AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITEDSecond Quarter 2012 ResultsJuly 2012
Forward Looking StatementsThe information in this document has been prepared as at July 26, 2012. Certain statements conta...
Notes To InvestorsNote Regarding The Use Of Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresThis document presents estimates of future "total c...
Agnico-Eagle Mines LimitedStrong Cash Generation With Measured, Focused Growth andAttractive Dividend Yield Portfolio of ...
Q2 2012 Operating Highlights Record quarterly gold production from currently operating mines        34% y/y production g...
Operating Results       Record production from currently operating mines                                                  ...
Financial Results  Strong earnings and cash flow                                              Q2 2012   Q2 2011     YTD 20...
Financial PositionNet free cash flow expected to enhance balance sheet strengthALL AMOUNTS ARE IN US$,unless otherwise ind...
Generating Net Free Cash Flow          Cash flow to fund dividend and growth plans           Capital Expenditures (USD $00...
Operations and Projects
LaRonde Challenging transition to lower mine YTD gold production of 83,487 oz at  total cash costs of $489 per ounce     ...
Lapa   Good tonnage and cost control Strong Q2 gold production of 28,157 oz        P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz)        ...
KittilaLarge long-life gold deposit continues to grow                                                P&P GOLD RESERVES (mi...
Mexico  Largest cash flow generator Record production in Q2 of 63,356 oz at                                              ...
Meadowbank Lower risk plan delivering strong cash flows Record gold production in Q2 of 98,403                           ...
Meliadine Growing gold reserve and resource Permitting and road construction  underway; Updated feasibility study        ...
Goldex GEZ remains suspended                                                 Measured & Indicated Gold Resource           ...
Exploration UpsideLarge, Growing Gold Deposits                               18
Meliadine Project – Local Geology MapFastest growing deposit with multiple high-grade zones     Exploration target areas  ...
Kittila – Our Largest Gold Deposit Still open for exploration at depth and to the North 2011 exploration expanded reserv...
La India and Tarachi     La India property located 70km from Pinos Altos Open pit, heap leach  operation with stripping  ...
Sound Business Continues To Deliver   No change in strategy or focus AEM is among industry leaders in per share productio...
Appendix           23
Operating Metrics                                                             LaRonde - Ore milled (000 tonnes)           ...
Operating Metrics                                                                                                         ...
Gold and Silver Reserves and Resources December 31, 2011                     Tonnes Gold                        Gold      ...
Copper, Zinc and Lead Reserves and Resources  December 31, 2011                    Tonnes Copper Copper                   ...
Notes to Investors Regarding the Use of ResourcesCautionary Note to Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured and Indicat...
Notes to Investors Regarding the Use of ResourcesA mineral reserve is the economically mineable part of a measured or indi...
A solid financial position, low-cost structure, well-funded growth projects in regionsof low political risk, and a focused...
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  1. 1. AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITEDSecond Quarter 2012 ResultsJuly 2012
  2. 2. Forward Looking StatementsThe information in this document has been prepared as at July 26, 2012. Certain statements contained in this document constitute“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forwardlooking information under the provisions of Canadian provincial securities laws. When used in this document, the words “anticipate”,“expect”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “will”, “planned”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements orinformation.Such statements include without limitation: statements regarding timing and amounts of capital expenditures and other assumptions;estimates of future reserves, resources, mineral production, optimization efforts and sales; estimates of mine life; estimates of futureinternal rates of return, mining costs, cash costs, minesite costs and other expenses; estimates of future capital expenditures and othercash needs, and expectations as to the funding