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AGNICO-EAGLE REPORTS Q3 2010 RESULTS; RECORD QUARTERLY NET INCOME; RECORD QUARTERLY GOLD PRODUCTION AT MEADOWBANK, GOLDEX, KITTILA AND PINOS ALTOS

October 27, 2010

Stock Symbol: AEM (NYSE and TSX)

(All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted)

TORONTO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (“Agnico-Eagle” or the “Company”) today reported a record quarterly net income of $121.5 million, or $0.73 per share, for the third quarter of 2010. This result includes a non-cash foreign currency translation loss of $17.7 million, or $0.11 per share. The result also includes non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $8.4 million, or $0.05 per share. More than offsetting these items, was a gain on the acquisition of Comaplex Minerals’ Meliadine property of $57.5 million (net of acquisition costs), or $0.34 per share. Additionally, the Company recorded a gain on the sale of available-for-sale securities and a property disposition totaling $16.6 million, or $0.10 per share and a one-time tax restructuring loss of $5.6 million, or $0.03 per share. In the third quarter of 2009, the Company reported a net loss of $17.0 million, or $0.11 per share. A 140% increase in gold production and a 233% increase in gross mine profit(1) over the third quarter of 2009 contributed to the record financial and operating quarter.

Third quarter 2010 cash provided by operating activities was $156.8 million ($170.9 million before changes in non-cash components of working capital), up from cash used in operating activities of $13.8 million in the third quarter of 2009 ($38.6 million before changes in non-cash components of working capital). This significant increase was largely due to the previously mentioned increase in gold production and substantially higher prices for gold, zinc, silver and copper.

Third quarter 2010 highlights include:

    -   Record Gold Production, Record Revenue and Record Net Earnings -
        quarterly gold production of 285,178 ounces resulted in revenue of
        $398.5 million and net earnings of $121.5 million
    -   Record Cash Flows - excluding non-cash changes in working capital,
        $170.9 million versus the prior quarter's record of $138.9 million
    -   Record quarterly gold recovery at Kittila - with the 81% recovery in
        the mill at Kittila, the design rate of 83% is on target for year end
        2010
    -   Creston Mascota at Pinos Altos about to Start-Up - crushing plant has
        been commissioned and loading of leach pads scheduled to begin in
        fourth quarter

“The transformational phase at Agnico-Eagle is complete and has resulted in record earnings and cash flows per share. The next phase, one of optimization and expansion of our newly built mines, is underway. As a result, we expect gold production and cash flows to continue to grow,” said Sean Boyd, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to reinvesting part of these growing cash flows to expand output, grow gold reserves and increase our longstanding dividend,” added Mr. Boyd.

Payable gold production(2) in the third quarter of 2010 was a record 285,179 ounces at total cash costs per ounce(3) of $441. This compares with payable gold production of 118,763 ounces at total cash costs per ounce of $436 in the third quarter of 2009.

The total cash costs were essentially unchanged versus the prior year’s quarter. Significant byproduct revenues at LaRonde resulted in total cash costs of negative $298 per ounce at that mine. Also contributing strongly was Goldex with record quarterly gold production and good cost control ($288/oz).

Higher than anticipated total cash costs remain at Meadowbank ($677/oz) as this new mine moves through start-up and commissioning. Additionally, total cash costs per ounce at Pinos Altos were $690 in the third quarter of 2010 versus $415 in the second quarter of 2010. This increase at Pinos Altos is mainly due to the first ore from the underground operation (relatively high start-up costs), the one-time lump-sum payment of an annual bonus to workers (will be accrued going forward) and, most significantly, due to the stockpile inventory adjustments (wrote down a low-grade stockpile). While the industry has seen higher costs for major inputs such as reagents (specifically cyanide) and labour, total cash costs per ounce at both of these mines are expected to decline as gold production increases.

For the first nine months of 2010, payable gold production was a record 731,138 ounces at total cash costs per ounce of $459. This compares with payable gold production of 329,628 ounces at total cash costs per ounce of $368 in the first nine months of 2009. The increase in gold production is due to the impact of two new gold mines commencing operations in the past year. The increase in total cash costs per ounce in the first nine months of 2010 is mainly due to the higher than expected total cash costs per ounce at Meadowbank ($682/oz) and Pinos Altos($527), neither of which were operating in the first nine months of 2009.

For the full year 2010, gold production is still expected to be in line with previous guidance of between 1.0 and 1.1 million ounces. The Company’s forecast for its full year total cash cost per ounce remains unchanged from the second quarter 2010 guidance of approximately $425 to $450.

Third Quarter 2010 Results Conference Call Webcast

The Company’s senior management will host a conference call on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 11:00 AM (E.D.T.) to discuss financial results and provide an update of the Company’s exploration and development activities.

Via Webcast:

A live audio webcast of the meeting will be available on the Company’s website homepage at www.agnico-eagle.com.

Via Telephone:

For those preferring to listen by telephone, please dial 416-644-3415 or Toll-free 877-974-0446. To ensure your participation, please call approximately five minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call.

Replay archive:

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The conference call replay will expire on Thursday, November 4, 2010.

The webcast along with presentation slides will be archived for 180 days on the website.

Cash Position Remains Strong

Cash and cash equivalents were essentially unchanged at $148.1 million on September 30, 2010 from the June 30, 2010 balance of $152.8 million.

Capital expenditures in the third quarter of 2010 were $167.1 million, including $74.1 million at Meadowbank, $28.2 million at Pinos Altos, $25.5 million at LaRonde, $21.1 million at Kittila, $7.1 million at Lapa, $6.0 million at Goldex and $3.6 million at Meliadine. For 2010, capital expenditures are estimated to remain unchanged at approximately $506 million.

