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Aurizon Securityholders Approve Plan of Arrangement

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Aurizon Securityholders Approve Plan of Arrangement

17:37 EDT Thursday, May 09, 2013

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ)(NYSE MKT:AZK) ("Aurizon" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its securityholders have approved the Company's previously announced Plan of Arrangement with Hecla Mining Company.

99.5% of the votes cast by Aurizon securityholders were voted in favour of the special resolution to approve the Arrangement at the Special Meeting of shareholders and optionholders held earlier today.

Completion of the Arrangement is subject to various conditions, including final court approval and Hecla receiving approval under the Investment Canada Act.

U.S. Registration (File 001-31893)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Investor Contact:
Aurizon Mines Ltd.
Jennifer North, Manager Investor Relations
604-687-6600 or Toll Free: 1-888-411-GOLD (4653)
604-687-3932 (FAX)
jennifer.north@aurizon.com / info@aurizon.com
www.aurizon.com


Media Contact:
Longview Communications
Trevor Zeck
(604) 694-6037

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