thereof; statements and information as to the projected development of certain oredeposits, including estimates of exploration, development and production and other capital costs, and estimates of the timing of suchexploration, development and production or decisions with respect to such exploration, development and production; estimates ofreserves and resources, and statements and information regarding anticipated future exploration; the anticipated timing of events withrespect to the Companys mine sites and statements and information regarding the sufficiency of the Companys cash resources. Suchstatements and information reflect the Companys views as at the date of this document and are subject to certain risks, uncertaintiesand assumptions, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Many factors, known and unknowncould cause the actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements andinformation. Such risks include, but are not limited to: the volatility of prices of gold and other metals; uncertainty of mineral reserves,mineral resources, mineral grades and mineral recovery estimates; uncertainty of future production, capital expenditures, and othercosts; currency fluctuations; financing of additional capital requirements; cost of exploration and development programs; mining risks;community protests; risks associated with foreign operations; governmental and environmental regulation; the volatility of the Companysstock price; and risks associated with the Companys byproduct metal derivative strategies. For a more detailed discussion of such risksand other factors that may affect the Company’s ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements containedin this document, see the Companys Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011, as well as the Companysother filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does notintend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements and information. Marc Legault, a QualifiedPerson and the Company’s Senior Vice-President, Project Evaluations, reviewed the technical information disclosed herein. For adetailed breakdown of the Company’s reserve and resource position see the February 15, 2012 press release on the Company’swebsite. That press release also lists the Qualified Persons for each project. 2
  3. 3. Notes To InvestorsNote Regarding The Use Of Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresThis document presents estimates of future "total cash cost per ounce" and "minesite cost per tonne" that are not recognized measuresunder United States generally accepted accounting principles ("US GAAP"). This data may not be comparable to data presented byother gold producers. These future estimates are based upon the total cash costs per ounce and minesite costs per tonne that theCompany expects to incur to mine gold at the applicable projects and do not include production costs attributable to accretion expenseand other asset retirement costs, which will vary over time as each project is developed and mined. It is therefore not practicable toreconcile these forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP measure. A reconciliation of theCompanys total cash cost per ounce and minesite cost per tonne to the most comparable financial measures calculated and presentedin accordance with US GAAP for the Companys historical results of operations is set forth in the notes to the financial statementsincluded in the Companys Annual Information Form and Annual Report on Form 20-F, for the year ended December 31, 2011, as wellas the Companys other filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators and the SEC.Note Regarding Production GuidanceThe gold production guidance is based on the Company’s mineral reserves but includes contingencies and assumes metal prices andforeign exchange rates that are different from those used in the reserve estimates. These factors and others mean that the goldproduction guidance presented in this disclosure does not reconcile exactly with the production models used to support these mineralreserves. 3
  4. 4. Agnico-Eagle Mines LimitedStrong Cash Generation With Measured, Focused Growth andAttractive Dividend Yield Portfolio of quality, long-life mines that continue to perform well Low risk production growth from existing assets Significant exploration upside and reserve growth demonstrated at existing 100%-owned assets Political risk profile expected to remain low Strong cash flow funds dividend, exploration, capital reinvestment programs and enhances financial position 4
