Aura Minerals Inc.
TSX : ORA

Aura Minerals Inc.

September 18, 2007 15:55 ET

Aura Minerals Inc. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2007) - Aura Minerals Inc. ("Company" or "Aura Minerals") (TSX:ORA) is pleased to announce that Ms. Christina Cepeliauskas has joined Aura Minerals, effective September 17, 2007, as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Cepeliauskas is a Certified General Accountant and a seasoned financial professional with considerable number of years of experience in the mining industry.

Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Cepeliauskas held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Yukon Zinc Corporation. Before that she was with Andean American Mining Company ("Andean"), as Controller for over nine years, during which Andean graduated from a mineral exploration company to a gold producing company.

Ms. Cepeliauskas will be replacing Mr. G. Ross McDonald. Aura Minerals would like to thank Mr. McDonald for his valuable contributions to the Company since 2006 and wish him all the best for the future.

About Aura Minerals Inc.

Aura Minerals is a Canadian exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of mineral deposits in Brazil and South America with an emphasis on developing the polymetallic Arapiraca Project in north eastern Brazil. The Company plans to evaluate the Arapiraca Project for copper, gold, nickel and iron ore, all of which can be readily extracted. Aura Minerals' other projects are the Cumaru, the Inaja Greenstone Belt and the North Carajas claims in the Carajas Metallogenic Province of north central Brazil.

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