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Aurizon Announces Vice President, Corporate Development Resignation

Friday, August 26, 2011

Aurizon Announces Vice President, Corporate Development Resignation11:54 EDT Friday, August 26, 2011VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2011) - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ)(NYSE Amex:AZK) - The Company announces that Mr. Roger Walsh, Vice-President, Corporate Development, has resigned from the Company to pursue other opportunities."The Company wishes to thank Mr. Walsh for his contribution to Aurizon over the past three years and wish him well in his future endeavours," said Mr. George Paspalas, President and Chief Executive Officer.About AurizonAurizon 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)FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: George PaspalasAurizon Mines Ltd.President & CEO604-687-6600ORIan S. WaltonAurizon Mines Ltd.Executive VP & CFO604-687-6600ORInvestor RelationsAurizon Mines Ltd.604-687-6600 or Toll Free: 1-800-411-GOLD (4653)604-687-3932 (FAX)jennifer.north@aurizon.com / info@aurizon.comwww.aurizon.comORBarry MireRenmark Financial Communications Inc.514-939-3989bmire@renmarkfinancial.comORMatthew PlancheRenmark Financial Communications Inc.514-939-3989mplanche@renmarkfinancial.comORGuy HurdRenmark Financial Communications Inc. - Media514-939-3989514-939-3717 (FAX)ghurd@renmarkfinancial.com