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  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Corporate Presentation March 2014
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Forward Looking Statements All reserve and resource estimates reported by the Company were calculated in accordance with the Canadian National Instrument 43-101 and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Classification system. These standards differ significantly from the requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Statements relating to the estimated or expected future production and operating results and costs and financial condition of Seabridge, planned work at the Company’s projects and the expected results of such work are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by words such as the following: expects, plans, anticipates, believes, intends, estimates, projects, assumes, potential and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements also include reference to events or conditions that will, would, may, could or should occur. Information concerning exploration results and mineral reserve and resource estimates may also be deemed to be forward-looking statements, as it constitutes a prediction of what might be found to be present when and if a project is actually developed. These forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable at the time they are made, are inherently subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: uncertainties related to raising sufficient financing to fund the planned work in a timely manner and on acceptable terms; changes in planned work resulting from logistical, technical or other factors; the possibility that results of work will not fulfill projections/expectations and realize the perceived potential of the Company’s projects; uncertainties involved in the interpretation of drilling results and other tests and the estimation of gold reserves and resources; risk of accidents, equipment breakdowns and labour disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions; the possibility of environmental issues at the Company’s projects; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in work programs; the need to obtain permits and comply with environmental laws and regulations and other government requirements; fluctuations in the price of gold and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company’s Annual Information Form filed with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com) for the year ended December 31, 2012 and in the Company’s Annual Report Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on EDGAR (available at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml). Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company’s management or its independent professional consultants on the date the statements are made. 2
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD The Case for Seabridge • 44.7M oz Au • 10B lbs Cu Proven and Probable Reserves • 47.1M shares outstandingLow Share Dilution • $9 enterprise value per ounce of gold reservesLow Valuation • All reserves are located in CanadaLow Political Risk • New discoveries could add significant higher grade reserves to improve project economicsExploration Upside 3
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD - 30 60 90 120 150 Barrick Newmont Newcrest Polyus Anglogold Goldcorp Seabridge Kinross Yamana NovaGold Agnico-Eagle NewGold Detour AlliedNevada Gabriel Osisko Polymetal Buenaventura AuRico Alamos Gold Reserves Reserves rank Seabridge among world’s top ten gold companies 4 Source: Company data. Data as of February 28th, 2014. Note: Companies shown include North America’s largest gold companies and selected gold project development companies. GoldReserves(Moz) 45M oz
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD - 0.20 0.40 0.60 0.80 1.00 1.20 Seabridge Newmont Anglogold Barrick AlliedNevada Newcrest Detour Agnico-Eagle Goldcorp NovaGold Buenaventura Kinross NewGold Yamana AuRico Polyus Gabriel Polymetal Osisko Alamos Low Share Dilution 5 Seabridge ranks 1st in reserves/share among leading gold companies Source: Company data. Data as of February 28th, 2014. Note: Companies shown include North America’s largest gold companies and selected gold project development companies. GoldReservesperCommonShare 0.95 oz/share
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Low Share Dilution (cont.) 6 Source: Company data. Data as of March 11, 2014. Note: For a breakdown of Seabridge’s mineral reserves and resources by project, tonnes and grade, please visit http://seabridgegold.net/resources.php Reserves and Resources continue to grow faster than shares outstanding
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD - $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Polymetal Goldcorp Buenaventura Agnico-Eagle Yamana Alamos Osisko Barrick Newmont NewGold Kinross AuRico Anglogold Newcrest Polyus Detour NovaGold AlliedNevada Gabriel Seabridge EnterpriseValueperReserveozAttractive Valuation 7 Seabridge has a very low enterprise value per ounce of gold reserves Source: Company data. Data as of February 28th, 2014. (1) Enterprise Value calculated as market capitalization (basic) plus net debt and minority interest Note: Companies shown include North America’s largest gold companies and selected gold project development companies $9/oz
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Low Political Risk • Illegal strikes and local opposition delay approved projects (Conga, Santa Anna, Tintaya)Peru • Open pit mining and use of cyanide banned in certain areas • 100% tax on export earnings for some resource projects (Famatina, San Jose)Argentina • Increased taxes and royalties (Fruta del Norte)Ecuador • Creeping expropriation through imposed local and government ownership (Batu Hiju, Grassberg, Tujuh Bukit)Indonesia • Increased royalty structure and challenging power supply issues (all projects) • Local opposition delays approved projects (El Morro, Pascua-Lama)Chile • Stable regulatory and tax regimeCanada 8 Where would you rather be?
