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Corporate Update - June 2013

  1. 1. Corporate Update June 2013
  2. 2. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS The information in this document has been prepared as at June 5, 2013. Certain statements contained in this document constitute “forwardlooking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward looking 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 or information. 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 future internal rates of return, mining costs, cash costs, minesite costs and other expenses; estimates of future capital expenditures and other cash needs, and expectations as to the funding thereof; statements and information as to the projected development of certain ore deposits, including estimates of exploration, development and production and other capital costs, and estimates of the timing of such exploration, development and production or decisions with respect to such exploration, development and production; estimates of reserves and resources, and statements and information regarding anticipated future exploration; the anticipated timing of events with respect to the Company’s mine sites and statements and information regarding the sufficiency of the Company’s cash resources. Such statements and information reflect the Company’s views as at the date of this document and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Many factors, known and unknown could cause the actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements and information. 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 other costs; 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 Company’s stock price; and risks associated with the Company’s byproduct metal derivative strategies. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors that may affect the Company’s ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this document, see the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012, as well as the Company’s other filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements and information. Alain Blackburn, a Qualified Person and the Company’s Senior Vice-President, Exploration, reviewed the technical information disclosed herein. For a detailed breakdown of the Company’s reserve and resource position see the February 13, 2013 press release on the Company’s website. That press release also lists the Qualified Persons for each project. agnicoeagle.com 2
  3. 3. NOTES TO INVESTORS Note Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures This document presents estimates of future “total cash cost per ounce” and “minesite cost per tonne” that are not recognized measures under United States generally accepted accounting principles (“US GAAP”). This data may not be comparable to data presented by other gold producers. These future estimates are based upon the total cash costs per ounce and minesite costs per tonne that the Company expects to incur to mine gold at the applicable projects and do not include production costs attributable to accretion expense and other asset retirement costs, which will vary over time as each project is developed and mined. It is therefore not practicable to reconcile these forward-looking nonGAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP measure. A reconciliation of the Company’s total cash cost per ounce and minesite cost per tonne to the most comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with US GAAP for the Company’s historical results of operations is set forth in the notes to the financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Annual Report on Form 20-F, for the year ended December 31, 2012, as well as the Company’s other filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators and the SEC. Note Regarding Production Guidance The gold production guidance is based on the Company’s mineral reserves but includes contingencies and assumes metal prices and foreign exchange rates that are different from those used in the reserve estimates. These factors and others mean that the gold production guidance presented in this disclosure does not reconcile exactly with the production models used to support these mineral reserves. agnicoeagle.com 3
  4. 4. KEY OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS – Q1 2013 Production and costs on track; Goldex and La India startup ahead of schedule • Q1 2013 gold production of 236,975 oz at a total cash cost of $740/oz – as expected • Quarterly cash flows from operations of $146 million ($0.80 per share) • Goldex to produce ahead of schedule - expected to provide 15,000 oz gold in Q4, 2013 • La India to begin commissioning in late Q4, 2013, ahead of schedule; Commercial production expected in Q1, 2014 • Kittila mill maintenance to take longer than expected – production to resume in late June • 2013 Production guidance unchanged at 990,000 oz agnicoeagle.com 4
