June 27, 2013
AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ)
("AuRico Gold" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Mr.
as non-executive Chairman of the Board effective
July 1, 2013
. Mr. Edwards was appointed as an independent director on
May 13, 2010
and has served as Chair of the Sustainability Committee.
Mr. Edwards has over 30 years of international mining experience, including as President and CEO of Copper One Inc., President and CEO of Frontera Copper Corporation, and Executive VP and COO of Apex Silver Mines Corporation. He is currently Director and CEO of Oracle Mining Corporation. Mr. Edwards is also the Chairman of AQM Copper Inc., and a director of Entrée Gold Inc. and U.S. Silver & Gold Inc.
"Alan has been an active director since joining the Board in 2010, and since that time the Company has benefitted from Alan's extensive operational and board experience," stated
, Interim Chairman of the Board. "We are confident that under Alan's leadership, we will continue to work as a highly productive and effective Board that will serve the interests of the Company and its shareholders, particularly during this period of significant growth at the
About AuRico Gold
is a leading Canadian gold producer with mines and projects in
that have solid production growth and exploration potential. The Company is focused on its core operations including the
gold mine in northern
and the El Chanate mine in Sonora State,
and its project pipeline also includes advanced development opportunities in
head office is located in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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