TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2013) - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:K)(NYSE:KGC) announced today that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the third consecutive year, and to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the fourth consecutive year.

"We are honoured to be included among the global leaders in corporate responsibility through our listing on the DJSI World Index," said James Crossland, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs. "This is a testament to our employees' strong and ongoing commitment to responsible mining."

The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index is composed of global sustainability leaders through a corporate sustainability assessment. The index represents the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index based on a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance.

For more information about Kinross' corporate responsibility performance and initiatives visit our latest corporate responsibility report at:

About Kinross Gold Corporation

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Mauritania, Russia and the United States, employing approximately 9,000 people worldwide. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).

Contact Information:

Kinross Gold Corporation - Media Contact
Steve Mitchell
Vice-President, Corporate Communications

Kinross Gold Corporation - Investor Relations Contact
Tom Elliott
Vice-President, Investor Relations