  5. 5. Q2 2012 Operating Highlights Record quarterly gold production from currently operating mines  34% y/y production growth from currently operating mines  Record gold production at low cash costs from Mexico – 63,356 oz @ $358/oz  Record gold production and throughput at Meadowbank – 98,403oz / 9,901 tpd Solid cash flow and earnings generation  Record six-month cash provided by operating activities of $390.6M Zones M and E at the Goldex mine approved for construction  First production expected in 2014 Increased 2012E gold production guidance to approximately 975,000 oz 5
  6. 6. Operating Results Record production from currently operating mines Q2 2012 YTD 2012 Production Total Cash Cost Production Total Cash Cost (Gold oz) ($/oz) (Gold oz) ($/oz) LaRonde 40,206 784 83,487 489 Kittila 35,228 681 81,986 615 Lapa 28,157 634 56,656 650 Pinos Altos1 63,356 358 120,372 320 Meadowbank 98,403 804 177,804 901 Total 265,350 660 520,305 628 Q2 2012 Revenue By Metal YTD 2012 Q2 2012 2012 Forecast Gold (000’s oz) 265 520 9752 Base Metals Silver (000’s oz) 1,095 2,310 4,150 3% Gold Silver 91% Zinc (t) 9,558 22,536 33,000 6% Copper (t) 1,004 2,330 4,800 Total cash costs ($/oz) 660 628 690-75031. Pinos Altos figures include Creston Mascota 2. Adjusted forecast 3. 2012 assumptions include Ag $30/oz, Cu $7,000/tonne, Zn $1,800/tonne, C$/US$ 1.00, US$/Euro 1.35 6
  7. 7. Financial Results Strong earnings and cash flow Q2 2012 Q2 2011 YTD 2012 YTD 2011 H1 Y/Y Change Gold 265 239 520 492 6% (ounces in thousands) Revenues from mining operations $460 $434 $932 $846 10% (millions) Net income $43 $69 $122 $114 7% (millions) Net income per share $0.25 $0.41 $0.71 $0.68 4% (basic) Cash provided by operating activities $194 $163 $391 $338 16% (millions) YTD 2012 Total Operating Margin - $498M Lapa Laronde 11% 19% Kittila 16% Meadowbank 24% Pinos Altos*All $ amounts are in US$ 30% 7
  8. 8. Financial PositionNet free cash flow expected to enhance balance sheet strengthALL AMOUNTS ARE IN US$,unless otherwise indicated Jun. 30, 2012CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (millions) $289LONG TERM DEBT (millions) $830AVAILABLE CREDIT FACILITIES (millions) $970COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING, BASIC (Q2’12 Weighted average, millions) 171.0COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING, FULLY DILUTED (Q2’12 Weighted average, millions) 171.3 8
  9. 9. Generating Net Free Cash Flow Cash flow to fund dividend and growth plans Capital Expenditures (USD $000s) $1,200,000 Approximate Average EBITDA* $1,000,000 $800,000 Illustrative Ongoing Re-Investment $600,000 $400,000 $200,000 $0 2007A 2008A 2009A 2010A 2011A 2012E 2013 2014 Actual Estimate* Approximate average EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) estimate for illustrative purposes using $1700/oz gold, $32/oz silver, $2000/t zinc, C$/US$ 1.00, 1.35USD/€ 9
  10. 10. Operations and Projects
  11. 11. LaRonde Challenging transition to lower mine YTD gold production of 83,487 oz at total cash costs of $489 per ounce P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 4.7 Q2 gold grade 2.4 g/t vs. 1.6 g/t in AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 4.4 Q2’11 Indicated resource (million oz) 0.4 Challenges include heat, congestion and seismicity Inferred resource (million oz) 1.3 Value of ore per tonne approximately 50% higher over life of mine versus Estimated LOM (years) 15 2011 at same metals prices 2012 exploration budget $1M (LaRonde & regional) See AEM Feb 15, 2012 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. 11
  12. 12. Lapa Good tonnage and cost control Strong Q2 gold production of 28,157 oz P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 0.5 at total cash costs per ounce of $634 Anticipated life of mine extended through AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 6.5 2015 Underground exploration drift to east will Indicated resource (million oz) 0.3 provide access to drill targets that could extend mine life Inferred resource (million oz) 0.1 Est. LOM (years) 4 2012 exploration budget $3M See AEM Feb 15, 2012 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. 12
  13. 13. KittilaLarge long-life gold deposit continues to grow P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 5.2 YTD gold production of 81,986oz at total cash costs of $615 per ounce AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 4.7 Initial 25% expansion study expected in late 2012 Indicated resource (million oz) 1.0 Good exploration results at Rimpi suggest potential for ongoing phased Inferred resource (million oz) 1.2 expansions Estimated LOM (years) 32 2012 exploration budget $16M See AEM Feb 15, 2012 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. 20062007 – 2008 2012 Focus Area 2011 2009 – 2010 13
