Resignation of Ian Lusted (Technical Director)

PERTH, Western Australia, July 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Aurora Oil & Gas Limited (Aurora) (ASX: AUT) (TSX: AEF) advises that Technical Director Mr Ian Lusted has tendered his resignation of employment effective 16 August 2013. He has also advised of his intention to retire from the Board at the next meeting scheduled for early August.

Mr Lusted has expressed a desire to pursue personal interests and it is with regret that his resignation has been accepted.

Mr Lusted joined the Aurora management team in 2007 and was appointed to the Board in 2008. He has had an integral role in the development of the Company's Eagle Ford portfolio in Texas.

Aurora Executive Chairman Jon Stewart said: "The Board sincerely thanks Ian for the significant contribution he has made to Aurora throughout the past six years. His in-depth knowledge of the sector, communication skills and exceptional work ethic have been invaluable to the successful development of the Company and its assets to date."

"Ian has participated in the establishment of our US management and technical team over the past 18 months and leaves the Company with a very capable team in place led by Houston-based CEO Douglas Brooks, COO Michael Verm and CFO David Lucke. That said, Ian will be missed by the entire Aurora team and we wish him well in his future endeavours," Mr Stewart said.

About Aurora
Aurora is an Australian and Toronto listed oil and gas company active in the over pressured liquids rich region of the Eagle Ford shale in Texas, United States.  Aurora is engaged in the development and production of oil, condensate and natural gas in Karnes, Live Oak and Atascosa counties in South Texas. Aurora participates in approximately 79,900 highly contiguous gross acres in the heart of the trend, including approximately 22,000 net acres within the Sugarkane Field in the overpressured and liquids core of the Eagle Ford.

SOURCE: Aurora Oil & Gas Limited

For further information:

Jon Stewart
Executive Chairman
Aurora Oil & Gas Limited
Tel: +61 8 9380 2700

Shaun Duffy
F T I Consulting
Tel: +61 8 9485 8888
Mob: +61 404 094 384

Jane Munday
F T I Consulting
Tel: +61 8 9485 8888
Mob: +61 488 400 248 

Level 1, 338 Barker Road, Subiaco, Western Australia 6008, PO Box 20 Subiaco, Western Australia 6904, T+61 8 9380 2700, F +61 8 9380 2799, E, W

Aurora Oil & Gas Limited ABN 90 008 787 988

Level 20, 77 St. Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
GPO Box 2530 Perth, WA 6001, Australia
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Aurora USA Oil & Gas, Inc. a subsidiary of Aurora Oil & Gas Limited
1111 Louisiana, Suite 4550, Houston, TX 77002 USA
t +1 713 402 1920, f +1 713 357 9674

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