AGNICO EAGLE REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2017 RESULTS; STRONG OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE CONTINUES; FULL YEAR PRODUCTION GUIDANCE INCREASED; CANADIAN MALARTIC EXTENSION RECEIVES GOVERNMENT APPROVAL; EXPLORATION DRILLING YIELDS FAVOURABLE RESULTS AT AMARUQ

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Toronto (April 27, 2017) – Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) (“Agnico Eagle” or the “Company”) today reported quarterly net income of $76.0 million, or $0.33 per share, for the first quarter of 2017. This result includes non-cash foreign currency translation gains on deferred tax liabilities of $7.9 million ($0.03 per share), nonrecurring gains of $3.5 million ($0.02 per share), unrealized gains on financial instruments of $2.8 million ($0.01 per share), various mark-to-market and other adjustment losses of $1.4 million ($0.01 per share) and non-cash foreign currency translation losses of $0.9 million (nil per share). Excluding these items would result in adjusted net income1 of $64.1 million or $0.28 per share for the first quarter of 2017. In the first quarter of 2016, the Company reported net income of $27.8 million or $0.13 per share. Not included in the first quarter of 2017 adjusted net income above is non-cash stock option expense of $7.6 million ($0.03 per share). In the first quarter of 2017, cash provided by operating activities increased by greater than 50% to $222.6 million ($224.7 million before changes in non-cash components of working capital) compared with cash provided by operating activities of $145.7 million in the first quarter of 2016 ($167.5 million before changes in non-cash components of working capital). The increase in cash provided by operating activities before changes in working capital during the current period was mainly due to a combination of higher gold sales volumes and realized prices (approximately 7% and 3%, respectively).

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