Kinross Reports 2013 Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Results

Company achieves record full-year production with all-in sustaining cost below guidance

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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb 12, 2014) - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX:K)( KGC ) today announced its results for the fourth quarter and year-ended December 31, 2013.

(This news release contains forward-looking information about expected future events and financial and operating performance of the Company. We refer to the risks and assumptions set out in our Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information located on page 11 of this release. All dollar amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted. The comparative figures have been recast to exclude Fruta del Norte and Crixás.)

Highlights:

  • Production (1): 646,234 gold equivalent ounces (Au eq. oz.), compared with 724,510 ounces in Q4 2012. Full-year production was within increased guidance, and exceeded original guidance, at 2,631,092 Au eq. oz., compared with 2,617,813 Au eq. oz. for full-year 2012.
  • Revenue: $877.1 million, compared with $1,186.9 million in Q4 2012. Full-year revenue was $3,779.5 million, compared with $4,307.3 million for full-year 2012.
  • Production cost of sales (2): $765 per Au eq. oz., compared with $686 in Q4 2012. Full-year production cost of sales was at the lower end of guidance at $743 per Au eq. oz., compared with $705 per Au eq. oz. for full-year 2012.
  • All-in sustaining cost (2): $1,169 per Au oz. sold, compared with $953 in Q4 2012. Full-year all-in sustaining cost was below guidance at $1,063 per Au oz., compared with $1,079 per Au oz. for full-year 2012.
  • Adjusted operating cash flow (2): $222.8 million, or $0.19 per share, compared with $505.3 million, or $0.44 per share, in Q4 2012. Full-year adjusted operating cash flow was $1,149.6 million, or $1.01 per share, compared with $1,527.0 million, or $1.34 per share, for full-year 2012.
  • Adjusted net earnings (loss) (2), (3): a loss of $25.1 million, or $0.02 per share, in Q4 2013 compared with adjusted earnings of $280.5 million, or $0.25 per share, in Q4 2012. Full-year adjusted net earnings were $321.2 million, or $0.28 per share, compared with net earnings of $886.2 million, or $0.78 per share, for full-year 2012.
  • Reported net loss (3): $740.0 million, or $0.65 per share, compared with net loss of $2,984.9 million, or $2.62 per share, in Q4 2012. The Q4 reported net loss includes an after-tax non-cash impairment charge of $544.8 million, primarily comprised of property, plant and equipment at Maricunga. Full-year reported net loss was $3,012.6 million, or $2.64 per share, compared with a net loss of $2,546.2 million, or $2.24 per share for full-year 2012. Reported net loss for the full year also includes an after-tax non-cash impairment charge of $2,289.3 million, previously reported on July 31, 2013.
  • Average realized gold price: $1,268 per Au oz., compared with $1,707 per Au oz. in Q4 2012. The average realized gold price per ounce was $1,402 for full-year 2013, compared with $1,643 per ounce for full-year 2012.
  • Capital expenditures: $1.26 billion, $140 million below the Company's updated guidance, and approximately $340 million below the original capital expenditure guidance provided on February 13, 2013.
  • Mineral reserves and resources: Proven and probable mineral reserve estimates at year-end 2013 were 39.7 million ounces of gold, compared with 59.6 million ounces at year-end 2012, reflecting divesture of Fruta del Norte (FDN), depletion, and the Company's adoption of a fully-loaded costing methodology for estimating year-end mineral reserves. This methodology has resulted in a 14% increase in overall gold grade in the Company's estimated mineral reserves, including increased grades at eight of nine operating mines, and an expected increase in near-term cash flow. The new methodology does not currently sterilize known mineralization.
  • Outlook: Kinross expects to produce approximately 2.5-2.7 million Au eq. oz. in 2014 at a production cost of sales per Au eq. oz. of $730-780. All-in sustaining cost of sales per Au eq. oz. is expected to be $950-1,050 for the year. Total capital expenditures are forecast to be approximately $675 million, a reduction of approximately $585 million compared with 2013 expenditures.
  • Tasiast feasibility study: The study remains on schedule for expected completion in Q1 2014 and the Company expects to provide highlights of the results in April.
  • Exploration: The Company's 2013 exploration program delivered encouraging drill results from targets at Tasiast, La Coipa, Chirano, Kupol and Dvoinoye.

CEO Commentary

J. Paul Rollinson, CEO, made the following comments in relation to 2013 year-end and fourth-quarter results:

"Operational excellence, combined with a focus on financial discipline and a strong balance sheet, underpinned Kinross's solid performance in 2013. The fourth quarter of 2013 marked our sixth consecutive quarter of strong operational results. As a result, we produced a record 2.63 million gold equivalent ounces in 2013, exceeding our original production guidance, and within our updated guidance. We also reduced our all-in sustaining cost to $1,063 per ounce, which not only beat guidance, but was below our all-in sustaining cost for 2012.

"Part of our 'quality over quantity' strategy in 2013 included a rigorous mine plan optimization program, which applied a fully-loaded costing methodology to all of our operating sites in preparing our year-end mineral reserves estimates. The result is a reduction in proven and probable mineral reserves, primarily at Paracatu, but an increase in the value of our reserves, with higher grades and greater near-term cash flow expected at operations across the Company.

"We are forecasting another solid year of production in 2014, with Dvoinoye, our new low cost, high-grade mine, coming fully on-stream. Our focus on cost control is expected to further reduce our all-in sustaining cost. Capital expenditures, which were $140 million below our revised guidance in 2013, are expected to be further reduced by more than $585 million this year. Backed by a strong balance sheet and healthy liquidity, we enter 2014 committed to maintaining our record of financial discipline and solid operational performance."

