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IAMGOLD restarts operations at Rosebel Gold Mine

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IAMGOLD Corp. has advised that its Rosebel Gold Mine operation in Suriname has restarted operations following confirmation and advice from the medical experts of the COVID-19 Outbreak Management Team of Suriname that it is safe to restart.

In addition, following intervention by the Mediation Board for Suriname, the Union and Rosebel explicitly agreed on the restart of the operations. As announced on 16 June 2020, Rosebel suspended operations as a result of the Union work stoppage.

To ensure the health and safety of the Rosebel workforce and community, Rosebel Management has been working diligently to manage for COVID-19 since March and as positive cases were confirmed on site in June. COVID-19 protocols have been managed under the guidance of the COVID-19 Outbreak Management Team of Suriname.

Rosebel started the workforce recall process this week, with employees and contractors returning to site to prepare for the restart of milling operations as well as diamond drilling activities.

The mill at Rosebel has restarted the processing of stockpile material and Saramacca ore. At Saramacca, contractors have restarted construction activities to complete the road.

Given the ongoing uncertainty relating to the duration and extent of the global COVID-19 crisis, and the impact it may have on the demand and price for gold, on our suppliers and workforce, and on global financial markets, the company continues to face uncertainties that may impact its operating activities and financial results.

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