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Aurizon Announces Receipt of Investment Canada Act Approval

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Aurizon Announces Receipt of Investment Canada Act Approval

14:29 EDT Tuesday, May 28, 2013

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ)(NYSE MKT:AZK) ("Aurizon") is pleased to announce that the Minister of Industry and Minister of State has in accordance with the Investment Canada Act approved the arrangement transaction involving Hecla Mining Company and Aurizon (the "Arrangement"). Accordingly, closing of the Arrangement is anticipated to occur on June 1, 2013.

Forward Looking Statement

This news release contains a forward-looking statement that is prospective in nature regarding the expected timing for the closing of the Arrangement (the "forward-looking statement"). The forward-looking statement is based on a number of assumptions, including the ability of the parties to satisfy in a timely manner, the remaining conditions to the closing of the Arrangement. Although management of Aurizon believes that the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statement are reasonable, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statement will prove to be accurate. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statement. Aurizon specifically disclaims any obligation to reissue or update the forward-looking statement as a result of new information or events after the date hereof, except as may be required by law.

U.S. Registration (File 001-31893)

News Release Issue No. 32-2013

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Aurizon Mines Ltd. - Investor Contact:
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


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


Georgeson - Information Agent:
Toll Free (North America): 1-888-605-7616
Outside North America Call Collect: 1-781-575-2422
askus@georgeson.com

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