quarter of 2011, mainly due to higher input costs for energy, labour, and consumables. Production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce for full-year 2012 was $706, in line with the Company's guidance of $690-$725, compared with $592 for full-year 2011. The increase was primarily a result of higher input costs for labour, energy, and consumables and the increase in the processing of lower grade ore. Production cost of sales per gold ounce on a by-product basis was $605 in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with $591 in Q4 2011, based on Q4 2012 attributable gold sales of 635,313 ounces and attributable silver sales of 2,724,641 ounces. Production cost of sales per gold ounce on a by-product basis was $626 for the full year, compared with $535 for full-year 2011.As outlined on page five of this news release, the Company has also calculated an all-in sustaining cost(6) of approximately $1,100 per gold ounce sold for full-year 2012. Revenue: Revenue from metal sales was $1,186.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with $919.8 million during the same period in 2011, an increase of 29%, mainly due to increased production and a higher realized gold price. The average realized gold price was $1,707 per ounce in Q4 2012, compared with $1,598 per ounce for Q4 2011. Revenue for full-year 2012 was a record $4,311.4 million, compared with $3,842.5 million for full-year 2011, an increase of 12% mainly due to a higher realized gold price. The average realized gold price per ounce was $1,643 for full-year 2012, versus $1,500 for full-year 2011. Margins: Kinross' margin per gold equivalent ounce sold(3) was $1,021 for the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of 6% compared with Q4 2011 margins of $963 per gold equivalent ounce, due primarily to a higher average realized gold price. Full-year margin per gold equivalent ounce sold was $937 compared with $908 for full-year 2011, a 3% increase. Operating cash flow: Adjusted operating cash flow(4) was $501.4 million for the quarter, or $0.44 per share, compared with $353.4 million, or $0.31 per share, for Q4 2011. Adjusted operating cash flow for full-year 2012 was $1,527.0 million, or $1.34 per share, compared with $1,561.8 million, or $1.37 per share, for full-year 2011. Cash balance: Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments were $1,982.7 million as at December 31, 2012, compared with $1,767.3 million as at December 31, 2011. Up to approximately $460.0 million of these funds may be used to repurchase the Company's senior convertible notes on March 15, 2013 should holders exercise their right to require the Company to do so. Earnings: Adjusted net earnings(4), (5) were $276.5 million, or $0.24 per share, for Q4 2012, compared with $187.2 million, or $0.16 per share, for Q4 2011. Adjusted net earnings were $879.2 million, or $0.77 per share, for full-year 2012, compared with $850.8 million, or $0.75 per share, for full-year 2011.Reported net loss(5) was $2,989.1 million, or $2.62 per share, for Q4 2012, compared with a loss of $2,791.0 million, or $2.45 per share, for Q4 2011. Reported net loss was $2,548.8 million, or $2.24 per share, for full-year 2012, compared with a loss of $2,093.4 million, or $1.84 per share, for full-year 2011. Reported net loss included an after-tax non-cash impairment charge of $3,206.1 million, as outlined on page 11 of this news release. The Tasiast project represents $3,094.8 million of the non-cash impairment charge recorded. The impairment test for Tasiast was based on a 30,000 tonne per day optimized mill model, compared with the 60,000 tonne per day model used for the 2011 annual impairment test. The resulting non-cash charge was due to a number of factors, including a reduction in the valuation multiple for Tasiast, and industry-wide increases in capital and operating costs.Capital expenditures: Capital expenditures were $512.1 million for Q4 2012, compared with $577.9 million for the same period last year, a decrease due mainly to timing of expenditures at Tasiast. Capital expenditures for the full-year 2012 were $1,924.7 million, more than $200 million below the Company's guidance issued in February 2012, compared with $1,629.2 million in 2011. The full-year increase in capital expenditures was mainly due to the Tasiast expansion project. Operating results Mine-by-mine summaries for fourth-quarter and year-end 2012 operating results may be found on pages 17 and 21 of this news release. Highlights include the following:North America: Regional performance remained strong in the fourth quarter, as North America exceeded regional production guidance for full-year 2012, and was in line with full-year production cost of sales guidance. Fort Knox production improved over the previous quarter, as the mine entered into a phase of higher grades, while mill recoveries continued to be strong for both the quarter and the full year. Kettle River-Buckhorn and Round Mountain's production were lower than the previous quarter as a result of lower grades.Russia: Full-year production for 2012 exceeded regional guidance, while production cost of sales was at the low end of regional guidance, as Kupol performed strongly for the year. Despite strong mill throughput during the quarter, production from Kupol was slightly lower in Q4 2012 compared with the previous quarter as a result of lower gold and silver grades. Mill recoveries for both gold and silver remained strong. West Africa: Full-year production and production cost of sales for the region were within guidance, as Chirano achieved record quarterly production as a result of mining higher grade areas in the Akwaaba underground. Tasiast's Q4 2012 production declined compared with the previous quarter and on a year-over-year basis as a result of continued variability in the gold grades encountered in the banded iron formation-type ore currently being mined in the Piment pits. South America: Full-year regional production was slightly below 2012 guidance, while production cost of sales remained within the guidance range. Regional production was stronger compared with the previous quarter, as Paracatu production increased due to the fourth ball mill being in operation for the full quarter, higher grades processed at Plant 2 and improved mill performance. Maricunga's production increased compared with the previous quarter, as the heap leach returned to more normal operations after encountering suspended solids in Q3 2012. La Coipa's production increased in the quarter as a result of better grades. As previously disclosed (in the Company's 2012 Annual Information Form), the Company expects to suspend mining of the existing orebody at La Coipa in the second half of the year. The Company is continuing to assess the remaining mineral reserves and resources and exploration potential at La Coipa, including the future potential of La Coipa Phase 7 (Pompeya). Project update and new developmentsThe forward-looking information contained in this section of the release is subject to the risks and assumptions contained in the Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information on page 12 of this news release. Tasiast expansion project As previously disclosed, Kinross expects to complete a pre-feasibility study (PFS) for construction of a mid-sized CIL mill in the 30,000 tonne per day (tpd) range in the first quarter of 2013. The Company has made the decision not to proceed with further study or implementation of a 60,000 tpd mill option. Work to date on the PFS suggests that while a smaller mill would result in lower annual production than the 60,000 tpd option, it would reduce capital requirements and execution risk, provide improved per ounce margins and cash flow, and preserve future optionality and expandability. The Company expects to release the results of the PFS in April.Work continues on building basic infrastructure improvements at Tasiast, as the new tailings pumping system, West Branch dump leach pads, interim water supply and other non-process buildings were brought into operation during the quarter. Work is nearing completion on the permanent camp and work is progressing well on the power station, truck shop and other facilities. Permitting, engineering and bidding for a permanent seawater supply system is progressing as expected. DvoinoyeConstruction at Dvoinoye made good progress through the fourth quarter of 2012. The project remains on schedule and on budget and is expected to commence full production in 2013. As scheduled, the first shipment of ore to Kupol is expected in the second half of the year. Underground development for the quarter is progressing ahead of plan, with 5,524 metres of development completed at year-end and the installation of the permanent main ventilation fans. Construction of the surface infrastructure and facilities is approximately 60% complete. All necessary permits for the current scope of underground development and construction activities are in place, including approval for the mine design. Procurement and engineering activities for all remaining work are proceeding as expected.Fruta del NorteThe Company and the Government of Ecuador continue to make progress on negotiating the terms and conditions of the exploitation and investment protection agreements and have reached conceptual understanding in a number of key areas. Under current arrangements with the government, the parties remain in the economic evaluation phase until August 1, 2013, during which time the objective is to reach agreement on the terms and conditions of both the exploitation and investment protection agreements. The Government of Ecuador has the discretion to provide an extension of the economic evaluation phase up to 1.5 years beyond August 1, 2013 if the parties have not signed the agreements by that date. Alternatively, the parties may jointly declare a phase change from economic evaluation to exploitation, which requires completing and signing the exploitation agreement within the first six months of the commencement of this phase. It remains Kinross' position that an investment protection agreement be signed at the same time as the exploitation agreement. While the parties are working collaboratively to meet this deadline, there is no guarantee that further extensions will be granted by the government, or that mutually acceptable exploitation and investment protection agreements will be reached prior to August 1, 2013, or within the first six months of the above noted phase change. The Company understands that various legislative proposals to enhance the fiscal and legal mining regime in Ecuador (including the windfall profits tax) remain under consideration by the government.OutlookThe forward-looking information contained in this section is subject to the risk factors and assumptions contained in the Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information located on page 12 of this news release.In 2013, Kinross expects to produce approximately 2.4-2.6 million gold equivalent ounces from its current operations. Production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce is expected to be in