Financial results

Summary of financial and operating results

Three months ended Years ended
December 31, December 31,
(in millions, except ounces, per share amounts, and per ounce amounts) 2013 2012 2013 2012
Total gold equivalent ounces (a)(e) - Produced (c) 653,805 733,117 2,658,632 2,678,131
Total gold equivalent ounces (a)(e) - Sold (c) 691,300 695,934 2,697,093 2,654,107
Gold equivalent ounces from continuing operations (a)(d) - Produced (c) 653,805 733,117 2,658,632 2,647,137
Gold equivalent ounces from continuing operations (a)(d) - Sold (c) 691,300 695,934 2,697,093 2,621,343
Total attributable gold equivalent ounces (a)(e) - Produced (c) 646,234 724,510 2,631,092 2,648,807
Total attributable gold equivalent ounces (a)(e) - Sold (c) 683,419 687,162 2,669,276 2,624,242
Attributable gold equivalent ounces from continuing operations (a)(d) - Produced (c) 646,234 724,510 2,631,092 2,617,813
Attributable gold equivalent ounces from continuing operations (a)(d) - Sold (c) 683,419 687,162 2,669,276 2,591,478
Financial Highlights from Continuing Operations (d)
Metal sales $ 877.1 $ 1,186.9 $ 3,779.5 $ 4,307.3
Production cost of sales $ 528.4 $ 477.6 $ 2,004.4 $ 1,849.2
Depreciation, depletion and amortization $ 206.7 $ 199.8 $ 828.8 $ 680.9
Impairment charges $ 736.5 $ 3,527.6 $ 3,169.6 $ 3,527.6
Operating loss $ (706.1 ) $ (3,147.3 ) $ (2,635.2 ) $ (2,241.9 )
Net loss from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders $ (740.0 ) $ (2,984.9 ) $ (3,012.6 ) $ (2,546.2 )
Basic loss per share from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders $ (0.65 ) $ (2.62 ) $ (2.64 ) $ (2.24 )
Diluted loss per share from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders $ (0.65 ) $ (2.62 ) $ (2.64 ) $ (2.24 )
Adjusted net earnings (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders (b) $ (25.1 ) $ 280.5 $ 321.2 $ 886.2
Adjusted net earnings (loss) from continuing operations per share (b) $ (0.02 ) $ 0.25 $ 0.28 $ 0.78
Net cash flow of continuing operations provided from operating activities $ 187.2 $ 487.4 $ 796.6 $ 1,317.3
Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations (b) $ 222.8 $ 505.3 $ 1,149.6 $ 1,527.0
Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations per share (b) $ 0.19 $ 0.44 $ 1.01 $ 1.34
Average realized gold price per ounce from continuing operations $ 1,268 $ 1,707 $ 1,402 $ 1,643
Consolidated production cost of sales from continuing operations per equivalent ounce (c) sold (b) $ 764 $ 686 $ 743 $ 705
Attributable (a) production cost of sales from continuing operations per equivalent ounce (c) sold (b) $ 765 $ 686 $ 743 $ 705
Attributable (a) production cost of sales from continuing operations per ounce sold on a by-product basis (b) $ 733 $ 605 $ 703 $ 627
Attributable (a) all-in sustaining cost from continuing operations per ounce sold on a by-product basis (b) $ 1,169 $ 953 $ 1,063 $ 1,079
Attributable (a) all-in sustaining cost from continuing operations per equivalent ounce (c) sold (b) $ 1,175 $ 1,008 $ 1,082 $ 1,122
(a) Total includes 100% of Chirano production. "Attributable" includes Kinross' share of Chirano (90%) production.
(b) The definition and reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures is included on pages 13 to 16 of this news release.
(c) "Gold equivalent ounces" include silver ounces produced and sold converted to a gold equivalent based on a ratio of the average spot market prices for the commodities for each period. The ratio for the fourth quarter of 2013 was 61.18:1, compared with 52.55:1 for the fourth quarter of 2012; year to date 2013 was 59.23:1, compared with 53.56:1 for 2012.
(d) On June 10, 2013, the Company announced its decision to cease development of FDN. On June 28, 2012, the Company disposed of its interest in Crixás. As a result, the comparative figures have been recast to exclude the results of FDN and Crixás.
(e) The total gold equivalent ounces and total attributable gold equivalent ounces include Crixás up to June 28, 2012.

The following operating and financial results are based on fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 attributable gold equivalent production from continuing operations:

Production: Kinross produced 646,234 attributable Au eq. oz. from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2013, a decrease over the fourth quarter of 2012, mainly due to the suspension of mining at La Coipa and scheduled maintenance at several other sites. Full-year production was a record 2,631,092 attributable Au eq. oz., exceeding the Company's original guidance and within its updated guidance of November 13, 2013, due to increased production at several sites.

Production cost of sales: Production cost of sales per Au eq. oz. (2) was $765 for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with $686 for the fourth quarter of 2012, primarily as a result of the impact of lower production and increased maintenance costs. Production cost of sales per Au eq. oz. for full-year 2013 was $743, in the lower end of the Company's guidance range of $740-790, compared with $705 for full-year 2012. Production cost of sales per Au oz. on a by-product basis was $733 in Q4 2013, compared with $605 in Q4 2012, based on Q4 2013 attributable gold sales of 643,864 ounces and attributable silver sales of 2,419,941 ounces. Production cost of sales per gold ounce on a by-product basis was $703 for the full year, compared with $627 for full-year 2012.

All-in sustaining cost: Attributable all-in sustaining cost per Au oz. sold (2) on a by-product basis was $1,169 in Q4 2013, compared with $953 in Q4 2012, primarily due to an increase in production cost of sales and the timing of sustaining capital expenditures. Full-year attributable all-in sustaining cost per Au oz. sold on a by-product basis was below full-year guidance at $1,063, compared with, $1,079 in 2012, mainly due to reduced sustaining capital expenditures, and reductions in exploration and overhead expenses.

Attributable all-in sustaining cost from continuing operations per Au eq. oz. sold was $1,175 in Q4 2013, compared with $1,008 in Q4 2012. For full-year 2013, attributable all-in sustaining cost per Au eq. oz. sold was $1,082, compared with $1,122 for full-year 2012.

Revenue: Revenue from metal sales was $877.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with $1,186.9 million during the same period in 2012. The decrease was mainly due to the lower average realized gold price for the quarter. Revenue for full-year 2013 was $3,779.5 million, compared with $4,307.3 million for full-year 2012, mainly due to a lower average realized gold price.

Average realized gold price: The average realized gold price was $1,268 per ounce in Q4 2013, compared with $1,707 per ounce in Q4 2012. The average realized gold price per ounce was $1,402 for full-year 2013, a decrease of 15%, compared with $1,643 for full-year 2012.

Margins: Kinross' margin per Au eq. oz. sold (4) was $503 for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with the Q4 2012 margin of $1,021 per Au eq. oz. Full-year margin per Au eq. oz. sold (4) was $659, compared with $938 for full-year 2012.

Operating cash flow: Adjusted operating cash flow (2) was $222.8 million for the fourth quarter, or $0.19 per share, compared with $505.3 million, or $0.44 per share, for Q4 2012. Adjusted operating cash flow for full-year 2013 was $1,149.6 million, or $1.01 per share, compared with $1,527.0 million, or $1.34 per share, for full-year 2012.

Cash balance: Cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments were $734.5 million as at December 31, 2013, compared with $1,982.5 million as at December 31, 2012, mainly due to debt repayment and capital expenditures.

Earnings: Adjusted net loss (2), (3) was $25.1 million, or $0.02 per share, for Q4 2013, compared with adjusted earnings of $280.5 million, or $0.25 per share, for Q4 2012, mainly due to a lower average realized gold price, higher production cost of sales, and depreciation. Adjusted net earnings were $321.2 million, or $0.28 per share, for full-year 2013, compared with $886.2 million, or $0.78 per share, for full-year 2012.

