Aurelian Announces Changes to Board of Directors

    Trading Symbol TSX:ARU

    TORONTO, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - Aurelian Resources Inc. (TSX:ARU) today advises
that, in accordance with the Support Agreement between Aurelian and Kinross
Gold Corporation dated July 23, 2008, five members of Aurelian's Board of
Directors resigned yesterday afternoon. These members are Colin Benner, Andre
Gaumond, Patrick Anderson, Jonathan Rubenstein and William Fisher. Hugh Agro,
Geoffrey Gold, James Crossland, Timothy Baker and Thomas Boehlert, nominees of
Kinross, have been appointed to Aurelian's Board of Directors. Thomas Boehlert
has been appointed Chairman of the Aurelian Board of Directors. Jon Douglas,
Joseph Hamilton and Thomas Obradovich continue as Directors of Aurelian.

    About Aurelian
    Aurelian Resources Inc. is a publicly-listed (TSX:ARU) company engaged in
exploring, discovering and developing mineral wealth in Ecuador. The Fruta del
Norte (FDN) discovery lies at the heart of the Condor Project, located in
south-eastern Ecuador. The initial Inferred Mineral Resource for FDN was
released in October 2007 and included 58.9 million tonnes grading 7.23 g/t
gold and 11.8 g/t silver for 13.7 million ounces of contained gold and 22.4
million ounces of contained silver (Report titled "A Mineral Resource Estimate
for the Fruta del Norte Deposit, Cordillera del Condor Project,
Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador" and dated November 15, 2007 filed on Visit for more information.

    Forward Looking Statement

    Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements
which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation,
statements regarding future political events, potential mineralization,
metallurgy and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives
of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various degrees of
risk and may not be within the control of the Company. The following are
important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements:
changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market
conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with
development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future
profitability, the uncertainty of access to additional capital, and political
risks in Ecuador.

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For further information: Marla Gale, Director of Investor Relations,
Phone: (416) 868-9100,

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