the range of $740-790 for 2013. The Company is part of a World Gold Council (WGC) process that is seeking industry consensus on adopting formal guidelines for reporting all-in costs associated with producing gold. To provide more information on its costs as the WGC process continues, Kinross is independently reporting an all-in sustaining cost that is defined as the sum of: production cost of sales; silver by-product credits; general and administrative expenses; sustaining business development, and on-site exploration costs; sustaining capital (including related capitalized interest); and a portion of other operating costs. Based on this definition, the Company has forecast an all-in sustaining cost of $1,100-$1,200 per gold ounce sold on a by-product basis for full-year 2013, compared with approximately $1,100 per gold ounce sold for full-year 2012.The table below summarizes the 2013 forecasts for production and average production cost of sales on a gold equivalent and a by-product accounting basis: Accounting basis2013 (forecast)Gold equivalent basisProduction (gold equivalent ounces)2.4-2.6 millionAverage production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce$740-790By-product basisGold ounces2.3-2.4 millionSilver ounces6.5-7.5 millionAverage production cost of sales per gold ounce$690-740All-in sustaining cost per gold ounce$1,100-1,200Production is forecast to be lower in 2013 due to expected declines in grade, particularly at Kupol, Kettle River-Buckhorn and Round Mountain, and by the planned suspension of production at La Coipa in the second half of the year based on the current mine plan. These impacts are expected to be partially offset by the planned increase of Fort Knox heap leach throughput. Production in the first half of 2013 is expected to be lower than production in the second half of 2012. Production is expected to increase slightly in the second half of 2013 with the expansion of throughput capacity at the Kupol mill to 4,500 tonnes per day and the anticipated commencement of Dvoinoye ore processing, improving grades at Chirano and Kettle River, improving mill grades and throughput at Paracatu's Plant 1, and improved heap performance and increased CIC plant capacity at Fort Knox. The 2013 production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce is forecast to increase due to the expected decline in grades at certain existing mines, along with higher expected consumable and labour costs. The following table provides a summary of the 2013 production and production cost of sales forecast by region:RegionForecast 2013 production (gold equivalent oz, thousands)Percentage of total production(7)Cost of sales ($ per gold equivalent oz)South America800-87033%870-940North America680-72028%635-675West Africa (attributable)415-48018%890-950Russia505-53521%550-580Total2.4-2.6 million100%740-790Material assumptions used to forecast 2013 production cost of sales are as follows: a gold price of $1,600 per ounce, a silver price of $30 per ounce, an oil price of $90 per barrel, foreign exchange rates of: 2.05 Brazilian reais to the U.S. dollar, 1.00 Canadian dollar to the U.S. dollar, 32 Russian roubles to the U.S. dollar, 475 Chilean pesos to the U.S. dollar, 2.00 Ghanaian cedi to the U.S. dollar, 290 Mauritanian ouguiya to the U.S. dollar, and 1.25 U.S. dollars to the Euro. Taking into account existing currency and oil hedges, a 10% change in foreign currency exchange rates would be expected to result in an approximate $9 impact on production cost of sales per ounce(8), a $10 per barrel change in the price of oil would be expected to result in an approximate $2 impact on production cost of sales per ounce, and a $100 change in the price of gold would be expected to result in an approximate $3 impact on production cost of sales per ounce as a result of a change in royalties.Total capital expenditures for 2013 are forecast to be approximately $1.6 billion. Of this amount, capital expenditures at existing operations are expected to be approximately $760 million, as summarized in the table below (all figures approximate estimates in millions of dollars):Existing Mines ($ millions) RegionSustaining(1)Opportunity(2)TotalSouth America$255$10$265North America$170$50$220West Africa$105$75$180Russia$60$25$85Corporate$0$10$10Total$590$170$760(1)"Sustaining" capital includes projects required to maintain continued operations or mitigate risks to safety, environment or reputation. Within this classification are forecast spending estimates for mine development of $90 million in North America, $30 million in West Africa, $25 million in Russia and $15 million in South America; spending for tailings facilities of $115 million in South America and $15 million in West Africa; spending for mill/leach facilities of $55 million in South America, $30 million in North America and $15 million in West Africa; and spending for mobile equipment of $25 million in South America and $15 million in North America, among other items.(2)"Opportunity" capital includes projects aimed at improving existing operations and that are discretionary in nature. Within this classification are forecast spending estimates of $40 million for Fort Knox heap leach acceleration, $30 million for expanding underground development at Chirano, and $20 million for the planned transition to self-perform open-pit mining operations at Chirano, among other items.The Company anticipates approximately $750 million in capital expenditures related to growth projects, as described below (all figures approximate):$625 million expected at Tasiast for ongoing infrastructure, construction of a permanent water pipeline, purchase of mining equipment, and pre-stripping. This forecast represents the Company's best current estimate for growth-related expenditures at Tasiast in 2013 and is subject to revision pending completion of the project pre-feasibility study in the first quarter of 2013. $65 million expected to complete the Dvoinoye project (net of $20 million in forecast credits from ore mined during the period prior to January 1, 2013). $60 million in aggregate expected expenditures at Fruta del Norte, Lobo-Marte and La Coipa Phase 7 (Pompeya). The Company expects approximately $90 million in additional capital expenditures, including approximately $80 million for capitalized interest, and approximately $10 million for capitalized exploration.The 2013 forecast for exploration and business development expenses is approximately $210 million, of which $160 million is expected for exploration. Including capitalized exploration, total exploration expenditures are forecast to be $170 million. General and administrative expenses are forecast to be $180 million, and other operating costs are forecast to be approximately $90 million, of which $45 million are expected costs related to the Tasiast expansion that cannot be capitalized, and $30 million are expected costs related to the suspension of mining at La Coipa. The above expenses include approximately $45 million related to forecast equity-based compensation. The Company's tax rate in 2013 is forecast to be in the range of 33-39% and depreciation, depletion and amortization is forecast to be approximately $300 per gold equivalent ounce.2012 Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources UpdatePlease refer to the Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource tables and corresponding notes located at the end of this news release. In preparing its 2012 year-end mineral reserves and mineral resource estimate, Kinross has maintained its gold price assumptions at the same levels as those used at year-end 2011 ($1,200 per ounce for mineral reserves and $1,400 per ounce for mineral resources), consistent with its previously-stated strategy to optimize its mine plans to provide for development of higher margin ounces. As costs continued to escalate across the industry in 2012, and without an offsetting increase in the gold price assumption, certain lower-margin mineralized material no longer qualifies as a mineral resource in the 2012 estimates, resulting in lower mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates compared with 2011. In a higher gold price, and/or a reduced cost environment, such mineralized material has the potential to be reclassified for inclusion in the Company's mineral resource estimates. Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves Kinross' total estimated proven and probable gold reserves at year-end 2012 were approximately 59.6 million ounces, a net decrease of approximately 3.0 million ounces compared with year-end 2011. The net year-over-year decrease in gold reserve estimates was primarily due to production depletion, and the impact of higher cost assumptions and maintaining 2011 gold price assumptions. Notable changes by site included approximate reductions of 1.6 million gold ounces at Maricunga, 0.7 million ounces at Fort Knox, and 0.6 million ounces at Kupol, offset by approximate additions of 0.6 million ounces at Paracatu and 0.5 million gold ounces at Tasiast.Proven and probable silver reserves at year-end 2012 were estimated at 68.2 million ounces, a net decrease of 16.6 million ounces compared with year-end 2011, primarily the result of depletion of 8.9 million ounces at La Coipa and 7.3 million ounces at Kupol. Proven and probable copper reserves at year-end 2012 were estimated at 1.4 billion pounds, unchanged from year-end 2011. Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources Kinross' total estimated measured and indicated gold resources at year-end 2012 were approximately 20.3 million ounces, a decrease of approximately 5.0 million ounces compared with year-end 2011. The decrease in estimated measured and indicated gold resources was primarily at Tasiast (approximately 4.3 million ounces) and Maricunga (approximately 0.9 million ounces). The reduction at Tasiast was due primarily to the impact of revised cost assumptions and maintaining conservative gold price assumptions, the removal of ounces previously designated for heap leach production of low grade sulphide ore, and the impact of reconciliation-related adjustments for lower actual tonnage versus modeled tonnage in the banded iron formation-type ore in the Piment pits. The reduction at Maricunga was due primarily to the impact of higher cost assumptions, maintaining 2011 gold price assumptions, and an updated mine plan. These reductions were somewhat offset by an increase of approximately 0.7 million ounces at Paracatu.Estimated measured and indicated silver resources decreased by 5.6 million ounces, to 18.0 million ounces, versus 23.6 million ounces at year-end 2011. Inferred Mineral Resources Kinross' total estimated inferred gold resources at year-end 2012 were approximately 14.4 million ounces, a reduction of 5.7 million ounces compared with year-end 2011. The net decrease in estimated inferred mineral resources is due primarily to a decrease of 4.8 million ounces at Maricunga, resulting primarily from the impact of revised cost assumptions and maintaining conservative gold price assumptions. Assumptions for Mineral Reserves and Resources2012 year-end mineral reserves were estimated using a $1,200 per ounce gold price, a $22.00 per ounce silver price, and a $3.00 per pound copper price. 