  5. 5. OPERATING RESULTS First quarter production and costs in line with expectations Q1 2013 2013 Forecast Production (Gold oz) Total Cash Cost ($/oz) Operating Margin ($, 000’s) Midpoint of Production Estimate (Gold oz) LaRonde 39,073 $718 $33,295 177,000 Kittila 43,145 $624 $44,956 150,000 Lapa 26,868 $680 $21,788 97,000 Pinos Altos1 46,071 $300 $53,827 191,000 Meadowbank 81,818 $1,069 $36,503 360,000 Goldex 15,000 236,975 Total Q1 2013 Revenue by Metal $740 $190,369 990,000 Q1 2013 Total Operating Margin – $190M Pinos Altos 28% Base Metals 3% Silver 8% Gold 89% Kittila 24% Meadowbank 19% Lapa 11% 1. Pinos Altos figures include Creston Mascota. agnicoeagle.com LaRonde 17% 5
  6. 6. Q1 2013 FINANCIAL RESULTS Strong operating quarter in line with expectations All amounts are in US$, unless otherwise indicated Q1 2013 Q1 2012 Revenues (millions) $420.4 $472.9 Earnings (millions) $23.9 $78.5 Earnings per share (basic) $0.14 $0.46 $146.1 $196.5 236,975 227,792 Silver (ounces in thousands) 1,251 1,215 Zinc (tonnes) 8,239 12,978 Copper (tonnes) 1,082 1,326 Total cash costs ($/oz) $740 $594 Cash provided by operating activities (millions) Payable Production Gold (ounces) agnicoeagle.com 6
  7. 7. FINANCIAL POSITION Expecting to generate free cash flow in 2013 ALL AMOUNTS ARE IN US$, Mar. 31, 2013 unless otherwise indicated CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (millions) $264 LONG TERM DEBT (millions) $800 AVAILABLE CREDIT FACILITIES $1.2 Billion COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING, BASIC (Q1’13 Weighted average, millions) 172.3 COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING, FULLY DILUTED (Q1’13 Weighted average, millions) 172.6 Long-Term Debt Maturities 2017 Notes Outstanding (millions) Coupon agnicoeagle.com 2020 2022 2024 $115 $360 $225 $100 6.13% 6.67% 5.93% 5.02% 7
  8. 8. MODERATE, ACHIEVABLE PRODUCTION GROWTH Low political risk, mining-friendly jurisdictions Payable Gold Production Profile (oz) 1,300,000 1,100,000 900,000 700,000 500,000 300,000 100,000 2008A 2009A 2010A Actual agnicoeagle.com 2011A 2012A 2013E 2014E 2015E Estimate 8
  9. 9. DISCIPLINED CAPITAL ALLOCATION Well positioned to fund growth plans and dividends Capital Expenditures (US$ 000’s) $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $800,000 Illustrative Ongoing Re-Investment $600,000 * $400,000 Estimate for projects not yet approved ~ $350M Sustaining Capital and Capitalized Exploration ~ $250M $200,000 $0 2008A 2009A 2010A Actual 2011A 2012A 2013E 2014 2015 Estimate * 2013E Development capital includes approximately $180M on Goldex and La India agnicoeagle.com 9
  10. 10. OPERATIONS
  11. 11. LARONDE Ramp up at lower mine on track • Q1 2013 production of 39,073 oz gold at total cash costs per ounce of $718 • Additional cooling capacity expected to be installed in 4Q 2013 • Approximately 60% of ore in Q1 2013 sourced from deeper mine • Value of ore per tonne approximately 50% higher over life mine versus 2012 $240M 4.2 AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 4.5 Indicated resource (million oz) (5.4 M tonnes @ 1.88 g/t) • Positive for operating flexibility and production P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 0.3 Inferred resource (million oz) (11.9 M tonnes @ 3.73 g/t) 1.4 Estimated LOM (years) 14 2013 exploration budget (LaRonde & regional) Cash Operating Margin $2M See AEM Feb 13, 2013 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. $160M $80M $0M 2010 agnicoeagle.com 2011 2012 11
  12. 12. LAPA Continues to deliver steady operating results • Q1 2013 production of 26,868 oz gold at total cash costs per ounce of $680 • Optimization led to increased mill throughput on a year over year basis • Ongoing exploration could extend the mine life beyond 2016 P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 0.4 AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 6.0 Indicated resource (million oz) (1.1 M tonnes @ 4.08 g/t) 0.2 Inferred resource (million oz) (0.9 M tonnes @ 6.69 g/t) Estimated LOM (years) $120M 2013 exploration budget Cash Operating Margin 0.2 3 $3M See AEM Feb 13, 2013 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. $80M $40M $0M 2010 agnicoeagle.com 2011 2012 12
  13. 13. KITTILA Record quarterly recoveries of 92%; Scheduled maintenance to take longer than planned • Q1 2013 production of 43,145 oz gold at total cash costs per ounce of $624 • Scheduled maintenance for Q2 2013 now extended to include complete relining of the autoclave – production anticipated to resume late June • Expected to reduce 2013 production by 10,000 to 15,000 oz and increase total cash costs for the Company by $10/oz P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 4.8 AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 4.5 Indicated resource (million oz) (7.8 M tonnes @ 2.65 g/t) 0.7 Inferred resource (million oz) (19.0 M tonnes @ 3.88 g/t) Estimated LOM (years) 2013 exploration budget $240M Cash Operating Margin 2.4 26 $7M See AEM Feb 13, 2013 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. $160M $80M $0M 2010 agnicoeagle.com 2011 2012 13