Reported net loss (3) was $740.0 million, or $0.65 per share, for Q4 2013, compared with a loss of $2,984.9 million, or $2.62 per share, in Q4 2012. The Q4 2013 reported net loss includes an after-tax non-cash impairment charge of $544.8 million, primarily comprised of property, plant and equipment at Maricunga.

Reported net loss was $3,012.6 million, or $2.64 per share, for full-year 2013, compared with a loss of $2,546.2 million, of $2.24 per share, for full-year 2012. Reported net loss for the full year also includes an after-tax non-cash impairment charge of $2,289.3 million, previously reported on July 31, 2013. This impairment was largely as a result of lower short-term and long-term gold price assumptions. In addition, Kinross recorded a charge of $720.0 million in Q2 2013 relating to the decision to cease development of its FDN project in Ecuador, which has been classified as a discontinued operation.

Capital expenditures: Capital expenditures were $331.1 million for Q4 2013, compared with $497.6 million for the same period last year, a decrease due mainly to lower spending at Tasiast. Capital expenditures for the full-year 2013 were $1.26 billion, below the Company's updated guidance, and approximately $340 million below the original capital expenditure guidance provided on February 13, 2013.

Operating results

Mine-by-mine summaries for fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 operating results may be found on pages 17 and 21 of this news release. Highlights include the following:

North America: Regional performance remained strong in the fourth quarter, as North America exceeded regional production guidance for the year, while production cost of sales was below regional guidance for full-year 2013. Fort Knox production declined compared with the third quarter, due to the seasonal slow-down of the heap leach. At Kettle River-Buckhorn , production was lower than the previous quarter as a result of lower mill throughput, while production at Round Mountain was in line with Q3 2013.

Russia: Full-year production was higher, and production cost of sales lower, than 2013 regional guidance due to better than expected throughput, grade, and recoveries. This was mainly the result of a faster than planned ramp-up of the expanded Kupol mill, which is now processing up to 4,500 tonnes per day. Production in the fourth quarter was slightly higher than the previous quarter, with marginally lower grades and recoveries offset by higher mill throughput. Approximately 24,000 Au eq. oz. were produced from processing Dvoinoye ore in the quarter.

South America : Full-year regional production was at the higher end of guidance, while production cost of sales remained within the guidance range. Regional production declined compared with the previous quarter as operations at La Coipa ceased following the suspension of mining at the existing ore body. Paracatu production decreased and production cost of sales increased compared with Q3 2013 due to lower grade and lower throughput at Plant 2, as scheduled maintenance was performed in the fourth quarter. Maricunga 's Q4 production increased and production cost of sales decreased compared with Q3 2013 due to an increase in throughput and grades.

West Africa: Full-year production for 2013 exceeded regional guidance, while production cost of sales was at the low end of the guidance range. Tasiast 's Q4 2013 production improved compared with the previous quarter, and on a year-over-year basis, mainly as a result of improved mill grades. Chirano 's Q4 2013 production improved compared with Q3 2013 as a result of processing higher tonnages and mining higher grade areas.

Outlook

The following section of the news release represents forward-looking information and users are cautioned that actual results may vary. We refer to the risks and assumptions contained in the Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information on page 11 of this news release.

In 2014, Kinross expects to produce approximately 2.5-2.7 million Au eq. oz. from its current operations, comparable to 2013. Production cost of sales per Au eq. oz. is expected to be in the range of $730-780 for 2014.

The Company has forecast an all-in sustaining cost of $950-1,050 per Au eq. oz. sold and per gold ounce sold on a by-product basis for full-year 2014.

The table below summarizes the 2014 forecasts for production and average production cost of sales on a gold equivalent and a by-product accounting basis:

Accounting basis 2014 (forecast)
Gold equivalent basis
Production (gold equivalent ounces) 2.5-2.7 million
Average production cost of sales per Au eq. oz. $730-7...
80 All-in sustaining cost per Au eq. oz. $950-1,050 By-product basis Gold ounces 2.45-2.65 million Silver ounces 4-5 million Average production cost of sales per Au oz. $715-765 All-in sustaining cost per Au oz. $950-1,050

Production in 2014 is forecast to be largely consistent with 2013, as the ramp-up of operations at Dvoinoye is expected to offset the suspension of operations at La Coipa. In addition, improvements in grade at Paracatu, Maricunga, Tasiast, and Chirano are expected to offset expected declines in grade and throughput at Fort Knox and Kettle River-Buckhorn.

The 2014 production cost of sales per Au eq. oz. is forecast to be largely consistent with 2013. This is primarily due to the positive impact of lower cost ounces from Dvoinoye replacing higher cost ounces from La Coipa, and production improvements at Paracatu, Maricunga and the West African operations, offset by higher expected unit costs at Fort Knox and Kettle River-Buckhorn due to the expected production variances noted above.

The 2014 all-in sustaining cost per ounce forecast is lower than the 2013 forecast as a result of planned reductions in capital, exploration and overhead spending.

The following table provides a summary of the 2014 production and production cost of sales forecast by region:

Region Forecast 2014
production
(Au eq. oz.)
Percentage
of total
production(5)
Forecast 2014
production
cost of sales
($ per Au eq. oz.)
Americas* 1.33-1.43 million 53 % 780-840
West Africa (attributable) 480,000-540,000 20 % 810-880
Russia 690,000-730,000 27 % 560-590
Total 2.5-2.7 million 100 % 730-780
*As previously announced on November 13, 2013, Kinross integrated its North and South America regions into a new Americas region comprising five operating mines (Fort Knox, Kettle River-Buckhorn, Round Mountain, Maricunga and Paracatu) as part of its review of the corporate and regional management structure.

Material assumptions used to forecast 2014 production cost of sales are as follows:

  • a gold price of $1,200 per ounce,
  • a silver price of $18 per ounce,
  • an oil price of $100 per barrel,
  • foreign exchange rates of:
    • 2.27 Brazilian reais to the U.S. dollar,
    • 1.05 Canadian dollars to the U.S. dollar,
    • 33 Russian roubles to the U.S. dollar,
    • 505 Chilean pesos to the U.S. dollar,
    • 2.00 Ghanaian cedi to the U.S. dollar,
    • 290 Mauritanian ouguiya to the U.S. dollar, and
    • 1.30 U.S. dollars to the Euro.

Taking into account existing currency and oil hedges, a 10% change in foreign currency exchange rates would be expected to result in an approximate $12 impact on our production cost of sales per ounce, a $10 per barrel change in the price of oil would be expected to result in an approximate $3 impact on our production cost of sales per ounce, and a $100 change in the price of gold would be expected to result in an approximate $3 impact on our production cost of sales per ounce as a result of a change in royalties.

