Aurizon Rights Plan to be Cease Traded on March 4, 2013

Aurizon Rights Plan to be Cease Traded on March 4, 2013 
Alamos Extends Offer for Common Shares of Aurizon Mines 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/18/13 --  
All amounts are in United States dollars, unless stated otherwise.  
Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI)(NYSE:AGI) ("Alamos" or the "Company")
announced today that on February 18, 2013, Alamos and Aurizon Mines
Ltd. ("Aurizon") consented to the making of an order by the British
Columbia Securities Commission to cease trade any securities issued,
or to be issued, in connection with Aurizon's shareholder rights plan
(the "Rights Plan"), effective at 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on March
4, 2013, unless Aurizon waives the Rights Plan before such time.  
Alamos has agreed to extend the expiry time of its offer (the
"Offer") to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares
("Aurizon Shares") of Aurizon to 5:00 p.m. (local time) on March 5,
2013, unless further extended or withdrawn. The Offer was scheduled
to expire at 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on February 19, 2013. The
Company will file a Notice of Extension and Variation (the "Notice")
with securities regulatory authorities in Canada and the United
States and will mail copies of the Notice to all Aurizon
shareholders. All other terms and conditions of the Offer remain
unchanged.  
The parties' agreement with respect to the Rights Plan means that
Aurizon shareholders will be free to tender to Alamos' extended Offer
without concern about triggering Aurizon's poison pill.  
Under the terms of the Offer, Alamos proposes to acquire all of the
issued and outstanding Aurizon Shares for consideration of, at the
election of each Aurizon shareholder, either (i) 0.2801 common shares
of the Company ("Alamos Shares"), or (ii) C$4.65 in cash, in each
case, subject to pro-ration based on a maximum cash consideration of
C$305,000,000 and a maximum number of Alamos Shares issued of
23,500,000. 
How to Tender  
Aurizon shareholders are encouraged to continue tendering their
shares by completing the Letter of Transmittal included in the
documents mailed by Alamos. Kingsdale is available to assist and can
be reached at 1-866-851-3214 (North American Toll Free Number) or
416-867-2272 (outside North America). For shareholders whose
certificates are not immediately a
vailable or who cannot deliver the
certificates and all other required documents to Kingsdale prior to
the expiry time, they may accept the Offer by properly completing and
duly executing a Notice of Guaranteed Delivery and returning it to
Kingsdale as specified in the Notice of Guaranteed Delivery. If
Aurizon Shares are held by a broker or other financial intermediary,
Aurizon shareholders should contact such intermediary and instruct it
to tender their Aurizon Shares.  
The Offer is now open for acceptance until 5:00pm (local time) on
March 5, 2013, unless extended or withdrawn. The Offer is subject to
certain conditions, including, among other things, minimum acceptance
of the Offer by Aurizon shareholders holding, together with the
Aurizon Shares held by Alamos and its affiliates, at least 66 2/3
percent of the outstanding Aurizon Shares calculated on a
fully-diluted basis. 
About the Offer  
Alamos announced the Offer on January 14, 2013. Alamos filed the
take-over bid circular (the "Circular") and related documents with
the securities regulatory authorities in Canada and the United States
on January 14, 2013. Aurizon shareholders are advised to read the
Circular and the Notice as they contain important information,
including the terms and conditions of the Offer and the procedures
for depositing shares. Additional information about the Offer or
copies of the Circular or the Notice may be obtained free of charge
from shareholders' investment advisers, from Dundee Capital Markets,
which is acting as Alamos' dealer manager, Kingsdale Shareholder
Services Inc. ("Kingsdale"), which is acting as Alamos' depositary
and information agent, at 1-866-851-3214 (North American Toll Free
Number) or 416-867-2272 (outside North America) or by directing a
request to the Investor Relations department of Alamos at
416-368-9932 (ext. 401).  
On January 14, 2013, Alamos filed with the United States Securities
and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a Registration Statement on Form
F-10 and a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, each of which
includes the Circular. Alamos encourages shareholders of Aurizon to
read the full details of the Offer set forth in the Circular and the
Notice, which, together, contain the full terms and conditions of the
Offer and other important information as well as detailed
instructions on how Aurizon shareholders can tender their Aurizon
Shares to the Offer. Investors may also obtain a free copy of the
Circular and the Notice and other disclosure documents filed by
Alamos from the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval
at www.sedar.com and from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.  
Kingsdale has advised Alamos that, as of 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on
February 15, 2013, the last business day prior to the parties'
agreement on a consent order respecting the Rights Plan, 19,680,022
Aurizon Shares had been validly tendered and not withdrawn to the
Offer (including 13,656 Aurizon Shares tendered pursuant to notices
of guaranteed delivery), representing approximately 11.22% of the
issued and outstanding Aurizon Shares. Aurizon shareholders who have
already tendered their Aurizon Shares do not have to re-tender their
Aurizon Shares or take any other action as a result of the extension
of the expiry time of the Offer. To date, Alamos has not issued any
Alamos Shares or cash in connection with the Offer.  
This press release does not constitute an offer to buy or the
solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities of Alamos or
Aurizon. 
About Alamos 
Alamos is an established Canadian-based gold producer that owns and
operates the Mulatos mine in Mexico, and has exploration and
development activities in Mexico and Turkey. The Company employs more
than 600 people in Mexico and Turkey and is committed to the highest
standards of environmental management, social responsibility, and
health and safety for its employees and neighbouring communities.
Alamos has over $350 million in cash and short-term investments, is
debt-free, and unhedged to the price of gold. As of February 5, 2013,
Alamos had 127,455,786 common shares outstanding (132,326,086 shares
fully diluted), which are traded on the TSX and the NYSE under the
symbol "AGI". 
Cautionary Note  
No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory
authority has approved or disapproved the information contained
herein. Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking
statements", including within the meaning of the United States
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other
than statements of historical fact included in this release,
including without limitation statements regarding forecast gold
production, gold grades, recoveries, waste-to-ore ratios, total cash
costs, potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results,
and future plans and objectives of Alamos, 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.  
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 that could cause actual
events or results to differ from those reflected in the
forward-looking statements.  
There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove
to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
Alamos' expectations include, among others, risks related to the
Offer, fluctuations in the value of the consideration; integration
issues; the effect of the Offer on the market price of Alamos Shares;
the exercise of dissent rights in connection with a compulsory
acquisition or subsequent acquisition transaction; the liquidity of
Aurizon's common shares; risks associated with Aurizon becoming a
subsidiary of Alamos; differences in Aurizon shareholder interests;
the reliability of the information regarding Aurizon; change of
control provisions; risks associated with obtaining governmental and
regulatory approvals; failure to maintain effective internal
controls; the liquidity of Alamos Shares on the NYSE; the effect of
the Offer on non-Canadian shareholders; and risks related to the
on-going business of Alamos, including risks related to international
operations, the actual results of current exploration activities,
conclusions of economic evaluations and changes in project parameters
as plans continue to be refined as well as future prices of gold and
silver, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled
"Risk Factors" in Alamos' Annual Information Form and in the
Circular. Although Alamos has attempted to identify important factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be
other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated
or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will
prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly,
readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking
statements.  
The information in this press release concerning Aurizon and
Aurizon's assets and projects is based on publicly available
information and has not been independently verified by Alamos. 
The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the
adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
Contacts:
Alamos Gold Inc.
Jo Mira Clodman
Vice President, Investor Relations
(416) 368-9932 x 401 
Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc.
North American Toll-Free: 1-866-851-3214
Outside North America: (416) 867-2272
 
 
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