IAMGOLD Corporation

IAMGOLD Corporation

July 13, 2011 14:50 ET

IAMGOLD Reports Incident at Doyon Division

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 13, 2011) - IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD" or the "Company") (TSX:IMG)(NYSE:IAG)(BOTSWANA:IAMGOLD) reported an incident after 9 a.m. today involving the hoist at the Doyon Division in Rouyn-Noranda in the province of Quebec. The incident occurred during a routine maintenance exercise. There were no injuries and the damage is being assessed.

The Company's local emergency response team was immediately dispatched to the site and the appropriate authorities were notified.

The Company has launched an investigation in collaboration with local authorities to determine the cause of the incident.


IAMGOLD (www.iamgold.com) is a leading mid-tier gold mining company producing approximately one million ounces annually from six gold mines (including current joint ventures) 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 regions of Canada. IAMGOLD also operates Niobec, a niobium mine in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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Contact Information

  • IAMGOLD Corporation
    Isabelle Labrie
    Director, Human Resources, Abitibi Region
    (819) 759-3611 x242

    IAMGOLD Corporation
    Bob Tait
    VP Investor Relations
    (416) 360-4743 or Mobile: (647) 403-5520