TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - August 18, 2016) - Aura Minerals Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: ORA) announces that it has signed a Social License Agreement with the community of Azacualpa (the "Agreement").
On August 17, 2016, the Company`s wholly-owned subsidiary, Minerales de Occidente, S.A. de C.V., participated in a signing ceremony for the Agreement together with members of its Azacualpa community, including the town's council as well as national, state and municipal government officials from a number of departments.
Mr. James Bannantine, the Company's President and CEO stated, "The process and negotiation of the Agreement involved a considerable amount of time and energy from all parties involved and we are pleased to have achieved a result that is beneficial for not only the Company, and the community of Azacualpa but also Honduras as a whole with respect to the continuing long-term investment in the community as well as national and municipal government taxes and royalties. Through an extended community and stakeholder consultation process, we have aligned ourselves with international, Canadian and Honduran law and ensured good governance and respect for the environment, employment and human rights. The Agreement includes Company obligations that will continue to be fulfilled by the Company over the coming years which are generally set forth in our San Andres NI 43-101 technical report, and guarantees our Social License. This unprecedented initiative in Honduras has focused principally on international established practice in cemetery relocations in order to establish a high quality bar for future cemetery relocations both nationally and internationally."
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