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Aurcana Corporation Clarifies That La Negra Mineral Resource Estimate Remains Unchanged and Provides a Message From the CEO

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Aurcana Corporation Clarifies That La Negra Mineral Resource Estimate Remains Unchanged and Provides a Message From the CEO

08:00 EDT Thursday, May 23, 2013

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - Aurcana Corporation ("Aurcana" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AUN)(OTCQX:AUNFD) issued a news release on May 17, 2013 clarifying certain technical disclosure, in which it advised that the Company's technical report titled "Technical Report on the La Negra Mine Project, Queretaro, Mexico", dated October 4, 2012 (the "Original Technical Report") will be amended and re-filed (the "Amended Technical Report").

The Company has received a number of enquiries from investors enquiring whether the estimate of mineral resources for the La Negra mine which was published in the Original Technical Report will be changed in the Amended Technical Report or if such estimate is otherwise being retracted by the Company. The Company wishes to clarify that the mineral resource estimate set out in the Original Technical Report will remain unchanged in the Amended Technical Report, and has not been modified or retracted by the Company. The resource estimate as previously disclosed in August 2012, is as follows:

Measured and Indicated Resources for all Deposits and all Blocks
with a Minimum Recovered Value of US$40 per Tonne
(As of June 30, 2012)
Average In Situ Metal Quantities
(000)
Classification Tonnes
(000)
Silver
(g/t)
Copper
(%)
Lead
(%)
Zinc
(%)
Silver
(oz)
Copper
(lb)
Lead
(lb)
Zinc
(lb)
Average
Recovered
Value
(1)
($/t)
Measured 11,862 133.42 0.50 0.90 2.60 50,070 130,834 228,825 673,603 180.06
Indicated 15,159 130.12 0.41 0.92 2.19 65,026 138,695 310,673 745,060 166.63
Measured plus Indicated 27,021 131.31 0.49 0.91 2.36 115,096 269,529 539,498 1,418,664 172.53
(1) Metal prices and recoveries used are as follows: Silver - $28.29/84.87%; Copper - $3.33/81.02%; Lead - $0.88/74.62%; Zinc - $0.84/70.66%
Inferred Resources all Blocks with a Minimum Recovered Value of US$40 per Tonne
(As of June 30, 2012)
Average In Situ Metal Quantities
(000)
Classification Tonnes
(000)
Silver
(g/t)
Copper
(%)
Lead
(%)
Zinc
(%)
Silver
(oz)
Copper
(lb)
Lead
(lb)
Zinc
(lb)
Average Recovered Value (1)
($/t)
Inferred 13,278 126.05 0.42 0.88 2.14 56,501 132,260 263,033 657,370 163.25
(1) Metal prices and recoveries used for the value estimate are as follows: Silver - $28.29/84.87%; Copper - $3.33/81.02%; Lead - $0.88/74.62%; Zinc - $0.84/70.66%

In regard to recent events, Mr. Lenic Rodriguez, Aurcana's President and Chief Executive Officer would like to address the following message to investors:

"The decrease in Aurcana's share price over the last few months and especially the last few days has been disappointing and we strongly believe does not reflect the true value of Aurcana's two mines, our solid fundamentals and our growth profile.

"I would like to reaffirm today, that there has been no fundamental changes and there is no undisclosed material changes regarding our mineral resources or ability to operate the mines that in management's opinion would justify the recent drop in the Company's valuation. We have operating mines located in politically stable jurisdictions, able to produce silver at a relatively low total cash cost. This is an important strategic advantage especially in a lower silver price environment today. With concrete progress at the Shafter mine, and continuous improvements at the La Negra mine, we will be working hard to regain investors' confidence, while aiming to deliver positive results from both of our mines.

"Thank you for your confidence in Aurcana Corporation."

Qualified Person

Mr. Nils von Fersen, PGeo, the Company's Vice-President, Exploration, and Dr. Sadek E. El-Alfy, the Company's Vice-President, Operations, are each qualified persons within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101, and have reviewed the contents of this news release.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains 'forward-looking information' within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "forecast", "project", "budget", "schedule", "may", "will", "could", "might", "should" or variations of such words or similar words or expressions. Forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by the Company as at the date of the information and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information.

Forward-looking information in this news release includes information with respect to the Amended Technical Report.

Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be factors that cause results to be other than as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that the forward looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information contained herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

About Aurcana Corporation

Aurcana Corporation is a primary silver producing company with two producing mines: La Negra Mine in Mexico and Shafter Mine in Texas, US. The Company is in a position to grow organically from its existing mines in its pursuit to become an emerging senior silver producer. Aurcana continues to focus on its future growth.

Corporate

The Company's shares are also traded in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "AUNFD". Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AURCANA CORPORATION

Lenic Rodriguez, President & CEO

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information:
Aurcana Corporation
Lenic Rodriguez
President & CEO
Phone: (604) 331-9333 or Toll Free: (866) 532-9333
(604) 633-9179 (FAX)


Aurcana Corporation
Catalin Chiloflischi
Corporate Communications Director
Phone: (604) 331-9333 or Toll Free: (866) 532-9333
(604) 633-9179 (FAX)
ir@aurcana.com
www.aurcana.com

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