Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
LSE : KGI

June 18, 2013 02:00 ET

Miscellaneous medium priority announcements

Surface Drilling Returns 16.75 Ounces Per Ton Gold Over 0.8 Feet

True Width 117 Feet Below Surface from One of Multiple Surface Programs

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 18, 2013) - Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
(TSX:KGI)(AIM:KGI) (the Company), an operating and exploration gold company, is pleased
to announce drilling results from its ongoing surface diamond drilling exploration
program. This latest program included further drilling utilizing two drill rigs on the
South Claims property (formerly held under a joint venture with Queenston Mining Inc. but
which was acquired, along with the HM, North Amalgamated and other joint venture
properties, from Queenston on August 30, 2012).

This first phase of the surface exploration program was designed to follow up on several
high grade intercepts associated with the Amalgamated Break (see the Company's news
releases dated February 28, 2012 and September 5, 2012) and to test for mineralization
down to 1,000 feet below surface within the South Claims Property (See Figure 1). The
Amalgamated Break has seen limited historic exploration east and west of the South Claims
property and little historic drilling on this property.

Mr. Harry Dobson, Chairman commented, "We are very pleased with the results to date of
this surface exploration program and are excited about the potential to add a reserve and
resource calculation on ounces close to surface. The surface program will continue
throughout the year as exploration continues both east and west from this area. It should
be noted that none of the surface drilling results to date were included in our latest
reserve and resource update."

This initial phase of drilling has been successful in further validating and expanding
two previously discovered mineralized zones (now Zone 1 and Zone 2) as well as
intersecting various sporadic high grade zones, including 16.75 ounces of gold per ton
(opt) over 0.8 feet true width. The strongest alteration and highest grade intercepts in
the explored area were found to be less than 400 feet below surface, although the
drilling did find that the alteration and weak mineralization did extend below this
elevation (See Figures 2 and 3).

The following are some of the highlights of the current exploration program:

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--  Drill hole AB-13-14 intersected Zone 1 and returned 16.75 opt uncut over
    1.0 foot of core length (0.8 feet true width). This intersection is only
    117 feet below surface and contained significant visible gold.

--  Drill hole AB-13-41 intersected Zone 2 and returned 4.68 opt uncut over
    1.0 foot of core length (0.6 feet true width). This intersection is
    approximately 166 feet below surface and contained visible gold.

--  Drill hole AB-13-10 intersected a new zone footwall to both Zone 1 and
    Zone 2 that returned 3.05 opt uncut over 1.0 foot of core length (true
    width unknown). This intersection is approximately 128 feet below
    surface and warrants follow-up drilling.

--  Drill hole AB-13-17 intersected Zone 1 only 71 feet below surface and
    returned 0.97 opt over 2.4 feet of core length (1.5 feet true width) and
    represents one of the shallowest intersection to date on this zone.

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This drill program is part of a much larger long term exploration initiative. The Company
is currently operating three exploration drills on surface, two of which are exploring
shallow targets and one that is drilling deeper grassroots targets. The mineralization in
these zones is hosted primarily in sericitized sediments (generally greywacke) and is
often characterized by broad zones of fine disseminated pyrite with or without narrow
quartz stringers. The style of alteration and mineralization encountered appears to be
different from that of both the '04 Break and SMC. The success of the first phase of this
exploration program gives strong justification for the long term exploration plan to
thoroughly explore this mineralized horizon east and west of the South Claims property
across the Company's landholdings.

The following figures, referred to elsewhere in this release, may be viewed at the
Company's website at www.klgold.com.

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--  Figure 1 - plan view showing current surface drill programs on the South
    Claims.
--  Figure 2 - long section showing current Zone 1 intercepts.
--  Figure 3 - long section showing current Zone 2 and New Zone intercepts.

/T/

The following tables summarize the latest drilling results in imperial values:

