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11th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining (FEM 2017) Main Sponsor's Welcome

 Jani Lösönen, Vice-President, Europe, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

It is a great pleasure for us to welcome you all to the 11th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Conference to be held again at the beautiful Levi Ski Resort in Lapland, Finland.

This event that has become the largest exploration and mining convention in Europe is the place to meet colleagues, to learn about new discoveries and emerging mine and mine development projects. We are very delighted to sponsor the conference as Agnico Eagle is this year celebrating its 60th Anniversary.

Looking forward to a rich and productive experience and hope you have a good time in Levi.

Jani Lösönen, Vice-President, Europe, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Agnico Eagle Finland Oy   " Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is a Canadian-based international gold mining company with operations in Canada, Finland and Mexico, and exploration and development activities in Canada, Finland, Sweden, Mexico and the U.S. The company is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges. Agnico Eagle currently operates five mines in Canada, one mine in Finland and three mines in Mexico and expects to produce about 1.6 million ounces of gold in 2016.

The company's Kittilä mine is the largest primary gold producer in Europe, with current gold reserves containing 4.4 million ounces (28 million tonnes at 4.8 g/t). The Kittilä mine is located in northern Finland, approximately 900 kilometres north of Helsinki and 150 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Kittila poured its first gold on January 14, 2009. Open pit mining began in 2008 from the Suuri pit and was completed in 2012. Underground mining to extract the deeper ore began in 2010. The ore processing facilities were expanded in 2013-2014 and the expanded mill capacity feed from the 4,000-tonne-per-day underground operation. The 4,000-tonne/day operation is expected to produce about 200,000 ounces of gold in 2016, and to average 195,000 ounces of gold annually from 2017 through 2018. The ore body is open at depth to the north and continues to grow."