Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
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Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.

September 11, 2008 02:00 ET

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.: Mark Tessier Appointed as Vice President of Operations

FOR:  KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD INC.

TSX, AIM SYMBOL:  KGI

September 11, 2008

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.: Mark Tessier Appointed as Vice President of Operations

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2008) - Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. (the "Company")
(TSX:KGI)(AIM:KGI) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mark Tessier as Vice President of
Operations for its mining operations in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Mark brings over 25 years experience
in underground mining in various ascending positions, with 7 years overseeing the underground mine
expansion project and subsequent underground mine operations at Goldcorp's Red Lake Mine between 1999
and 2006.

"Strategically, the Company has dedicated its efforts over the last years to building its gold
reserves and resources, and now, led by Mr. Tessier, the Company will build the engineering and mining
team to expand production and lower costs," said Chairman Harry Dobson. "We expect Mr. Tessier's
production track record demonstrated at Red Lake and the other mines where he has worked to translate
into success for Kirkland Lake Gold."

In addition to his experience at the Red Lake Mine, Mr. Tessier also worked at the Denison Mine, the
Dome Mine, and the Golden Giant Mine in Ontario. Mr. Tessier was responsible for management of the Red
Lake Underground Mine that produced well over 600,000 ounces in 2005, and over 2,800,000 million
ounces from 2000 to 2005. Mark earned a B.Sc. Mining Engineering degree from Queen's University with
honours, and is also a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines Mining Technologist program.

About Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. is an operating and exploration gold mining company located in Ontario,
Canada. Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. 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', 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 periodic filings with the 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
(705) 567-5208
(705) 568-6444 (FAX)
Email: bhinchcliffe@klgold.com

OR

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
Scott Koyich
Investor Relations
(403) 215-5979
Email: info@klgold.com
Website: www.klgold.com

OR

Pelham Public Relations
Chelsea Hayes
+44 20 7743 6675
Email: chelsea.hayes@pelhampr.com

OR

NOMAD: Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited
Katherine Roe / Ashton Clanfield
+44 20 7743 6675
Email: 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.


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