With its cash balances, anticipated cash flows and available bank lines, Agnico-Eagle remains fully funded for the development and exploration of its current pipeline of gold projects in Canada, Finland, Mexico and the USA.

Available bank lines as of September 30, 2010 were approximately $1.1 billion.

LaRonde Mine – Steady State Mine Continues Strong Performance

The LaRonde mill processed an average of 6,872 tonnes per day (“tpd”) of ore in the third quarter of 2010, compared with an average of 6,509 tpd in the corresponding period of 2009. The increase in throughput in 2010 reflects an extended maintenance shutdown in the 2009 period which did not recur in 2010. Overall, LaRonde has been operating at a steady state of approximately 7,000 tpd for approximately seven years, since its most recent expansion in 2003.

Minesite costs per tonne(4) were C$74 in the third quarter of 2010, essentially unchanged when compared to C$73 in the third quarter of 2009.

For the first nine months of 2010, minesite costs per tonne were slightly below budget at C$74. For the first nine months of 2009, the minesite costs per tonne were C$72. The increase is largely due to general cost inflation.

Net of byproduct credits, LaRonde’s total cash costs per ounce were negative $298 in the third quarter of 2010 on production of 37,832 ounces of gold. During the third quarter of 2009, total cash costs per ounce were $60 on production of 47,726 ounces of gold. The decrease in total cash costs is largely due to higher byproduct revenues, partly offset by the lower gold production. The lower production was mainly due to an expected decrease in gold grade for ore mined in 2010.

For the first nine months of 2010, LaRonde’s total cash costs per ounce were $69 on gold production of 124,401 ounces, as compared to the first nine months of 2009, when the total cash costs per ounce were $148 on production of 157,098 ounces of gold. The lower total cash costs were largely due to higher byproduct metals revenues, as noted above. Similarly, the lower production is mainly due to the lower gold grade (approximately 23% lower) mined in 2010.

Commencing in late 2011, when the Company expects to begin mining ore from the LaRonde Extension, LaRonde is expected to begin producing more gold, averaging 324,000 ounces of gold per year from 2014 through 2023, reflecting the higher gold grades at depth. The development of the LaRonde Extension remains on time and on budget.

Goldex – Record Production and Good Cost Control

The Goldex mill processed an average of 7,893 tpd in the third quarter of 2010, continuing to exceed the 2010 mine plan of approximately 6,900 tpd. During the third quarter of 2009, the plant processed 7,342 tpd. Goldex is now operating close to its expanded steady-state rate of 8,000 tpd. This expansion is essentially complete, ahead of schedule.

Minesite costs per tonne at Goldex were approximately C$21 in the third quarter of 2010, in line with the C$21 per tonne achieved in the third quarter of 2009.

Payable gold production in the third quarter of 2010 was 50,672 ounces at total cash costs per ounce of $288. This compares favourably to the third quarter of 2009 when gold production was 31,169 ounces at total cash costs per ounce of $428. The higher ounce output is largely due to the higher throughput and the resumption of mining from the higher grade central pillar, when compared to 2009 (grade up 45% over the comparable period).

For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, total cash costs at Goldex were $325 per ounce on gold production of 141,275 ounces. Total cash costs per ounce during the comparable nine month period in 2009 were $371 on gold production of 102,774 ounces. The improvement in production and costs continues to reflect optimization of throughput and the resumption of mining in the higher grade central pillar.

Life of mine average annual gold production is expected to be approximately 168,000 ounces per year through 2017.

The final production blast for the current orebody is scheduled for late 2010 (to be followed by approximately seven years of extraction). As a result, the focus has shifted to exploration and potentially extending the mine life by adding nearby zones, such as the “M”, “D”, “E” and “S” zones, into the mine plan.

Development is already underway on the “M” zone, while studies on the other zones are expected to be completed in 2011. First production from the “M” zone is expected to be in 2013.

Lapa – Strong Tonnage and Cost Performance Continue

The Lapa milling circuit, located at LaRonde, processed an average of 1,573 tpd in the third quarter of 2010, compared to 1,179 tpd in the third quarter of 2009. This increase reflects the continued optimization efforts at the mine and mill where both facets at Lapa continue to operate above budgeted levels.

Minesite costs per tonne were below budget at C$105 in the third quarter of 2010, and well below the C$142 incurred in the third quarter of 2009. This reduction in cost reflects the optimization and efficiencies which have been realized since the May 2009 start-up.

Payable production in the third quarter of 2010 was 27,688 ounces of gold at total cash costs per ounce of $509. This compares to 18,409 ounces of gold at total cash costs per ounce of $784 during the third quarter of 2009. The higher production and lower costs reflect the optimization since start-up. Specifically, mine personnel have been successful in increasing the throughput to offset the dilution underground.

For the nine month period ending September 30, 2010, total cash costs at Lapa were $517 per ounce on gold production of 88,168 ounces. This compares with gold production of 30,013 ounces at total cash costs of $832 in the partial first nine months of 2009. This production increase and unit cost decrease is largely due to improved throughput, optimization and its associated efficiencies.

Life of mine production is expected to be approximately 116,000 ounces of gold through 2015.

Kittila – Mill Optimization in Final Stages

The Kittila mill processed an average of 3,067 tpd in the third quarter of 2010, compared to 1,958 tpd in the third quarter of 2009. The design throughput rate at Kittila is 3,000 tpd. The higher rate in 2010 is due to continued optimization efforts since the January 2009 start-up.

Gold recoveries in the third quarter of 2010 averaged a record high of approximately 81%, up significantly from the 68% achieved in the second quarter of 2010 and the 64% realized in the third quarter of 2009. The higher recoveries were largely due to a series of process changes that were implemented in the second and third quarters of 2010.

The improvement in the process was largely due to the control and reduction of the chloride compound levels in the autoclave. The design rate of 83% mill recovery is expected to be achieved on a steady state basis by the end of 2010.

