Technical Information and Qualified Persons
The assay analyses performed during AuRico's drill programs are subject to a formal quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program supervised by an independent expert. Additional information about the mineral project as required by sections 3.2 and 3.3 of National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") can be found in the Technical Report filed on August 28, 2009, which may be found at http://www.sedar.com.
The Company's exploration team designed and executed the drilling program under the supervision of Chris Rockingham, P. Geol., AuRico's Vice President of Exploration and a Qualified Person as defined by 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the content of this news release.
About AuRico Gold AuRico Gold is a leading Canadian gold producer with a diversified portfolio of high quality mines and projects in North America that have significant production growth and exploration potential. Following the divestiture of Ocampo, the Company will be focused on its core operations including the Young- Davidson gold mine in northern Ontario which declared commercial production on September 1 st, 2012 and the El Chanate mine in Sonora State. AuRico's strong project pipeline also includes advanced development opportunities in Mexico and British Columbia. AuRico's head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, CanadaCautionary Statement Certain information regarding the Company contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize , or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect , actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Specific reference is made to "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form and 40-F Report. Forward-looking statements may include estimates , plans , expectations , opinions , forecasts , projections , guidance or other statements that are not statements of fact including , without limitation , statements regarding future gold and silver production and cash costs per ounce; potential mineralization and reserves , including the impact of any future exploration on reserve estimates; expectations regarding the timing and extent of production at the Company's projects; the benefits to be derived from acquisitions; future cash flows; estimates regarding the future costs related to exploration and production at the Company's projects; the nature and availability of additional funding sources; there being no significant political developments , whether generally or in respect of the mining industry specifically , in any jurisdiction in which the Company now or in the future carries on business which are not consistent with the Company's current expectations; there being no significant disruptions affecting the Company's current or future operations; and future plans and objectives of the Company. In some cases , you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as may , will , should , could , expect , plan , intend , anticipate , believe , estimate , predict , potential or continue or the negative or other variations of these words , or other comparable words or phrases. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable , it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include , among others , risks related to international operations , including political turmoil and limited local infrastructure to support large scale mining operations; the actual results of current exploration activities; conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; timing and amount of production; unanticipated grade changes; unanticipated recovery rates or production problems; changes in mining , processing and overhead costs; changes in metallurgy and processing technology; access and availability of materials , equipment , supplies , labour and supervision , power and water; availability of drill rigs; costs and timing of development of new mineral reserves; joint venture relationships; wars or armed conflicts , either globally or in the countries in which the Company operates; local and community impacts and issues; timing and receipt of government approvals; accidents and labour disputes; environmental costs and risk; competitive factors , including competition for property acquisitions; availability of capital at reasonable rates or at all; changes in interest rates and currency rates; and fluctuations in future prices of gold and silver. These factors are set out in more detail in the Company's Annual Information Form. The Company's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Appendix -Drill Collar Tables