AuEx Ventures, Inc.

AuEx Ventures, Inc.

December 30, 2008 15:45 ET

AuEx Ventures Grants Options

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 30, 2008) - AuEx Ventures, Inc. ("AuEx" or the "Company") (TSX:XAU) reports that pursuant to the Company's shareholder approved 2008 Combined Incentive and Non-qualified Stock Option Plan, the board of directors of AuEx has granted stock options on a total of 565,000 shares of the Company's common stock exercisable for up to five years at a price of Cdn$1.73 per share being the closing price of AuEx's common shares on the day prior to grant. The options granted will vest as to one-third on each six month anniversary of the date of grant and will be subject to applicable regulatory hold periods.

AuEx Ventures, Inc. is a TSX listed precious metals exploration company that has a current portfolio of twenty exploration projects in Nevada, one project in Spain and five projects in Argentina. The Company controls about 80,000 acres of unpatented mining claims and fee land in Nevada. Eleven of the projects are in joint venture or exploration earn-in agreements with five companies. The Company applies the extensive Nevada exploration experience and high-end technical skills of its founders to search for and acquire new precious metal exploration projects that are then offered for joint venture.

AuEx Ventures, Inc.

Ronald L. Parratt, President & CEO

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration and development activities and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although the management of AuEx believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future realities, and actual realities or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual realities to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploration and development successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, AuEx expressly disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please see our public filings at for further information.

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