Minesite costs per tonne at Kittila were approximately (euro)58 in the third quarter of 2010, an improvement from the (euro)78 achieved in the third quarter of 2009. The decrease in minesite costs is largely due to the higher throughput.

Third quarter 2010 gold production at Kittila was a record 40,344 ounces at total cash costs per ounce of $519, compared to 18,284 ounces at cash costs per ounce of $1,080 in the third quarter of 2009. This improvement is largely due to higher mill recoveries and improved throughput, facilitated by the ongoing, consistent, performance of the mine.

For the nine month period ending September 30, 2010, total cash costs at Kittila were $603 per ounce on gold production of 96,484 ounces. This compares with gold production of 36,568 ounces at total cash costs of $1,041 in the partial first nine months of 2009. This improvement is largely due to higher mill recoveries and improved throughput since start-up.

Underground production is now underway at Kittila and ground conditions are encouraging. Total underground production is expected to account for approximately 10% of Kittila’s 2010 production.

Life of mine average gold production is expected to be approximately 150,000 ounces per year through 2032.

A study is underway examining the possibility of increasing the production rate at Kittila reflecting the continued growth of the reserve base. Assuming the successful optimization of the mill recoveries, and further drilling at depth and to the north of the main Suuri deposit, it is anticipated that the expansion study will be completed by the middle of 2011.

Pinos Altos – Achieving Design Throughput. Additional Filter Capacity Installed

Agnico-Eagle is proud to announce that the Pinos Altos mine was the winner of Mexico’s 2009 “Casco de Plata” (“Silver Hard Hat”) safety award recognizing the mine as the number one safety performer nationally during 2009 in the large open pit mine category.

The Pinos Altos mill processed an average of 3,863 tpd in the third quarter of 2010, representing an improvement over the prior quarter (3,575 tpd) as the ramp up to the design rate of 4,000 tpd continues. No comparable period exists in 2009 as the mine achieved commercial production in November. Commissioning of a fourth tailings filter commenced in the last week of September and a fifth tailings filter will be commissioned in November, which is expected to eliminate tailings filtration as a bottleneck in the mill.

Minesite costs per tonne were $50 in the third quarter of 2010, compared to $31 in the prior quarter. The increase in minesite costs was largely due to a stockpile adjustment, the payment of a special bonus to workers and the start-up of the underground mining operation, as previously mentioned. Without the impact of the stockpile adjustment, the minesite costs per tonne would have been $40 in the third quarter of 2010.

Minesite costs per tonne were $39 for the first nine months of 2010.

Some temporary production delays have been experienced in the new underground mine as several historic artisanal openings had to be emptied and backfilled. These artisanal openings only impact the upper part of the Santo Nino underground orebody.

Lateral development and stope preparation is ahead of schedule. Ground conditions in the mined stopes have been better than expected, which should allow rapid increases in underground production in the coming months along with lower unit costs.

Payable production from the mill and heap leach operations in the third quarter of 2010 was a record 35,248 ounces of gold at total cash costs per ounce of $690. This compares with the second quarter of 2010, which had payable gold production of 29,665 ounces at total cash costs per ounce of $415. The increase in total cash costs from the second quarter of 2010 is largely due to the previously discussed factors.

For the first nine months of 2010, payable gold production was 91,141 ounces at total cash costs of $527 per ounce.

Life of mine average gold production is expected to be approximately 170,000 ounces per year through 2028, including production from Creston Mascota. Over this period, annual silver production is expected to average 2.5 million ounces.

Civil works and mechanical construction are close to completion at the nearby Creston Mascota project. First ore is expected to be placed on the leach pads during the fourth quarter of 2010. This stand-alone mine is expected to achieve commercial production in the second quarter of 2011. Production of approximately 50,000 ounces of gold per year is expected over five years at this project.

Meadowbank – Tonnage Ramp-Up Continues

During the third quarter of 2010, the Meadowbank mill processed an average of 6,918 tpd. Throughput in the prior quarter, its first full quarter of operation, totaled 6,262 tpd.

In spite of this improvement in throughput, unit costs have been negatively impacted by crushing issues, as discussed last quarter. To attempt to resolve these issues, and achieve the design rate of 8,500 tpd on a consistent basis, the Company will install a permanent secondary crushing unit at the front end of the circuit. This solution was successfully adopted at Goldex during its commissioning phase. This secondary crusher should be installed and operational early in the third quarter of 2011. In the meantime, two portable crushing units are being used.

Minesite costs per tonne were higher than planned at C$103 in the third quarter of 2010. This compares with the second quarter of 2010 when minesite costs per tonne were C$94. The higher costs are due to higher drilling and hauling costs as low availability of equipment led to increased use of contractors. Also impacting costs were some major equipment repairs, pre-crushing at the mill and higher logistics expenses.

It is expected that minesite costs per tonne will begin to drop in the fourth quarter of 2010, as larger, more efficient haul trucks and shovels are commissioned.

Payable production during the third quarter of 2010 was 93,395 ounces of gold, at total cash costs per ounce of $677. This compares with payable production of 77,676 ounces at total cash costs per ounce of $663 in the prior quarter.

Year to date, gold production is 189,669 ounces at total cash costs of $682 per ounce. These costs are expected to begin to decline in the fourth quarter as operational improvements are realized and the larger equipment is utilized.

Life of mine average annual gold production is expected to be approximately 350,000 ounces through 2019.

A study examining the possibility of increasing the production rate at Meadowbank is partially complete. The study was scheduled to be completed in 2010, however, due to ongoing optimization efforts, the study is being delayed until the mine reaches steady state and further underground drilling is completed.