2011 year-end mineral reserves were estimated using a $1,200 per ounce gold price, a $30.00 per ounce silver price, and a $3.00 per pound copper price. 2012 year-end mineral resources were estimated using a $1,400 per ounce gold price, a $26.00 per ounce silver price, and a $3.25 per pound copper price. 2011 year-end mineral resources were estimated using a $1,400 per ounce gold price, a $33.00 per ounce silver price, and a $3.75 per pound copper price.Exploration updateTotal exploration expenditures for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $39.3 million, including $36.5 million for expensed exploration and $2.8 million for capitalized exploration. Exploration expenses for full-year 2012 totaled $204.8 million, including $173.9 million in expensed costs and $30.9 million in capitalized costs. Kinross was active on 19 mine site, near-mine and greenfield initiatives in the fourth quarter of 2012, with drilling across all projects totalling approximately 100,000 metres. For full-year 2012, Kinross was active on 39 mine-site, near-mine and greenfield initiatives with total drilling of approximately 614,000 metres. Highlights of the fourth-quarter exploration program include:Tasiast Drilling activities continued on the El Gaicha mine licence and on following up surface geochemical and previous drill hole results at district targets north and south of the mine. Approximately 330,000 metres were drilled for the year at Tasiast. Drilling at West Branch South, Piment and Prolongation tested potential extensions of mineralization below the pits. Results from deep drilling have returned encouraging intercepts at Prolongation and West Branch South where new mineralization has been identified at depth. Most of the drilling in 2012 (approximately 275,000 metres) focused on targets outside the eight kilometre footprint of the Tasiast deposit. Drilling at C67 and C68 continued to confirm the presence of narrow, high-grade veins at both targets (see Figure 1: www.kinross.com/media/243590/figure%201_tasiast_q42012.pdf). Highlights of the 2012 drill program are presented below:C67 & Fennec: In Q4 2012, exploration work transitioned to the Fennec target 300 metres northwest of C67, where recent work identified strong surface evidence of shear zone-hosted mineralization in meta-sedimentary rocks along a structure parallel to C67. Significant assay results from Fennec are reported below. Further drilling at Fennec is underway in Q1 2013 to assess size potential and continuity of mineralization.18 metres grading 21.8 grams per tonne gold from 60 metres including 9 metres grading 43.2 grams per tonne gold (hole TA14485RC) 40 metres grading 3.6 grams per tonne gold from 26 metres including 4 metres grading 16.2 grams per tonne gold (hole TA12378RC) 19 metres grading 4.0 grams per tonne gold from 99 metres including 4 metres grading 14.8 grams per tonne gold (hole TA12374RC) C67 represents a small mineralized system hosting a narrow, high-grade vein with a low grade envelope. Assay results from the 50 x 50 metre and locally 50 x 25 metre spaced drill program continued to be received in Q4 and are highlighted below. 7 metres grading 34.7 grams per tonne gold from 106 metres including 2 metres grading 116.2 grams per tonne (hole TA10257RC) 16 metres grading 5.1 grams per tonne gold from 12 metres including 4 metres grading 18.9 grams per tonne gold (hole TA10643RC) 11 metres grading 7.4 grams per tonne gold from 92 metres including 2 metres grading 36.8 grams per tonne gold (hole TA08414RC) 14 metres grading 5.1 grams per tonne gold from 10 metres including 1 metre grading 26.9 grams per tonne gold and 1 metre grading 27.4 grams per tonne gold (hole TA10936RC)C68: The target has been split into two prospects known as C68 West and C68 East. The most encouraging results to date have been encountered at C68 West which is characterized by a number of mineralized vein segments developed between the contact of sedimentary and ultramafic rocks. Drilling has been completed along 600 strike metres, testing the structure to an average depth of 100 metres below surface. A handful of holes have traced vein shoots to 150 metres deep where mineralization remains open down dip. Further step-out and infill drilling is underway to examine vein continuity and assess resource potential. Highlights include:9 metres grading 19.1 grams per tonne gold from surface including 5 metres grading 32.6 grams per tonne gold (hole TA16377RC) 11 metres grading 10.5 grams per tonne gold from 35 metres including 3 metres grading 35.7 grams per tonne gold (hole TA14383RC) 19 metres grading 5.9 grams per tonne gold from 21 metres including 3 metres grading 35.4 grams per tonne gold (hole TA10451RC)6 metres grading 18.1 grams per tonne gold from 16 metres including 3 metres grading 35.0 grams per tonne gold (hole TA16377RC)17 metres grading 5.1 grams per tonne gold from 1 metre including 2 metres grading 27.4 grams per tonne gold (hole TA16317RC) An appendix of complete drill results from Fennec, C67 and C68 is available at: www.kinross.com/media/243584/q42012_appendix_tasiast_kupol_drill.pdf.KupolMost of the work in 2012 concentrated on delineating mineralization along strike of the Kupol vein at the North Extension Zone. Exploration was also active at Kupol West, where follow-up drilling in the second half of 2012 identified additional high grade mineralization at the Moroshka target (see Figure 2: http://www.kinross.com/media/243587/figure%202_moroshka_q42012.pdf). Drilling highlights include: 1.7 metres grading 95.3 grams per tonne gold and 1,363 grams per tonne silver from 208.6 metres (hole KW12-085) 0.8 metres grading 202.7 grams per tonne gold and 773 grams per tonne silver from 234.8 metres (hole KW12-089) 6.0 metres grading 78.4 grams per tonne gold and 899 grams per tonne silver from 199.0 metres (hole KW12-090) 0.7 metres grading 183 grams per tonne gold and 1,754 grams per tonne from 175.1 metres (hole KW12-087) Moroshka is a narrow vein located five kilometres southeast of the Kupol mill. The vein does not outcrop. Initial drill testing in 2009 was based on anomalous soil geochemistry and magnetics. Follow up drilling by Kinross in 2011 and 2012 confirmed the presence of high-grade mineralization over a strike length of at least 300 metres and a vertical range of 150 metres. The geology of Moroshka is very similar to that of Kupol. The vein trends north, dips sub-vertically and is hosted by andesite volcanic rocks. Moroshka is narrower than Kupol, with vein widths varying between 0.5 and 3.0 metres.There is good exploration potential to establish a resource at Moroshka as the vein is not yet fully delineated. In addition, the potential for new veins in the surrounding district is excellent. Moroshka is located in the centre of a five-kilometer-long north-south trend of anomalous soil geochemistry which had never been previously drill tested.An appendix of complete drill results from Moroshka is available at: www.kinross.com/media/243584/q42012_appendix_tasiast_kupol_drill.pdf.Non-cash impairment The Company completed its annual assessment of the carrying value of its cash generating units (CGU) for the year-ended December 31, 2012, and as a result, recorded an after-tax non-cash impairment charge of $3,206.1 million, comprised of $3,094.8 million for Tasiast and $111.3 million for Chirano. The impairment charge at Tasiast included a charge of $2,130.3 million related to goodwill and an after-tax charge of $964.5 million related to property, plant and equipment. The impairment test for Tasiast was based on a 30,000 tonne per day optimized mill model, compared with the 60,000 tonne per day model used for the 2011 annual impairment test. The resulting non-cash charge was due to a number of factors, including a reduction in the valuation multiple for Tasiast, and industry-wide increases in capital and operating costs. The impairment charge at Chirano was related entirely to goodwill.Conference call details In connection with this news release, Kinross will hold a conference call and audio webcast on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 8 a.m. ET to discuss the results, followed by a question-and-answer session. To access the call, please dial:Canada & US toll-free - 1-800-319-4610Outside of Canada & US - 1-604-638-5340Replay (available up to 14 days after the call):Canada & US toll-free - 1-800-319-6413; Passcode - 3310 followed by #.Outside of Canada & US - 1-604-638-9010; Passcode - 3310 followed by #.You may also access the conference call on a listen-only basis via webcast at our website www.kinross.com. The audio webcast will be archived on our website at www.kinross.com.This release should be read in conjunction with Kinross' 2012 year-end Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis report at www.kinross.com. Kinross' 2012 year-end Financial Statements have been filed with Canadian securities regulators (available at www.sedar.com) and furnished with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov). Kinross shareholders may obtain a copy of the financial statements free of charge upon request to the Company.About Kinross Gold CorporationKinross 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).Cautionary statement on forward-looking information All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained or incorporated by reference in this news release, but not limited to, any information as to the future financial or operating performance of Kinross, constitute "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of certain securities laws, including the provisions of the Securities Act (Ontario) and the provisions for "safe harbour" under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements with respect to: possible events, the future price of gold and silver, the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the realization of mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of projects and new deposits, success of exploration, development and mining activities, permitting timelines, currency fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. The words "anticipates", "plans", "expects", "indicative", "intend", "scheduled", "timeline", "estimates", "forecasts", "guidance", "opportunity", "outlook", "potential", "projected", "seek", "strategy", "targets", "models", or "believes", or variations of or similar such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", or "should", "might", or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Kinross as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. The estimates, models and assumptions of Kinross referenced, contained or incorporated by reference in this news release, which may prove to be incorrect, include, but are not limited to, the various assumptions set forth herein and in our most recently filed Annual Information Form and our full-year 2012 Management's Discussion and Analysis as well as: (1) there being no significant disruptions affecting the operations of the Company or