  14. 14. MEXICO – PINOS ALTOS & CRESTON MASCOTA Creston Mascota leaching resumes ahead of schedule. • Q1 2013 production of 46,071 oz gold at total cash cost of US$300/oz* • Leaching resumed on the Phase 2 pad at Creston Mascota in March 2013, one month ahead of schedule. • Production at Creston Mascota expected to ramp up gradually through year-end • Shaft sinking proceeding on time and on budget $320M P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 2.7 AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 2.2 Indicated resource (million oz) (17.9 M tonnes @ 1.52 g/t) 0.9 Inferred resource (million oz) (24.6 M tonnes @ 1.19 g/t) Estimated LOM (years) 2013 exploration budget Cash Operating Margin 0.9 16 $9M See AEM Feb 13, 2013 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. $240M *Total cash costs per ounce of gold produced and minesite costs per tonne for the Creston Mascota deposit at Pinos Altos are excluded in Q1 2013 due to suspension of heap leach operations effective October 1, 2012. $160M $80M $0M 2010 agnicoeagle.com 2011 2012 14
  15. 15. MEADOWBANK Record quarterly mill throughput • Q1 2013 production of 81,818 oz gold at a total cash cost of $1,069/oz. • Record quarterly throughput of 11,320 tpd • Production expected to be higher in H2 2013 due to higher anticipated grades P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 2.3 AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 2.8 Measured & Indicated resource (million oz) (10.3 M tonnes @ 2.49 g/t) Inferred resource (million oz) (3.6 M tonnes @ 3.81 g/t) Estimated LOM (years) $320M 2013 exploration budget Cash Operating Margin 0.8 0.4 6 $4M See AEM Feb 13, 2013 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. $240M $160M $80M $0M 2010 agnicoeagle.com 2011 2012 15
  16. 16. DEVELOPMENT
  17. 17. LA INDIA Commissioning expected to start by year-end 2013 • Construction proceeding well and on budget • Commercial production expected in 1Q 2014, one quarter ahead of schedule • Estimated annual gold production of approx. 90 koz @ average total cash costs of approx. $500/oz • Open pit, heap leach mine, with stripping ratio of 1:1 agnicoeagle.com PROBABLE GOLD RESERVES (million oz) 0.8 AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 0.7 Indicated gold resource (million oz) (43.2 M tonnes @ 0.4 g/t) Inferred gold resource (million oz) (81 M tonnes @ 0.4 g/t) Estimated LOM (years) 0.6 1.0 8 See AEM Feb 13, 2013 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. 17
  18. 18. GOLDEX Initial production expected in Q4 2013 • Expected 2013 production - 15,000 oz, two quarters ahead of schedule • Initial focus on the M & E satellite zones – GEZ remains suspended P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) Measured & Indicated gold resource (million oz) (27.2 M tonnes @ 1.8 g/t) Inferred gold resource (million oz) (34.6 M tonnes @ 1.5 g/t) • Technical studies are underway on several other satellite zones with results expected by year-end agnicoeagle.com 0.35 1.6 1.6 1.7 Estimated LOM (years) 4 See AEM Feb 13, 2013 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. 18
  19. 19. MELIADINE Permitting underway; Road construction complete P&P GOLD RESERVES (million oz) • 2012 exploration resulted in significant new resources, primarily at Normeg 3.0 AVERAGE GOLD RESERVE GRADE (g/t) 7.0 Indicated gold resource (million oz) • $31 million exploration program for 2013 (17.2 M tonnes @ 3.9 g/t) Inferred gold resource (million oz) (14.8 M tonnes @ 6.2 g/t) • Drilling restarted in March • 9 rigs / 90,000 m drilling planned 2013 exploration budget 2.2 2.9 $31M See AEM Feb 13, 2013 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. • Portal cover will be installed this year to allow restart of exploration ramp • Updated technical study expected in 2014 19
  20. 20. SOUND BUSINESS CONTINUES TO DELIVER No change in strategy or focus • AEM continues to be among industry leaders in per share reserves, production, 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 • 22% production growth 2013–2015 at stable costs • Business generating strong cash flows in regions of low political risk • Allocated to dividends, exploration and investing in strategic assets 15-Year Indexed Price Performance 1500% AEM-NYSE XAU Spot Gold 1000% 500% 0% 12/31/1997 agnicoeagle.com 5/18/2000 10/10/2002 3/01/2005 7/19/2007 12/03/2009 4/23/2012 20
  21. 21. APPENDIX
