Kinross Gold's CFO exits, two months after CEO replaced

TORONTO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Kinross Gold Corp saidWednesday its chief financial officer, Paul Barry, will leavethe company, just two months after the Canadian miner replacedits chief executive.

Barry, who joined Kinross in March 2011, will leave topursue other interests, but will remain in his role until areplacement has been found, the company said.

Kinross, Canada's third-largest gold company, appointed J.Paul Rollinson as chief executive early in August, replacing TyeBurt, in an effort to boost capital efficiency and improve theoperations of its major projects.

Shares of the company have surged more than 25 percent sinceRollinson took over, and regained ground lost after Kinrossposted a massive $2.94 billion non-cash goodwill impairmentcharge in February, tied to the Tasiast and Chirano mines inAfrica. The operations were acquired as part of Kinross's $7.1billion takeover of Red Back Mining in 2010.

(Reporting by Julie Gordon; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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