TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ) ("AuRico Gold" or the "Company") today announced that Mr. Colin Benner
will tender his resignation for health reasons effective July 1, 2013.
Mr. Benner has been on a leave of absence since April 30, 2013.
Mr. Benner has served as Chairman since April 12, 2010 and Executive
Chairman since July 17, 2012. During his tenure Mr. Benner played an
integral role during a period of tremendous growth and transformation
that has repositioned AuRico for continued success.
AuRico's Board of Directors has established a process to identify a new
non-executive Chairman. In the interim, Mr. Ron Smith, the Company's
Lead Director, will continue to serve as non-executive Chairman. Mr.
Smith has been a non-executive director of the Company since 2009 and
is chair of the Audit Committee.
"On behalf of the Board and our employees, we thank Colin for his
significant and lasting contributions. Colin's leadership and extensive
mining experience have been invaluable to the Company," stated Scott
Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer. He continued, "We want to
take this opportunity to wish Colin and his family our very best."
About AuRico Gold
AuRico Gold is a leading Canadian gold producer with mines and projects
in North America that have solid production growth and exploration
potential. The Company is focused on its core operations including the
Young-Davidson gold mine in northern Ontario and the El Chanate mine in
Sonora State, Mexico and its project pipeline also includes advanced
development opportunities in Canada and Mexico. AuRico Gold's head
office is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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