The Company's Board of Directors has approved the following procedures to facilitate reporting of concerns regarding actual or suspected improper activities in respect of the Company's accounting, internal controls or auditing matters, violations of law and any other violations of its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics ("Reportable Matters").
Employee Confidential Reporting
The Company's Whistleblower Policy provides that employees are required to report concerns regarding Reportable Matters to the Company's Chief Legal Officer or Vice-President, Legal, who in accordance with such Policy report those concerns to the Chair of the Audit Committee in the case of accounting, financial or auditing matters and to the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee in the case of violations of the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other Reportable Matters. If a Reportable Matter relates to the Chief Legal Officer or Vice-President, Legal, or the employee is uncomfortable with making a report to either such person, the report is to be made directly to the applicable committee Chair. Instructions for employees to file reports, either directly, or via the Internet or toll free telephone hotline administered by the Company's designated third party service provider, are set out in the Whistleblower Policy, a copy of which is posted on the Company's intranet or available on request from Human Resources. Reports will be received on a confidential basis and, at the election of the employee, may be made anonymously, as described in the Whistleblower Policy.
Non-Employee Confidential Reporting
Anyone may report a Reportable Matter on a confidential and, at the election of the reporting person, anonymous basis, by delivering a report in writing to the attention of the Chief Legal Officer and/or Vice-President, Legal by mail or courier as set out below:
PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL
Kinross Gold Corporation
25 York Street
Toronto, ON M5J 2V5
Attention: Chief Legal Officer and/or Vice-President, Legal [as the case may be].
To be opened by the designated recipient only, being submitted pursuant to the Kinross Gold Corporation Whistleblower Policy.
Alternatively, if the Reportable Matter relates to the Chief Legal Officer or Vice- President, Legal of the Company, or the reporting person is otherwise uncomfortable with making a report to such person, a written report enclosed in a sealed envelope may be delivered by mail or courier to the attention of one of the alternate designated recipients identified below at the address, and carrying the same notices in bold, as set out above under Option 1:
i) Accounting, Financial and Auditing Matters:
Attention: Chair, Audit Committee
c/o Corporate Secretary
ii) all other Reportable Matters:
Attention: Chair, Corporate Governance
c/o Corporate Secretary
The Corporate Secretary will forward the enclosing envelope, unopened, to the applicable committee Chair.