any entity in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an investment, whether due to labour disruptions, supply disruptions, power disruptions, damage to equipment or otherwise; (2) permitting, development, operations, expansion and acquisitions at Paracatu (including, without limitation, land acquisitions and permitting for the construction and operation of the new tailings facility) being consistent with our current expectations; (3) the viability, permitting and development of the Fruta del Norte deposit, and its continuing ownership by the Company, being consistent with Kinross' current expectations; (4) political and legal developments in any jurisdiction in which the Company, or any entity in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an investment, operates being consistent with its current expectations including, without limitation, the implementation of Ecuador's mining and investment laws (and prospective amendment to these laws) and related regulations and policies, being consistent with Kinross' current expectations, and the unenforceability of any new law in Brazil requiring that all Paracatu tailings facilities have an impermeable liner; (5) negotiation of an exploitation contract and an investment protection contract for Fruta del Norte with the Ecuadorian government being consistent with Kinross' current expectations, including but not limited to Kinross and the government jointly declaring a phase change from economic evaluation to exploitation prior to August 1, 2013 (or any government approved extension of up to 1.5 years) and entering into an exploitation agreement with the government within six months of such declared phase change, the failure of which will likely result in forfeiture of the FDN concession and related project infrastructure to the government; (6) the exchange rate between the Canadian dollar, Brazilian real, Chilean peso, Russian rouble, Mauritanian ouguiya, Ghanaian cedi and the U.S. dollar being approximately consistent with current levels; (7) certain price assumptions for gold and silver; (8) prices for diesel, natural gas, fuel oil, electricity and other key supplies being approximately consistent with current levels; (9) production and cost of sales forecasts for the Company, and entities in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an investment, meeting expectations; (10) the accuracy of the current mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates of the Company (including but not limited to ore tonnage and ore grade estimates) and any entity in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an investment; (11) labour and materials costs increasing on a basis consistent with Kinross' current expectations; (12) the development of the Dvoinoye deposit being consistent with Kinross' expectations; (13) the viability of the Tasiast and Chirano mines (including but not limited to, at Tasiast, the impact of ore tonnage and grade variability reconciliation analysis) as well as permitting, development and expansion (including but not limited to, at Tasiast, expansion optimization initiatives leading to changes in processing approach and maintenance and, as required, conversion of exploration licences to mining licences) of the Tasiast and Chirano mines being consistent with Kinross' current expectations; (14) the terms and conditions of the legal and fiscal stability agreements for the Tasiast and Chirano operations being interpreted and applied in a manner consistent with their intent and Kinross' expectations; (15) goodwill and/or asset impairment potential; and (16) access to capital markets, including but not limited to maintaining an investment grade debt rating and securing partial project financing for the Dvoinoye, Fruta del Norte and the Tasiast expansion projects, being consistent with the Company's current expectations. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the currency markets; fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold or certain other commodities (such as diesel fuel and electricity); increases in the discount rates applied to present value net future cash flows based on country-specific real weighted average cost of capital; declines in the market valuations of peer group gold producers and the Company, and the resulting impact on market price to net asset value multiples; changes in interest rates or gold or silver lease rates that could impact the mark-to-market value of outstanding derivative instruments and ongoing payments/receipts under any interest rate swaps and variable rate debt obligations; risks arising from holding derivative instruments (such as credit risk, market liquidity risk and mark-to-market risk); changes in national and local government legislation, taxation (including but not limited to income tax, advance income tax, stamp tax, withholding tax, capital tax, tariffs, value-added or sales tax, capital outflow tax, capital gains tax, windfall or windfall profits tax, royalty, excise tax, customs/import or export taxes/duties, asset taxes, asset transfer tax, property use or other real estate tax, together with any related fine, penalty, surcharge, or interest imposed in connection with such taxes), controls, policies and regulations; the security of personnel and assets; political or economic developments in Canada, the United States, Chile, Brazil, Russia, Ecuador, Mauritania, Ghana, or other countries in which Kinross, or entities in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an interest, do business or may carry on business; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, us; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions and complete divestitures; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; employee relations; commencement of litigation against the Company including, but not limited to, securities class actions in Canada and/or the United States; the speculative nature of gold exploration and development including, but not limited to, the risks of obtaining necessary licenses and permits; diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; adverse changes in our credit rating; and contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of gold exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or the inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks). Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can directly or indirectly affect, and could cause, Kinross' actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, Kinross, including but not limited to resulting in an impairment charge on goodwill and/or assets. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's expectations and plans relating to the future. All of the forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements and those made in our other filings with the securities regulators of Canada and the United States including, but not limited to, the cautionary statements made in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recently filed Annual Information Form and full-year 2012 Management Discussion and Analysis. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Kinross. Kinross disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable law.Key SensitivitiesApproximately 60%-70% of the Company's costs are denominated in US dollars. A 10% change in foreign exchange could result in an approximate $9 impact in production cost of sales per ounce.(8)A $10 per barrel change in the price of oil could result in an approximate $2 impact on production cost of sales per ounce.The impact on royalties of a $100 change in the gold price could result in an approximate $3 impact on cost of sales per ounce.Other informationWhere we say "we", "us", "our", the "Company", or "Kinross" in this news release, we mean Kinross Gold Corporation and/or one or more or all of its subsidiaries, as may be applicable.The technical information about the Company's material mineral properties (other than exploration activities) contained in this news release has been prepared under the supervision of Mr. Jim Fowler, an officer of the Company who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.The technical information about the Company's drilling and exploration activities contained in this news release has been prepared under the supervision of Dr. Glen Masterman, an officer with the Company who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101.(1)Unless otherwise stated, production figures in this news release are based on Kinross' 90% share of Chirano production and 75% of Kupol production up to April 27, 2011 (100% thereafter). Prior year production figures have been adjusted to exclude Crixás due to its sale in Q2 2012. (2)"Production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce" is a non-GAAP measure defined as production cost of sales per the financial statements divided by the attributable number of gold equivalent ounces sold, both reduced to reflect a 90% ownership interest in Chirano sales. Production cost of sales is equivalent to total cost of sales (per the financial statements), less depreciation, depletion, amortization, and impairment charges. (3)"Attributable margin per ounce sold" is a non-GAAP measure defined as "average realized gold price per ounce" less "attributable production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce sold".(4)Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures are provided on page 14 of this news release. (5)"Net earnings (loss)" figures in this release represent "net earnings (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders."(6)'All-in sustaining cost' is a non-GAAP measure and is defined on page five of this news release. (7)The percentages are calculated based on the mid-point of regional 2013 forecast production.