TORONTO, VANCOUVER, CANADA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2011) - The Laurel Hill Advisory Group ("Laurel Hill") congratulates Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. ("Trelawney") on completing their acquisition of Augen Gold Corp. ("Augen"). As of final expiry, approximately 93% of Augen shareholders supported Trelawney's offer.

Greg Gibson, Trelawney President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "We are extremely pleased that Augen shareholders ultimately recognized the compelling rationale of our offer. Laurel Hill's insight and execution, working in partnership with our other advisors, strongly contributed to our achieving a positive outcome."

"It was our significant pleasure to partner with Trelawney's leadership and deal team on this strategic corporate transaction, and they are to be commended on attaining this outcome" commented Brad Allen, Laurel Hill Senior Vice President. "We were able to provide sound shareholder intelligence within a very dynamic environment, while effectively communicating the benefits of the offer to Augen shareholders located across North America and Europe."

With this latest in a number of recent client success stories, Laurel Hill continues to reinforce their reputation of delivering professional, industry leading results in situations requiring shareholder support. Leveraging their expertise that's created an industry leading win record for the past 4 years in proxy contests for board influence/control, they continue to demonstrate a compelling tactical advantage for clients requiring shareholder support in both unsolicited and supported mergers and acquisitions.

About The Laurel Hill Advisory Group

The Laurel Hill Advisory Group is North America's only independent, cross border proxy solicitation firm. Independence means we focus solely on your interests, and are not subject to the conflicts that can arise within other proxy firms having a transfer agent ownership. Cross border operations allows us to effectively reach shareholders regardless of their location - Canada, US and globally. Our team's experience has resulted in Canada's best proxy contest win record for the past 4 years, and on both sides of the border we are regularly engaged on high profile, complex and contentious situations involving M&A, restructuring, and corporate governance issues. We focus on providing accurate, actionable intelligence. Combining this with tactical expertise and efficient execution consistently produces industry leading results.

Contact Information:

Eastern Canada
Brad Allen
(416) 637-4614

Western Canada
David Salmon
(778) 370-1388

United States
John O'Grady
(917) 338-3187