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OPERATIONAL UPDATE - Agnico Eagle resumes Quebec operations

Apr 20, 2020

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is gradually reopening its Quebec properties. The company is providing an update following the announcement by the Government of Quebec on April 13, 2020 to add mining operations to the list of priority activities and services that are permitted to operate while the Province responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Pursuant to the Government of Quebec's announcement, mining activities will be permitted to resume in a gradual and supervised manner beginning on April 15, 2020.

Accordingly, the Company is taking steps to resume its operations in the Abitibi region of Quebec (the LaRonde Complex, the Goldex mine and the Canadian Malartic mine (50%)) in an orderly fashion while ensuring the safety of employees.  At each of these operations, the Company will implement health, hygiene and physical distancing measures that meet or exceed the requirements of the Government of Quebec, including the Quebec department of Public Health and the Province's Committee on Standards, Equity, and Occupational Safety (CNESST).  Additional information on Agnico Eagle's proactive efforts to protect its people, neighbouring communities and business may be found on the Company's website at: https://www.agnicoeagle.com/English/sustainability/Our-COVID-19-Response.  In developing the Company's health and safety protocols relating to COVID-19, the Company consulted broadly with the Provincial authorities and employees.  The Company will communicate with the Government of Quebec to ensure ongoing compliance with the Government of Quebec's announcement and any subsequent orders.

Operational updates for each of the Company's mines, including the mines in the Abitibi region of Quebec, will be included in the Company's news release announcing first quarter 2020 financial and operating results, expected to be issued on April 30, 2020.  The Company expects that exploration activities will remain suspended until May 4, 2020.


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