SOURCE: Aurus Corporation

December 15, 2006 12:11 ET

Aurus Announces First Gold Shipment for the New Year

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 15, 2006 -- AURUS Corp. (PINKSHEETS: AURC) is pleased to announce that it is processing its gold reserves, 2,572,000 troy oz., and is preparing its next gold bullion shipment for January 12 of the coming year. Due to the projected increase in production, arrangements have been made for shipments three times each month. These shipments are made to the district bank according to the directives of the government agency.

The Company has learned that the SEC has implemented the Short Sale Threshold rule on its stock which is the result of excessive naked shorting on its securities. Although the Company regrets that such shorting exists, it is very positive that no further shorting shall be allowed to affect the positive developments ahead.

About Aurus Corporation

Aurus Corporation is a publicly traded mining holding company with several precious metal properties with over 5 million ounces in gold reserves, trading under the ticker symbol AURC on the US Pinksheets market. Aurus seeks to continue acquire proven gold and other precious metal reserves in Russia and other emerging counties and operate its mines through joint ventures and/or partnerships.

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