  22. 22. COST EFFECTIVE EXPLORATION REFLECTS SUCCESSFUL M&A STRATEGY Significant exploration results at acquired properties 9,000 +5644 koz 6,000 +3085 koz +3161 koz Mined Proven & Probable Measured & Indicated Inferred +1105 koz 3,000 +1097 koz $200 $150 $100 $50 $18 La India '12 La India '11 Meliadine '12 Meliadine '10 Meadow bank '12 $186 $173 Purchase Cost per Oz Discovery Cost per Oz $54 Meadow bank '07 Pinos Altos '12 Pinos Altos '06 Kittila '12 Kittila '05 0 $121 $43 $27 $48 $26 $10 $0 Kittila Pinos Altos Meadowbank Meliadine La India Note: The terms “measured resources”, “indicated resources” and “inferred resources” are not recognized under the SEC guidelines. Detailed information can be found in the February 13, 2013 press release. agnicoeagle.com 22
  23. 23. OPERATING METRICS LaRonde LaRonde - Ore milled ('000 tonnes) LaRonde - Minesite costs per tonne (C$) 7,500tpd $140/t 7,000tpd $120/t 6,500tpd $100/t 6,000tpd $80/t 5,500tpd $60/t 5,000tpd $40/t 4,500tpd $20/t $0/t 4,000tpd Q1 11 Q2 11 Q3 11 Q4 11 Q1 12 Q2 12 Lapa Q3 12 Q4 12 Q1 13 Lapa - Ore milled ('000 tonnes) Lapa - Minesite costs per tonne (C$) 1,900tpd $170/t 1,850tpd $150/t 1,800tpd 1,750tpd $130/t 1,700tpd 1,650tpd $110/t 1,600tpd $90/t 1,550tpd 1,500tpd $70/t 1,450tpd 1,400tpd $50/t Q1 11 agnicoeagle.com Q2 11 Q3 11 Q4 11 Q1 12 Q2 12 Q3 12 Q4 12 Q1 13 23
  24. 24. OPERATING METRICS Kittila - Ore milled('000 tonnes) Kittila Kittila - Minesite costs per tonne (EUR) 4,000tpd 3,500tpd €90/t 3,000tpd €80/t 2,500tpd €70/t 2,000tpd 1,500tpd €60/t 1,000tpd €50/t 500tpd 0tpd €40/t Q1 11 Q2 11 Q3 11 Q4 11 Q1 12 Pinos Altos Q2 12 Q3 12 Q4 12 Q1 13 Meadowbank 5,400tpd $60/t 12,000tpd $140/t 5,200tpd $50/t 10,000tpd $120/t $40/t 8,000tpd $30/t 6,000tpd 5,000tpd $100/t 4,800tpd $80/t 4,600tpd $60/t Pinos Altos - Ore milled ('000 tonnes) Pinos Altos - Minesite costs per tonne (USD$) agnicoeagle.com $40/t 2,000tpd $20/t 0tpd Q1 13 Q4 12 Q3 12 Q2 12 Q1 12 Q4 11 Q3 11 $0/t Q2 11 Q1 13 Q4 12 Q3 12 Q2 12 Q1 12 Q4 11 $0/t Q3 11 4,000tpd Q2 11 $10/t Q1 11 4,200tpd 4,000tpd Q1 11 $20/t 4,400tpd Meadowbank - Ore milled ('000 tonnes) Meadowbank - Minesite costs per tonne (C$) 24
  25. 25. GOLD AND SILVER RESERVES AND RESOURCES December 31, 2012 Gold Tonnes (000’s) Gold (g/t) Gold (ounces) (000’s) Proven 13,836 3.13 1,394 Probable 170,300 3.16 17,286 Total Reserves 184,136 3.16 18,681 Measured & Indicated 140,995 1.79 8,104 Inferred 199,503 1.90 12,159 Tonnes (000’s) Silver (g/t) Silver (ounces) (000’s) 9,390 47.30 14,281 Probable 57,536 43.93 81,256 Total Reserves 66,926 44.40 95,537 Measured & Indicated 23,379 31.95 24,015 Inferred 36,479 20.66 24,228 Silver Proven See AEM Feb 13, 2013 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. Reserves are not a subset of resources. agnicoeagle.com 25
  26. 26. COPPER, ZINC AND LEAD RESERVES AND RESOURCES December 31, 2012 Copper Tonnes Copper Copper Zinc Tonnes Zinc Zinc (000’s) (%) (tonnes) 6,323 1.06 67,211 Lead Tonnes Lead (%) (tonnes) 6,323 0.30 18,744 Proven Probable 22,462 0.24 53,835 Probable 22,462 0.68 152,973 Probable 22,462 0.05 10,304 Total Reserves 28,786 0.25 72,580 Total Reserves 28,786 0.76 220,184 Total Reserves 28,786 0.06 18,042 Indicated 5,432 0.12 Indicated 5,432 1.50 81,551 Indicated 5,432 0.15 8,071 11,887 0.58 69,048 Inferred 11,887 0.05 5,375 Proven Inferred 11,887 6,644 0.25 29,317 Inferred Proven (000’s) Lead (000’s) 6,323 (%) (tonnes) 0.12 7,738 See AEM Feb 13, 2013 press release for detailed breakdown of reserves and resources. Reserves are not a subset of resources. agnicoeagle.com 26
  27. 27. NOTES TO INVESTORS REGARDING THE USE OF RESOURCES Cautionary Note to Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured and Indicated Resources This document uses the terms “measured resources” and “indicated resources”. We advise investors that while those terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the SEC does not recognize them. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into reserves. Cautionary Note to Investors Concerning Estimates of Inferred Resources This document also uses the term “inferred resources”. We advise investors that while this term is recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the SEC does not recognize it. “Inferred resources” have a great amount 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 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 to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable. Scientific and Technical Data Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited is reporting mineral resource and reserve estimates in accordance with the CIM guidelines for the estimation, classification and reporting 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 a company 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 are urged 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 SEC Industry Guide 7. Industry Guide 7 requires the use of