Meliadine Acquisition Complete, Exploration Program Begins

On July 6, 2010, Agnico-Eagle completed the acquisition of 100% of the Meliadine gold property (through the acquisition of Comaplex Minerals Corp.), located approximately 300 kilometres southeast of the Company’s Meadowbank mine.

Through early 2013, it is anticipated that approximately $62 million will be spent on drilling an anticipated 200,000 metres with the main focus being on converting the resource at the high grade Tiriganiaq deposit to reserves. An underground bulk sample will also be completed along with a feasibility study, permitting and permanent all-weather road construction. The total expenditures, including drilling, over this period are expected to be approximately $130 million.

Initial results from this drilling program, and those for some of Agnico-Eagle’s other exploration programs, including Kittila, will be presented in an exploration update planned for December 2010.

About Agnico-Eagle

Agnico-Eagle is a long established, Canadian headquartered, gold producer with operations located in Canada, Finland and Mexico, and exploration and development activities in Canada, Finland, Mexico and the United States. Agnico-Eagle’s LaRonde mine is Canada’s largest operating gold mine in terms of reserves. The Company has full exposure to higher gold prices consistent with its policy of no forward gold sales. It has paid a cash dividend for 28 consecutive years.

Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this news release has been prepared as at October 27, 2010. Certain statements contained in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and “forward looking information” under the provisions of Canadian provincial securities laws and are referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”. When used in this document, words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “estimate,” “forecast,” “planned”, “will”, “likely”, “scheduled”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Such statements include without limitation: the Company’s forward-looking production guidance, including production growth, estimated ore grades, metal production, life of mine horizons, commencement of production estimates, the estimated timing of studies related to mine expansions, recovery rates, mill throughput, optimization efforts, and projected exploration and capital expenditures, including costs and other estimates upon which such projections are based; the Company’s goal to increase its mineral reserves and resources; and other statements and information regarding anticipated trends with respect to the Company’s operations, exploration and the funding thereof. Such statements reflect the Company’s views as at the date of this press release and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Agnico-Eagle as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. The factors and assumptions of Agnico-Eagle contained in this news release, which may prove to be incorrect, include, but are not limited to, the assumptions set forth herein and in management’s discussion and analysis and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2009 (“Form 20-F”) as well as: that there are no significant disruptions affecting operations, whether due to labour disruptions, supply disruptions, damage to equipment, natural occurrences, political changes, title issues or otherwise; that permitting, production and expansion at each of Agnico-Eagle’s mines and growth projects proceeds on a basis consistent with current expectations, and that Agnico-Eagle does not change its plans relating to such projects; that the exchange rate between the Canadian dollar, European Union euro, Mexican peso and the United States dollar will be approximately consistent with current levels or as set out in this news release; that prices for gold, silver, zinc, copper and lead will be consistent with Agnico-Eagle’s expectations; that prices for key mining and construction supplies, including labour costs, remain consistent with Agnico-Eagle’s current expectations; that Agnico-Eagle’s current estimates of mineral reserves, mineral resources, mineral grades and metal recovery are accurate; that there are no material delays in the timing for completion of ongoing growth projects; that the Company’s current plans to optimize production are successful; and that there are no material variations in the current tax and regulatory environment. Many factors, known and unknown, could cause the actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, but are not limited to: the volatility of prices of gold and other metals; uncertainty of mineral reserves, mineral resources, mineral grades and metal recovery estimates; uncertainty of future production, capital expenditures, and other costs; currency fluctuations; financing of additional capital requirements; cost of exploration and development programs; mining risks; risks associated with foreign operations; governmental and environmental regulation; the volatility of the Company’s stock price; and risks associated with the Company’s byproduct metal derivative strategies. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors, see the Form 20-F, as well as the Company’s other filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements and information, except as required by law. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Certain of the foregoing statements, primarily related to projects, are based on preliminary views of the Company with respect to, among other things, grade, tonnage, processing, recoveries, mining methods, capital costs, total cash costs, minesite costs, and location of surface infrastructure. Actual results and final decisions may be materially different from those currently anticipated.

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    (1) Gross mine profit is calculated as total revenues from all metals, by
        mine, minus total production costs, by mine.
    (2) Payable production of a mineral means the quantity of mineral
        produced during a period contained in products that are sold by the
        Company, whether such products are shipped during the period or held
        as inventory at the end of the period.
    (3) Total cash costs per ounce is a non-GAAP measure. For reconciliation
        of this measure to production costs, as reported in the financial
        statements, see Note 1 to the financial statements at the end of this
        press release.
    (4) Minesite costs per tonne is a non-GAAP measure. For reconciliation of
        this measure to production costs, as reported in the financial
        statements, see Note 1 to the financial statements at the end of this
        news release.

                         AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITED
              SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
          (thousands of United States dollars, except where noted,
                          US GAAP basis, Unaudited)

