AuRico Metals Announces Filing of Updated NI 43-101 Technical Report for Kemess Underground Project and Kemess East Project, British Columbia

TORONTO, July 14, 2017 /CNW/ - AuRico Metals Inc. (TSX: AMI) ("AuRico" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) an updated National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") Technical Report for the Kemess Underground Project and Kemess East Project, located on the Company's 100%-owned property in British Columbia, Canada.

This updated report supports the disclosure made by the Company in its news release dated May 29, 2017 entitled "AuRico Metals Announces Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for Kemess East Gold-Copper Project".  The Kemess East resource included in this Preliminary Economic Assessment was previously disclosed by the Company in its news release dated January 13, 2017 entitled "AuRico Metals Significantly Expands High Grade Core of Kemess East Deposit".

About AuRico Metals

AuRico Metals is a mining development and royalty company with a 100% interest in the Kemess property in British Columbia, Canada. The Kemess property hosts the feasibility-stage Kemess Underground Gold-Copper Project, the Kemess East Project, and the infrastructure pertaining to the past producing Kemess South mine. AuRico's royalty portfolio includes a 1.5% NSR royalty on the Young-Davidson Gold Mine and a 2% NSR royalty on the Fosterville Gold Mine, as well as a portfolio of additional producing and pre-production royalty assets located in North America and Australia.

SOURCE AuRico Metals

For further information: Chris Richter, President and Chief Executive Officer, AuRico Metals Inc., 416-216-2780, chris.richter@auricometals.ca; John Fitzgerald, Chief Operating Officer, AuRico Metals Inc., 416-216-2780, john.fitzgerald@auricometals.ca

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