(8)Refers to all of the currencies in the countries where the Company has mining operations, fluctuating simultaneously by 10% in the same direction, either appreciating, or depreciating, taking into consideration the impact of hedging and the weighting of each currency within our consolidated cost structure.Reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measuresThe Company has included certain non-GAAP financial measures in this document. These measures are not defined under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation. The Company believes that these measures, together with measures determined in accordance with IFRS, provide investors with an improved ability to evaluate the underlying performance of the Company. The inclusion of these measures is meant to provide additional information and should not be used as a substitute for performance measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. These measures are not necessarily standard and therefore may not be comparable to other issuers.Adjusted net earnings attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net earnings per share are non-GAAP measures which determine the performance of the Company, excluding certain impacts which the Company believes are not reflective of the Company's underlying performance for the reporting period, such as the impact of foreign exchange gains and losses, reassessment of prior year taxes and/or taxes otherwise not related to the current period, impairment charges, gains and losses and other one-time costs related to acquisitions, dispositions and other transactions, and non-hedge derivative gains and losses. Although some of the items are recurring, the Company believes that they are not reflective of the underlying operating performance of its current business and are not necessarily indicative of future operating results. Management believes that these measures, which are used internally to assess performance and in planning and forecasting future operating results, provide investors with the ability to better evaluate underlying performance, particularly since the excluded items are typically not included in public guidance. However, adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share measures are not necessarily indicative of net earnings and earnings per share measures as determined under IFRS.The following table provides a reconciliation of net loss from continuing operations to adjusted net earnings from continuing operations for the periods presented:GAAP to Adjusted Earnings from Continuing Operations Reconciliation(in US$ millions)Three months endedYears endedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Net Loss from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders - as reported$(2,989.1)$(2,791.0)$(2,548.8)$(2,093.4)Adjusting items:Foreign exchange losses (gains)(0.6)1.52.1(11.3)Non-hedge derivatives gains - net of tax(12.4)(14.5)(18.8)(60.0)Gains (losses) on acquisition/disposition of assets and investments - net of tax(7.5)4.9(7.1)(26.5)Foreign exchange loss on translation of tax basis and foreign exchange on deferred income taxes within income tax expense40.123.551.469.5Change in deferred tax due to a change in statutory corporate income tax rate--116.5-Taxes on repatriation of certain foreign earnings-46.6-46.6Taxes in respect of prior years27.5(33.6)28.8(33.6)Impairment charges - net of tax3,206.12,937.63,206.12,937.6Impairment of investments4.1-24.3-Inventory fair value adjustment - net of tax---9.7Reclamation and remediation expense - net of tax8.312.28.312.2Severance expense--16.4-3,265.62,978.23,428.02,944.2Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders - Adjusted$276.5$187.2$879.2$850.8Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic1,139.81,137.51,139.11,136.0Net earnings from continuing operations per share - Adjusted$0.24$0.16$0.77$0.75The Company makes reference to a non-GAAP measure for adjusted operating cash flow and adjusted operating cash flow per share. Adjusted operating cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations excluding certain impacts which the Company believes are not reflective of the Company's regular operating cash flow, and excluding changes in working capital. Working capital can be volatile due to numerous factors, including the timing of tax payments, and in the case of Kupol, a build-up of inventory due to transportation logistics. The Company uses adjusted operating cash flow internally as a measure of the underlying operating cash flow performance and future operating cash flow-generating capability of the Company. However, adjusted operating cash flow and adjusted operating cash flow per share measures are not necessarily indicative of net cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS.The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations for the periods presented:GAAP to Adjusted Operating Cash Flow from Continuing Operations(in US$ millions)Three months endedYears endedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Net cash flow of continuing operations provided from operating activities - as reported$480.2$402.6$1,302.9$1,378.8Adjusting items:Close out and early settlement of derivative instruments-(64.1)(48.7)48.7Working capital changes:Accounts receivable and other assets(34.4)(22.5)20.4119.3Inventories138.4134.7297.0231.1Accounts payable and other liabilities, including taxes(82.8)(97.3)(44.6)(216.1)21.2(49.2)224.1183.0Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations$501.4$353.4$1,527.0$1,561.8Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic1,139.81,137.51,139.11,136.0Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations per share$0.44$0.31$1.34$1.37Consolidated production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce sold is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as production cost of sales as per the consolidated financial statements divided by the total number of gold equivalent ounces sold. This measure converts the Company's non-gold production into gold equivalent ounces and credits it to total production.Attributable production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce sold is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as attributable production cost of sales divided by the attributable number of gold equivalent ounces sold. This measure converts the Company's non-gold production into gold equivalent ounces and credits it to total production.Management uses these measures to monitor and evaluate the performance of its operating properties.Consolidated and Attributable Cost of Sales from Continuing Operations Per Equivalent Ounce Sold(in US$ millions)Three months endedYears endedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Production cost of sales from continuing operations - as reported (1)$477.6$375.4$1,850.8$1,546.1Less: portion attributable to Kupol non-controlling interest(2)---(21.0)Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(6.1)(4.6)(21.5)(18.2)Attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations$471.5$370.8$1,829.3$1,506.9Gold equivalent ounces sold from continuing operations695,934590,5692,621,3432,637,601Less: portion attributable to Kupol non-controlling interest(1)---(63,802)Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(8,772)(6,789)(29,865)(26,269)Attributable gold equivalent ounces sold687,162583,7802,591,4782,547,530Consolidated production cost of sales from continuing operations per equivalent ounce sold$686$636$706$586Attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations per equivalent ounce sold$686$635$706$592(1)"Production cost of sales" is equivalent to "Total cost of sales" per the consolidated financial statements less depreciation, depletion and amortization and impairment charges. (2)On April 27, 2011, Kinross acquired the remaining 25% of CMGC, and thereby obtained 100% ownership of Kupol. As such, the results up to April 27, 2011 reflect 75% and results thereafter reflect 100%.Attributable production cost of sales per ounce sold on a by-product basis is a non-GAAP measure which calculates the Company's non-gold production as a credit against its per ounce production costs, rather than converting its non-gold production into gold equivalent ounces and crediting it to total production, as is the case in co-product accounting. Management believes that this measure provides investors with the ability to better evaluate Kinross' production cost of sales per ounce on a comparable basis with other major gold producers who routinely calculate their cost of sales per ounce using by-product accounting rather than co-product accounting. The following table provides a reconciliation of attributable production cost of sales per ounce sold on a by-product basis for the periods presented:Attributable Cost of Sales from Continuing Operations Per Ounce Sold on a By-Product Basis(in US$ millions)Three months endedYears endedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Production cost of sales from continuing operations - as reported(1)$477.6$375.4$1,850.8$1,546.1Less: portion attributable to Kupol non-controlling interest(2)---(21.0)Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(6.1)(4.6)(21.5)(18.2)Less: attributable silver sales from continuing operations(87.3)(55.5)(331.8)(282.9)Attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations net of silver by-product revenue$384.2$315.3$1,497.5$1,224.0Gold ounces sold from continuing operations644,073540,3442,421,4472,362,268Less: portion attributable to Kupol non-controlling interest(2)---(49,299)Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(8,760)(6,767)(29,795)(26,155)Attributable gold ounces sold from continuing operations635,313533,5772,391,6522,286,814Attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations per ounce sold on a by-product basis$605$591$626$535(1)"Production cost of sales" is equivalent to "Total cost of sales" per the consolidated financial statements less depreciation, depletion and amortization and impairment charges. (2)On April 27, 2011, Kinross acquired the remaining 25% of CMGC, and thereby obtained 100% ownership of Kupol. As such, the results up to April 27, 2011 reflect 75% and results thereafter reflect 100%.All-in sustaining cost - attributable is a non-GAAP measure that the Company has defined to include attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations net of silver by-product credits; general and administrative expenses; sustaining business development and on-site exploration costs; sustaining capital (including related capitalized interest); and a portion of other operating costs. Management uses this measure internally and believes that it provides investors with the ability to better evaluate the cost of sustaining gold production.Attributable All-in Sustaining Cost from Continuing Operations Per Ounce Sold on a By-Product Basis(in US$ millions)Year ended December 31, 2012Production cost of sales from continuing operations - as reported (1)$1,850.8Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(21.5)Less: attributable silver sales from continuing operations(331.8)Attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations net of silver by-product revenue$1,497.5Adjusting items on an attributable basis:General and administrative179.1Severance expense(16.4)Exploration and business development - sustaining208.0Other operating expense - sustaining55.3Additions to property, plant and equipment - sustaining669.8Capitalized interest and exploration35.3All-in Sustaining Cost - attributable$2,628.6Gold ounces sold from continuing operations2,421,447Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(29,795)Attributable gold ounces sold from continuing operations2,391,652Attributable all-in sustaining cost from continuing operations per ounce sold on a by-product basis$1,099(1) "Production cost of sales" is equivalent to "Total cost of sales" per the consolidated financial statements less depreciation, depletion and amortization and impairment charges. Review of OperationsThree months ended December 31,Gold equivalent ouncesProducedSoldProduction cost of sales(1) ($millions)Production cost of sales(1) /oz20122011201220112012201120122011Fort Knox119,58270,759100,92369,973$49.8$52.3$493$747Round Mountain41,22043,58441,37144,23132.626.4788597Kettle River - Buckhorn33,54842,00333,24243,08915.419.2463446North America Total194,350156,346175,536157,29397.897.9557622Kupol (100%)146,535138,410130,759113,93662.054.8474481Russia Total146,535138,410130,759113,93662.054.8474481Paracatu132,114117,977137,534112,048109.882.6798737La Coipa63,42934,43558,93535,62943.135.4731994Maricunga64,56854,28161,04652,98756.622.2927419South America Total260,111206,693257,515200,664209.5140.2814699Tasiast46,05154,87444,40050,80047.137.21,061732Chirano (100%)86,07073,53987,72467,87661.245.3698667West Africa Total132,121128,413132,124118,676108.382.5820695Continuing operations733,117629,862695,934590,569477.6375.4686636Discontinued operations(2)-20,781-17,379-11.3-650Operations Total733,117650,643695,934607,948$477.6$386.7$686$636Less Chirano non-controlling interest (10%)(8,607)(7,355)(8,772)(6,789)(6.1)(4.6)Attributable - Continuing operations724,510622,507687,162583,780$471.5$370.8$686$635Attributable Total724,510643,288687,162601,159$471.5$382.1$686$636(1)"Production cost of sales" is equivalent to "Total cost of sales" per the consolidated financial statements less depreciation, depletion and amortization and impairment charges.