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Aurion Proposes Financing with Strategic Investors

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2012) - Aurion Resources Ltd. ("Aurion" or "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AU) announces that it proposes to complete a non-brokered private placement, with a strategic group of investors who have agreed to participate in this financing, pursuant to which it will issue 4,500,000 million units at a price of CDN$0.35 per unit to raise aggregate gross proceeds of CDN$1,575,000. Each unit will consist of one common share of Aurion and one full share purchase warrant of Aurion. Each whole share purchase warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share of Aurion at an exercise price of CDN$0.45 cents per share for three years. Aurion can elect to accelerate the exercise of the warrants if Aurion's volume-weighted average share price is at or above CDN$0.70 per share, based on the preceding 20 day closing share price. Finder fees may be paid pursuant to this financing.

All securities issued under the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of issue. The proceeds of the proposed offering will be used for advancing our existing properties, new acquisitions, project generation and for general working capital. This transaction is subject to final documentation and approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Aurion

Aurion is focused on early stage precious metals exploration in Mexico, Nevada and BC. Its strategy is to advance its projects to a stage which will attract potential joint venture partners. It currently has 3 active joint ventures and approximately $1.7 million cash. Aurion continues to evaluate other gold-silver projects for acquisition in Mexico, Nevada and globally.

Mike Basha, P.Eng., P.Geo., President and CEO of Aurion, is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, and is responsible for the preparation of this release.

Forward-Looking Statement

Certain statements contained in this release constitute forward-looking information. These statements relate to future events or future performance. The forward-looking information contained in this release is made as of the date hereof and Aurion is not obligated to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. Because of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions contained herein, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

On behalf of the Board,

Michael Basha, President & CEO

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:

Aurion Resources Ltd.
Michael Basha
President & CEO
(709) 699-8300