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Press release from CNW Group

Avion Gold announces completion of acquisition by Endeavour Mining

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Avion Gold announces completion of acquisition by Endeavour Mining12:52 EDT Thursday, October 18, 2012TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Avion Gold Corporation (TSX:AVR) (OTCQX:AVGCF) reports that Endeavour Mining Corporation ("Endeavour") (TSX:EDV, ASX:EVR, OTCQX:EDVMF), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Endeavour Gold Corporation ("Endeavour Gold"), has acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Avion Gold Corporation ("Avion"), pursuant to the completion of a court approved plan of arrangement, the details of which are disclosed in the Management Information Circular of Avion dated September 12, 2012.  For more details, please see Endeavour's press release of October 18, 2012.The TSX will disseminate a notice announcing the delisting of the Avion common shares in due course.  Registered Avion shareholders should send their completed and executed letters of transmittal and Avion share certificates to the depository, Computershare Investor Services Inc., as soon as possible in order to receive the consideration to which they are entitled to under the Arrangement.  If you held your Avion shares through a broker or other intermediary, please contact your nominee for instructions.SOURCE: Avion Gold CorporationFor further information: Marla Gale Vice President, Investor Relations Endeavour Mining Corporation Tel: (604) 609-6117 Email: mgale@endeavourmining.com