IAMGOLD Corporation

IAMGOLD Corporation

March 08, 2011 08:02 ET

IAMGOLD Receives PDAC's 2011 Environmental and Social Responsibility Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD" or "the Company") (TSX:IMG)(NYSE:IAG)(BOTSWANA:IAMGOLD) today announced that it is the recipient of the 2011 Environmental and Social Responsibility Award from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada ("PDAC").

This award recognizes accomplishment in environmental protection and in developing good community relations in the mining sector. According to PDAC, IAMGOLD is being recognized and honoured for its commitment to excellence in environmental stewardship, community engagement, and health and safety in its exploration projects and operating mines in Africa, South America and Quebec. The Company is particularly commended for having been placed as the top extractive company and third overall in the Globe and Mail's ranking of Canada's largest companies by environmental and social and governance performance.

Speaking at the PDAC's annual awards banquet in Toronto, IAMGOLD President and CEO, Steve Letwin, said, "Of all the performance metrics against which we measure success, none are more important than safety and protection of the environment. It is a true honour to accept the PDAC's 2011 Environmental and Social Responsibility Award on behalf of IAMGOLD. That the PDAC would choose to bestow this award to IAMGOLD is a testament to the exemplary work of our employees and community partners. To have our programs measured against best practices and to be found worthy of this award means a great deal to our employees and is good news for all our stakeholders."


IAMGOLD (www.iamgold.com) is a leading mid-tier gold mining company producing approximately one million ounces annually from 8 gold mines on 3 continents. IAMGOLD is uniquely positioned with a strong financial position and extensive management and operational expertise. To grow from this strong base, IAMGOLD has a pipeline of development and exploration projects and continues to assess accretive acquisition opportunities. IAMGOLD's growth plans are strategically focused in West Africa, select countries in South America and in regions of Canada. IAMGOLD also operates Niobec, a niobium mine in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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