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD KSM Project, British Columbia, Canada 9 • KSM is the world’s largest undeveloped gold/copper project (by reserves) • Located in “mining friendly” British Columbia near past producers • Highly favorable logistics • Estimated cash costs and total costs well below current industry averages • Base Case exhibits outstanding capital efficiency • Environmental Assessment approval expected mid 2014 • Nearing completion of Impact Benefit Agreement with key Treaty Nation • Newly discovered Deep Kerr deposit adds significant upside potential
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD KSM is World Class! 10 KSM is a World Class Gold-Copper Project Source: Company data. - 2 4 6 8 10 12 - 10 20 30 40 KSM Donlin PuebloViejo CerroCasale Boddington Caspiche Pascua-Lama Penasquito Conga Telfer ElMorro AguaRica GaloreCreek CuReserves(Blbs) AuReserves(Moz) - 2 4 6 8 10 12 - 10 20 30 40 KSM Donlin PuebloViejo CerroCasale Boddington Caspiche Pascua-Lama Penasquito Conga Telfer ElMorro AguaRica GaloreCreek CuReserves(Blbs) AuReserves(Moz) Au Reserves Cu Reserves - 2 4 6 8 10 12 - 10 20 30 40 KSM Donlin PuebloViejo CerroCasale Boddington Caspiche Pascua-Lama Penasquito Conga Telfer ElMorro AguaRica GaloreCreek CuReserves(Blbs) AuReserves(Moz) Au Reserves Cu Reserves - 2 4 6 8 10 12 - 0 0 0 0 KSM Donlin PuebloViejo CerroCasale Boddington Caspiche Pascua-Lama Penasquito Conga Telfer ElMorro AguaRica GaloreCreek CuReserves(Blbs) Au Reserves Cu Reserves - 2 4 6 8 10 12 - 10 20 30 40 KSM Donlin PuebloViejo CerroCasale Boddington Caspiche Pascua-Lama Penasquito Conga Telfer ElMorro AguaRica GaloreCreek CuReserves(Blbs) AuReserves(Moz) Au Reserves Cu Reserves
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD KSM – Favorable Logistics 11
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD KSM – Mitchell Zone 12
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD KSM – Project Layout 13
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD KSM – Preliminary Feasibility Study 14 The PFS projects a large, long-life mine Unit Years 1-7 LOM 55-Year Plan Average Grades: Gold gpt 0.79 0.55 Copper % 0.23 0.21 Silver gpt 2.39 2.74 Molybdenum ppm 46.2 44.8 Average Annual Production: Gold oz 851,000 508,000 Copper M lbs 195 147 Silver M oz 2.1 2.2 Molybdenum M lbs 1.3 1.1
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD KSM – PFS Pre-Tax Summary 15 50+ year mine plan Note: For Operating and Total Costs, copper, silver and molybdenum revenues are taken as a by-product credits. Case Unit Base Alternate May 2012 Spot Initial Capital Cost $M $5,300 $5,300 $5,300 Net Cash Flow $M $20,500 $16,800 $31,200 NPV @ 5% $M $4,500 $3,500 $7,700 Internal Rate of Return % 11.5% 10.4% 14.7% Payback Period years 6.2 6.7 5.2 Operating Costs (LOM) $/oz Au $141 $263 $60 Total Costs (includes all capital) $/oz Au $598 $720 $535 Metal Prices: Gold $/oz $1,330 $1,320 $1,650 Copper $/lb $3.45 $3.00 $3.75 Silver $/oz $25.20 $25.60 $32.00 Molybdenum $/lb $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 US$/Cdn$ Exchange Rate - 0.96x 0.96x 1.00x
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD KSM – EA Review Timeline 16
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD KSM Working Group Meetings 17 Since 2008 Seabridge has been engaged with a working group consisting of Treaty and First Nations and Canadian and U.S. Regulators
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Earning our Social License • Seabridge has reached an agreement in principle on key elements of Benefits Agreement with the Nisga’a Nation Treaty/First Nation Support • Seabridge continues to support the training of the local labour force Employment Training • Seabridge has received the support of the Mayor and Councils of Smithers and Terrace for the development of the KSM Project Local Community Support 18
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Support of Treaty and First Nations 19 NISGA'A NATION AND SEABRIDGE GOLD CONFIRM AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE ON KEY ELEMENTS OF KSM BENEFITS AGREEMENT August 2013 "Seabridge has demonstrated a real willingness to assist the Nisga'a Nation in creating genuine economic opportunities for, and building the capacity of, Nisga'a citizens, [and] we look forward to continuing our participation in the environmental assessment process for the KSM Project.“ - Mitchell Stevens, President of the Nisga’a Nation
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Gitxsan Summit 20 Seabridge continues to meet with and inform Treaty and First Nations on the local benefits that will be derived from the KSM Project.
