Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
TSX : KGI
AIM : KGI

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.

October 23, 2014 14:30 ET

Kirkland Lake Gold Announces Results of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Directors' Dealings

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 23, 2014) - Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. (TSX:KGI)(AIM:KGI) ("KL Gold" or the "Company"), an operating and exploration gold company with operations in Ontario, Canada, reports that at the annual meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") held on October 22, 2014, all resolutions proposed to shareholders were duly passed.

Based on proxies received prior to the Meeting, 46,510,276 shares representing 64.52% of outstanding shares were voted, and the following individuals were elected as directors of the Company until the next annual meeting of shareholders. The results are set out below:


Name of Nominee
Votes cast
FOR
% of
votes cast
FOR
Votes cast
WITHHELD
% of
votes cast
WITHHELD
Barry Cooper 42,849,400 99.89 45,225 0.11
D. Harry W. Dobson 42,263,691 98.53 630,934 1.47
Pamela Klessig 42,818,824 99.82 75,801 0.18
George O. Ogilvie 42,853,820 99.90 40,805 0.10
Barry P. Olson 42,855,700 99.91 38,925 0.09
Jeffrey Parr 42,855,700 99.91 38,925 0.09
John S. Thomson 34,344,911 80.07 8,549,714 19.93
Dawn P. Whittaker 34,393,045 80.18 8,501,580 19.82

For detailed voting results on each resolution, please refer to the Company's Report of Voting Results filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Further Information on New Directors

Mr. Barry Richard Cooper, aged 62, retired from CIBC as the number one ranked gold analyst in the Brendon Wood survey covering the precious metals sector across North America. His independent studies on publicly traded companies, gold prices and the mining industry were well recognized by investors and corporations throughout his 17 year career as an equities analyst.

Prior to joining CIBC in 1996, Mr. Cooper was employed by Cameco Corporation, the world's largest producer of uranium. At Cameco, Mr. Cooper was responsible for the company's gold diversification program, primarily in North America, but also in other parts of the world. Before joining Cameco, he worked as an exploration geologist in Western Canada and for Inco as a mine geologist at two of its nickel operations in Sudbury. Mr. Cooper graduated with an Earth Sciences degree from the University of Waterloo and obtained an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Cooper has not held any directorships within the last 5 years, nor does he hold any shares in the Company. See below regarding subsequent grant of stock options.

Mr. Barry Paul Olson, aged 61, has over 25 years' experience in strategic management and leadership in engineering, construction, start-up and operations of gold mining companies, including Amax Gold Inc. where he spent 10 years (1988-98), Coeur (2001-2006), and more recently at Goldcorp Inc. where he moved from Vice-President to Senior Vice-President in Project Development from August 2006 to October 2013. He has successfully managed multi-billion dollar international projects with operations in Nevada, California, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina.

Mr. Olson does not currently hold any other directorships, and was previously a director with Sociedad Contractual Minera El Morro within the last 5 years. Mr. Olson does not currently hold any shares in the Company. See below regarding subsequent grant of stock options

Mr. Jeffrey Scott Parr, aged 57, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA 1984), received his Master of Business Administration degree from McMaster University in 1982 and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1979. He has over 28 years of experience in the mining and service provider industries. He joined Centerra in 2006 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2008. From 1997 to 2006 he worked for Acres International as Chief Financial Officer, and from 1988 to 1997, held progressively senior financial positions at WMC International ultimately serving as the company's Executive Vice President.

Mr. Parr is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, Financial Executives International (FEI Canada) and the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Mr. Parr is currently a director of Centerra Gold (KB) Inc., and previously held a directorship with AGR (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l, within the last 5 years. Mr. Parr does not currently hold any shares in the Company. See below regarding subsequent grant of stock options.

Except as set out above, there is no information specified by paragraph (g) in Schedule Two to the AIM Rules that is required to be disclosed.

Grant of Options to New Directors

The Company further reports that on October 22, 2014, pursuant to their nomination at the annual meeting, it granted a total of 450,000 incentive stock options to the new directors under the Company's Stock Option Plan. These options are exercisable at a price of CDN$4.96 per share, and vest as to 1/3 immediately and 1/3 annually until fully vested. The directors named below were granted options as follows:

Director / Officer Number of Options
This Grant
Total Options Outstanding
After This Grant
Barry Cooper 150,000 150,000
Barry P. Olson 150,000 150,000
Jeffrey Parr 150,000 150,000
Total 450,000 450,000

The Company currently has 72,081,617 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

About the Company

Kirkland Lake Gold's corporate goal is to create a self-sustaining and long-lived intermediate gold mining company based in the historic Kirkland Lake Gold Camp. The Company plans to do this by mining to the reserve grade, generating profits and free cash flow for the shareholders. The Company will also look to take advantage of its increased infrastructure capacity in the appropriate gold price environment. At the same time, the Company is committed to maintaining a significant exploration program aimed at developing and maintaining a property wide reserve and resource base sufficient to sustain a mine life of more than ten years.

Over the last several years the Company has invested significant capital to improve the infrastructure of the business including upgrading the production hoist, skips, mill, underground mobile equipment and capital development. From initial discovery to present day there have been over 24 million ounces of gold mined from the Kirkland Lake camp while the current reserve and resource provides for potentially 10 years of mining with significant exploration upside.

Contact Information

  • Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
    George Ogilvie, P.Eng.
    President and CEO
    +1 709 532 5716
    +1 705 568 6444 (FAX)
    gogilvie@klgold.com

    Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
    Suzette N Ramcharan, CPIR
    Director of Investor Relations
    +1 416 840 7884
    +1 705 568 6444 (FAX)
    sramcharan@klgold.com
    www.klgold.com

    Blytheweigh
    Tim Blythe/Halimah Hussain/Camilla Horsfall
    +44 (0) 20 7138 3204

    NOMAD: Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited
    Dominic Morley/Adam James
    +44 (0) 20 7886 2500