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Press release from CNW Group

Endeavour Mining announces director resignation following integration of Avion

Friday, March 22, 2013

Endeavour Mining announces director resignation following integration of Avion16:05 EDT Friday, March 22, 2013VANCOUVER, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Endeavour Mining Corporation ("Endeavour" or the "Corporation") (TSX:EDV, ASX:EVR, OTCQX:EDVMF) announces that James H. Coleman has resigned from the Board of Directors effective immediately. Endeavour's Board now consists of five directors, four of which are independent.Michael Beckett, Chairman, stated"We appreciate Jim's contribution to the Board in the period that we were integrating the assets from the Avion Gold acquisition and wish him all the best in the future. We anticipate being able to augment the Board in the coming weeks."About Endeavour Mining CorporationEndeavour is a gold producer delivering growth. Endeavour owns three gold mines producing more than 300,000 ounces per year in Mali, Ghana and Burkina Faso that are generating significant operating cash flows to fund further expansion. Endeavour's gold production is forecast to be over 550,000 ounces per year in 2016, including the Tabakoto mill expansion in 2013, completion of construction of Agbaou Gold Mine in Côte d'Ivoire scheduled for Q1 2014 and a recently completed PEA that shows potential for 160,000 ozs per year from the Houndé Project in Burkina Faso in 2016.Endeavour Mining Corporation is listed on the TSX (symbol EDV) and ASX (symbol EVR), and also trades on the OTCQX (symbol EDVMF).On behalf of Endeavour Mining CorporationNeil Woodyer Chief Executive Officer  This news release contains "forward-looking statements" including but not limited to, statements with respect to Endeavour's plans and operating performance, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of future production, future capital expenditures, and the success of exploration activities. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "expects", "expected", "budgeted", "forecasts" and "anticipates". Forward-looking statements, while based on management's best estimates and assumptions, are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: risks related to the successful integration of acquisitions; risks related to international operations; risks related to general economic conditions and credit availability, actual results of current exploration activities, unanticipated reclamation expenses; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; fluctuations in prices of metals including gold; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, increases in market prices of mining consumables, possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes, title disputes, claims and limitations on insurance coverage and other risks of the mining industry; delays in the completion of development or construction activities, changes in national and local government regulation of mining operations, tax rules and regulations, and political and economic developments in countries in which Endeavour operates. Although Endeavour has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Please refer to Endeavour's most recent Annual Information Form filed under its profile at www.sedar.com for further information respecting the risks affecting Endeavour and its business. SOURCE: Endeavour Mining CorporationFor further information: Marla Gale Vice President - Investor Relations +1 604 609 6117 mgale@endeavourmining.com UK/Europe: Bobby Morse Buchanan +44 20 7466 5000 bobbym@buchanan.uk.com Australia: David Ikin Professional Public Relations +61 8 9388 0944 david.ikin@ppr.com.au Endeavour Mining Corporation Regatta Office Park Windward 3, Suite 240, PO Box 1793 West Bay Road, Grand Cayman KY1-1109, Cayman Islands Tel: +1 345 769 7250 Fax: +1 345 769 7256 www.endeavourmining.com A Cayman Islands exempted company with limited liability. ARBN 153 067 639