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TORONTO, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Iamgold Corp IMG.TO said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit rose as increased gold production and higher gold prices helped boost results.
Excluding one-time items, earnings in the quarter rose to $144.9 million, or 39 cents a share. That compares with a profit of $56.8 million, or 15 cents a share.
Gold production in the quarter rose 35 percent to 315,000 attributable ounces. (Reporting by Euan Rocha; editing by Rob Wilson)