Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
LSE : KGI

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.

December 13, 2010 02:00 ET

Kirkland Lake Gold Added to S&P/TSX Composite Index

FOR:  KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD INC.

TSX, AIM SYMBOL:  KGI

December 13, 2010

Kirkland Lake Gold Added to S&P/TSX Composite Index

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2010) - Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. ('Kirkland Lake Gold' or the
'Company') (TSX:KGI)(AIM:KGI), an operating and exploration gold mining company located in Ontario, Canada, is
pleased to announce it has been added to the S&P/TSX Composite Index effective at market open on Monday,
December 20, 2010.

Mr. Harry Dobson, Chairman, commented, "We are pleased to learn of Kirkland Lake Gold's inclusion in the
S&P/TSX Composite Index. Over the past year, management has executed our growth plans and I want to take this
opportunity to thank all employees for their hard word and contributions. We continue to work towards our goal
of becoming an intermediate gold producer, completing in the process many milestones and establishing a solid
foundation for future growth. The S&P/TSX Composite Index is a key performance benchmark and we welcome our
inclusion in it."

About S&P/TSX Composite Index

The S&P/TSX Composite is the headline index for the Canadian equity market. It is the broadest in the S&P/TSX
family and is the basis for multiple sub-indices including but not limited to equity indices, Income Trust
Indices, Capped Indices, GICS Indices and market cap based indices. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) serves as
the distributor of both real-time and historical data for this index.

About Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. is an operating and exploration gold mining company located in Ontario, Canada. It
purchased the Macassa Mine and the 1,500 ton per day mill along with four former producing gold properties -
Kirkland Lake, 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 west and Wright Hargreaves on the east and, for the first time, are being developed and explored under one
owner. This camp is located in the Southern Abitibi Greenstone Belt of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada. The
Company's corporate goal is to expand its gold reserves and reduce its operating costs to become a profitable
gold producer.

The Company's common shares trade on the TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange) and on the AIM (Alternative Investment
Market) of the London Stock Exchange.

The Company's senior management and Board of Directors have extensive experience in the natural resource and
mining sectors that include exploration, mining and marketing, as well as experience in the legal and corporate
finance areas.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This Press Release may contain statements which constitute 'forward-looking statements' including statements
regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of the Company, its directors, or its
officers with respect to the future business activities and operating performance of the Company. The words
"may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar
expressions, as they relate to the Company, or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking
statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future
business activities or performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that the Company's future business
activities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.
Such risks, uncertainties and factors are described in the Company's periodic filings with he Canadian
securities regulatory authorities, including the Company's Annual Information Form and quarterly and annual
Management's Discussion & Analysis, which may be viewed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Should one or more of these
risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove
incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated,
believed, estimated or expected. Although the Company has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties
and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not
be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to
update these forward-looking statements.



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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
Brian Hinchcliffe
President
+1 705 567 5208
+1 705 568 6444 (FAX)
bhinchcliffe@klgold.com

OR

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
Lindsay Carpenter
Director of Investor Relations
+1 416 840 7884
+1 705 568 6444 (FAX)
lcarpenter@klgold.com
www.klgold.com

OR

Pelham Bell Pottinger
Klara Kaczmarek
+44 (0) 20 7337 1524
kkaczmarek@pelhambellpottinger.co.uk

OR

Ocean Equities Ltd.
Guy Wilkes
+44 (0) 207 786 4370
guy.wilkes@oceanequities.co.uk

OR

NOMAD: Panmure Gordon (UK) Ltd
Katherine Roe / Callum Stewart
+44 (0) 20 7459 5744
katherine.roe@panmure.com

Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange nor the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange has reviewed and neither
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

INDUSTRY:  Manufacturing and Production-Mining and Metals
SUBJECT:   STK

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