Aurizon releases annual disclosure documents

Shares Listed: Toronto Stock Exchange - Ticker Symbol - ARZ

NYSE Amex: - Ticker Symbol - AZK

U.S. Registration: (File 001-31893)

VANCOUVER, March 31 /CNW/ - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX: ARZ, NYSE Amex: AZK) announces that it has filed its Annual Information Form and Form 40-F for the year ended December 31, 2009, respectively, with the Canadian securities authorities and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents, as well as the audited financial statements and management's discussion and analysis, are available for viewing on the Company's website at www.aurizon.com. The Annual Information Form is also available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the Form 40-F is available on EDGAR at www.sec.gov/.

Shareholders may also receive a hard copy of the Company's audited financial statements together with management's discussion and analysis free of charge upon request.

Aurizon is a gold producer with a growth strategy focused on developing its existing projects in the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, one of the world's most favourable mining jurisdictions and prolific gold and base metal regions, and by increasing its asset base through accretive transactions. Aurizon shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ARZ" and on the NYSE Amex under the symbol "AZK". Additional information on Aurizon and its properties is available on Aurizon's website at http://www.aurizon.com.

SOURCE AURIZON MINES LTD.

For further information: For further information: AURIZON MINES LTD, David P. Hall, President and C.E.O., Ian S. Walton, Executive Vice President and C.F.O., Telephone: (604) 687-6600, Toll Free: 1-800-411-GOLD (4653), Fax: (604) 687-3932, Email: info@aurizon.com, Website: www.aurizon.com; or Renmark Financial Communications Inc., 2080 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West, Montreal, QC, H3H 1R6, Barry Mire: bmire@renmarkfinancial.com, Maurice Dagenais: mdagenais@renmarkfinancial.com, Media: Lynn Butler: lbutler@renmarkfinancial.com, Tel: (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717

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