Aurizon Appoints a Special Committee to Evaluate Offer

Aurizon Appoints a Special Committee to Evaluate Offer 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 -- Aurizon
Mines Ltd. ("Aurizon" or the "Company") (TSX:ARZ)(NYSE MKT:AZK)
announces that it has appointed Scotia Capital Inc. as financial
advisor and DuMoulin Black LLP and Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP as
legal counsel to assist in responding to the unsolicited bid (the
"Alamos Offer") that was made on January 14, 2013 by Alamos Gold
The Board of Directors of Aurizon has appointed a special committee
of independent Directors to review and evaluate the Alamos Offer.  
The special committee has appointed CIBC World Markets Inc. as its
financial advisor. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is also providing
advice to the special committee. 
Shareholders are reminded that the Company recommends that
shareholders defer taking any action in respect of the Alamos Offer
until the Board of Directors of the Company makes a recommendation as
to the merits of the Alamos Offer. 
About Aurizon 
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 MKT under the symbol "AZK". Additional information on
Aurizon and its properties is available on Aurizon's website at 
U.S. Registration (File 001-31893) 
News Release Issue No. 2-2013
Aurizon Mines Ltd.
George Paspalas
President & CEO
Aurizon Mines Ltd.
Ian S. Walton
Executive Vice-President & CFO
Aurizon Mines Ltd.
Investor Relations
604-687-6600 or Toll Free: 1-800-411-GOLD (4653) or
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