Aurizon Mines Ltd. completes $50 million bought deal financing


    Shares Listed: Toronto Stock Exchange - Ticker Symbol - ARZ
    NYSE Amex - Ticker Symbol - AZK
    U.S. Registration: (File 001-31893)
    News Release Issue No. - 11- 2009

    VANCOUVER, April 29 /CNW/ - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX: ARZ; NYSE Amex:   AZK)
("Aurizon" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its
previously announced bought deal equity financing, for gross proceeds of $50
million. A syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. and
including Wellington West Capital Markets Inc., BMO Capital Markets, Dundee
Securities Corporation, Clarus Securities Inc. and Macquarie Capital Markets
Canada Ltd., purchased an aggregate of 9,708,800 common shares of Aurizon at a
purchase price of $5.15 per share.
    The Underwriters have also been granted an option exercisable, in whole
or in part, at the sole discretion of the Underwriters, at any time prior to
the 30th day following the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an
additional 1,456,300 common shares of the Company at a price of $5.15 per
share to cover over-allotments, if any, and for consequential market
    The net proceeds of the financing will be used by the Company to
strengthen its working capital position and for other general corporate
purposes, including potential acquisitions.
    The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the
U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any state
of the United States, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or
to or for the account of U.S. persons, absent registration or an applicable
exemption from the registration requirements. This news release is not an
offer to sell any securities in the United States.

    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 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


    This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the
meaning of securities legislation. Forward-looking statements involve unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors and express, as at the date of this
news release, the Company's estimates, expectations, or beliefs as to future
events and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the
Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these
forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results,
performance, achievements or events to differ materially from current
expectations expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements include,
but are not limited to, future prices of gold and material adverse changes in
global economic and market conditions.

For further information:

For further information: AURIZON MINES LTD., David P. Hall, President
and C.E.O., Ian S. Walton, Executive Vice President & C.F.O., Telephone: (604)
687-6600, Toll Free: 1-888-411-GOLD, Fax: (604) 687-3932, Web Site:, Email:; or Renmark Financial Communications
Inc., 2080 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West, Montreal, QC, H3H 1R6; Barry Mire:; Henry Perron:; Media
- Vanessa Napoli:, Tel: (514) 939-3989, Fax:
(514) 939-3717

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