Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.

July 19, 2007 02:00 ET

Kirkland Announces Year End Results

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 19, 2007) - Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. (the "Company") (TSX:KGI)(AIM:KGI) reports its results for the year ended April 30, 2007.

Operational Highlights

- Successful exploration in the South Mine Complex resulted in Proven and Probable Reserves plus Measured and Indicated Resources increase by 249% and Inferred Resources increase by 97% (see press release dated July 18, 2007).

- The lower waste pass system, which caused delays to important stope development projects on the 5150 and 5300 levels and between the 3400 to 4700 levels, has now been completed and the higher level system will be completed during the second quarter of fiscal 2008.

- A new underground communications system, two new scoop trams and two man carriers were purchased during the year to improve productivity. Late in the year, a significant project also started to double the total grinding capacity of the mill to around 3,000 tons per day.

"The fourth quarter ended with underground production in April of 18,500 tons of ore, the Company's best mining month to date," said Brian Hinchcliffe, Company President. "A solid team effort delivered a month that was 2,400 tons above plan for the first time and a grade of 0.46 ounces per ton."

Financial Highlights

- Gold revenues were 4.4% higher at CDN$36,656,189 (2006- CDN$35,122,603) with a 22% increase in the gold price offset by a 15% reduction in ounces sold due to lower production.

- Operating expenses increased to CDN$38,459,276 (2006- CDN$36,145,073). This was primarily due to a 41% reduction in capitalized development spending.

- Cash at the end of the period was CDN$26,275,033 (2006: CDN$9,411,925) as a result of two private placements and a flow through financing completed during the year. Cash at July 17, 2007 was CDN$36,477,231.

4th Quarter Highlights

- Gold sales were 13,635 troy ounces with an average of CDN$772 per ounce. This compares with gold sales of 15,931 ounces with an average sales price of CDN$666 per ounce during same period in the prior year.

- The grade of development ore generated in the new south zones for the quarter was 0.58 ounces of gold per ton which is 36% higher than the grade of ore processed for the quarter (0.426 oz/ton).

Financial Highlights
(all amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars, except shares and
per share figures)

12 months 12 months 12 months
ended ended ended
April 30 April 30 April 30
2007 2006 2005
Revenue 36,656 35,123 22,156
Operating Expenses 38,459 36,145 39,425
Exploration Expenditure 4,860 5,025 8,128
Net (loss) (8,383) (6,457) (28,159)
Per share (basic and diluted) (0.16) (0.13) (0.68)
Cash Flow (used) for
operating activities (7,051) (4,804) (25,849)
Cash Flow from financing activities 31,299 20,169 32,676
Cash Flow (used) for
investing activities (7,415) (14,586) (9,915)
Net increase (decrease) in cash 16,863 779 (3,088)
Cash at end of period 26,275 9,412 8,633
Total Assets 80,769 60,767 47,735
Total Liabilities 9,143 11,784 12,006
Working Capital 26,216 6,702 3,976
Weighted average number of shares
outstanding 52,947,013 48,118,378 41,611,019
Dividends per share 0 0 0

Copies of the Company's audited annual financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis are available from SEDAR at

About the Company

The Company purchased the Macassa Mine and the 1,500-ton per day mill along with four former producing gold properties - Kirkland Lake Gold, Teck-Hughes, Lake Shore and Wright Hargreaves - in December 2001. These properties, which have historically produced some 22 million ounces of gold, extend over seven kilometres between the Macassa Mine on the east and Wright Hargreaves on the west and for the first time are being developed and explored under one owner. This camp is located in the Abitibi Southern Greenstone Belt of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada.

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