Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (TSX: AEM) is a Toronto-headquartered mining company that operates mines and exploration projects in Canada, Mexico and Finland. It has also expanded its exploration activities to the United States and Sweden. Originally founded as Cobalt Consolidated Mining Company in 1953, the enterprise was then renamed as Agnico Mines in 1957. Eventually, the company merged with Eagle Mines to form Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. The gold company claims to have paid a cash dividend each year since 1983.