IAMGOLD clarifies impact of mining code revisions in Burkina Faso

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TORONTO, July 6, 2015 /CNW/ - IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD" or the "Company") provides clarification regarding the vote by the Transitional Assembly on an updated Mining Code in Burkina Faso.  While the Code has not yet been formalized into law, it reduces regulatory uncertainty, creates an innovative community development fund, and, importantly, respects clauses in existing Mining Conventions.  As a result, IAMGOLD does not expect a material impact on its Essakane Mine, as it has fiscal stability clauses in its existing Mining Convention.

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About IAMGOLD

IAMGOLD (www.iamgold.com) is a mid-tier mining company with four operating gold mines on three continents. A solid base of strategic assets in North and South America and West Africa is complemented by development and exploration projects and continued assessment of accretive acquisition opportunities.  IAMGOLD is in a strong financial position with extensive management and operational expertise. 

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SOURCE IAMGOLD Corporation

For further information: Bob Tait, VP Investor Relations, IAMGOLD Corporation, Tel: (416) 360-4743, Mobile: (647) 403-5520; Laura Young, Director, Investor Relations, IAMGOLD Corporation, Tel: (416) 933-4952, Mobile: (416) 670-3815; Toll-free: 1-888-464-9999 info@iamgold.com

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