Aurcana Announces Appointment of New Board Member

Aurcana Announces Appointment of New Board Member 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 -- Aurcana
Corporation ("Aurcana" or the "Company") (TSX
the appointment of a new board member.  
Mr. Lenic Rodriguez, President & CEO of Aurcana Corporation states:
"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Arthur H. Ditto
as a board member of Aurcana. Mr. Ditto's extensive mine operating
experience, having served as President, CEO, and director of a number
of major public mining companies, including Kinross Gold Corporation,
will strengthen our leadership as we work to become a senior silver
Board of Directors Appointment  
Mr. Arthur H. Ditto, Director  
Mr. Arthur H. Ditto is a professional mining Engineer with 40 years
of experience in management, transactions, and corporate financing in
the mining industry. A retired senior mining executive, Mr. Ditto
served as President, CEO, and director of a number of major public
mining companies including Kinross Gold Corporation, and Katanga
Mining Limited.  
From 2005 to 2008 he served as President, CEO and Director of Katanga
Mining Limited. From 1993 to 2005 he served as a Director of Kinross
Gold Corporation and was
 its President and COO until 2001. Mr. Ditto
also served as Vice Chairman during 2002 and 2003. During this time,
he was instrumental in the acquisition, restructuring and mine site
expansion of Kinross Gold. The Company grew from one operation to as
many as 14 units operating in the USA, Canada, Russia, Brazil, Chile
and Africa and increased annual gold output from about 30 thousand
ounces to about 1.6 million ounces of gold. Mr. Ditto has extensive
background and experience in acquisitions, restructuring, as well as
expanding business units. 
Environmental and Socially Responsible Company Award  
Aurcana is also pleased to announce that it was awarded the
distinction of being recognized as an Environmental and Socially
Responsible Company (ESR) by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy
(CEMEFI), for its La Negra Mine operations in Mexico.  
This prestigious award recognizes each year a select number of
companies for taking the valuable voluntary and public commitments
for the implementation of environmental and socially responsible
management as well as continuous improvement as part of their
culture, business strategy and day to day operations. This award
reaffirms Aurcana's commitment to environmental and social
responsibility as an integral part of its corporate strategy. 
About Aurcana Corporation 
Arcana Corporation is an emerging senior silver producer with two
operating mines located in Mexico and Texas, United States.  
La Negra Mine, Mexico, current installed capacity is 2,500tpd. In
order to allow for an increase in future production, La Negra mine is
now working to increase mill capacity to 3,000tpd by the end of Q1,
La Negra has a NI 43-101 M&I resource of 115.1 million (mm) oz
silver, 1,418.7 mm lbs zinc, 539.5 mm lbs lead and 269.5 mm lbs
copper and an Inferred Resource of 56.5 mm oz silver, 657.4 mm lbs
zinc, 263.0 mm lbs. lead and 132.3 mm lbs copper.  
Commissioning and mill testing of the Shafter Mine in Texas commenced
on April 1, 2012 and commencement of commercial production was
achieved in December 2012. The Shafter Silver Mine, according to the
data from the published feasibility study, is expected to produce 3.8
million ounces of silver over 12 months once ramp up to its 1,500tpd
capacity is completed.  
Shafter has a NI 43-101 M&I Resource of 23.9 mm oz of silver and an
Inferred Resource of 22.8 mm oz of silver. (All National Instrument
43-101 technical reserve reports can be found on SEDAR at: Aurcana continues to focus on its future growth. 
The Company's shares are also traded in the United States on OTCQX
under the symbol "AUNFF". Investors can find current financial
disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on and 
Lenic Rodriguez, President & CEO 
The scientific and technical information contained in this news
release regarding the Shafter Silver Mine has been reviewed by Dr.
Sadek El-Alfy, PhD, Vice President Operations, a Qualified Person
("QP") according to the definitions of NI 43-101.  
Baltazar Solano-Rico and Betty Gibbs have reviewed the technical
information reported in the National Instrument 43-101 technical
reports regarding the La Negra Silver Mine. All National Instrument
43-101 technical reports can be found on the Company's website at or on SEDAR at  
Baltazar Solano-Rico (M.Sc., Geol. Eng.) and Mrs. Betty Gibbs (E.M.,
MSc.) of Behre Dolbear are the independent Qualified Persons pursuant
to NI 43-101 for the Company. Mr. Nils von Fersen (PGeo), Vice
President, Exploration is also certified Qualified Person of the
company. The technical contents of this release have also been
reviewed by Nils von Fersen for QP technical disclosures.  
This ne
ws release contains certain forward-looking statements,
including statements regarding forecast silver production, silver
grades, recoveries, potential mineralization, exploration result,
future plans and objectives of the Company and the business and
anticipated financial performance of the Company. These statements
are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and
uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, but are not
limited to, statements with respect to mining and processing of mined
ore, achieving projected recovery rates, anticipated production rates
and mine life, operating efficiencies, costs and expenditures,
changes in mineral resources and conversion of mineral resources to
proven and probable reserves, and other information that is based on
forecasts of future operational or financial results, estimates of
amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. 
Exploration results that include geophysics, sampling and drill
results on wide spacings may not be indicative of the occurrence of a
mineral deposit. Such results do not provide assurance that further
work will establish sufficient grade, continuity, metallurgical
characteristics and economic potential to be classified as a category
of mineral resource. A mineral resource which is classified as
"inferred" or indicated" has a great amount of uncertainty as to its
existence and economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed
that any or part of an "indicated mineral resource" or "inferred
mineral resource" will ever be upgraded to a higher category of
resource. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part
of mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into
proven and probable reserves. 
Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to
predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives,
assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always,
using words or phrases such as "expects" or does not expect", "is
expected", anticipates" or "does not anticipate" "plans", "estimates"
or "intends" or stating that certain actions, events or results "
may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be
achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be
"forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements are subject
to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual
events or results to materially differ from those reflected in the
forward-looking statements.  
Actual results may differ materially from results contemplated by the
forward-looking statements. Important factors that could differ
materially from the Company's expectations include, among others,
risks related to international operations, unsuccessful exploration
results, conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project
parameters as plans continue to be refined as well as changes in
metal prices, changes in the availability of funding for mineral
exploration and development, unanticipated changes in key management
personnel and general economic conditions. When relying on
forward-looking statements to make decisions, investors and others
should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other
uncertainties and should not place undue reliance on such
forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update
any forward-looking statements, oral or written, made by itself or on
its behalf. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements. 
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
Aurcana Corporation
Lenic Rodriguez
President and CEO
(604) 331-9333 or Toll Free: (866) 532-9333 
Aurcana Corporation
Catalin Chiloflischi
Corporate Communications Director
(604) 331-9333 or Toll Free: (866) 532-9333
(604) 633-9179 (FAX)
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