Aurizon Mines Ltd.
TSX : ARZ
NYSE Amex : AZK

Aurizon Mines Ltd.

December 08, 2011 16:10 ET

Aurizon Grants Stock Options

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 8, 2011) - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ)(NYSE Amex:AZK) -

Pursuant to the Company's Incentive Stock Option Plan, incentive stock options have been granted to directors, officers, and employees for the purchase of up to 1,950,000 common shares at a price of $6.02 per share exercisable for a five year period, of which 487,500 share options vest immediately, with the balance vesting over three years from the date of grant.

About Aurizon

Aurizon is a gold producer with a growth strategy focused on developing its existing projects in the Abitibi region of north-western Quebec, one of the world's most favourable mining jurisdictions and prolific gold and base metal regions, and by increasing its asset base through accretive transactions. Aurizon shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ARZ" and on the NYSE Amex under the symbol "AZK". Additional information on Aurizon and its properties is available on Aurizon's website at www.aurizon.com.

U.S. Registration (File 001-31893)

Contact Information

  • Aurizon Mines Ltd.
    George Paspalas
    President & CEO
    604-687-6600

    Aurizon Mines Ltd.
    Ian S. Walton
    Executive Vice President & CFO
    604-687-6600

    Aurizon Mines Ltd.
    Investor Relations
    604-687-6600 or Toll Free: 1-800-411-GOLD (4653)
    604-687-3932 (FAX)
    jennifer.north@aurizon.com / info@aurizon.com
    www.aurizon.com