Total capital expenditures for 2014 are forecast to be approximately $605 million (excluding estimated capitalized interest of approximately $70 million). The $605 million in forecast expenditures is summarized in the table below:

Region Forecast 2014
sustaining
capital
(million)
Forecast 2014
non-sustaining
capital
(million)
Total
(million)
Americas $ 275 $ 5 $ 280
West Africa $ 55 $ 190 $ 245
Russia $ 65 $ 10 $ 75
Corporate $ 5 $ 0 $ 5
Total $ 400 $ 205 $ 605

Sustaining capital includes the following forecast spending estimates:

Mine development: $70 million (Americas), $30 million (Russia)
Mobile equipment: $35 million (Americas), $10 million (West Africa), $5 million (Russia)
Mill facilities: $50 million (Americas)
Leach facilities: $20 million (Americas)
Tailings facilities: $30 million (Americas), $10 million (West Africa), $5 million (Russia)

Non-sustaining capital includes the following forecast spending estimates:

Tasiast Project (completion of feasibility study and existing contracts): $60 million
Tasiast West Branch stripping: $95 million
Other development projects/studies: $15 million
Chirano self-perform underground mining: $5 million
Chirano Paboase deposit (initial development): $20 million
Dvoinoye project infrastructure completion: $10 million

The 2014 forecast for exploration and business development expense is approximately $125 million, of which $40 million is expected for business development expenses. Including expected capitalized exploration of $5 million, total exploration expenditures are forecast to be $90 million. General and administrative expenses are forecast to be $165 million. Other operating costs are forecast to be approximately $50 million, including $14 million forecast for care and maintenance costs at La Coipa. The above forecast expenses include approximately $40 million related to expected equity-based compensation.

Income tax expenses are expected to be $100 million based on our assumed gold price plus approximately 24% of any profit resulting from higher gold prices. Depreciation, depletion and amortization is forecast to be approximately $300 per Au eq. oz.

2013 Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources update

Please refer to the Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource tables and corresponding notes located at the end of this news release.

As part of Kinross' commitment to mining quality, higher margin, lower cost ounces, a rigorous mine plan optimization program has been established at all operating sites. This program, based on a fully-loaded costing methodology, incorporates sustaining capital, mine waste management costs, and general and administrative costs, in addition to other operating costs, in estimating the Company's year-end mineral reserves. The result of this more rigorous methodology is a reduction in estimated proven and probable mineral reserves but an expected increase in the value of estimated mineral reserves, with higher grades, reduced stripping, and greater near-term cash flow expected at operations across the Company. This emphasis on quality over quantity has resulted in an approximate 14% increase in the average grade of the Company's proven and probable mineral reserve estimates (excluding the net impact of FDN, which was removed from the 2013 mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates). It is important to note that due to the gold grade distributions and ore body geometries at our properties there has been no sterilization of current mineral resource or potential ounce estimates at the $1,200 gold per ounce price guidance used for mineral reserves. As a result, those estimated mineral resources and potential ounces are still available with increasing gold prices and/or cost reductions.

Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves

Kinross' total estimated proven and probable gold reserves, based on a $1,200 gold price assumption, were 39.7 million ounces at year-end 2013, compared with 59.6 million ounces at year-end 2012. Approximately half of the 19.9 million ounce reduction was due to the divestiture of FDN in Ecuador (6.7 million ounces) and production depletion (3.4 million contained ounces).

The application of the fully-loaded costing methodology reduced estimated mineral reserves by 6.8 million gold ounces at Paracatu, the latest of the Company's mine sites to undergo a mine plan optimization as part of the Kinross Way Forward. The exercise resulted in an increase in estimated average grade from 0.40 to 0.42 grams per tonne, and a reduction in the estimated life of the mine to 2030, which is expected to result in a decrease of approximately 60% in life of mine capital, as well as a reduction in life of mine operating expenditures. An additional 0.8 million ounce reduction of estimated gold reserves was due to production depletion.

Other changes include a 2.1 million gold ounce decrease at Maricunga, due to a revised mine plan and focus on higher margin ounces, and a 1.4 million gold ounce reduction at Tasiast as a result of production depletion (0.4 million gold ounces) and a reclassification of 1 million ounces to mineral resources. The estimated average gold reserve grade at Tasiast also increased from 1.66 to 2.27 grams per tonne. Production depletion reduced Fort Knox's proven and probable mineral reserve estimates by 0.7 million ounces.

Proven and probable silver reserves at year-end 2013 were estimated at 44.8 million ounces, a net decrease of 23.4 million ounces from year-end 2012, primarily due to the divestiture of FDN and the suspension of operations at La Coipa. Silver reserves were estimated using a silver price assumption of $22.00 per ounce.

Proven and probable copper reserves at year-end 2013 were estimated at 1.4 billion pounds, unchanged from year-end 2012. Copper reserves were estimated using a copper price assumption of $3.00 per pound.

Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources

Reclassification of mineral reserves due to the fully-loaded costing methodology contributed to an increase in total estimated measured and indicated gold resources by a net 2.33 million ounces to approximately 22.65 million ounces at year-end 2013. Paracatu reclassified approximately 2.1 million gold ounces from gold reserves to gold resources and Tasiast reclassified an estimated 1.0 million gold ounces. Combined with other sites, the total reclassification to an estimated measured and indicated resource was 3.7 million gold ounces. This was offset by minor exploration and engineering changes across the sites, and by the divestiture of FDN, which resulted in a reduction of 0.7 million ounces in estimated gold resources. Gold resources were estimated using a gold price of $1,400 per ounce.

Estimated silver resources increased by 4.8 million ounces to 22.8 million ounces, based on a $26.00 per ounce silver price.

Inferred Mineral Resources

Kinross' total estimated inferred gold resources at year-end 2013 were approximately 6.7 million ounces, a net decrease of 7.7 million ounces. The reduction was primarily due to the divestiture of FDN (3.6 million ounces) and mine plan optimization at Paracatu (2.7 million ounces).

Exploration update

Results from Tasiast continue to confirm Kinross' belief in the long-term exploration potential of the district. A new zone of mineralization was identified at Piment Central beneath the west sidewall of the pit. The zone represents a new style of mineralization at Tasiast and consequently provides a new target style that Kinross will explore along the mine corridor. At La Coipa, two new zones of oxide mineralization were discovered in the vicinity of La Coipa Phase 7. At Kupol, infill drilling on the Moroshka vein confirmed continuity of grades along a narrow vein shoot 4 kilometres east of the mill. Trenching and drilling 15 kilometres northwest of Dvoinoye identified high grade mineralization near the surface at September Northeast, which remains open at depth with potential for new zones along strike. At Chirano, drilling results extended mineralized zones beneath the pits at Tano, Akoti and Suraw.

A summary of 2013 highlights is presented below. Additional detail may be found in the Appendices which provide illustrations, captions, and accompanying explanatory notes (Appendix A), and drilling results and location data (Appendix B), corresponding to the figures below.

