AuRico Gold Reports Voting Results for Election of Directors

May 13, 2013, 18:01 ET from AuRico Gold Inc.

TORONTO, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

AuRico Gold Inc. (TSX: AUQ) (NYSE: AUQ), ("AuRico" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the director election results from its 2013 annual and special meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") held in Toronto on May 13, 2013.

All candidates proposed as directors were duly elected to the Board of Directors of AuRico by a majority of the votes cast by shareholders present or represented by proxy at the Meeting, as follows:

           Nominee             Votes For        Votes Withheld
                            Number    Percent   Number   Percent

    Colin K. Benner       125,975,026  80.41% 30,684,439  19.59%
    Luis M. Chavez        152,982,298  96.79%  5,069,301   3.21%
    Richard M. Colterjohn 152,637,117  97.45%  4,000,039   2.55%
    Mark J. Daniel        141,383,211  90.26% 15,253,945   9.74%
    Patrick D. Downey     152,499,773  97.36%  4,137,383   2.64%
    Alan R. Edwards       139,163,605  88.05% 18,887,994  11.95%
    Scott G. Perry        154,199,258  97.56%  3,852,341   2.44%
    Ronald E. Smith       143,091,587  90.53% 14,960,012   9.47%
    Joseph G. Spiteri     154,084,285  97.49%  3,967,314   2.51%

The formal report on voting results with respect to all matters voted upon at the Meeting will also be filed on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR") website at and on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") website at

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. AuRico's project pipeline also includes development opportunities in Canada and Mexico. AuRico's head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For further information:

For further information please visit the AuRico Gold website at or contact:

Scott Perry President & Chief Executive Officer AuRico Gold Inc. +1-647-260-8880 

Anne Day Vice President, Investor Relations AuRico Gold Inc. +1-647-260-8880

SOURCE AuRico Gold Inc.