Gemcom Software International Inc.

Gemcom Software International Inc.

March 28, 2011 12:00 ET

Agnico-Eagle's Kittila Mine Turns to Gemcom Insite for Greater Control Over Mine Production Management

Kittila Mines one of the Largest Known Gold Deposits in Europe, with InSite it Seeks to Leverage Power of Data, Improve Reporting, Stockpile Management

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of mining software solutions, today announced Agnico-Eagle's Kittila mine in northern Finland has chosen Gemcom InSite™ as its mine production management solution. Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM)(TSX:AEM)(DAX:AE9) is a Canadian-based gold producer with operations in Canada, Finland and Mexico.

InSite has been deployed at the Kittila open pit and underground gold mining operation in northern Finland to improve the site's utilisation of its operational data in reports and decision making. With the solution, the mine will have the infrastructure required to take greater control over mine production. 

"We chose InSite to improve how we use our operational data with the goal of increasing its integrity and making it more accessible. The solution's strength in stockpile management was another important consideration for us," said Andre van Wageningen, senior project engineer, Agnico-Eagle, Kittila mine. "With new reporting capabilities, and enhanced visibility and transparency of production, service, and support activities, we will increase our confidence in the production values from across our operation, and have support for continuously improving our processes."

"Kittila joins a growing number of mines who realise the difference production data can make when it can be leveraged more completely," said Allen Vaughn, executive vice president of Gemcom's enterprise business unit. "Our partnership approach to working with our customers to understand their goals, coupled with InSite's ability to rapidly integrate the data produced throughout operations, will quickly provide Kittila with powerful new decision-making tools." 

InSite gives mining operations the tools and real-time data needed to improve production management from the mine to final product. With InSite, mining operations are able to link production data, costs, and planned versus actual production. The result is greater efficiency, lower costs, and the ability to continuously improve performance of all processes, activities, and equipment.

For more information about InSite, visit www.gemcomsoftware.com/insite.

About Gemcom

When mining companies seek to increase mine productivity, they turn to Gemcom for technology and services. The Company is home to world-renowned mining solutions like GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, and InSite and to industry thought leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining. Established in 1985, Gemcom has a global reach delivering comprehensive solutions in all major mining centres in more than 130 countries. Every major mining company, including BHP Billiton, Codelco, De Beers, Newmont and Vale is a Gemcom client. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the Company has become the largest global supplier of mining software solutions. For more information, visit www.gemcomsoftware.com.

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