prices that reflect current economic conditions at the time of reserve determination, which the Staff of the SEC has interpreted to mean historic three-year average prices. The assumptions used for the mineral reserves and resources estimates at the Lapa, Meadowbank and Creston Mascota mines and the Goldex and Meliadine projects reported by the Company on February 13, 2013 are based on three-year average prices for the period ending December 31, 2012 of $1,490 per ounce gold, $29.00 per ounce silver, $0.95 per pound zinc, $3.67 per pound copper, $1.00 per pound lead and C$/US$, US$/Euro and MXP/US$ exchange rates of 1.00, 1.34 and 12.75, respectively. The assumptions used for the mineral reserves and resources estimates at the LaRonde, Pinos Altos and Kittila mines and the La India and Tarachi projects reported by the Company on February 13, 2013 were based on three-year average prices for the period ending June 30, 2012 of $1,345 per ounce gold, $25.00 per ounce silver, $0.95 per pound zinc, $3.49 per pound copper, $0.99 per pound lead and C$/US$, US$/Euro and MXP/US$ exchange rates of 1.00, 1.30 and 13.00, respectively. The Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) requires mining companies to disclose reserves and resources using the subcategories of “proven” reserves, “probable” reserves, “measured” resources, “indicated” resources and “inferred” resources. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. agnicoeagle.com 27
  28. 28. NOTES TO INVESTORS REGARDING THE USE OF RESOURCES A 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 of reporting, that economic extraction can be justified. A mineral reserve includes diluting materials and allows for losses that may occur when the material is mined. 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 by at 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 and precious 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 geological evidence and knowledge. A measured mineral resource is that part of a mineral resource for which quantity, grade or quality, densities, shape and physical characteristics are so well established that they can be estimated with confidence sufficient to allow the appropriate application of technical and economic parameters, to support production planning and evaluation of the economic viability of the deposit. The estimate is based on detailed and reliable exploration, sampling and testing information gathered through appropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes that are spaced closely enough to confirm both geological and grade continuity. An indicated mineral resource is that part of a mineral resource for which quantity, grade or quality, densities, shape and physical characteristics can be estimated with a level of confidence sufficient to allow the appropriate application of technical and economic parameters, to support mine planning and evaluation of the economic viability of the deposit. The estimate is based on 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 that part of a mineral resource for which quantity and grade or quality can be estimated on the basis of geological evidence and limited sampling and reasonably assumed, but not verified, geological and grade continuity. The estimate is based on limited information and sampling gathered through appropriate techniques from locations such as outcrops, trenches, pits, workings and drill holes. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have 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 appropriately detailed assessments of realistically assumed mining, processing, metallurgical, economic, marketing, legal, environmental, social and governmental considerations together with any other relevant operational factors and detailed financial analysis, that are necessary to demonstrate at the time of reporting that extraction is reasonably justified (economically mineable). The results of the study may reasonably serve as the basis for a final decision by a proponent 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 a Pre-Feasibility Study. The effective date for all of the Company’s mineral resource and reserve estimates in this press release is December 31, 2012. Additional information about each 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 the Technical Reports referred to above, which may be found at www.sedar.com. Other important operating information can be found in the Company’s Form 20-F and this news release dated February 13, 2013. Alain Blackburn, a Qualified Person and the Company’s Senior Vice-President, Exploration, reviewed the technical information disclosed herein. agnicoeagle.com 28
  29. 29. agnicoeagle.com Trading Symbol: AEM on TSX & NYSE Investor Relations: 416-847-8665 info@agnicoeagle.com

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