AuRico Metals Announces Change to Board of Directors

TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - AuRico Metals Inc. (TSX: AMI), ("AuRico" or the "Company") today announced that Scott Perry has resigned from his position as executive Chairman, as he takes on the CEO role with a large gold mining company. Mr. Perry will remain a member of the AuRico Metals Board of Directors. Richard Colterjohn, previously an AuRico Metals Director, has been appointed non-executive Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Colterjohn brings more than 25 years of experience in the mining sector, including a lengthy career in investment banking and as founder and CEO of a Chile-based copper company. Mr. Colterjohn also holds significant public company director experience. Commenting on Mr. Colterjohn's appointment, Chris Richter, President and CEO of AuRico Metals, said; "Richard's knowledge and experience in the mining industry are truly exceptional and we are very happy that he has agreed to take on the Chairman role."

Mr. Richter continued; "On behalf of our Board of Directors and the management team at AuRico, I would like to sincerely thank Scott for his essential efforts in establishing AuRico Metals and his strong commitment to the company's ongoing success. We look forward to continuing to benefit from Scott's involvement at the Board level and we wish him all the best in his new role."

About AuRico Metals

AuRico Metals is a precious metals royalty and development company whose royalty assets include a 1.5% NSR on the Young-Davidson Gold Mine, a 0.25% NSR on the Williams mine at Hemlo, and a 0.5% NSR on the Eagle River mine – all located in Ontario, Canada. AuRico Metals also has a 2% NSR on the Fosterville Mine, located in Victoria, Australia, and 100% ownership of the advanced stage Kemess Project in British Columbia, Canada. AuRico Metals' goal is to deliver sustained value creation for the company's many stakeholders. AuRico Metals' head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cautionary Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information as defined under Canadian and U.S. securities laws.  All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words "expect", "believe", "anticipate", "will", "intend", "estimate", "forecast", "budget" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include information as to strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance, such as the Company's expansion plans, project timelines, production plans, projected cash flows or capital expenditures, cost estimates, projected exploration results, reserve and resource estimates and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including: uncertainty of production and cost estimates; fluctuations in the price of gold and foreign exchange rates; the uncertainty of replacing depleted reserves and the possible recalculation or reduction of reserves and resources; the risk that the Young-Davidson shaft will not perform as planned; the risk that mining operations do not meet expectations; the risk that projects will not be developed according to budgets or timelines, changes in laws in Canada, Australia and other jurisdictions in which the Company may carry on business; risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits or approvals for operations or projects such as Kemess; disputes over title to properties; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development; compliance risks with respect to current and future environmental regulations; disruptions affecting operations; opportunities that may be pursued by the Company; employee relations; availability and costs of mining inputs and labor; the ability to secure capital to execute business plans; volatility of the Company's share price; the effect of future financings; litigation; risk of loss due to sabotage and civil disturbances; the values of assets and liabilities based on projected future cash flows; risks arising from derivative instruments or the absence of hedging; adequacy of internal control over financial reporting; changes in credit rating; and the impact of inflation. Actual results and developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. Such statements are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including assumptions about: business and economic conditions; commodity prices and the price of key inputs such as labour, fuel and electricity; credit market conditions and conditions in financial markets generally; revenue and cash flow estimates, production levels, development schedules and the associated costs; ability to procure equipment and supplies and ability to do so on a timely basis; the timing of the receipt of permits and other approvals for projects and operations; the ability to attract and retain skilled employees and contractors for the operations; the accuracy of reserve and resource estimates; the impact of changes in currency exchange rates on costs and results; interest rates; taxation; and ongoing relations with employees and business partners. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

SOURCE AuRico Metals

For further information: For further information please see or contact: Chris Richter, President and Chief Executive Officer, AuRico Metals Inc., 416-216-2780,; Rob Chausse, Chief Financial Officer, AuRico Metals Inc., 416-216-2780,


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