Au Martinique Silver Inc.
TSX VENTURE : AUU

Au Martinique Silver Inc.
Aura Silver Resources Inc.

Aura Silver Resources Inc.

August 21, 2006 09:15 ET

Au Martinique Silver Inc.: Name Change to Aura Silver Resources Inc.

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 21, 2006) - The management of Au Martinique Silver Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AUU) is pleased to announce that the name of the Company has changed to Aura Silver Resources Inc. This name change reflects the Company's expanded geographic focus in its search for silver resources. At inception, the Company's initial focus had been on the Caribbean but has expanded to include Central and North America. Aura Silver's current properties include its flagship project located in El Salvador and the recently staked Greyhound Lake property in the central Churchill region of Nunavut, Canada. "Many opportunities are being presented to us" said Paul Pitman, President "and we are no longer focused on the Caribbean region for which the Au Martinique name was coined".

The name change was approved by the shareholders of the Company at the annual and special meeting on June 9, 2006. Additionally, the Company has completed its continuance under the Canada Business Corporations Act which was also approved at that time.

Effective at the opening of the market on August 21, 2006, the common shares of the Company will trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the name Aura Silver Resources Inc. The Company's ticker symbol remains unchanged and is "AUU".

Aura Silver Resources Inc. is a TSX Venture listed company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal prospects. The Company has 26,887,187 common shares outstanding.

FORWORD LOOKING STATEMENTS

The statements in this Press Release may contain forward looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and projections. The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained in this press release.

Contact Information

  • Au Martinique Silver Inc.
    Paul Pitman, P.Geo.,
    President and designated Qualified Person
    (905) 456-5436
    pwpconsulting@bellnet.ca