VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2012) -
Aura Minerals Inc. ("Aura Minerals" or the "Company") (TSX:ORA) announces that Mr. Fausto Taddei is stepping down as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 29, 2012. The Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rory Taylor, CA (SA) as Interim Chief Financial Officer in his stead.
Mr. Taylor is a seasoned finance professional with experience in senior roles at large international companies with a broad global exposure. He has a proven track record in the mining industry, including his current role as Group Treasurer of Aura Minerals, and previously Vice President, Finance - Mining Operations at Endeavour Mining Corporation, and Vice President, Finance at Crew Gold Corporation.
The Board of Directors and Management would like to thank Mr. Taddei for his contributions to the Company over the past four years and wish him success in his future endeavours.
About Aura Minerals Inc.
Aura Minerals is a Canadian mid-tier gold and copper production company focused on the exploration, development and operation of gold and base metal projects in the Americas. The Company's producing assets include the San Andres gold mine in Honduras, the Sao Francisco and Sao Vicente gold mines in Brazil and the copper-gold-silver Aranzazu Mine in Mexico. The Company's core exploration asset is the feasibility-stage copper-gold-iron ore Serrote Project in Brazil.
For further information, please visit Aura Minerals' web site at www.auraminerals.com.
Contact: Jim Bannantine
Company Name: Aura Minerals Inc.
Contact Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (604) 669-4777
Fax: (604) 696-0212 (FAX)