AuRico Gold Appoints Non-Executive Chairman

                 AuRico Gold Appoints Non-Executive Chairman

  PR Newswire

  TORONTO, June 27, 2013

TORONTO, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ) ("AuRico Gold" or the "Company") today
announced the appointment of Mr. Alan Edwards as non-executive Chairman of the
Board effective July 1, 2013. Mr. Edwards was appointed as an independent
director on May 13, 2010 and has served as Chair of the Sustainability

Mr. Edwards has over 30 years of international mining experience, including as
President and CEO of Copper One Inc., President and CEO of Frontera Copper
Corporation, and Executive VP and COO of Apex Silver Mines Corporation. He is
currently Director and CEO ofOracle Mining Corporation. Mr. Edwards isalso
the Chairman of AQM Copper Inc., and a director of Entrée Gold Inc. and U.S.
Silver & Gold Inc.

"Alan has been an active director since joining the Board in 2010, and since
that time the Company has benefitted from Alan's extensive operational and
board experience," stated Ron Smith, Interim Chairman of the Board. "We are
confident that under Alan's leadership, we will continue to work as a highly
productive and effective Board that will serve the interests of the Company
and its shareholders, particularly during this period of significant growth at
the Young-Davidson mine."

About AuRico Gold

AuRico Gold is a leading Canadian gold producer with mines and projects in
North America that have solid production growth and exploration potential. The
Company is focused on its core operations including the Young-Davidson gold
mine in northern Ontario and the El Chanate mine in Sonora State, Mexico and
its project pipeline also includes advanced development opportunities in
Canada and Mexico. AuRico Gold's head office is located in Toronto, Ontario,

                             Cautionary Statement

Certain information included in this press release constitutes forward-looking
statements, including any information as to our projects, plans and future
financial and operating performance, and the implementation and continued
availability of the dividend reinvestment plan. All statements, other than
statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words
"expect", "believe", "anticipate", "will", "intend", "estimate", "forecast",
"budget", "schedule" and similar expressions identify forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of
factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management, are
inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive
uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual
results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking

Such factors include, but are not limited to: changes to current estimates of
mineral reserves and resources; fluctuations in the price of gold; changes in
foreign exchange rates (particularly the Canadian dollar, Mexican peso and
U.S. dollar); the impact of inflation; changes in our credit rating; any
decision to declare a quarterly dividend; employee relations; litigation;
disruptions affecting operations; availability of and increased costs
associated with mining inputs and labor; development delays at the
Young-Davidson mine; operating or technical difficulties in connection with
mining or development activities; inherent risks associated with mining and
mineral processing; the risk that the Young-Davidson and El Chanate mines may
not perform as planned; uncertainty with the Company's ability to secure
capital to execute its business plans; the speculative nature of mineral
exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary
licenses and permits; contests over title to properties; changes in national
and local government legislation in Canada, Mexico and other jurisdictions in
which the Company does or may carry on business in the future; risk of loss
due to sabotage and civil disturbances; the impact of global liquidity and
credit availability and the values of assets and liabilities based on
projected future cash flows; risks arising from holding derivative
instruments; and business opportunities that may be pursued by the Company.
Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect our actual results
and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or
implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, us.
Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of
future performance. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press
release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Specific reference is
made to the most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on file with the SEC
and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities for a discussion of
some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements.

The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

For further information:Scott Perry President & Chief Executive Officer AuRico
Gold Inc. 1-647-260-8880Anne Day Vice President, Investor Relations &
Communications AuRico Gold Inc. 1-647-260-8880
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