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Statement of Corporate Governance Practices

Kirkland Lake Gold believes that strong governance improves corporate performance to the benefit of all stakeholders. National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices ("NI 58-101") establishes corporate governance requirements applicable to all public companies. The Company is continually reviewing its practices and strives to make meaningful improvements to achieve higher standards of corporate governance.

Board of Directors

The purpose of the Board of Directors is to supervise the management of the business and affairs of the Company. The board is comprised of eight directors, seven of whom are independent of management.

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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing the policies and practices relating to integrity of financial and regulatory reporting, and compliance with policies and laws.

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Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

The Governance and Nominating Committee is responsible for developing the Company’s approach to, and reviewing the Company’s effectiveness with respect to, corporate governance, board composition and the effectiveness of the board.

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Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities relating to compensation issues. The Committee is responsible for ensuring that the Company has an executive compensation plan that is motivational and competitive to enable the Company to attract, retain and inspire management.

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Health, Safety, Environment And Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Technical Committee

The Technical Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities relating to the Company’s operations and future expansion and or development of its properties. The Technical Committee is responsible for the review of technical and operational matters.
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Code Of Conduct and Ethics

The Company has adopted a Code of Conduct and Ethics that is applicable to all directors, officers, employees and consultants. The Code of Conduct and Ethics embodies the commitment of Kirkland Lake Gold to conduct its business in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

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Disclosure and Confidentiality Policy

Avoiding any misrepresentation of our operations and finances is critical to our relationship with our investors, and accordingly all disclosure must be timely, complete, accurate and balanced. The Board has adopted a Disclosure and Confidentiality Policy which includes comprehensive procedures governing, among other things, timely disclosure of material information, mineral disclosure, electronic communications, and selective disclosure.

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Insider Trading Policy

The Company has established an Insider Trading Policy to prevent improper trading in securities of the Company. This policy is also intended to ensure that the directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Company act, and are perceived to act, in accordance with applicable laws and the highest standards of ethical and business conduct. This policy supplements, and does not replace, applicable securities laws in respect of insider trading.

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Whistleblower Policy and Reporting

The Company’s Whistleblower Policy establishes the procedures for the submission of complaints or concerns. Individuals who become aware of a violation or potential violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethics can report their concerns as follows:

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The Company’s confidential, anonymous complaint reporting Confidence Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Within Canada & the US dial 1-800-661-9675
Within Australia dial 0011.80033881766

In Writing:
Chair of the Audit Committee, in confidence
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd
Suite 3120 - 200 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J1

Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy

The Company’s Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy embodies the commitment for all Company directors, officers, and employees to act with integrity and in compliance when interacting with government officials, business partners, third parties and community stakeholders.

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Majority Voting Policy

The Kirkland Lake Gold Board of Directors has adopted this Majority Voting Policy for future nominees for election to the Board.

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Executive Compensation Clawback Policy

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Position Descriptions

The Company has adopted the following position descriptions for each of the Chair of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chair of Committees.

Articles and By-Laws

The Articles and By-Laws of the Company are set out below.