Appendix A: http://www.kinross.com/media/250936/2013%20q4%20year%20end%20appendix%20a.pdf

Appendix B: http://www.kinross.com/media/250933/q4%20year%20end%202013%20appendix%20b.xlsx

Tasiast

Drilling activities were undertaken throughout the year on the El Gaicha mine license and on the Tasiast Sud, Tmeimichat and Imkebdene exploration licenses (Appendix A: Figure 1). On El Gaicha, the work focused on testing a new zone of mineralization identified beneath the Piment Central pit (Appendix A: Figure 2) and on expanding mineralized zones previously identified in the Fennec sector east of the mine. Drilling continued south of the mine on the Tasiast Sud license following up targets identified along the Tasiast Shear Zone 10 to 15 kilometres south of West Branch. Late in the year, drilling restarted in the Aouèouat area north of the mine, where a number of new targets were identified based on results of the 2012 program. 879 holes were drilled in 2013 for a total of 94,000 metres.

Piment Central: In early 2013, a diamond drill hole (TA17066DD) collared in the bottom of the Piment Central pit returned a promising intercept of 8.9 g/t over 18 m (Appendix A: Figure 2). Following this discovery, a review of historical drill holes indicated that the mineralized vein system was intercepted in prior drilling but had not been recognized as a new mineralization style that had potential to impact the Piment Central estimated mineral resource.

Twelve additional core holes were completed to confirm the geologic interpretations and expand the known extent of the vein zone. A total of 1,930 metres were drilled testing one kilometre of the mineralized trend. Vein-style mineralization remains open on strike and at depth. Further core drilling is planned in 2014 to extend the known strike-length, locally test down-dip and also to further define continuity with infill holes.

Aouèouat Area (Tmeimichat and Imkebdene exploration licenses): Drilling in 2012 began outlining potentially significant volumes of gold mineralization at N1 and N2 (Appendix A: Figure 3). A total of 45 holes totalling 8,702 metres were drilled in 2013 on the Aoueouat area at three targets (N2, TEF, Central). Results continue to expand the known mineralization and provide information on geologic controls, geometry, continuity and potential extents.

Tasiast Sud: Strong gold in soil anomalies are spatially associated with the Tasiast thrust system and have a cumulative strike of more than 16 kilometres across the Tasiast Sud license (Appendix A: Figure 4). Potential exists in this corridor for mineralization of Piment- (banded iron formation), West Branch- (greenschist) and quartz-carbonate vein-styles hosted by mafic and sedimentary rocks. A total of 265 holes totalling 24,290 metres were drilled in 2013 on the Tasiast Sud Project testing the gold potential of five zones (C613, C614, C615, C616, Tamaya).

La Coipa

Reverse circulation and diamond drilling activities continued throughout 2013 on a number of targets stepping out from known mineralization or from historical occurrences never previously followed-up. Ten areas were targeted during 2013. Sufficiently encouraging mineralization was encountered at Catalina, Pompeya Sur, Sofia, Atenas, and Puren West (Appendix A: Figure 5) warranting further drilling in 2014.

Catalina was targeted owing to a structural setting similar to La Coipa Phase 7. The target is located one kilometre southeast of La Coipa Phase 7 and occurs beneath 150 to 200 metres of colluvial overburden and young volcanic cover. Early results from this oxide discovery are encouraging and drilling continues to outline the geometry of the mineralization (Appendix A: Figure 6). Mineralization remains open to the north and northwest some 600 metres towards Phase 7 over untested ground. Currently, drilling is attempting to better define the morphology of and controls on mineralization. Preliminary 3D modelling is underway to aid further drill targeting.

Kupol

Moroshka is located about 4 kilometres east of Kupol Mine within the Kupol license area (Appendix A: Figure 7) on the opposite side of a wide volcanic-filled graben to the Kupol Vein. Infill drilling at Moroshka in 2013 confirmed continuity of high grades along a 400-metre strike vein structure and over a vertical interval of 130 metres (Appendix A: Figure 8). Step-out drilling has indicated potential for further high-grade mineralization directly on strike to the north of the main deposit and to the west where narrow high-grade veins were encountered at depth in 2009 drilling.

Kinross' current preliminary estimate is that the Moroshka deposit contains a minimum total potential mineral resource of 0.4 to 0.6 million tonnes grading 11.9 to 19.7 g/t gold equivalent. These potential estimates are conceptual in nature, as further exploration is required to define a mineral resource, and it is uncertain if such additional exploration will define a mineral resource. The Company is developing a mineral resource block model incorporating new information from last year's infill drilling and is undertaking geometallurgical testing of the mineralized zone.

Dvoinoye

The September Northeast target is located approximately 15 kilometres northwest of the Dvoinoye mine on the Vodorazdelaya license (Appendix A: Figure 9). At the end of the 2012 field season a surface trench returned 7.0 m grading 85.6 g/t Au (TSP12-006). The last drill hole of the season (SP12-023) was collared adjacent to the trench and intersected 6.5 metres grading 16.8 g/t Au beneath the mineralized interval on surface.

Follow-up drilling and trenching in 2013 has identified a complex zone of mineralization at the south end of the target (Appendix A: Figure 10). The last hole completed in 2013 leaves mineralization open at depth. The search for similar style mineralization will be conducted under alluvial cover to the west and along strike to the south.

Chirano

Core drilling in 2013 was designed to assess the underground potential of mineralization beneath the Akoti, Tano and Suraw pits (Appendix A: Figure 11). Results of the drilling confirmed mineralization extends 100 to 400 metres below the bottom of each pit coinciding with the elevation range of underground development in the Paboase mine (which may be used to access future potential resources below these pits). Mineralization remains open at depth at all three deposits.

Other developments

On February 10, 2014, the Company announced that Brant Hinze, President and Chief Operating Officer, will retire effective October 1, 2014. Mr. Hinze will be succeeded as Chief Operating Officer by Warwick Morley-Jepson, currently Regional Vice-President of the Company's Russia region.

Non-cash impairment

The Company completed its annual assessment of the carrying value of its cash generating units (CGU) for the year-ended December 31, 2013, and as a result, recorded an after-tax non-cash impairment charge of $544.8 million. The impairment charge was comprised of $376.0 million of property plant and equipment at Maricunga and $168.8 million of goodwill at Quebrada Seca, a non-operating asset located in Chile. The impairment charge at Maricunga was net of a tax recovery of $49.2 million, and was a result of changes to the life of mine plan and a corresponding reduction in mineral reserves.

The December 31, 2013 impairment charge is in addition to the previously disclosed after-tax non-cash impairment charges recorded in the second quarter, which included $2,289.3 million related to continuing operations, $219.0 million related to the investment in Cerro Casale, and $720.0 million related to FDN.

The Company also recorded inventory write-downs of $142.5 million at December 31, 2013 and $35.1 million at June 30, 2013 to bring the carrying value of inventory to its recoverable amount.

