TORONTO, December 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ), ("AuRico" or "the Company") announces the appointment of Robert J. Chausse as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective January 21, 2013.
Mr. Chausse brings with him more than 19 years of international finance and mining experience. Most recently he was the Vice President of Finance, Operations and Projects for Kinross Gold Corporation, a position he held since 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Chausse was Chief Financial Officer for Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation from 2006 to 2009 and held increasingly senior positions with Barrick Gold from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Chausse received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1990."We are pleased to welcome Rob to the AuRico team where his extensive experience will further support our strategic vision of delivering reliable, stable and consistent performance from our two low-cost, long-life core assets and our commitment to shareholder-friendly initiatives," stated Scott Perry, Chief Executive Officer. He continued, "Rob's proven track record of financial leadership and operations experience will be valuable assets during this transformational period in the Company's history and we look forward to his positive contributions." About AuRico Gold AuRico Gold is a leading Canadian gold producer with high quality mines and projects in North America that have significant production growth and exploration potential. Following the divestiture of the Ocampo mine, 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 exploration opportunities in Mexico and British Columbia. AuRico's head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Cautionary Statement