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AuRico Gold Declares Quarterly Dividend

(All amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated)

TORONTO, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ), ("AuRico" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has declared the Company's initial quarterly dividend payment of $0.04 per share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, payable on April 18, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 4, 2013.

AuRico Dividend Policy

As previously announced on February 21, 2013, AuRico's Board of Directors approved a dividend policy as described below:

  • In 2013, the Company intends to pay an annual dividend of $0.16 per common share (payable quarterly); and
  • In subsequent years, the quarterly dividend will be linked to operating cash flow 1 ("OCF"), whereby the Company intends to pay out 20% of the OCF generated in the preceding quarter divided by the Company's outstanding common shares at the time the dividend is approved.

This dividend is designated as an "eligible dividend" for Canadian tax purposes.

About AuRico Gold

AuRico Gold is a leading Canadian gold producer with mines and projects in North America that have solid production growth and exploration potential. The Company is focused on its core operations including the Young- Davidson gold mine in northern Ontario and the El Chanate mine in Sonora State, Mexico. AuRico's project pipeline also includes advanced development opportunities in Canada and Mexico. AuRico's head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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