  14. 14. Mexico Largest cash flow generator Record production in Q2 of 63,356 oz at P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 3.1 total cash costs per ounce of $358 H1 mine operating margin - $149 M AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 2.1 La India may add to production profile in 2014 Indicated resource (million oz) 0.8 Update on La India and Tarachi expected Inferred resource (million oz) 0.8 in Q3 Estimated LOM (years) 18 2012 exploration budget $15M See AEM Feb 15, 2012 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. 14
  15. 15. Meadowbank Lower risk plan delivering strong cash flows Record gold production in Q2 of 98,403 P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 2.2 oz at total cash costs per ounce of $804; New mine plan hitting targets on AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 2.8 throughput (9,901 tpd in Q2) and grade (3.6 g/t in Q2) Indicated resource (million oz) 1.3 H1 operating margin of $121M Inferred resource (million oz) 0.5 Est. LOM (years) 6 2012 exploration budget $7M See AEM Feb 15, 2012 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. 15
  16. 16. Meliadine Growing gold reserve and resource Permitting and road construction underway; Updated feasibility study P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 2.9 expected in late 2013 AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 7.2 Exploration success at Wesmeg, Normeg improving open pit and underground production scenarios Indicated resource (million oz) 1.7 Recent exploration results at Pump, F Inferred resource (million oz) 2.4 Zone and Wesmeg expected to add meaningful reserve and resource ounces at year-end 2012 exploration budget $30M See AEM Feb 15, 2012 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. Tiriganiaq Wolf Wesmeg Pump F Zone Discovery 16
  17. 17. Goldex GEZ remains suspended Measured & Indicated Gold Resource 2.1 (million oz) M & E satellite zones have been approved for Average Measured & Indicated Gold 1.8 construction following extensive review Resource Grade (g/t) Inferred resource (million oz) 1.6 Estimated parameters for M & E zones: Est. LOM (years) 4 Daily Throughput 5,100 tpd 2012 exploration budget $18M Gold Grade 1.5 g/t Mill Recovery 92 % LOM Gold Prod’n to 2017 300,000 oz Minesite Cost C$41 per tonne Total Cash Costs $900 per ounce Life of Mine 4 years Exchange Rate C$1.03 per USD Net Free Cash Flow $70 million 17
  18. 18. Exploration UpsideLarge, Growing Gold Deposits 18
  19. 19. Meliadine Project – Local Geology MapFastest growing deposit with multiple high-grade zones Exploration target areas 19
  20. 20. Kittila – Our Largest Gold Deposit Still open for exploration at depth and to the North 2011 exploration expanded reserves and resources in Roura and Rimpi trends $16M in exploration, up to 12 drills in 2012 2012 Focus Area 20
  21. 21. La India and Tarachi La India property located 70km from Pinos Altos Open pit, heap leach operation with stripping ratio less than 1:1. Estimated annual gold production of 90-100koz Estimated minelife of 9- 10 years Drilling program underway
  22. 22. Sound Business Continues To Deliver No change in strategy or focus AEM is among industry leaders in per share production, reserves, cash flows and dividends Meaningful near-term production growth driven by LaRonde, La India and Goldex, with manageable, fully funded capex Solid, achievable production and cost guidance Expecting growth in reserves through exploration of existing assets Business generating strong cash flows in regions of low political risk  Allocated to dividends, exploration and reinvesting in our core assets 22
  23. 23. Appendix 23
  24. 24. Operating Metrics LaRonde - Ore milled (000 tonnes) LaRonde LaRonde - Minesite costs per tonne (C$)7,500tpd $140/t7,000tpd $120/t6,500tpd $100/t6,000tpd $80/t5,500tpd $60/t5,000tpd $40/t4,500tpd $20/t4,000tpd $0/t Q3 10 Q4 10 Q1 11 Q2 11 Q3 11 Q4 11 Q1 12 Q2 12 Lapa - Ore milled (000 tonnes) Lapa Lapa - Minesite costs per tonne (C$) 2,000tpd $170/t 1,800tpd $150/t 1,600tpd 1,400tpd $130/t 1,200tpd 1,000tpd $110/t 800tpd $90/t 600tpd 400tpd $70/t 200tpd 0tpd $50/t Q3 10 Q4 10 Q1 11 Q2 11 Q3 11 Q4 11 Q1 12 Q2 12 24
  25. 25. Operating Metrics Kittila - Ore milled(000 tonnes) Kittila Kittila - Minesite costs per tonne (EUR)3,500tpd €85/t3,000tpd €80/t €75/t2,500tpd €70/t2,000tpd €65/t1,500tpd €60/t €55/t1,000tpd €50/t 500tpd €45/t 0tpd €40/t Q3 10 Q4 10 Q1 11 Q2 11 Q3 11 Q4 11 Q1 12 Q2 12 Pinos Altos Meadowbank6,000tpd $60/t 12,000tpd $140/t5,000tpd $50/t 10,000tpd $120/t $100/t4,000tpd $40/t 8,000tpd $80/t3,000tpd $30/t 6,000tpd $60/t2,000tpd $20/t 4,000tpd $40/t1,000tpd $10/t 2,000tpd $20/t 0tpd $0/t 0tpd $0/t Q3 10 Q4 10 Q1 11 Q2 11 Q3 11 Q4 11 Q1 12 Q2 12 Q3 10 Q4 10 Q1 11 Q2 11 Q3 11 Q4 11 Q1 12 Q2 12 Pinos Altos - Ore milled (000 tonnes) Meadowbank - Ore milled (000 tonnes) Pinos Altos - Minesite costs per tonne (USD$) Meadowbank - Minesite costs per tonne (C$) 25