Conference call details

In connection with the release, Kinross will hold a conference call and audio webcast on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8 a.m. ET to discuss the results, followed by a question-and-answer session. To access the call, please dial:

Canada & US toll-free - 1-800-319-4610
Outside of Canada & US - 1-604-638-5340

Replay (available up to 14 days after the call):

Canada & US toll-free - 1-800-319-6413; Passcode - 3310 followed by #.
Outside of Canada & US - 1-604-638-9010; Passcode - 3310 followed by #.

You may also access the conference call on a listen-only basis via webcast at our website www.kinross.com. The audio webcast will be archived on our website at www.kinross.com.

This release should be read in conjunction with Kinross' 2013 year-end Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis report at www.kinross.com. Kinross' 2013 year-end Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis have been filed with Canadian securities regulators (available at www.sedar.com) and furnished with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov). Kinross shareholders may obtain a copy of the financial statements free of charge upon request to the Company.

About Kinross Gold Corporation

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ghana, Mauritania, Russia and the United States. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (KGC).

Cautionary statement on forward-looking information

All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained or incorporated by reference in this news release including, but not limited to, any information as to the future financial or operating performance of Kinross, constitute "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of certain securities laws, including the provisions of the Securities Act (Ontario) and the provisions for "safe harbour" under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release include those under the headings
Financial and operating highlights", "CEO Commentary", "Outlook", "2013 Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources update", "Exploration update", and include, without limitation, statements with respect to: our guidance for production; production costs of sales, all-in sustaining cost and capital expenditures; expected savings pursuant to our cost review and reduction initiatives including, without limitation, the continuation of the Way Forward: modifications to projects and operations and our exploration budget, including but not limited to the Tasiast expansion project and our expectations regarding timelines for continued development, including, but not limitation, ramp up at Dvoinoye; as well as references to other possible events, the future price of gold and silver, the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the realization of mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of projects and new deposits, success of exploration, development and mining activities, permitting timelines, currency fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage.
The words "anticipates", "plans", "expects", "indicate", "intend", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "focus", "guidance", "initiative", "model", "methodology", "outlook", "potential", "projected", "pursue", "strategy", "study", "targets", or "believes", or variations of or similar such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", or "should", "might", or "way forward", "will be taken", "will occur" or "will be achieved" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Kinross as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. The estimates, models and assumptions of Kinross referenced, contained or incorporated by reference in this news release, which may prove to be incorrect, include, but are not limited to, the various assumptions set forth herein and in our most recently filed Annual Information Form and our full-year 2013 Management's Discussion and Analysis as well as:
(1) there being no significant disruptions affecting the operations of the Company or any entity in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an investment, whether due to labour disruptions, supply disruptions, power disruptions, damage to equipment or otherwise; (2) permitting, development, operations and expansion at Paracatu (including, without limitation, land acquisitions and permitting for the construction and operation of the new tailings facility) being consistent with our current expectations; (3) the cessation by the Company of further investment and development of the Fruta del Norte deposit and La Zarza mining concession ("FDN") being consistent with Kinross' current expectations including, without limitation, as to the reasonable cooperation of the Government of Ecuador in ensuring an orderly transition with respect to FDN (including, without limitation, any related transactions) that respects the interests of both parties; continuing recognition of the Company's other remaining mining concessions and other assets, rights, titles and interests in Ecuador; the implementation of Ecuador's mining and investment laws (and prospective amendment to these laws) and related regulations and policies; and compliance with, and the implementation and enforcement of, the Canada-Ecuador Agreement for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments; (4) political and legal developments in any jurisdiction in which the Company, or any entity in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an investment, operates being consistent with its current expectations including, without limitation, the transition period as we reduce our level of activity in Ecuador and any potential amendments to the Brazilian Mining Code, the Mauritanian Mining Code, the Mauritanian Customs Code, the Mauritanian VAT regime and water legislation or other water use restrictions in Chile, being consistent with Kinross' current expectations; (5) the exchange rate between the Canadian dollar, Brazilian real, Chilean peso, Russian rouble, Mauritanian ouguiya, Ghanaian cedi and the U.S. dollar being approximately consistent with current levels;
(6) certain price assumptions for gold and silver; (7) prices for diesel, natural gas, fuel oil, electricity and other key supplies being approximately consistent with current levels; (8) production and cost of sales forecasts for the Company, and entities in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an investment, meeting expectations; (9) the accuracy of the current mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates of the Company (including but not limited to ore tonnage and ore grade estimates); (10) labour and materials costs increasing on a basis consistent with Kinross' current expectations; (11) the development of, operations at and production from the Company's operations, including but not limited to ramp up at and production from Dvoinoye and permitting, development and expansion at Tasiast (including but not limited to, expansion optimization initiatives which may lead to changes in processing approach and maintenance, the timing of completion and results of the Tasiast feasibility study, and conversion of adjacent exploration licences to mining licences) being consistent with Kinross' current expectations; (12) the terms and conditions of the legal and fiscal stability agreements for the Tasiast and Chirano operations being interpreted and applied in a manner consistent with their intent and Kinross' expectations; (13) goodwill and/or asset impairment potential; and (14) access to capital markets, including but not limited to maintaining an investment grade debt rating and, as required, securing and maintaining partial project financing for Dvoinoye, Kupol and any expansion at Tasiast, being consistent with the Company's current expectations.
Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: our ability to successfully cease further investment in and development of FDN and, in cooperation with the Government of Ecuador, successfully complete an orderly transition with respect to FDN that is respectful of the interests of both parties and does not impose on the Company (and/or any of its directors, officers or employees) any unreasonable obligations or liabilities; litigation commenced, or other claims or actions brought, against the Company (and/or any of its directors, officers or employees) in respect of the cessation by the Company of further investment in and development of FDN, or any of the Company's prior or continuing activities on or in respect thereof or otherwise in Ecuador; fluctuations in the currency markets; fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold or certain other commodities (such as fuel and electricity); changes in the discount rates applied to calculate the present value of net future cash flows based on country-specific real weighted average cost of capital; changes in the market valuations of peer group gold producers and the Company, and the resulting impact on market price to net asset value multiples; changes in various market variables, such as interest rates, foreign exchange rates, gold or silver prices and lease rates, or global fuel prices, that could impact the mark-to-market value of outstanding derivative instruments and ongoing payments/receipts under any financial obligations; risks arising from holding derivative instruments (such as credit risk, market liquidity risk and mark-to-market risk);
changes in national and local government legislation, taxation (including but not limited to income tax, advance income tax, stamp tax, withholding tax, capital tax, tariffs, value-added or sales tax, capital outflow tax, capital gains tax, windfall or windfall profits tax, royalty, excise tax, customs/import or export taxes/duties, asset taxes, asset transfer tax, property use or other real estate tax, together with any related fine, penalty, surcharge, or interest imposed in connection with such taxes), controls, policies and regulations; the security of personnel and assets; political or economic developments in Canada, the United States, Chile, Brazil, Russia, Ecuador, Mauritania, Ghana, or other countries in which Kinross, or entities in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an interest, do business or may carry on business; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, us; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions and complete divestitures; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; employee relations; litigation against the Company including, but not limited to, securities class action litigation in Canada and/or the United States; the speculative nature of gold exploration and development including, but not limited to, the risks of obtaining necessary licenses and permits; diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; adverse changes in our credit rating; and contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of gold exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or the inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks).
Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can directly or indirectly affect, and could cause, Kinross' actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, Kinross, including but not limited to resulting in an impairment charge on goodwill and/or assets. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's expectations and plans relating to the future. All of the forward-looking statements made in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements and those made in our other filings with the securities regulators of Canada and the United States including, but not limited to, the cautionary statements made in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recently filed Annual Information Form and full-year 2013 Management Discussion and Analysis. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect Kinross. Kinross disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable law.

