Aura Gold Inc.

Aura Gold Inc.

April 05, 2007 16:50 ET

Patrick Downey Appointed President and CEO of Aura Gold and Vic Bradely Moves to the Position of Chairman

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2007) - Aura Gold Inc. ("Aura Gold") (TSX:ORA) The Board of Directors of Aura Gold is pleased to announce that, effective today, Patrick Downey is appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Aura Gold Inc. and Vic Bradley is appointed Chairman of Aura Gold's Board of Directors.

Patrick is a Professional Engineer with extensive development and operations experience throughout the world, with a focus on South America. Most recently he served as President and CEO for Viceroy Exploration Ltd. prior to its acquisition by Yamana Gold. He was also President of Oliver Gold Ltd. where he successfully negotiated the merger to form Canico Ltd., which acquired the Onca Puma Nickel project in Brazil and was recently purchased by CVRD and is now in development.

The Board would like to thank Vic, founder of Aura Gold, for his significant contributions in the formation and development of Aura Gold and looks forward to his continuing guidance as the Chairman of Company as it evolves from pure exploration to mine development and acquisition.

About Aura Gold Inc.

Aura Gold Inc. (TSX:ORA) is a Canadian exploration company focused on the discovery of gold deposits in Brazil. Aura Gold's projects are the Cumaru, the Inaja Greenstone Belt and the North Carajas Claims, which total approximately 600,000 hectares in the Carajas Metallogenic Province of north-central Brazil. The Carajas region is host to a significant number of world-class deposits of iron ore, gold, copper, nickel, manganese and bauxite. Aura Gold will continue to expand its current land position and use the acquisition of a development stage project to drive future growth.

Cautionary Statement:

This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results, future plans and objectives of Aura Gold, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurances that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Aura Gold's expectations are the risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Aura Gold with securities regulators.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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