                                Three months ended       Nine months ended
                                ------------------       -----------------
                                    September 30,           September 30,
                                    -------------           -------------
                                  2010        2009        2010        2009
                                  ----        ----        ----        ----
    Gross mine profit
     (exclusive of amortization
     shown below) (Note 1)
    LaRonde..................    $48,722     $40,276    $137,723    $128,575
    Goldex...................     44,349      16,687     113,408      54,260
    Lapa.....................     17,764       2,751      59,241       1,918
    Kittila..................     26,838         884      54,933       4,029
    Pinos Altos..............     15,089           -      50,346           -
    Meadowbank (Note 2)......     49,042           -      86,392           -
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Total gross mine profit..    201,804      60,598     502,043     188,782
    Amortization.............     48,145      23,200     122,651      50,800
    Corporate................     (9,817)     44,007      66,092      96,670
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Income before tax........    163,476      (6,609)    313,300      41,312
    Tax provision............     42,016      10,357      69,147       2,710
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Net earnings.............   $121,460    $(16,966)   $244,153     $38,602
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Net earning per share....      $0.73      $(0.11)      $1.52       $0.25
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Operating cash flow......   $156,829    $(13,787)   $392,894     $61,405
    Realized price per sales
     volume (US$):
      Gold (per ounce).......     $1,235        $939      $1,192        $957
      Silver (per ounce).....     $20.53      $15.59      $19.27      $14.48
      Zinc (per tonne).......     $2,151      $1,932      $2,088      $1,589
      Copper (per tonne).....     $8,689      $7,580      $7,572      $5,745
    Payable production:
      Gold (ounces)
      LaRonde................     37,832      47,726     124,401     157,098
      Goldex.................     50,672      31,169     141,275     102,774
      Lapa...................     27,688      18,409      88,168      30,013
      Kittila................     40,344      18,284      96,484      36,568
      Pinos Altos............     35,248       3,175      91,141       3,175
      Meadowbank (Note 2)....     93,395           -     189,669           -
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
      Total gold (ounces)        285,179     118,763     731,138     329,628
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
      Silver (000s ounces)
      LaRonde................      1,080         995       2,815       3,058
      Pinos Altos............        290          16         760          16
      Meadowbank (Note 2)....         18           -          32           -
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
      Total silver
       (000s ounces)               1,388       1,011       3,607       3,074
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
      Zinc (tonnes)..........     14,915      12,516      47,604      40,735
      Copper (tonnes)........      1,181       1,400       3,289       5,148
    Payable metal sold:
      Gold (ounces -
       LaRonde)..............     36,979      48,959     123,885     160,381
      Gold (ounces - Goldex)      49,117      32,572     135,290      98,007
      Gold (ounces - Lapa)...     25,846      14,669      91,959      17,836
      Gold (ounces - Kittila)     41,655      21,946     100,917      28,726
      Gold (ounces - Pinos
       Altos)................     31,759         594      83,358         594
      Gold (ounces -
       Meadowbank) (Note 2)..     93,495           -     170,780           -
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
      Total gold (ounces)        278,851     118,740     706,189     305,544
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
      Silver (000s ounces -
       LaRonde)..............      1,052       1,009       2,711       3,033
      Silver (000s ounces -
       Pinos Altos)..........        244           1         731           1
      Silver (000s ounces -
       Meadowbank)...........         18           -          32           -
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
      Total silver (ounces)        1,314       1,010       3,474       3,034
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
      Zinc (tonnes)..........     14,388      14,579      44,354      44,440
      Copper (tonnes)........      1,193       1,405       3,283       5,157
    Total cash costs per
     ounce of gold (Note 3,4):
    LaRonde..................      ($298)        $60         $69        $148
    Goldex...................       $288        $428        $325        $371
    Lapa.....................       $509        $784        $517        $832
    Kittila..................       $519      $1,080        $603      $1,041
    Pinos Altos..............       $690           -        $527           -
    Meadowbank (Note 2)......       $677           -        $682           -
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
      Weighted average total
       cash costs per ounce..       $441        $436        $459        $368
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

    Note 1
    ------
    Gross mine profit is calculated as total revenues from all metals, by
    mine, minus total production costs, by mine.

    Note 2
    ------
    Meadowbank achieved commercial production as of March 1, 2010. Payable
    production includes commercial production of 188,585 ounces since
    March 1, 2010 and non-commercial production of 1,084 ounces.

    Note 3
    ------
    Total cash costs per ounce of gold is calculated net of silver, copper,
    zinc and other byproduct credits. The weighted average total cash cost
    per ounce is based on commercial production ounces. Total cash costs per
    ounce is a non-GAAP measure. For a reconciliation to production costs,
    see Note 1 to the financial statements. See also "Note Regarding Certain
    Measures of Performance".

    Note 4
    ------
    Certain measures have been reclassified in prior periods to conform to
    the current periods' presentation. The changes are immaterial in nature.

                         AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITED
                         CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
             (thousands of United States dollars, US GAAP basis)
                                 (Unaudited)

                                                       As at        As at
                                                   September 30, December 31,
                                                   ------------- ------------
                                                        2010         2009
                                                        ----         ----
    ASSETS
    Current
      Cash and cash equivalents....................    $148,116     $163,593
      Trade receivables............................      83,814       93,570
      Inventories:
        Ore stockpiles.............................      50,885       41,286
        Concentrates...............................      45,334       31,579
        Supplies...................................     134,423      100,885
      Other current assets.........................     150,108      173,127
                                                     -----------  -----------
    Total current assets...........................     612,680      604,040

    Other assets...................................      71,566       33,641
    Future income and mining tax assets............      29,843       27,878
    Property, plant and mine development...........   4,796,886    3,581,798
                                                     -----------  -----------
                                                     $5,510,975   $4,247,357
                                                     -----------  -----------
                                                     -----------  -----------
    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current
      Accounts payable and accrued liabilities.....    $206,716     $155,432
      Dividends payable............................           -       28,198
      Interest payable.............................      19,581        1,666
      Income taxes payable.........................       4,753        4,501
                                                     -----------  -----------

    Total current liabilities......................     231,050      189,797
                                                     -----------  -----------

    Long term debt.................................     715,000      715,000

    Fair value of derivative financial instruments          931          663

    Reclamation provision and other liabilities....     113,886       96,255

    Future income and mining tax liabilities.......     835,478      493,881

    Shareholders' equity
    Common shares
      Authorized - unlimited
      Issued - 167,756,805 (December 31, 2009 -
       156,655,056)................................   3,003,536    2,378,759
    Stock options..................................      93,298       65,771
    Warrants.......................................      24,858       24,858
    Contributed surplus............................      15,166       15,166
    Retained earnings..............................     460,311      216,158
    Accumulated other comprehensive income.........      17,461       51,049
                                                     -----------  -----------