Key Sensitivities

Approximately 60%-70% of the Company's costs are denominated in US dollars.

A 10% change in foreign exchange could result in an approximate $12 impact in production cost of sales per ounce(6).

A $10 per barrel change in the price of oil could result in an approximate $3 impact on production cost of sales per ounce.

The impact on royalties of a $100 change in the gold price could result in an approximate $3 impact on cost of sales per ounce.

Other information

Where we say "we", "us", "our", the "Company", or "Kinross" in this news release, we mean Kinross Gold Corporation and/or one or more or all of its subsidiaries, as may be applicable.

The technical information about the Company's material mineral properties (other than exploration activities) contained in this news release has been prepared under the supervision of and verified by Mr. John Sims, an officer of the Company who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 ("NI-43-101"). The technical information about the Company's exploration activities contained in this news release has been prepared under the supervision of and verified by Dr. Glenton Masterman, an officer of the Company who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43101.

Reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures

The Company has included certain non-GAAP financial measures in this document. These measures are not defined under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation. The Company believes that these measures, together with measures determined in accordance with IFRS, provide investors with an improved ability to evaluate the underlying performance of the Company. The inclusion of these measures is meant to provide additional information and should not be used as a substitute for performance measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. These measures are not necessarily standard and therefore may not be comparable to other issuers.

Adjusted net earnings attributable to common shareholders and adjusted net earnings per share are non-GAAP measures which determine the performance of the Company, excluding certain impacts which the Company believes are not reflective of the Company's underlying performance for the reporting period, such as the impact of foreign exchange gains and losses, reassessment of prior year taxes and/or taxes otherwise not related to the current period, impairment charges, gains and losses and other one-time costs related to acquisitions, dispositions and other transactions, and non-hedge derivative gains and losses. Although some of the items are recurring, the Company believes that they are not reflective of the underlying operating performance of its current business and are not necessarily indicative of future operating results. Management believes that these measures, which are used internally to assess performance and in planning and forecasting future operating results, provide investors with the ability to better evaluate underlying performance, particularly since the excluded items are typically not included in public guidance. However, adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share measures are not necessarily indicative of net earnings and earnings per share measures as determined under IFRS.

The following table provides a reconciliation of net earnings (loss) from continuing operations to adjusted net earnings from continuing operations for the periods presented:

GAAP to Adjusted Earnings from Continuing Operations Reconciliation
(in millions, except share and per share amounts) Three months ended
December 31,
Years ended
December 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Net loss from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders - as reported $ (740.0 ) $ (2,984.9 ) $ (3,012.6 ) $ (2,546.2 )
Adjusting items:
Foreign exchange (gains) losses 6.8 (0.7 ) 21.9 6.8
Non-hedge derivatives (gains) losses - net of tax 1.8 (12.4 ) (2.2 ) (18.8 )
(Gains) losses on sale of other assets - net of tax 1.2 (7.6 ) 1.1 (7.2 )
Foreign exchange loss on translation of tax basis and foreign exchange on deferred income taxes within income tax expense 25.1 40.1 70.6 51.4
Change in deferred income tax due to a change in statutory corporate income tax rate - - - 116.3
Taxes in respect of prior years 7.6 27.5 8.3 28.8
Impairment charges - net of tax 670.6 3,206.1 2,995.0 3,206.1
Impairment of investments 3.0 4.1 240.3 24.3
Reclamation and remediation expense - net of tax (1.2 ) 8.3 (1.2 ) 8.3
Severance expense - - - 16.4
714.9 3,265.4 3,333.8 3,432.4
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders - Adjusted $ (25.1 ) $ 280.5 $ 321.2 $ 886.2
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic 1,143.3 1,139.8 1,142.1 1,139.1
Net earnings (loss) from continuing operations per share - Adjusted $ (0.02 ) $ 0.25 $ 0.28 $ 0.78

The Company makes reference to a non-GAAP measure for adjusted operating cash flow and adjusted operating cash flow per share. Adjusted operating cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations excluding certain impacts which the Company believes are not reflective of the Company's regular operating cash flow, and excluding changes in working capital. Working capital can be volatile due to numerous factors, including the timing of tax payments, and in the case of Kupol, a build-up of inventory due to transportation logistics. The Company uses adjusted operating cash flow internally as a measure of the underlying operating cash flow performance and future operating cash flow-generating capability of the Company. However, adjusted operating cash flow and adjusted operating cash flow per share measures are not necessarily indicative of net cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS.

The following table provides a reconciliation of adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations for the periods presented:

GAAP to Adjusted Operating Cash Flow from Continuing Operations
(in millions, except share and per share amounts) Three months ended
December 31,
Years ended
December 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Net cash flow of continuing operations used in operating activities - as reported $ 187.2 $ 487.4 $ 796.6 $ 1,317.3
Adjusting items:
Close out and early settlement of derivative instruments - - - (48.7 )
Working capital changes:
Accounts receivable and other assets (72.9 ) (30.7 ) 27.7 22.5
Inventories 78.7 138.4 197.5 298.2
Accounts payable and other liabilities, including taxes 29.8 (89.8 ) 127.8 (62.3 )
35.6 17.9 353.0 209.7
Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations $ 222.8 $ 505.3 $ 1,149.6 $ 1,527.0
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - Basic 1,143.3 1,139.8 1,142.1 1,139.1
Adjusted operating cash flow from continuing operations per share $ 0.19 $ 0.44 $ 1.01 $ 1.34

Consolidated production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce sold is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as production cost of sales as per the consolidated financial statements divided by the total number of gold equivalent ounces sold. This measure converts the Company's non-gold production into gold equivalent ounces and credits it to total production.

Attributable production cost of sales per gold equivalent ounce sold is a non-GAAP measure and is defined as attributable production cost of sales divided by the attributable number of gold equivalent ounces sold. This measure converts the Company's non-gold production into gold equivalent ounces and credits it to total production.