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SOUTH CLAIMS SURFACE EXPLORATION
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DRILL                              HOLE
HOLE              FROM     TO       DIP   AZIMUTH ASSAY
 No.   ZONE     (feet) (feet) (degrees) (degrees) (oz per ton/feet)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1    130.0  131.7       -65       327 16.75/1.7' CL=0.8' TW, VG
 14    Zone 2    225.5  226.5                     0.84/1.0' CL=0.4' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1                       -70       327 NSV
 41    Zone 2    174.3  175.3                     4.68/1.0' CL=0.6' TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1     99.0  100.0       -45       314 0.02/1.0' CL=0.8' TW
 10    Zone 2    117.2  118.2                     0.58/1.0' CL=0.6' TW
       New Zone  237.3  238.3                     3.05/1.0' CL=0.8' TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1     75.7   78.1       -70       327 0.97/2.4' CL=1.5' TW, VG
 17    Zone 2    141.0  142.0                     0.37/1.0' CL=0.7' TW, VG
       New Zone  210.0  212.3                     0.34/2.3' CL=?? TW
       New Zone  221.7  222.7                     0.28/1.0' CL=?? TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-                              -65       327 NSV
 20
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-                              -80       327 NSV
 21
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12- Zone 1    400.3  401.3       -58       327 0.59/1.0' CL=1.0' TW, VG
 24    Zone 2    454.3  455.3                     0.03/1.0' CL=1.0'TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12- Zone 1    384.1    386       -45       327 0.06/1.9' CL=1.9' TW
 25    Zone 2    448.6  449.6                     0.03/1.0' CL=1.0' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-                              -59       327 NSV
 57
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12- Zone 1    413.3  427.0       -45       327 0.06/13.7' CL=13.1' TW
 58    Zone 2    486.8  488.8                     4.36/2.0' CL=1.9' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12- Zone 1    370.5  372.5       -45       327 0.18/2.0' CL=1.8' TW
 62    Zone 2                                     NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12- Zone 1                       -65       327 NSV
 68    Zone 2    456.0  459.0                     0.09/3.0' CL=2.7' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12- Zone 1    396.5  398.1       -55       327 0.04/1.6' CL=1.5' TW
 69    Zone 2    438.8  441.0                     0.10/2.2' CL=2.1' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12- Zone 1    376.0  378.3       -45       327 0.26/2.3' CL=2.3' TW, VG
 70    Zone 2    401.2  412.8                     0.27/11.6' CL=11.5' TW, VG
       Incl.     401.2  402.2                     0.70/1.0' CL=1.0' TW
       and       404.3  405.6                     0.90/1.3' CL=1.3' TW
       and       411.7  412.8                     0.93/1.1' CL=1.1' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1    256.3  257.3       -76       314 0.88/1.0' CL=0.3' TW, VG
 08    Zone 2    296.7  301.2                     0.32/4.5' CL=1.8' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1    148.5  149.5       -65       314 1.78/1.0' CL=0.5' TW, VG
 09    Zone 2    241.4  242.4                     4.14/1.0' CL=0.4' TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1     83.0   84.0       -45       327 0.15/1.0' CL=0.7' TW
 15    Zone 2    130.7  131.7                     1.93/1.0' CL=0.8' TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1                       -88       327 NSV
 16    Zone 2    285.5  290.5                     0.06/5.0' CL=2.9' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-                              -45       327 NSV
 18
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1    247.8  249.5       -87       327 0.36/1.7' CL=0.6' TW, VG
 21    Zone 2    281.2  284.0                     1.00/2.8' CL=1.7' TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1     89.0   92.0       -65       327 0.07/3.0' CL=1.4' TW
 22    Zone 2                                     NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1                       -45       327 NSV
 23    Zone 2    125.8  128.0                     0.03/2.2' CL=1.7' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1     44.8   47.0       -84       327 0.01/2.2' CL=1.1' TW
 24    Zone 2                                     NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-                              -60       327 NSV
 25
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1     36.5   37.5       -45       327 0.04/1.0' CL=0.7' TW
 26A   Zone 2     90.8   91.8                     0.01/1.0' CL=0.9' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1    135.5  136.5       -45       327 2.47/1.0' CL=0.8' TW, VG
 38    Zone 2    151.5  152.5                     0.02/1.0' CL=0.6' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1    170.7  174.8       -73       327 0.07/4.1' CL=1.9' TW
 39    Zone 2    232.0  234.5                     0.06/2.5' CL=1.3' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1     65.5   67.0       -45       327 0.11/1.5' CL=1.2' TW
 40    Zone 2    141.2  142.2                     0.32/1.0' CL=0.8' TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- Zone 1                       -45       327 NSV
 42    Zone 2    113.0  114.0                     0.07/1.0' CL=0.9' TW
       New Zone  377.8  378.8                     1.33/1.0' CL=?? TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13- New Zone   94.3  100.0       -53       327 0.36/5.7' CL=?? TW
 48    Zone 1    430.3  431.8                     0.21/1.5' CL=1.4' TW
       Zone 2                                     NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

TW = True Width, CL = Core Length, VG = Visible Gold, ?? TW = True Width
Unknown, NSV = No Significant Values

All values in the above table are uncut values as a suitable cut factor for
this area has yet to be determined.

