YAMANA GOLD INC. today announced Daniel Racine has joined the Company’s senior management as Senior Vice President, Canadian Operations and Mine Planning & Development, effective immediately. Mr. Racine most recently held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer for Brigus Gold Corporation. Prior to that role, Mr. Racine was Senior Vice President Mining at Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (“Agnico”) where he oversaw Agnico’s global mining operations. Mr. Racine joined Agnico in 1988 as a junior mining engineer and over his tenure progressively took on more responsibility including positions as Mine Manager at Laronde, Vice President Operations and Senior Vice President Operations. Mr. Racine has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian mining industry with extensive experience in Quebec.