Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information

All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained or incorporated by reference in this report, including any information as to the future performance of Kinross, constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including the provisions of the Securities Act (Ontario) and the provisions for “safe harbor” 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 report. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, possible or future events, statements with respect to possible or future events, estimations and the realization of such estimates (including but not limited to associated timing, amounts and costs), expected expenditures and activities, timelines, requirements for additional capital, government regulation, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, and title disputes or claims. The words “anticipate”, “believe”, “budget”, “expect”, “efforts”, “estimate”, “focus”, “initiative”, “plan”, “potential”, “pursue”, “schedule”, “strategy”, “study”, or “target”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “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. Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can 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. 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. All of the forward-looking statements made in this report are qualified by these cautionary statements, and those made in the “Risk Factors” section of our most recently filed Annual Information Form and 40-F, the “Risk Analysis” section of our FY 2017 and Q1 2018 Management’s Discussion and Analysis to which readers are referred and which are incorporated by reference in this report, all of which qualify any and all forward-looking statements made in this report. 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.

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Where we say “we”, “us”, “our”, the “Company”, or “Kinross” in this report, we mean Kinross Gold Corporation and/ or one or more or all of its subsidiaries, as may be applicable.