(2)On June 28, 2012, the Company completed the sale of its 50% interest in the Crixás gold mine.Years ended December 31,Gold equivalent ouncesProducedSoldProduction cost of sales(1) ($millions)Production cost of sales(1) /oz20122011201220112012201120122011Fort Knox359,948289,794333,438287,519$221.2$199.1$663$692Round Mountain192,330187,444190,592185,385136.7129.2717697Kettle River - Buckhorn156,093175,292156,966178,26975.674.9482420North America Total708,371652,530680,996651,173433.5403.2637619Kupol (100%)578,252653,063578,235655,325272.9247.8472378Russia Total578,252653,063578,235655,325272.9247.8472378Paracatu466,709453,396471,387449,605415.4323.9881720La Coipa178,867178,287175,212191,032169.2145.5966762Maricunga236,369236,249237,294230,828184.8105.5779457South America Total881,945867,932883,893871,465769.4574.9870660Tasiast185,334200,619179,568196,961159.7138.2889702Chirano (100%)293,235261,846298,651262,677215.3182.0721693West Africa Total478,569462,465478,219459,638375.0320.2784697Continuing operations2,647,1372,635,9902,621,3432,637,6011,850.81,546.1706586Discontinued operations(3)30,99466,58332,76463,75727.450.3836789Operations Total2,678,1312,702,5732,654,1072,701,358$1,878.2$1,596.4$708$591Less Kupol non-controlling interest (25%)(2)-(66,015)-(63,802)-(21.0)Less Chirano non-controlling interest (10%)(29,324)(26,185)(29,865)(26,269)(21.5)(18.2)Attributable - Continuing operations2,617,8132,543,7902,591,4782,547,530$1,829.3$1,506.9$706$592Attributable Total2,648,8072,610,3732,624,2422,611,287$1,856.7$1,557.2$708$596(1)"Production cost of sales" is equivalent to "Total cost of sales" per the consolidated financial statements less depreciation, depletion and amortization and impairment charges.(2)On April 27, 2011, Kinross acquired the remaining 25% of CMGC, and thereby obtained 100% ownership of Kupol. As such, the results up to April 27, 2011 reflect 75% and results thereafter reflect 100%.(3)On June 28, 2012, the Company completed the sale of its 50% interest in the Crixás gold mine.Consolidated balance sheets(expressed in millions of United States dollars, except share amounts)As atDecember 31,December 31,20122011AssetsCurrent assetsCash and cash equivalents$1,632.9$1,766.0Restricted cash58.162.1Short-term investments349.81.3Accounts receivable and other assets287.3309.4Inventories1,257.7976.2Unrealized fair value of derivative assets15.02.83,600.83,117.8Non-current assetsProperty, plant and equipment8,978.88,959.4Goodwill1,136.73,420.3Long-term investments49.179.4Investments in associate515.8502.5Unrealized fair value of derivative assets9.61.1Deferred charges and other long-term assets545.5406.4Deferred tax assets46.121.9Total assets$14,882.4$16,508.8LiabilitiesCurrent liabilitiesAccounts payable and accrued liabilities$632.8$575.3Current tax payable93.282.9Current portion of long-term debt516.232.7Current portion of provisions42.038.1Current portion of unrealized fair value of derivative liabilities22.066.71,306.2795.7Non-current liabilitiesLong-term debt2,116.41,600.4Provisions721.4597.1Unrealized fair value of derivative liabilities10.532.7Other long-term liabilities125.6133.1Deferred tax liabilities676.6879.1Total liabilities4,956.74,038.1EquityCommon shareholders' equityCommon share capital and common share purchase warrants$14,692.5$14,656.6Contributed surplus89.981.4Accumulated deficit(4,937.1)(2,249.9)Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)4.9(97.7)Total common shareholders' equity9,850.212,390.4Non-controlling interest75.580.3Total equity9,925.712,470.7Commitments and contingenciesSubsequent eventsTotal liabilities and equity$14,882.4$16,508.8Common sharesAuthorizedUnlimitedUnlimitedIssued and outstanding1,140,132,1231,137,732,344Consolidated statements of operations(expressed in millions of United States dollars, except per share and share amounts)Years endedDecember 31,December 31,20122011RevenueMetal sales$4,311.4$3,842.5Cost of salesProduction cost of sales1,850.81,546.1Depreciation, depletion and amortization681.2564.1Impairment charges3,527.62,937.6Total cost of sales6,059.65,047.8Gross loss(1,748.2)(1,205.3)Other operating expense84.462.1Exploration and business development234.9134.5General and administrative179.1173.6Operating loss(2,246.6)(1,575.5)Other income (expense) - net(2.2)101.1Equity in losses of associate(6.5)(2.3)Finance income5.36.2Finance expense(42.1)(65.5)Loss before taxes(2,292.1)(1,536.0)Income tax expense - net(261.5)(496.8)Loss from continuing operations after tax(2,553.6)(2,032.8)Earnings from discontinued operations after tax43.919.8Net loss$(2,509.7)$(2,013.0)Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations attributable to:Non-controlling interest$(4.8)$60.6Common shareholders$(2,548.8)$(2,093.4)Net earnings (loss) attributable to:Non-controlling interest$(4.8)$60.6Common shareholders$(2,504.9)$(2,073.6)Loss per share from continuing operations attributable to common shareholdersBasic$(2.24)$(1.84)Diluted$(2.24)$(1.84)Loss per share attributable to common shareholdersBasic$(2.20)$(1.83)Diluted$(2.20)$(1.83)Weighted average number of common shares outstanding (millions)Basic1,139.11,136.0Diluted1,139.11,136.0Consolidated statements of cash flows(expressed in millions of United States dollars)Years endedDecember 31,December 31,20122011Net inflow (outflow) of cash related to the following activities:Operating:Loss from continuing operations$(2,553.6)$(2,032.8)Adjustments to reconcile net earnings from continuing operations to net cash provided from (used in) operating activities:Depreciation, depletion and amortization681.2564.1Gains on acquisition/disposition of assets and investments - net(7.1)(24.8)Equity in losses of associate6.52.3Non-hedge derivative gains - net(18.0)(59.1)Settlement of derivative instruments52.9(48.7)Share-based compensation expense38.036.5Accretion expense24.954.2Deferred tax (recovery) expense(220.7)105.1Foreign exchange (gains) losses and other33.2(37.0)Reclamation expense10.815.7Impairment charges3,527.62,937.6Changes in operating assets and liabilities:Accounts receivable and other assets(20.4)(119.3)Inventories(297.0)(231.1)Accounts payable and accrued liabilities463.9599.0Cash flow provided from operating activities1,722.21,761.7Income taxes paid(419.3)(382.9)Net cash flow of continuing operations provided from operating activities1,302.91,378.8Net cash flow of discontinued operations provided from (used in) operating activities(47.6)38.1Investing:Additions to property, plant and equipment(1,924.7)(1,629.2)Net proceeds from the sale of long-term investments and other assets11.8101.4Additions to long-term investments and other assets(106.3)(213.4)Net proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment2.61.9Additions to short-term investments(348.5)(1.3)Note received from Harry Winston-70.0Decrease in restricted cash(2.0)(54.0)Interest received4.97.3Other0.3(3.2)Net cash flow of continuing operations used in investing activities(2,361.9)(1,720.5)Net cash flow of discontinued operations provided from (used in) investing activities198.9(27.5)Financing:Issuance of common shares on exercise of options and warrants6.429.0Acquisition of CMGC 25% non-controlling interest-(335.4)Proceeds from issuance of debt1,541.11,608.4Repayment of debt(577.3)(479.4)Interest paid(8.1)(9.7)Dividends paid to common shareholders(182.3)(124.8)Settlement of derivative instruments-(43.6)Other(5.0)(7.6)Net cash flow of continuing operations provided from financing activities774.8636.9Net cash flow of discontinued operations used in financing activities(0.6)(2.9)Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations0.4(3.5)Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(133.1)299.4Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period1,766.01,466.6Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$1,632.9$1,766.0Operating SummaryMinePeriodOwnershipOre Processed(1)GradeRecovery(2)Gold Eq Production(10)Gold Eq Sales(10)Production costs of sales(11)Production cost of sales(11)/ozCap ExDD&A(%)('000 tonnes)(g/t)(%)(ounces)(ounces)($ millions)($/ounce)($ millions)($ millions)North AmericaFort Knox (3)Q4 20121009,8031.0384%119,582100,923$49.8$493$37.8$20.7Q3 201210016,1110.7684%106,698100,17264.964813.725.7Q2 201210013,0840.5185%71,95271,97854.575738.411.3Q1 20121004,1560.4684%61,71660,36552.086124.89.1Q4 20111008,1970.5179%70,75969,97352.374728.410.0Round Mountain (4)Q4 2012504,7310.6870%41,22041,37132.678818.85.4Q3 2012506,1440.7271%53,20553,23732.260514.46.6Q2 2012504,6740.8274%53,14752,43334.766219.38.4Q1 2012505,1210.9278%44,75843,55137.385613.67.8Q4 2011506,3170.9881%43,58444,23126.459722.26.1Kettle RiverQ4 20121008713.9693%33,54833,24215.44634.715.1Q3 20121009515.2394%43,94244,04920.74701.021.7Q2 201210011111.5292%35,98540,35420.55083.218.2Q1 201210011212.8190%42,61839,32118.94810.518.9Q4 201110012312.2489%42,00343,08919.24463.021.6RussiaKupol (6)(7)Q4 201210032911.8993%146,535130,75962.04744.524.6Q3 201210033212.3494%155,533164,02576.546617.030.1Q2 201210032912.2393%149,214156,71673.246712.329.4Q1 201210030911.7693%126,970126,73561.248310.423.6Q4 201110032510.8193%138,410113,93654.848118.521.3South AmericaParacatuQ4 201210013,6920.3975%132,114137,534109.879861.731.5Q3 201210013,3860.3870%111,558104,93792.087781.020.0Q2 201210012,9880.3874%118,419118,389108.291467.219.2Q1 201210012,9100.3572%104,618110,527105.495474.614.6Q4 201110011,5780.4274%117,977112,04882.6737131.615.1La Coipa (5)Q4 20121001,4211.0786%63,42958,93543.17318.026.8Q3 20121001,2970.6579%41,58542,24045.91,08725.912.2Q2 20121001,2560.7277%36,11330,32535.71,17722.26.2Q1 20121001,4670.5678%37,74043,71244.51,01815.34.5Q4 20111001,0600.5885%34,43535,62935.499423.23.3MaricungaQ4 20121003,9370.59nm64,56861,04656.69270.55.4Q3 20121003,7550.64nm46,97145,81840.087333.94.9Q2 20121003,4870.65nm60,84161,36744.572550.75.5Q1 20121004,0140.66nm63,98969,06343.763335.66.3Q4 20111003,9600.76nm54,28152,98722.241934.04.8West AfricaTasiast (9)Q4 20121004,3401.3191%46,05144,40047.11,061291.623.1Q3 20121002,5301.5592%51,84248,04532.2670190.418.6Q2 20121005,1331.7486%49,80746,29644.5961124.319.9Q1 20121001,5971.7189%37,63440,82735.9879260.013.8Q4 20111004,5812.3388%54,87450,80037.2732204.614.8Chirano - 100%Q4 2012908793.2794%86,07087,72461.269841.345.1Q3 2012908462.6793%67,59969,69851.373615.939.5Q2 2012908022.7092%63,66062,97849.178020.636.9Q1 2012908542.9793%75,90678,25153.768622.541.8Q4 2011909172.7093%73,53967,87645.366728.628.4Chirano (8)Q4 2012908793.2794%77,46378,95255.169837.240.6Q3 2012908462.6793%60,83962,72846.273614.335.6Q2 2012908022.7092%57,29456,68044.278018.533.2Q1 2012908542.9793%68,31570,42648.368620.337.6Q4 2011909172.7093%66,18561,08640.866725.725.6(1)Ore processed is to 100%, production and costs are to Kinross' account.