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Employment Training 21 Seabridge continues to support employment training within local communities for job skills that will be required at KSM
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Terrace Open House 22 Open and continued dialogue has resulted in the endorsement of Seabridge and KSM by local communities
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  • SEABRIDGE GOLD KERR ZONE Plan View and Cross Section Index 31 Oct. 2013 Conceptual Pit Limits (Mar. 2012) 400m Hole trace histograms: Red = Au assays Green = Cu assays A K-13-34 Hole trace histograms K-13-24 K-13-31 A’ N S 24
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  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Deep Kerr Resources (February 2014) 28 More than 2.5 times the average KSM copper grade Note: Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Inferred mineral resources have a high degree 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 resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Copper Gold Silver Moly Tonnes Grade Inferred Grade Inferred Grade Inferred Grade Inferred ($/tonne) (K) % (M lbs) g/t (K oz) g/t (K oz) ppm (K lbs) 8.0 749,928 0.42 6,917 0.30 7,325 1.7 41,349 24 40,146 12.0 675,228 0.45 6,730 0.32 6,921 1.7 37,897 26 38,175 16.0 597,280 0.49 6,472 0.34 6,515 1.8 34,644 27 35,962 20.0 514,667 0.53 6,052 0.36 5,914 1.8 30,319 28 32,087 24.0 442,221 0.58 5,640 0.39 5,485 1.9 26,670 29 28,654 28.0 376,888 0.62 5,168 0.41 4,976 2.0 23,919 30 24,849 32.0 317,108 0.67 4,700 0.44 4,477 1.9 19,570 31 21,504 36.0 272,175 0.71 4,279 0.46 4,012 1.9 16,699 31 18,621 NSR Cutoff Value Deep Kerr Inferred Resource
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Deep Kerr - Favorable Comparison 29 Favorable comparison to other world class gold-copper projects Source: Most recent company reserve disclosures. Grade Owner/ Tonnes Copper Gold Project Operator Location (Millions) % g/t Batu Hiju Newmont Indonesia 439 0.40 0.28 Bingham Canyon Rio Tinto United States 704 0.49 0.20 Cadia East Newcrest Australia 1600 0.29 0.49 Grasberg Freeport Indonesia 488 0.93 0.88 Oyu Tolgoi Rio Tinto Mongolia 1040 0.46 0.31
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Deep Kerr – Mining Areas 30
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  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Courageous Lake • At 6.5M oz, Courageous Lake (“CL”) is Canada’s 2nd largest undeveloped gold reserve (KSM is 1st) • Excellent open pit grade of 2.2 gpt Au – More than twice the grade of Osisko and Detour Gold’s new mines • Recently completed Preliminary Feasibility Study shows viable project with exceptional leverage to higher gold prices • Wholly owned 53 km greenstone belt provides excellent exploration potential • Located in Northwest Territories within 100 km of Diavik and Ekati, two large operating open pit diamond mines 33
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Courageous Lake – Project Location • Project located on winter ice road, in close proximity to the Diavik and Ekati mines – Demonstrating that year round open pit bulk tonnage operations are feasible • Nearby mines provide “real-time” estimates for capital and operating costs – Additionally, with mines scheduled to close over the next several years, a local and trained workforce will be readily available 34
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Courageous Lake – 2012 PFS (July 2012) 35 Exceptional leverage to gold price Case Unit Base Alternate Gold Price $/oz $1,384 $1,925 Initial Capital Cost $M $1,520 $1,520 Mine Life years 15.0 15.0 Average Annual Gold Production ounces 385,000 385,000 Net Cash Flow $M $1,507 $4,519 NPV @ 5% $M $303 $2,080 Internal Rate of Return % 7.3% 18.7% Payback Period years 11.2 4.0 Operating Costs (years 1-5) $/oz Au $674 $689 Operating Costs (LOM) $/oz Au $780 $796 Total Costs (includes all capital) $/oz Au $1,123 $1,141 US$/Cdn$ Exchange Rate - 0.98x 0.99x
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD CL – Value Enhancing Opportunities • Access to hydro-electric generated power • Examine year round road access opportunities Improve Capital and Operating Costs • Exploring for higher grade material that could be exploited in the early years of production • History of high grade production along belt Higher Grades • Exploring for additional bulk mineable deposits that could extend project life beyond the current 15 year estimate Additional Deposits 36