    Total shareholders' equity.....................   3,614,630    2,751,761
                                                     -----------  -----------
                                                     $5,510,975   $4,247,357
                                                     -----------  -----------
                                                     -----------  -----------

                         AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITED
                      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
          (thousands of United States dollars except share and per
                        share amounts, US GAAP basis)
                                 (Unaudited)

                                Three months ended       Nine months ended
                                ------------------       -----------------
                                    September 30,           September 30,
                                    -------------           -------------
                                  2010        2009        2010        2009
                                  ----        ----        ----        ----
    REVENUES
    Revenues from mining
     operations..............   $398,478    $149,250    $983,517    $388,165
    Interest and sundry income    66,868       3,664      74,183      13,460
    Gain on sale of available-
     for-sale securities.....      7,839       5,939       8,185       6,474
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                                 473,185     158,853   1,065,885     408,099
    COSTS AND EXPENSES
    Production...............    196,674      88,652     481,474     199,383
    Exploration and corporate
     development.............     19,491      11,846      39,950      28,718
    Amortization.............     48,145      23,200     122,651      50,800
    General and administrative    19,925      14,658      71,595      45,823
    Provincial capital tax...     (6,934)      1,583      (6,779)      4,165
    Interest.................     14,722       2,648      34,535       5,852
    Foreign currency loss
     (gain)..................     17,685      22,875       9,159      32,046
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Income (loss) before
     income, mining and
     federal capital taxes...    163,475      (6,609)    313,300      41,312
    Income and mining tax
     expense.................     42,016      10,357      69,147       2,710
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

    Net income (loss) for
     the period..............   $121,461    $(16,966)   $244,153     $38,602
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

    Net income (loss) per
     share - basic...........      $0.73      $(0.11)      $1.52       $0.25
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Net income (loss) per
     share - diluted.........      $0.71      $(0.11)      $1.49       $0.25
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

    Weighted average number
     of shares outstanding
     (in thousands)
      Basic..................    167,435     156,157     160,328     155,718
      Diluted................    170,679     157,963     163,342     157,501

                         AGNICO-EAGLE MINES LIMITED
                    CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
             (thousands of United States dollars, US GAAP basis)
                                 (Unaudited)

                                Three months ended       Nine months ended
                                ------------------       -----------------
                                    September 30,           September 30,
                                    -------------           -------------
                                  2010        2009        2010        2009
                                  ----        ----        ----        ----
    Operating activities
    Net income for the
     period..................   $121,460    $(16,966)   $244,153     $38,602
    Add (deduct) items not
     affecting cash:
      Amortization...........     48,145      23,200     122,651      50,800
      Future income and
       mining taxes..........     33,176       9,816      46,702       1,887
      Gain on sale of
       available-for-sale
       securities............     (7,840)     (5,939)     (8,186)     (6,474)
      Reversal of MTM gain
       - Comaplex............    (64,508)          -     (64,508)          -
      Amortization of
       deferred costs and
       other.................     40,445      28,440      61,498      48,670
    Changes in non-cash
     working capital balances
      Trade receivables......    (18,459)      6,504       9,756     (26,007)
      Income taxes payable...    (14,443)     (1,017)        252         960
      Inventories............    (30,303)    (79,994)    (71,912)    (91,999)
      Other current assets...     (5,179)    (15,442)    (25,964)      5,982
      Interest payable.......      9,692         983      17,914       1,323
      Accounts payable and
       accrued liabilities...     44,643      36,628      60,538      37,661
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Cash provided by
     operating activities....    156,829     (13,787)    392,894      61,405
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

    Investing activities
    Additions to property,
     plant and mine
     development.............   (167,076)   (172,832)   (396,656)   (483,181)
    Acquisition, investments
     and other...............      5,223      31,281         314      34,697
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Cash used in investing
     activities..............   (161,853)   (141,551)   (396,342)   (448,484)
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

    Financing activities
    Dividends paid...........          -           -     (26,830)    (27,132)
    Repayment of capital
     lease and other.........     (2,664)     (1,231)    (12,776)     (8,113)
    Proceeds from notes......          -     200,000   1,201,000     485,000
    Repayment of long term
     debt....................    (20,000)          -  (1,201,000)          -
    Sales-leaseback financing      3,856       2,640       6,861      13,528
    Credit facility
     financing cost..........       (187)       (203)    (12,675)     (4,775)
    Proceeds from common
     shares issued...........     19,526      16,384      33,883      63,776
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Cash provided by (used in)
     financing activities....        531     217,590     (11,537)    522,284
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

    Effect of exchange rate
     changes on cash and
     cash equivalents........       (177)      2,875        (492)      4,446
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

    Net increase (decrease)
     in cash and cash
     equivalents during
     the period..............     (4,670)     65,127     (15,477)    139,651
    Cash and cash equivalents,
     beginning of period.....    152,786     173,905     163,593      99,381
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

    Cash and cash equivalents,
     end of period...........   $148,116    $239,032    $148,116    $239,032
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Other operating cash
     flow information:
    Interest paid during
     the period..............     $3,534      $6,216     $16,964      $9,725
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
    Income, mining and
     capital taxes paid
     during the period.......    $16,028      $4,884     $17,525      $7,743
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
                              ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------

    Note 1  The following tables provide a reconciliation, on an individual
    mine basis, of the total cash costs per ounce of gold produced and
    minesite costs per tonne to production costs as set out the interim
    consolidated financial statements:

    Total Cash Costs per
    Ounce of Gold By Mine
    ---------------------
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Total Production costs per
     Consolidated Statements
     of Income...................  $196,674    $88,652   $481,474   $199,383