(2)Due to the nature of heap leach operations, recovery rates at Maricunga cannot be accurately measured on a quarterly basis. Recovery rates at Fort Knox, Round Mountain and Tasiast represent mill recovery only.(3)Includes 6,530,000 tonnes placed on the heap leach pad during the fourth quarter of 2012, and 29,950,000 tonnes for the year ended December 31, 2012. Grade and recovery represent mill processing only. Ore placed on the heap leach pad had an average grade of 0.30 grams per tonne for the fourth quarter of 2012 and 0.31 for the year. (4)Includes 3,864,000 tonnes placed on the heap leach pad during the fourth quarter of 2012, and 17,044,000 tonnes for the year ended December 31, 2012. The presentation has been amended to reflect mill grade and recovery only, with heap leach grade disclosed separately, rather than a blended rate for mill and heap leach grades. Ore placed on the heap leach pad had an average grade of 0.40 grams per tonne for the fourth quarter of 2012 and 0.43 grams per tonne for the year. In addition, the presentation has been amended to exclude tonnes transferred between heap leach pads.(5)La Coipa silver grade and recovery were as follows: Q4 (2012) 49.45 g/t, 50%; Q3 (2012) 55.58 g/t, 45%; Q2 (2012) 42.04 g/t, 46%; Q1 (2012) 38.78 g/t, 51%; Q4 (2011) 56.82 g/t, 54%(6)The Kupol segment excludes Dvoinoye capital expenditures.(7)Kupol silver grade and recovery were as follows: Q4 (2012) 155.53 g/t, 85%; Q3 (2012) 163.68 g/t, 85%; Q2 (2012) 187.49 g/t, 87%; Q1 (2012) 171.8 g/t, 85 %; Q4 (2011) 170.52 g/t, 85%(8)Includes Kinross' share of Chirano at 90%.(9)Includes 3,681,000 tonnes placed on the heap leach pad during the fourth quarter of 2012, and 11,047,000 tonnes for the year ended December 31, 2012. Grade and recovery represent mill processing only. Ore placed on the heap leach pad had an average grade of 0.59 grams per tonne for the fourth quarter of 2012, and 0.53 grams per tonne for the year.(10)Gold equivalent ounces include silver ounces produced and sold converted to a gold equivalent based on the ratio of the average spot market prices for the commodities for each period. The ratios for the quarters presented are as follows: Q4 2012: 52.55:1, Q3 2012: 55.44:1, Q2 2012: 54.77:1, Q1 2012: 51.82:1, Q4 2011: 52.64:1.(11)"Production cost of sales" is equivalent to "Total cost of sales" per the consolidated financial statements less depreciation, depletion and amortization and impairment charges.(12)On June 28, 2012, the Company completed the sale of its 50% interest in the Crixás gold mine.Proven and Probable Mineral ReservesMINERAL RESERVE AND MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENT GOLD PROVEN AND PROBABLE MINERAL RESERVES (1), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (9), (10), (12), (13)Kinross Gold Corporation's Share at December 31, 2012ProvenProbableProven and ProbablePropertyLocationKinross InterestTonnesGradeOuncesTonnesGradeOuncesTonnesGradeOunces(%)(kt)(g/t)(koz)(kt)(g/t)(koz)(kt)(g/t)(koz)NORTH AMERICAFort Knox AreaUSA100.0%115,1160.411,510122,6290.532,099237,7450.473,609Kettle River(5)USA100.0%---81310.1826681310.18266Round Mountain AreaUSA50.0%20,5510.7147243,5720.5577064,1230.601,242SUBTOTAL135,6670.451,982167,0140.583,135302,6810.535,117SOUTH AMERICACerro Casale(9)Chile25.0%57,4250.651,195241,9750.594,616299,4000.605,811CrixasBrazil50.0%---------Fruta del NorteEcuador100.0%---25,4408.216,71525,4408.216,715La Coipa(10)Chile100.0%7,8671.483757061.88438,5731.52418Lobo Marte(12), (13)Chile100.0%---164,2301.146,028164,2301.146,028Maricunga AreaChile100.0%99,0870.752,38886,4970.691,925185,5840.724,313ParacatuBrazil100.0%784,8290.399,952603,0130.418,0261,387,8420.4017,978SUBTOTAL949,2080.4613,9101,121,8610.7627,3532,071,0690.6241,263AFRICAChiranoGhana90.0%8,7941.4039611,4233.611,32620,2172.651,722TasiastMauritania100.0%103,0871.464,83646,5642.093,129149,6511.667,965SUBTOTAL111,8811.455,23257,9872.394,455169,8681.779,687RUSSIADvoinoyeRussia100.0%---1,95017.801,1161,95017.801,116KupolRussia100.0%2,0409.636316,0529.171,7858,0929.292,416SUBTOTAL2,0409.636318,00211.282,90110,04210.943,532TOTAL GOLD1,198,7960.5621,7551,354,8640.8737,8442,553,6600.7359,599MINERAL RESERVE AND MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENTSILVER PROVEN AND PROBABLE MINERAL RESERVES (1), (3), (5), (6), (7), (9), (10)Kinross Gold Corporation's Share at December 31, 2012ProvenProbableProven and ProbablePropertyLocationKinross InterestTonnesGradeOuncesTonnesGradeOuncesTonnesGradeOunces(%)(kt)(g/t)(koz)(kt)(g/t)(koz)(kt)(g/t)(koz)NORTH AMERICARound Mountain AreaUSA50.0%848.3229,1017.62,2099,1857.62,231SUBTOTAL848.3229,1017.62,2099,1857.62,231SOUTH AMERICACerro Casale(9)Chile25.0%57,4251.93,522241,9751.411,150299,4001.514,672Fruta del NorteEcuador100.0%---25,44011.09,00425,44011.09,004La Coipa(10)Chile100.0%7,86740.810,31770634.37798,57340.311,096SUBTOTAL65,2926.613,839268,1212.420,933333,4133.234,772RUSSIADvoinoyeRussia100.0%---1,95021.81,3701,95021.81,370KupolRussia100.0%2,040129.78,5056,052109.721,3478,092114.729,852SUBTOTAL2,040129.78,5058,00288.322,71710,04296.731,222TOTAL SILVER67,41610.322,366285,2245.045,859352,6406.068,225MINERAL RESERVE AND MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENTCOPPERPROVEN AND PROBABLE MINERAL RESERVES (1), (3), (4), (6), (7), (9)Kinross Gold Corporation's Share at December 31, 2012ProvenProbableProven and ProbablePropertyLocationKinross InterestTonnesGradePoundsTonnesGradePoundsTonnesGradePounds(%)(kt)(%)(Mlb)(kt)(%)(Mlb)(kt)(%)(Mlb)SOUTH AMERICACerro Casale(9)Chile25.0%57,4250.19240241,9750.231,204299,4000.221,444SUBTOTAL57,4250.19240241,9750.231,204299,4000.221,444TOTAL COPPER57,4250.19240241,9750.231,204299,4000.221,444Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources (excludes Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves)MINERAL RESERVE AND MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENT GOLD MEASURED AND INDICATED MINERAL RESOURCES (EXCLUDES PROVEN AND PROBABLE MINERAL RESERVES) (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12)Kinross Gold Corporation's Share at December 31, 2012MeasuredIndicatedMeasured and IndicatedPropertyLocationKinross InterestTonnesGradeOuncesTonnesGradeOuncesTonnesGradeOunces(%)(kt)(g/t)(koz)(kt)(g/t)(koz)(kt)(g/t)(koz)NORTH AMERICAFort Knox AreaUSA100.0%8,9710.3610490,8530.431,27199,8240.431,375Kettle River(5)USA100.0%---6111.93236111.7323Round Mountain AreaUSA50.0%10,8250.9533129,3570.6359440,1820.72925White Gold Area(11)Yukon100.0%---9,7973.191,0059,7973.191,005SUBTOTAL19,7960.68435130,0680.692,893149,8640.693,328SOUTH AMERICACerro Casale(9)Chile25.0%5,8530.295568,5340.3577774,3870.35832CrixasBrazil50.0%---------Fruta del NorteEcuador100.0%---4,2664.896714,2664.89671La Coipa(10)Chile100.0%6,4901.222542,7271.07949,2171.17348Lobo Marte(12)Chile100.0%---34,0520.8390834,0520.83908Maricunga AreaChile100.0%28,6420.66608112,7530.632,299141,3950.642,907ParacatuBrazil100.0%63,4390.27557332,3170.333,483395,7560.324,040SUBTOTAL104,4240.441,474554,6490.468,232659,0730.469,706AFRICAChiranoGhana90.0%2,0951.541044,9411.852947,0361.76398TasiastMauritania100.0%77,2710.721,798148,8231.044,959226,0940.936,757SUBTOTAL79,3660.751,902153,7641.065,253233,1300.957,155RUSSIADvoinoyeRussia100.0%---24317.7913924317.79139SUBTOTAL---24317.7913924317.79139TOTAL GOLD203,5860.583,811838,7240.6116,5171,042,3100.6120,328MINERAL RESERVE AND MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENTSILVER MEASURED AND INDICATED MINERAL RESOURCES (EXCLUDES PROVEN AND PROBABLE MINERAL RESERVES) (2), (3), (4), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10)Kinross Gold Corporation's Share at December 31, 2012MeasuredIndicatedMeasured and IndicatedPropertyLocationKinross InterestTonnesGradeOuncesTonnesGradeOuncesTonnesGradeOunces(%)(kt)(g/t)(koz)(kt)(g/t)(koz)(kt)(g/t)(koz)NORTH AMERICARound Mountain AreaUSA50.0%178.242,1477.55152,1647.5519SUBTOTAL178.242,1477.55152,1647.5519SOUTH AMERICACerro Casale(9)Chile25.0%5,8531.324068,5341.12,41974,3871.12,659Fruta del NorteEcuador100.0%---4,26610.31,4124,26610.31,412La Coipa(10)Chile100.0%6,49050.710,5772,72730.82,6999,21744.813,276SUBTOTAL12,34327.310,81775,5272.76,53087,8706.117,347RUSSIADvoinoyeRussia100.0%---24312.39624312.396SUBTOTAL---24312.39624312.396TOTAL SILVER12,36027.210,82177,9172.97,14190,2776.217,962MINERAL RESERVE AND MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENTCOPPER MEASURED AND INDICATED MINERAL RESOURCES (EXCLUDES PROVEN AND PROBABLE MINERAL RESERVES) (2), (3), (4), (6), (7), (8)Kinross Gold Corporation's Share at December 31, 2012MeasuredIndicatedMeasured and IndicatedPropertyLocationKinross InterestTonnesGradePoundsTonnesGradePoundsTonnesGradePounds(%)(kt)(%)(Mlb)(kt)(%)(Mlb)(kt)(%)(Mlb)SOUTH AMERICACerro Casale(9)Chile25.0%5,8530.131668,5340.1624374,3870.16259SUBTOTAL5,8530.131668,5340.1624374,3870.16259TOTAL COPPER5,8530.131668,5340.1624374,3870.16259Inferred Mineral ResourcesMINERAL RESERVE AND MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENT GOLD INFERRED MINERAL RESOURCES (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12)Kinross Gold Corporation's Share at December 31, 2012InferredPropertyLocationKinross InterestTonnesGradeOunces(%)(kt)(g/t)(koz)NORTH AMERICAGilUSA100.0%1,3480.7533Fort Knox PitUSA100.0%13,6050.47206Fort Knox AreaUSA100.0%14,9530.50239Kettle River(5)USA100.0%859.9727Gold HillUSA50.0%1580.312Round MountainUSA50.0%19,2170.50308Round Mountain AreaUSA50.0%19,3750.50310White Gold Area(11)Yukon100.0%9,3911.91578SUBTOTAL43,8040.821,154SOUTH AMERICACerro Casale(9)Chile25.0%124,8940.371,504CrixasBrazil50.0%---Fruta del NorteEcuador100.0%22,0935.133,645La Coipa(10)Chile100.0%2,6763.31285Lobo Marte(12)Chile100.0%112,7670.782,834Maricunga AreaChile100.0%55,4780.50889ParacatuBrazil100.0%216,3930.392,713SUBTOTAL534,3010.6911,870AFRICAChiranoGhana90.0%4,6241.97293TasiastMauritania100.0%31,2350.79790SUBTOTAL35,8590.941,083RUSSIADvoinoyeRussia100.0%15512.8264KupolRussia100.0%48214.94231SUBTOTAL63714.40295TOTAL GOLD614,6010.7314,402MINERAL RESERVE AND MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENT SILVER INFERRED MINERAL RESOURCES (2), (3), (4), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10)Kinross Gold Corporation's Share at December 31, 2012InferredPropertyLocationKinross InterestTonnesGradeOunces(%)(kt)(g/t)(koz)NORTH AMERICARound Mountain AreaUSA50.0%1583.115SUBTOTAL1583.115SOUTH AMERICACerro Casale(9)Chile25.0%124,8941.04,198Fruta del NorteEcuador100.0%22,09310.47,359La Coipa(10)Chile100.0%2,67651.14,395SUBTOTAL149,6633.315,952RUSSIADvoinoyeRussia100.0%15512.663KupolRussia100.0%482213.63,310SUBTOTAL637164.83,373TOTAL