/T/

The following tables summarize the latest drilling results in metric values:

/T/

SOUTH CLAIMS SURFACE EXPLORATION
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   HOLE
DRILL              FROM    TO       DIP   AZIMUTH ASSAY
HOLE No. ZONE       (m)   (m) (degrees) (degrees) (grams per tonne/m)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-14 Zone 1    39.6  40.1       -65       327 574.29/0.5m CL=0.2m TW, VG
         Zone 2    68.7  69.0                     28.80/0.3m CL=0.1m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-41 Zone 1                     -70       327 NSV
         Zone 2    53.1  53.4                     160.46/0.3m CL=0.2m TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-10 Zone 1    30.2  30.5       -45       314 0.69/0.3m CL=0.8m TW
         Zone 2    35.7  36.0                     19.89/0.3m CL=0.2m TW
         New Zone  72.3  72.6                     104.57/0.3m CL=0.2m TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-17 Zone 1    23.1  23.8       -70       327 33.26/0.7m CL=0.5m TW, VG
         Zone 2    43.0  43.3                     12.69/0.3m CL=0.2m TW, VG
         New Zone  64.0  64.7                     11.66/0.7m CL=?? TW
         New Zone  67.6  67.9                     9.60/0.3m CL=?? TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-20                            -65       327 NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-24 Zone 1   122.0 122.3       -58       327 20.23/0.3m CL=0.3m TW, VG
         Zone 2   138.5 138.8                     1.03/0.3m CL=0.3m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-25 Zone 1   117.1 117.7       -45       327 2.06/0.6m CL=0.6m TW
         Zone 2   136.7 137.0                     1.03/0.3m CL=0.3m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-57                            -59       327 NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-58 Zone 1   126.0 130.1       -45       327 2.06/4.2m CL=4.0m TW
         Zone 2   148.4 149.0                     149.49/0.6m CL=0.6m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-62 Zone 1   112.9 113.5       -45       327 6.17/0.6m CL=0.5m TW
         Zone 2                                   NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-68 Zone 1                     -65       327 NSV
         Zone 2   139.0 139.9                     3.09/0.9m CL=0.8m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-69 Zone 1   120.9 121.3       -55       327 1.37/0.5m CL=0.5m TW
         Zone 2   133.7 134.4                     3.43/0.7m CL=0.6m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-12-70 Zone 1   114.6 115.3       -45       327 8.91/0.7m CL=0.7m TW, VG
         Zone 2   122.3 125.8                     9.26/3.5m CL=3.5m TW, VG
         Incl.    122.3 122.6                     24.00/0.3m CL=0.3m TW
         and      123.2 123.6                     30.86/0.4m CL=0.4m TW
         and      125.5 125.8                     31.89/0.3m CL=0.3m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-08 Zone 1    78.1  78.4       -76       314 30.17/0.3m CL=0.1m TW, VG
         Zone 2    90.4  91.8                     10.97/1.4m CL=0.5m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-09 Zone 1    45.3  45.6       -65       314 61.03/0.3m CL=0.2m TW, VG
         Zone 2    73.6  73.9                     141.94/0.3m CL=0.1m TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-15           25.3  25.6       -45       327 5.14/0.3m CL=0.2m TW
                   39.8  40.1                     66.17/0.3m CL=0.2m TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-16 Zone 1                     -88       327 NSV
         Zone 2    87.0  88.5                     2.06/1.5m CL=0.9m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-18                            -45       327 NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-21 Zone 1    75.5  76.0       -87       327 12.34/0.5m CL=0.2m TW, VG
         Zone 2    85.7  86.6                     34.29/0.9m CL=0.5m TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-22 Zone 1    27.1  28.0       -65       327 2.40/0.9m CL=0.4m TW
         Zone 2                                   NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-23 Zone 1                     -45       327 NSV
         Zone 2    38.3  39.0                     1.03/0.7m CL=0.5m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-24 Zone 1    13.7  14.3       -84       327 0.34/0.7m CL=0.3m TW
         Zone 2                                   NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-25                            -60       327 NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-   Zone 1    11.1  11.4       -45       327 1.37/0.3m CL=0.2m TW
 26A     Zone 2    27.7  28.0                     0.34/0.3m CL=0.3m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-38 Zone 1    41.3  41.6       -45       327 84.69/0.3m CL=0.2m TW, VG
         Zone 2    46.2  46.5                     0.69/0.3m CL=0.2m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-39 Zone 1    52.0  53.3       -73       327 2.40/1.2m CL=0.6m TW
         Zone 2    70.7  71.5                     2.06/0.8m CL=0.4m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-40 Zone 1    20.0  20.4       -45       327 3.77/0.5m CL=0.4m TW
         Zone 2    43.0  43.3                     10.97/0.3m CL=0.2m TW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-42 Zone 1                     -45       327 NSV
         Zone 2    34.4  34.7                     2.40/0.3m CL=0.3m TW
         New Zone 115.2 115.5                     45.60/0.3m CL=?? TW, VG
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AB-13-48 New Zone  28.7  30.5       -53       327 12.34/1.7m CL=?? TW
         Zone 1   131.2 131.6                     7.20/0.5m CL=0.4m TW
         Zone 2                                   NSV
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
TW = True Width, CL = Core Length, VG = Visible Gold, ?? TW = True Width
Unknown, NSV = No Significant Values