    Attributable to LaRonde          47,320     43,331    139,407    123,104
    Attributable to Goldex           14,518     13,930     44,787     37,880
    Attributable to Lapa             14,298     11,404     48,507     15,222
    Attributable to Kittila          24,387     19,987     65,505     23,177
    Attributable to Pinos Altos      28,701          -     61,087          -
    Attributable to Meadowbank       67,450          -    122,181          -
                                  -------------------------------------------
                                  -------------------------------------------
      Total......................  $196,674    $88,652   $481,474   $199,383
                                  -------------------------------------------
                                  -------------------------------------------

    LaRonde
    -------
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs.............   $47,320    $43,331   $139,407   $123,104
    Adjustments:
      Byproduct revenues            (56,911)   (38,404)  (132,779)   (96,385)
      Inventory and other
       adjustment(i).............    (1,352)    (1,749)     2,915     (2,632)
      Non-cash reclamation
       provision.................      (334)      (311)    (1,006)      (878)
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Cash operating costs           ($11,277)    $2,867     $8,537    $23,209
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Gold production (ounces)         37,832     47,726    124,401    157,098
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Total cash costs
     (per ounce)(ii).............     ($298)       $60        $69       $148
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    Goldex
    ------
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs.............   $14,518    $13,930    $44,787    $37,880
    Adjustments:
      Byproduct revenues                 (7)         -        (22)         -
      Inventory and other
       adjustment(i).............       155       (539)     1,266        384
      Non-cash reclamation
       provision.................       (54)       (53)      (162)      (149)
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Cash operating costs            $14,612    $13,338    $45,869    $38,115
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Gold production (ounces)         50,672     31,169    141,275    102,774
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Total cash costs
     (per ounce)(ii).............      $288       $428       $325       $371
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    Lapa
    ----
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs.............   $14,298    $11,404    $48,507    $15,222
    Adjustments:
      Byproduct revenues                (11)         -        (38)         -
      Inventory and other
       adjustment(i).............      (189)     3,033     (2,853)     9,756
      Non-cash reclamation
       provision.................       (14)        (7)       (43)       (14)
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Cash operating costs            $14,084    $14,430    $45,573    $24,964
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Gold production (ounces)         27,688     18,409     88,168     30,013
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Total cash costs
     (per ounce)(ii).............      $509       $784       $517       $832
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    Kittila
    -------
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs.............   $24,387    $19,987    $65,505    $23,177
    Adjustments:
      Byproduct revenues                (50)         -        (80)         -
      Inventory and other
       adjustment(i).............    (3,323)      (141)    (7,026)     8,497
      Non-cash reclamation
       provision.................       (93)       (99)      (257)      (161)
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Cash operating costs            $20,921    $19,747    $58,142    $31,513
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Gold production (ounces)         40,344     18,284     96,484     30,277
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Total cash costs
     (per ounce)(ii).............      $519     $1,080       $603     $1,041
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Royalty (per ounce)..........        22          -         21          -
    Total cash costs (per ounce),
     net of royalty..............      $497     $1,080       $582     $1,041
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    Pinos Altos
    -----------
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs.............   $28,701         $-    $61,087         $-
    Adjustments:
      Byproduct revenues             (6,426)         -    (14,998)         -
      Inventory and other
       adjustment(i).............     2,252          -      2,629          -
      Non-cash reclamation
       provision.................      (214)         -       (643)         -
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Cash operating costs            $24,313         $-    $48,075         $-
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Gold production (ounces)         35,248          -     91,141          -
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Total cash costs
     (per ounce)(ii).............      $690         $-       $527         $-
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Royalty (per ounce)..........        43          -         49          -
    Total cash costs (per ounce),
     net of royalty..............      $647         $-       $478         $-
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    Meadowbank
    ----------
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs.............   $67,450         $-   $122,181         $-
    Adjustments:
      Byproduct revenues               (334)         -       (592)         -
      Inventory and other
       adjustment(i).............    (3,526)         -      7,965          -
      Non-cash reclamation
       provision.................      (384)         -       (878)         -
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Cash operating costs            $63,206         $-   $128,676         $-
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Gold production (ounces)         93,395          -    188,586          -
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Total cash costs
     (per ounce)(ii).............      $677         $-       $682         $-
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    Minesite Cost per Tonne
    -----------------------------
    LaRonde
    -------
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs                $47,320    $43,331   $139,407   $123,104
    Adjustments:
    Inventory and other
     adjustments(iii)                (1,352)    (2,789)     2,915     (2,796)
    Non-cash reclamation provision     (334)      (311)    (1,006)      (878)
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite operating costs (US$)  $45,634    $40,231   $141,316   $119,430
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite operating costs (C$)   $46,952    $43,887   $145,432   $137,853
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Tonnes of ore milled (000s)         632        599      1,956      1,903
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite cost per tonne
     (C$)(iv)                           $74        $73        $74        $72
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    Goldex
    ------
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs                $14,518    $13,930    $44,787    $37,880
    Adjustments:
    Inventory and other
     adjustments(iii)                   155       (539)     1,266        384
    Non-cash reclamation provision      (54)       (53)      (162)      (149)
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite operating costs (US$)  $14,619    $13,338    $45,891    $38,115
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite operating costs (C$)   $15,178    $14,400    $47,379    $43,914
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Tonnes of ore milled (000s)         726        676      2,060      1,911
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite cost per tonne
     (C$)(iv)                           $21        $21        $23        $23
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    Lapa
    ----
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs                $14,298    $11,404    $48,507    $15,222
    Adjustments:
    Inventory and other
     adjustments(iii)                  (189)     3,033     (2,853)     9,756
    Non-cash reclamation provision      (14)        (7)       (43)       (14)
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite operating costs (US$)  $14,095    $14,430    $45,611    $24,964
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite operating costs (C$)   $15,131    $15,414    $47,000    $27,956
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Tonnes of ore milled (000s)         145        109        412        190
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite cost per tonne
     (C$)(iv)                          $105       $142       $114       $142
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    Kittila
    -------
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs                $24,387    $19,987    $65,505    $23,177
    Adjustments:
    Inventory and other
     adjustments(iii)                (3,323)      (141)    (7,026)     8,497
    Royalty
    Non-cash reclamation provision      (93)       (99)      (257)      (161)
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite operating costs (US$)  $20,971    $19,747    $58,222    $31,513
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                      (euro)     (euro)     (euro)     (euro)
    Minesite operating costs (EUR)   16,402     14,012     44,428     22,074
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Tonnes of ore milled (000s)         282        180        719        312
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite cost per tonne           (euro)     (euro)     (euro)     (euro)
     (EUR)(iv)                           58         78         62         71
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    Pinos Altos
    -----------
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs                $28,701         $-    $61,087         $-
    Adjustments:
    Inventory and other
     adjustments(iii)                 2,252          -      2,629          -
    Royalty
    Non-cash reclamation provision     (214)         -       (643)         -
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite operating costs (US$)  $30,739         $-    $63,073         $-
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Tonnes of ore processed (000s)      616          -      1,620          -
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite cost per tonne
     (US$)(iv)                          $50         $-        $39         $-
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    Meadowbank
    ----------
                                      Three      Three       Nine       Nine
                                     months     months     months     months
                                      ended      ended      ended      ended
    (thousands of dollars,        September  September  September  September
     except where noted)           30, 2010   30, 2009   30, 2010   30, 2009
    ----------------------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Production costs                $67,450         $-   $122,181         $-
    Adjustments:
    Inventory and other
     adjustments(iii)                (3,526)         -      7,965          -
    Non-cash reclamation provision     (384)         -       (878)         -
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite operating costs (US$)  $63,540         $-   $129,268         $-
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite operating costs (C$)   $65,596         $-   $133,632         $-
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Tonnes of ore milled (000s)         636          -      1,370          -
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
    Minesite cost per tonne
     (C$)(iv)                          $103         $-        $98         $-
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