  26. 26. Gold and Silver Reserves and Resources December 31, 2011 Tonnes Gold Gold Tonnes Silver SilverGold (000’s) (g/t) (ounces) Silver (000’s) (g/t) (ounces) (000’s) (000’s)Proven 11,029 2.80 994 Proven 7,318 45.35 10,670Probable 146,057 3.78 17,757 Probable 72,693 45.06 105,319Total Total 157,086 3.71 18,750 80,011 45.09 115,989Reserves ReservesMeasured & Measured & 168,336 1.78 9,633 27,801 27.24 24,344Indicated IndicatedInferred 131,216 2.30 9,712 Inferred 34,513 19.00 21,082See AEM Feb 15, 2012 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. Reserves are not a subset of resources.
  27. 27. Copper, Zinc and Lead Reserves and Resources December 31, 2011 Tonnes Copper Copper Tonnes Zinc Zinc Tonnes Lead Lead Copper Zinc Lead (000’s) (%) (tonnes) (000’s) (%) (tonnes) (000’s) (%) (tonnes) Proven 5,331 0.28 15,025 Proven 5,331 2.04 108,626 Proven 5,331 0.23 12,391 Probable 27,901 0.27 76,160 Probable 27,901 0.77 215,522 Probable 27,901 0.05 13,441 Total Total Total 33,232 0.27 91,184 33,232 0.98 324,149 33,232 0.08 25,832 Reserves Reserves Reserves Indicated 7,225 0.12 8,629 Indicated 7,225 1.49 107,338 Indicated 7,225 0.15 11,127 Inferred 11,400 0.26 29,664 Inferred 11,400 0.44 49,745 Inferred 11,400 0.05 5,138See AEM Feb 15, 2012 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. Reserves are not a subset of resources 27
  28. 28. Notes to Investors Regarding the Use of ResourcesCautionary Note to Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured and Indicated ResourcesThis document uses the terms "measured resources" and "indicated resources". We advise investors that while those terms are recognized and requiredby Canadian regulations, the SEC does not recognize them. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of mineral deposits in thesecategories will ever be converted into reserves.Cautionary Note to Investors Concerning Estimates of Inferred ResourcesThis document also uses the term "inferred resources". We advise investors that while this term is recognized and required by Canadian regulations, theSEC does not recognize it. "Inferred resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic andlegal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules,estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, except in rare cases. Investors are cautioned not toassume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.Scientific and Technical DataAgnico-Eagle Mines Limited is reporting mineral resource and reserve estimates in accordance with the CIM guidelines for the estimation, classification andreporting of resources and reserves.Cautionary Note To U.S. Investors - The SEC permits U.S. mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that acompany can economically and legally extract or produce. Agnico-Eagle uses certain terms in this press release, such as “measured”, “indicated”, and“inferred”, and “resources” that the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit U.S. registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. U.S. investors areurged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 20-F, which may be obtained from us, or from the SEC’s website at: http://sec.gov/edgar.shtml. A“final” or “bankable” feasibility study is required to meet the requirements to designate reserves under Industry Guide 7.Estimates for all properties were calculated using historic three-year average metals prices and foreign exchange rates in accordance with the SECIndustry Guide 7. Industry Guide 7 requires the use of prices that reflect current economic conditions at the time of reserve determination, which the Staffof the SEC has interpreted to mean historic three-year average prices. The assumptions used for the mineral reserves and resources estimates reportedby the Company on February 15, 2012 were based on three-year average prices for the period ending December 31, 2011 of $1,255 per ounce gold,$23.00 per ounce silver, $0.91 per pound zinc, $3.25 per pound copper, $0.95 per pound lead and C$/US$, US$/Euro and MXP/US$ exchange rates of1.05, 1.37 and 12.86, respectively.The Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) requires mining companies to disclose reserves and resources using thesubcategories of “proven” reserves, “probable” reserves, “measured” resources, “indicated” resources and “inferred” resources. Mineral resources that arenot mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. 28
