AuRico Metals Provides Management Update

TORONTO, March 28, 2016 /CNW/ - AuRico Metals Inc. (TSX: AMI), ("AuRico" or the "Company") today announced that it has accepted the resignation of Chief Financial Officer, Robert Chausse, as he leaves to pursue the position of CFO at another company.  The resignation is effective March 31, 2016.

"We thank Rob for his contributions, particularly the integral part he played in seeing AuRico Metals through its establishment as a new company", stated Chris Richter, President and CEO of AuRico Metals. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

A replacement for Mr. Chausse will be announced in due course.

About AuRico Metals

AuRico Metals is a mining royalty and development company whose producing gold royalty assets include a 1.5% NSR royalty on the Young-Davidson Gold Mine, a 0.25% NSR royalty on the Williams Mine at Hemlo, and a 0.5% NSR royalty on the Eagle River Mine – all located in Ontario, Canada. AuRico Metals also has a 2% NSR royalty on the Fosterville Mine and a 1% NSR royalty on the Stawell Mine, located in Victoria, Australia. Aside from its diversified royalty portfolio, AuRico owns (100%) the advanced Kemess Gold-Copper Project in British Columbia, Canada. AuRico Metals' head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cautionary Statement

This press release may contain 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, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. The words "expect", "believe", "anticipate", "will", "intend", "estimate", "forecast", "budget" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements related to the Company's outlook and key deliverables on Kemess over the next 12 months.  These statements are based on a number of factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management at the time of making such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies.  Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements and the factors and assumptions underlying them in this document include the timing of the government decision in response to the Company's environmental assessment application.

Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. 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: Chris Richter, President and Chief Executive Officer, AuRico Metals Inc., 416-216-2780,


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