All values in the above table are uncut values as a suitable cut factor for
this area has yet to be determined.

/T/

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 increasing production capacity to 2,200 tons of ore per day
in several stages, and by decreasing production costs by realizing the economies of scale
associated with that higher production capacity. 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 for as long as practicable.

The results of the Company's underground diamond drilling program have been reviewed,
verified (including sampling, analytical and test data) and compiled by the Company's
geological staff (which includes a 'qualified person', Stewart Carmichael P.Geo., the
Company's Chief Exploration Geologist, for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101,
Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, of the Canadian Securities Administrators).
Mr. Carmichael also supervised the preparation of the information that forms the basis of
the technical disclosure in this release.

The Company has implemented a quality assurance and control (QA/QC) program to ensure
sampling and analysis of all exploration work is conducted in accordance with the best
possible practices. The drill core is sawn in half with one half of the core samples
shipped to Swastika Laboratories in Swastika, Ontario. The other half of the core is
retained for future assay verification. Other QA/QC includes the insertion of blanks, and
the regular re-assaying of pulps and rejects at alternate certified labs. Gold analysis
is conducted by fire assay using atomic absorption or gravimetric finish. The laboratory
re-assays at least 10% of all samples and additional checks may be run on anomalous
values.

The Company's Macassa Mine Property is the subject of a reserve report prepared by Glenn
R. Clark, P.Eng. entitled Review of Resources and Reserves of Macassa Mine, Kirkland
Lake, Ontario at January 1, 2012 dated May 29, 2012, which has been filed on SEDAR
(www.sedar.com) under the Company's filings.

To view Figure 1, please visit the following link:
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To view Figure 2, please visit the following link:
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To view Figure 3, please visit the following link:
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This Press Release contains statements which constitute "forward-looking statements",
including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of
the Company 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,
are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that
forward-looking statements are based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of
management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made, and are inherently
subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other known and unknown factors that
could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements. These factors include the Company's expectations in
connection with the projects and exploration programs being met, the impact of general
business and economic conditions, global liquidity and credit availability on the timing
of cash flows and the values of assets and liabilities based on projected future
conditions, fluctuating gold prices, currency exchange rates (such as the Canadian dollar
versus the United States Dollar), possible variations in ore grade or recovery rates,
changes in accounting policies, changes in the Company's corporate mineral resources,
changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, changes in project
development, construction, production and commissioning time frames, risks related to
joint venture operations, the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs
and expenses, higher prices for fuel, power, labour and other consumables contributing to
higher costs and general risks of the mining industry, failure of plant, equipment or
processes to operate as anticipated, unexpected changes in mine life,, seasonality and
unanticipated weather changes, costs and timing of the development of new deposits,
success of exploration activities, permitting time lines, government regulation of mining
operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or
claims, and limitations on insurance, as well as those risk factors discussed or referred
to in the Company's annual Management's Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information
Form for the year ended April 30, 2012 filed with the securities regulatory authorities
in certain provinces of Canada and available 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 except as otherwise required by applicable law.

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

NOMAD: Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited
Callum Stewart
+44 (0) 20 7 886 2500
callum.stewart@panmure.com

OR

NOMAD: Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited
Adam James
+44 (0) 20 7 886 2500
adam.james@panmure.com

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