  29. 29. Notes to Investors Regarding the Use of ResourcesA 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 ofreporting, that economic extraction can be justified. A mineral reserve includes diluting materials and allows for losses that may occur when the material ismined. A proven mineral reserve is the economically mineable part of a measured mineral resource demonstrated by at least a preliminary feasibility study.A probable mineral reserve is the economically mineable part of an indicated, and in some circumstances, a measured mineral resource demonstrated byat least a preliminary feasibility study.A mineral resource is a concentration or occurrence of natural, solid, inorganic material, or natural solid fossilized organic material including base andprecious metals 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 geologicalevidence and knowledge. A measured mineral resource is that part of a mineral resource for which quantity, grade or quality, densities, shape and physicalcharacteristics are so well established that they can be estimated with confidence sufficient to allow the appropriate application of technical and economicparameters, to support production planning and evaluation of the economic viability of the deposit. The estimate is based on detailed and reliableexploration, sampling and testing information gathered through appropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drillholes that are spaced closely enough to confirm both geological and grade continuity. An indicated mineral resource is that part of a mineral resource forwhich quantity, grade or quality, densities, shape and physical characteristics can be estimated with a level of confidence sufficient to allow the appropriateapplication of technical and economic parameters, to support mine planning and evaluation of the economic viability of the deposit. The estimate is basedon 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. An inferred mineral resource is thatpart of a mineral resource for which quantity and grade or quality can be estimated on the basis of geological evidence and limited sampling andreasonably assumed, but not verified, geological and grade continuity. The estimate is based on limited information and sampling gathered throughappropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do nothave demonstrated economic viability.Investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.A Feasibility Study is a comprehensive technical and economic study of the selected development option for a mineral project that includes appropriatelydetailed assessments of realistically assumed mining, processing, metallurgical, economic, marketing, legal, environmental, social and governmentalconsiderations together with any other relevant operational factors and detailed financial analysis, that are necessary to demonstrate at the time ofreporting that extraction is reasonably justified (economically mineable). The results of the study may reasonably serve as the basis for a final decision by aproponent or financial institution to proceed with, or finance, the development of the project. The confidence level of the study will be higher than that of aPre-Feasibility Study.The effective date for all of the Company’s mineral resource and reserve estimates in this document is December 31, 2011. Additional information abouteach of the mineral projects that is required by NI 43-101, sections 3.2 and 3.3 and paragraphs 3.4 (a), (c) and (d) can be found in Technical Reports,which may be found at www.sedar.com. Other important operating information can be found in the Company’s Form 20-F and its news release datedFebruary 15, 2012.Marc Legault, a Qualified Person and the Company’s Senior Vice-President, Project Evaluations, reviewed the technical information disclosed herein. 29
  30. 30. A solid financial position, low-cost structure, well-funded growth projects in regionsof low political risk, and a focused, consistent strategy put Agnico-Eagle in a strongposition to continue creating exceptional per share value.Sean Boyd Executive and Registered Office:President and 145 King Street East, Suite 400Chief Executive Officer Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5C 2Y7David Smith Tel: 416-947-1212SVP, Strategic Planning & Investor Toll-Free: 888-822-6714Relations Fax: 416-367-4681Trading Symbol:AEM on TSX & NYSEInvestor Relations:416-947-1212info@agnico-eagle.comagnico-eagle.com
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