Aura Minerals Inc.
TSX : ORA

Aura Minerals Inc.

May 14, 2008 15:47 ET

Aura Minerals Inc.: New Corporate Secretary Appointed

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Aura Minerals Inc. ("Aura Minerals" or the "Company") (TSX:ORA) is pleased to announce that Deepk Hundal, who joined the Company in 2007 as In-house Counsel, has been appointed to the position of Corporate Secretary. Mr. Hundal was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004 and to the British Columbia Bar in 2007. Prior to joining the Company, he worked with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, a large national Canadian law firm, in the areas of corporate, commercial, securities and mining law.

Mr. Hundal replaces Ms. Michele Jones as Corporate Secretary. Ms. Jones remains with the Company as Vice President, Corporate Affairs.

About Aura Minerals Inc.

Aura Minerals is a Canadian exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of mineral deposits in Brazil and the rest of the Americas. The Company's most advanced exploration project, the Arapiraca Project in north-eastern Brazil, which was originally explored in the 1980's and 1990's for copper and gold, also contains magnetite (up to 50%) and nickel which have not yet been evaluated. The Company plans to evaluate the Arapiraca Project for copper, gold, nickel and iron ore, all of which can be readily extracted. The nearby infrastructure is excellent with ready access to electricity, water and shipping ports. 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.

Cautionary Statement:

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include those risks set out in Aura Minerals' public documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although Aura Minerals believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. Aura Minerals disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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