This press release is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any Shares. The solicitation and the offer to buy Shares will be made only pursuant to the separate formal offer to purchase and issuer bid circular and other related documents. The Company will file the offer to purchase and issuer bid circular and other related documents with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and a tender offer statement on Schedule TO (including the offer to purchase and issuer bid circular and other related documents) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The offer to purchase and issuer bid circular, the related letter of transmittal and certain other documents will be delivered without charge to all holders of Shares. The tender offer statement will be available without charge at the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov. Offer documents required to be filed in Canada will also be available without charge at http://www.sedar.com.
Neither the Company nor its Board makes any recommendation to shareholders as to whether to tender or refrain from tendering their Shares to the Offer. Shareholders should carefully read the tender offer statement, the offer to purchase and issuer bid circular and the other related documents because they will contain important information, including the various terms and conditions of the Offer. Shareholders are also urged to consult their own financial, tax and legal advisors and to make their own decisions whether to tender or to refrain from tendering their Shares to the Offer and, if so, how many Shares to tender and at what price or prices.
About AuRico Gold
AuRico Gold is a leading Canadian gold producer with mines and projects in North America that have significant production growth and exploration potential. The Company is 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, Mexico. AuRico's project pipeline also includes advanced development opportunities in Mexico and British Columbia. AuRico's head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Cautionary Statement