TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 19, 2011) - AurCrest Gold Inc. ("AurCrest" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AGO) wishes to announce that an aggregate of 1,350,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company at $0.20 per share for five (5) years have been granted to six (6) directors (600,000) and eight (8) officers and consultants (750,000) of the Company.

The grants are subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

Neither 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:

AurCrest Gold Inc.
Ian Brodie-Brown
President and C.E.O.
(416) 368-2929
(416) 601-1450 (FAX)
info@aurcrestgold.com
www.aurcrestgold.com