TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 5, 2015) - Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. ("Kirkland Lake Gold" or the "Company") (TSX:KGI), an operating and exploration gold company with operations in Ontario, Canada, announces the appointment of Mr. Perry Ing, as Chief Financial Officer effective November 2, 2015.

Mr. Ing is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Public Accountant (Illinois), and a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 13 years of financial management experience in the mining sector and 18 years industry experience. Mr. Ing started his accounting career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he spent 6 years in progressively senior roles before joining Goldcorp Inc., in 2003. Mr. Ing most recently held the positions of Financial Consultant with Barrick Gold Corporation from 2005 to 2008, and has been the Chief Financial Officer with McEwen Mining Inc., since 2008. Mr. Ing holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Toronto.

George Ogilvie, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are very pleased that Perry has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer commencing in November. Perry's level of experience and qualifications will assist us to achieve our goals in the near term as well as provide strategic guidance for our mid to longer term objectives. On behalf of the senior management team and the board of directors, I would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome Perry to the Kirkland Lake Gold team."

About the Company

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. is a gold producer with assets in Kirkland Lake, northeastern Ontario. Current gold production is in excess of 150,000 ounces per year and is expected to grow to over 180,000 ounces per year in the next three years as exploration and development work continue. The exploration program is aimed at maintaining a property wide reserve and resource base sufficient to sustain a mine life of more than ten years, with the current mine life estimated at between ten to fourteen years of production in a high grade gold camp.

The Company is committed to building a sustainable mining company that is recognized as a safe and responsible gold producer. Kirkland Lake Gold plans to evolve into an intermediate gold mining company centered in the historically robust Kirkland Lake gold camp, while evaluating opportunities for growth in other safe mining jurisdictions.

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Contact Information:

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
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Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
George Ogilvie, P.Eng
Chief Executive Officer

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
Suzette N. Ramcharan, CPIR
Director of Investor Relations
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