    (i)   Under the Company's revenue recognition policy, revenue is
          recognized on concentrates when legal title passes. Since total
          cash costs are calculated on a production basis, this inventory
          adjustment reflects the sales margin on the portion of concentrate
          production for which revenue has not been recognized in the period.

    (ii)  Total cash costs per ounce is not a recognized measure under US
          GAAP and this data may not be comparable to data presented by other
          gold producers. The Company believes that this generally accepted
          industry measure is a realistic indication of operating performance
          and is useful in allowing year over year comparisons. As
          illustrated in the table above, this measure is calculated by
          adjusting production costs as shown in the Consolidated Statements
          of Income and Comprehensive Income for net byproduct revenues,
          royalties, inventory adjustments and asset retirement provisions.
          This measure is intended to provide investors with information
          about the cash generating capabilities of the Company's mining
          operations. Management uses this measure to monitor the performance
          of the Company's mining operations. Since market prices for gold
          are quoted on a per ounce basis, using this per ounce measure
          allows management to assess the mine's cash generating capabilities
          at various gold prices. Management is aware that this per ounce
          measure of performance can be impacted by fluctuations in byproduct
          metal prices and exchange rates. Management compensates for the
          limitation inherent with this measure by using it in conjunction
          with the minesite costs per tonne measure (discussed below) as well
          as other data prepared in accordance with US GAAP. Management also
          performs sensitivity analyses in order to quantify the effects of
          fluctuating metal prices and exchange rates.

    (iii) This inventory adjustment reflects production costs associated with
          unsold concentrates.

    (iv)  Minesite costs per tonne is not a recognized measure under US GAAP
          and this data may not be comparable to data presented by other gold
          producers. As illustrated in the table above, this measure is
          calculated by adjusting production costs as shown in the
          Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income for
          inventory and asset retirement provisions and then dividing by
          tonnes processed through the mill. Since total cash costs data can
          be affected by fluctuations in byproduct metal prices and exchange
          rates, management believes minesite costs per tonne provides
          additional information regarding the performance of mining
          operations and allows management to monitor operating costs on a
          more consistent basis as the per tonne measure eliminates the cost
          variability associated with varying production levels. Management
          also uses this measure to determine the economic viability of
          mining blocks. As each mining block is evaluated based on the net
          realizable value of each tonne mined, in order to be economically
          viable the estimated revenue on a per tonne basis must be in excess
          of the minesite costs per tonne. Management is aware that this per
          tonne measure is impacted by fluctuations in production levels and
          thus uses this evaluation tool in conjunction with production costs
          prepared in accordance with US GAAP. This measure supplements
          production cost information prepared in accordance with US GAAP and
          allows investors to distinguish between changes in production costs
          resulting from changes in production versus changes in operating
          performance.

Note Regarding Certain Measures of Performance

This press release presents measures including “total cash costs per ounce” and “minesite costs per tonne” that are not recognized measures under US GAAP. This data may not be comparable to data presented by other gold producers. The Company believes that these generally accepted industry measures are realistic indicators of operating performance and useful for year-over-year comparisons. However, both of these non-GAAP measures should be considered together with other data prepared in accordance with US GAAP, these measures, taken by themselves, are not necessarily indicative of operating costs or cash flow measures prepared in accordance with US GAAP. A reconciliation of the Company’s total cash cost per ounce and minesite cost per tonne to the most comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with US GAAP for the Company’s historical results of operations is set out in Note 1 to the financial statements of the Company for the period ended September 30, 2010 contained herein.

The contents of this press release have been prepared under the supervision of, and reviewed by, Marc Legault P.Eng., Vice-President Project Development and a “Qualified Person” for the purposes of NI 43-101.

SOURCE Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited


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