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Courageous Lake – Exploration Potential • Existing 6.5M oz reserve covers only 2 km of an under explored greenstone belt that stretches 53 km – Owned 100% by Seabridge • Two former producing mines on belt (Salmita and Tundra) had average grades of ~1 opt Au (30 gpt) • Seabridge now exploring for additional deposits that could extend the estimated 15 year mine life – With potentially higher grades mined in early years 37
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  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Catalysts for Success 39 EA/EIS Approval • Advancing through environmental approval and permitting process • Approval expected mid 2014 Exploration Success • Pursuing exploration opportunities that will improve project economics • $16M committed for follow-up drilling at Deep Kerr and to test other potential higher grade core targets Joint Ventures • Projects being de-risked to drive joint venture terms • IBA negotiations proceeding with Treaty and First Nations • Transactions dependent on improved market conditions
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Corporate Information • NYSE: SA • TSX: SEA • Included in GDXJ Listings • 47.1M shares outstanding • 49.9 M fully dilutedShare Structure • No debt • More than C$30M in working capitalBalance Sheet • Interests are aligned with shareholders • Insiders own over 30% of common sharesManagement and Board • Own ~35% of common shares • Investors include Friedberg Mercantile, Royce, Van Eck, WeissFinancial Institutions • Royal Gold (holds option to acquire NSR at KSM for $160 million in cash)Strategic Investors 40
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Experienced Management 41 • Over 30 years of experience in the gold business, primarily as a senior officer and director of publicly traded companies including Greenstone Resources, Columbia Resources, Behre Dolbear & Company, Riverside Associates, Phibro-Salomon, Amax, and DRX Rudi Fronk Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO • Over 30 years of experience in the mining sector and responsible for designing and managing the technical programs required to advance Seabridge's two main assets towards feasibility • Former Vice President of Solutions and Innovation for Newmont Mining Company Jay Layman Director, President & COO • Over 30 years of exploration experience and is responsible for the design and execution of Seabridge’s exploration and resource delineation programs • Previously served as Exploration Manager and Vice President with Placer Dome Bill Threlkeld Senior VP, Exploration • Over 30 years of experience in mine engineering, design, strategic analysis and start-up • Formerly a Group Executive, Mine Engineering at Newmont Mining Corporation Peter Williams Senior VP, Technical Services • Has 20 years of mining industry and public accounting experience and has been a CGA since 1994 • Currently a director of Paramount Gold and Silver Christopher Reynolds VP, CFO • Over 25 years of experience, Mr. Murphy is responsible for developing and managing Seabridge's environmental programs and community engagement strategies Brent Murphy VP, Environmental Affairs • Has practiced law in the areas of corporate finance and securities, corporate and mining since 1993 and has been counsel to Seabridge Gold since 1999 Bruce Scott VP, Corporate Affairs
  • SEABRIDGE GOLD Board of Directors • Founder and Chairman of Mintec, Inc. and one of the original developers of MineSight™, recognized as the pre-eminent reserves modeling and mine design software system with more than 300 installations worldwide Frederick Banfield • Over 45 years of mining related experience, predominately in senior technical project management and operational roles, including Newmont and FreeportScott Barr • Over 40 years of accounting experience including senior audit partner with Deloitte Touche Thomas Dawson Chairman of Audit and Nomination Committees • Over 25 years experience in precious metals trading, merchanting and merchant banking activities including J. Aron & Co,, Goldman Sachs and Gerald MetalsLouis Fox • Over 30 years of experience, Mr. Gonzalez-Urien is one of the most highly regarded exploration geologists in the mining industry. Ran global exploration for Placer Dome from 1989 through 2001Eliseo Gonzalez-Urien • Currently serves as the Executive Chairman of The RMH Group, Inc. • Former CEO (and previously COO and CFO) of Echo Bay MinesRichard Kraus 42