Management uses these measures to monitor and evaluate the performance of its operating properties. The following table presents a reconciliation of consolidated and attributable production cost of sales per equivalent ounce sold for the periods presented:

Consolidated and Attributable Production Cost of Sales from Continuing Operations Per Equivalent Ounce Sold
(in millions, except ounces and production cost of sales per equivalent ounce) Three months ended
December 31,
Years ended
December 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Production cost of sales from continuing operations - as reported(1) $ 528.4 $ 477.6 $ 2,004.4 $ 1,849.2
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest (5.8 ) (6.1 ) (21.2 ) (21.5 )
Attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations $ 522.6 $ 471.5 $ 1,983.2 $ 1,827.7
Gold equivalent ounces sold from continuing operations 691,300 695,934 2,697,093 2,621,343
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest (7,881 ) (8,772 ) (27,817 ) (29,865 )
Attributable gold equivalent ounces sold from continuing operations 683,419 687,162 2,669,276 2,591,478
Consolidated production cost of sales from continuing operations per equivalent ounce sold $ 764 $ 686 $ 743 $ 705
Attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations per equivalent ounce sold $ 765 $ 686 $ 743 $ 705
(1) "Production cost of sales" is equivalent to "Total cost of sales" per the consolidated financial statements less depreciation, depletion and amortization and impairment charges.

Attributable production cost of sales per ounce sold on a by-product basis is a non-GAAP measure which calculates the Company's non-gold production as a credit against its per ounce production costs, rather than converting its non-gold production into gold equivalent ounces and crediting it to total production, as is the case in co-product accounting. Management believes that this measure provides investors with the ability to better evaluate Kinross' production cost of sales per ounce on a comparable basis with other major gold producers who routinely calculate their cost of sales per ounce using by-product accounting rather than co-product accounting.

The following table provides a reconciliation of attributable production cost of sales per ounce sold on a by-product basis for the periods presented:

Attributable Production Cost of Sales from Continuing Operations Per Ounce Sold on a By-Product Basis
(in millions, except ounces and production cost of sales per ounce) Three months ended
December 31,
Years ended
December 31,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Production cost of sales from continuing operations - as reported(1) $ 528.4 $ 477.6 $ 2,004.4 $ 1,849.2
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest (5.8 ) (6.1 ) (21.2 ) (21.5 )
Less: attributable silver revenues from continuing operations (50.9 ) (87.3 ) (211.9 ) (328.3 )
Attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations net of silver by-product revenue $ 471.7 $ 384.2 $ 1,771.3 $ 1,499.4
Gold ounces sold from continuing operations 651,732 644,073 2,545,736 2,421,447
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest (7,868 ) (8,760 ) (27,745 ) (29,795 )
Attributable gold ounces sold from continuing operations 643,864 635,313 2,517,991 2,391,652
Attributable production cost of sales from continuing operations per ounce sold on a by-product basis $ 733 $ 605 $ 703 $ 627
(1) "Production cost of sales" is equivalent to "Total cost of sales" per the consolidated financial statements less depreciation, depletion and amortization and impairment charges.

In June 2013, the World Gold Council ("WGC") published its guidelines for reporting all-in sustaining costs. The WGC is a market development organization for the gold industry and is an association whose membership comprises leading gold mining companies including Kinross. Although the WGC is not a mining industry regulatory organization, it worked closely with its member companies to develop this non-GAAP measure. Adoption of this all-in sustaining cost metric is voluntary and not necessarily standard, and therefore, this measure presented by the Company may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The Company believes that the all-in sustaining cost measure complements existing measures reported by Kinross in order to reflect the total current period cost of producing gold from operations.

All-in sustaining cost includes both operating and capital costs required to sustain gold production on an ongoing basis. The value of silver sold is deducted from the total production cost of sales as it is considered residual production. Sustaining operating costs represent expenditures incurred at current operations that are considered necessary to maintain current production. Sustaining capital represents capital expenditures at existing operations comprising mine development costs and ongoing replacement of mine equipment and other capital facilities, and does not include capital expenditures for major growth projects or enhancement capital for significant infrastructure improvements at existing operations.

Attributable all-in sustaining cost from continuing operations per ounce sold on a by-product basis is calculated by adjusting total production cost of sales, as reported on the interim condensed consolidated statement of operations, as follows:

Attributable All-in Sustaining Cost from Continuing Operations Per Ounce Sold on a By-Product Basis
Three months ended Years ended
December 31, December 31,
(in millions, except ounces and production cost of sales per ounce) 2013 2012 2013 2012
Production cost of sales from continuing operations - as reported(1) $ 528.4 $ 477.6 $ 2,004.4 $ 1,849.2
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(2) (5.8 ) (6.1 ) (21.2 ) (21.5 )
Less: attributable(3) silver revenues from continuing operations(4) (50.9 ) (87.3 ) (211.9 ) (328.3 )
Attributable(3) production cost of sales from continuing operations net of silver by-product revenue $ 471.7 $ 384.2 $ 1,771.3 $ 1,499.4
Adjusting items on an attributable(3) basis:
General and administrative(5) 52.1 43.1 176.6 162.7
Other operating expense (income) - sustaining(6) (3.3 ) 14.0 15.4 42.3
Reclamation and remediation(7) 12.0 13.3 57.1 49.5
Exploration and business development - sustaining(8) 10.1 16.6 78.4 119.4
Additions to property, plant and equipment - sustaining(9) 209.8 134.0 577.6 706.5
All-in Sustaining Cost on a by-product basis - attributable(3) $ 752.4 $ 605.2 $ 2,676.4 $ 2,579.8
Gold ounces sold from continuing operations 651,732 644,073 2,545,736 2,421,447
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(10) (7,868 ) (8,760 ) (27,745 ) (29,795 )
Attributable(3) gold ounces sold from continuing operations 643,864 635,313 2,517,991 2,391,652
Attributable(3) all-in sustaining cost from continuing operations per ounce sold on a by-product basis $ 1,169 $ 953 $ 1,063 $ 1,079

The Company also assesses its all-in sustaining costs on a gold equivalent ounce basis. Under this non-GAAP measure the Company's production of silver is converted into gold equivalent ounces and credited to total production.

Attributable all-in sustaining cost from continuing operations per equivalent ounce sold is calculated by adjusting total production cost of sales, as reported on the interim condensed consolidated statement of operations, as follows:

...
Attributable All-in Sustaining Cost from Continuing Operations Per Equivalent Ounce Sold
Three months ended Years ended
December 31, December 31,
(in millions, except ounces and production cost of sales per ounce) 2013 2012 2013 2012
Production cost of sales from continuing operations - as reported(1) $ 528.4 $ 477.6 $ 2,004.4 $ 1,849.2
Less: portion attributable to Chirano non-controlling interest(2) (5.8 ) (6.1 ) (21.2 ) (21.5 )
Attributable(3) production cost of sales from continuing operations $ 522.6 $ 471.5 $ 1,983.2 $
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