SILVER150,4584.019,340MINERAL RESERVE AND MINERAL RESOURCE STATEMENT COPPER INFERRED MINERAL RESOURCES (3), (4), (6), (7), (8), (9)Kinross Gold Corporation's Share at December 31, 2012InferredPropertyLocationKinross InterestTonnesGradePounds(%)(kt)(%)(Mlb)SOUTH AMERICACerro Casale(9)Chile25.0%124,8940.19527SUBTOTAL124,8940.19527TOTAL COPPER124,8940.19527Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Statement Notes(1) Unless otherwise noted, the Company's mineral reserves are estimated using appropriate cut-off grades based on an assumed gold price of $US 1,200 per ounce, a silver price of $US 22.00 per ounce and a copper price of $US $3.00 per pound. Mineral reserves are estimated using appropriate process recoveries, operating costs and mine plans that are unique to each property and include estimated allowances for dilution and mining recovery. Mineral reserves are reported in contained units and are estimated based on the following foreign exchange rates: Russian Rouble to $US 33Chilean Peso to $US 500Brazilian Real to $US 2.10Ghanaian Cedi to $US 1.80Mauritanian Ouguiya to $US 290(2) Unless otherwise noted, the Company's mineral resources are estimated using appropriate cut-off grades based on a gold price of $US 1,400 per ounce, a silver price of $US 26.00 per ounce, a copper price of $US $3.25 per pound and the following foreign exchange rates:Russian Rouble to $US 31Chilean Peso to $US 485Brazilian Real to $US 2.00Ghanaian Cedi to $US 1.80Mauritanian Ouguiya to $US 290(3) The Company's mineral reserves and mineral resources as at December 31, 2012 are classified in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum's "CIM Definition Standards - For Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves" in accordance with the requirements of National Instrument 43-101 "Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects" (the Instrument). Mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates reflect the Company's reasonable expectation that all necessary permits and approvals will be obtained and maintained.(4) Cautionary note to U.S. Investors concerning estimates of mineral reserves and mineral resources. These estimates have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of Canadian securities laws, which differ from the requirements of U.S. securities laws. The terms "mineral reserve", "proven mineral reserve" and "probable mineral reserve" are Canadian mining terms as defined in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum's (the "CIM") - CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, adopted by the CIM Council, as amended. These definitions differ from the definitions in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Guide 7 ("SEC Guide 7") under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Under SEC Guide 7, a "final" or "bankable" feasibility study is required to report mineral reserves, the three-year historical average price is used in any mineral reserve or cash flow analysis to designate mineral reserves and the primary environmental analysis or report must be filed with the appropriate governmental authority. In addition, the terms "mineral resource", "measured mineral resource", "indicated mineral resource" and "inferred mineral resource" are defined in NI 43-101 and recognized by Canadian securities laws but are not defined terms under SEC Guide 7 or recognized under U.S. securities laws. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of mineral deposits in these categories will ever be upgraded to mineral reserves. "Inferred mineral resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an "inferred mineral resource" will ever by upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian securities laws, estimates of "inferred mineral resources" may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, except in rare cases. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource exists or is economically or legally mineable. Accordingly, these mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates and related information may not be comparable to similar information made public by U.S. companies subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements under the U.S. federal securities laws and the rules and regulations thereunder, including SEC Guide 7. (5) Kettle River's 2012 mineral resources and reserves were estimated using $US1,400/oz and $US1,200/oz respectively vs. year-end 2011 where $US1,200/oz was used for both mineral reserves and resources.(6) Except as provided in Note (11), the Company's mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates were prepared under the supervision of Mr. Jim Fowler, an officer of Kinross, who is a qualified person as defined by the Canadian National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").(7) The Company's normal data verification procedures have been used in collecting, compiling, interpreting and processing the data used to estimate mineral reserves and mineral resources. Independent data verification has not been performed. (8) Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have to demonstrate economic viability. Mineral resources are subject to infill drilling, permitting, mine planning, mining dilution and recovery losses, among other things, to be converted into mineral reserves. Due to the uncertainty associated with inferred mineral resources, it cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to indicated or measured mineral resources, including as a result of continued exploration. (9) Estimates for the Cerro Casale project are based on the feasibility study completed in 2009 by the joint venture and have been updated to reflect current guidance. Mineral reserves and mineral resources are estimated using appropriate cut-off grades based on the following commodity prices and foreign exchange rates: Mineral reserves - Gold price of $US 1,200 per ounce, Silver price of $US 22.00 per ounce, Copper price of $US 2.75 per poundMineral resources - Gold price of $US 1,400 per ounce, Silver price of $US 28.00 per ounce, Copper price of $US 3.25 per poundChilean Peso to $US 500 or 500 Chilean Pesos to $1 US(10) Includes mineral reserves and mineral resources from the Puren deposit in which the Company holds a 65% interest. (11) The mineral resource estimates for the White Gold Property were prepared by SRK Consulting in 2010. The 2010 resource model has been compared to the current project drill hole database and deemed appropriate for mineral resource reporting. Mineral resources are based on a Gold price of $US 1,200 per ounce and are reported at a cut-off of 0.5 g/t for open pit and 2.0 g/t for underground. (12) The mineral resources and mineral reserves for Lobo Marte are based on the pre-feasibility study completed by the Company in 2010. (13) The mineral reserves presented herein comply with the reserve categories of Industry Guide 7 published by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission except for mineral reserves at Lobo-Marte, which estimates are based on the pre-feasibility study completed in 2010. For mineral reserves under the Instrument, a pre-feasibility study is sufficient, however for reserves under Industry Guide 7, a feasibility study is required.Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Definitions A Mineral Reserve is the economically mineable part of a Measured or Indicated Mineral Resource demonstrated by at least a Preliminary Feasibility Study. This Study must include adequate information on mining, processing, metallurgical, economic and other relevant factors that demonstrate, at the time of reporting, that economic extraction can be justified. A Mineral Reserve includes diluting materials and allowances for losses that may occur when the material is mined. A 'Probable Mineral Reserve' is the economically mineable part of an Indicated and, in some circumstances, a Measured Mineral Resource demonstrated by at least a Preliminary Feasibility Study. This Study must include adequate information on mining, processing, metallurgical, economic, and other relevant factors that demonstrate, at the time of reporting, that economic extraction can be justified. A 'Proven Mineral Reserve' is the economically mineable part of a Measured Mineral Resource demonstrated by at least a Preliminary Feasibility Study. This Study must include adequate information on mining, processing, metallurgical, economic, and other relevant factors that demonstrate, at the time of reporting, that economic extraction is justified. A Mineral Resource is a concentration or occurrence of diamonds, natural solid inorganic material, or natural solid fossilized organic material including base and precious metals, coal, and industrial minerals in or on the Earth's crust in such form and quantity and of such a grade or quality that it has reasonable prospects for economic extraction. The location, quantity, grade, geological characteristics and continuity of a Mineral Resource are known, estimated or interpreted from specific geological evidence and knowledge. An 'Inferred Mineral Resource' is that part of a Mineral Resource for which quantity and grade or quality can be estimated on the basis of geological evidence and limited sampling and reasonably assumed, but not verified, geological and grade continuity. The estimate is based on limited information and sampling gathered through appropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes. An 'Indicated Mineral Resource' is that part of a Mineral Resource for which quantity, grade or quality, densities, shape and physical characteristics, can be estimated with a level of confidence sufficient to allow the appropriate application of technical and economic parameters, to support mine planning and evaluation of the economic viability of the deposit. The estimate is based on detailed and reliable exploration and testing information gathered through appropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes that are spaced closely enough for geological and grade continuity to be reasonably assumed. A 'Measured Mineral Resource' is that part of a Mineral Resource for which quantity, grade or quality, densities, shape, and physical characteristics are so well established that they can be estimated with confidence sufficient to allow the appropriate application of technical and economic parameters, to support production planning and evaluation of the economic viability of the deposit. The estimate is based on detailed and reliable exploration, sampling and testing information gathered through appropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes that are spaced closely enough to confirm both geological and grade continuity. For more information, please see Kinross' 2012 year-end Financial Statements and MD&A at www.kinross.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Media Contact: Kinross Gold CorporationSteve MitchellVice-President, Corporate Communications416-365-2726steve.mitchell@kinross.comInvestor Relations Contact: Kinross Gold CorporationTom ElliottVice-President, Investor Relations416-365-3390tom.elliott@kinross.comwww.kinross.com