TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ), ("AuRico" or the "Company") AuRico is pleased to announce the
appointment of Janice Stairs, LLB, MBA to the Board of Directors of the
Company. Ms. Stairs has over 25 years of experience in senior
management and senior advisory roles with public and private companies
involved in the natural resource and other sectors. Ms. Stairs is also
a director of NovaCopper Inc. where she serves as a member of the
Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees and is a director and
Chair of Nova Scotia Business Inc. where she serves on the Investment
Committee. Previously, Ms. Stairs served as General Counsel to
Endeavour Mining Corporation, was Vice President and Corporate Counsel
for Etruscan Resources Inc. and prior to 2004 was a partner with the
law firm of McInnes Cooper where she continues to act as counsel to the
firm. Ms. Stairs practiced law in private practice for 19 years
specializing in corporate finance, securities and resource-related
issues for private and public companies. Ms. Stairs graduated from
Dalhousie Law School and holds a Masters of Business Administration
degree from Queen's University.
The Company also announces that Dr. Luis Chavez will resign his position
as a director of the Company, while remaining as Senior Vice President,
Mexico. During his 7 year tenure as director, Dr. Chavez has been
instrumental in guiding the development of the Company's Mexican
business unit, an initiative he will continue to lead in his current
capacity of Senior Vice President, Mexico.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors we are pleased to welcome Janice to
the AuRico Board. Her public company experience in the natural resource
sector will further enhance the effectiveness of the Board as we draw
upon her extensive knowledge in the areas of corporate law, finance and
human resources. We look forward to working with Janice in the months
and years to come," stated Alan Edwards, Chairman of the Board. He
continued, "The Company wishes to thank Dr. Chavez for his considerable
contribution to the Board throughout his tenure as a director."
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
development opportunities in Canada and Mexico. AuRico's head office is
located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
SOURCE: AuRico Gold Inc.
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AuRico Gold Inc.
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AuRico Gold Inc.