NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - Feb. 13, 2014) - JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. ("JPMAM") announces an increase of securities ownership in the capital of Augusta Resource Corporation.

On February 12, 2014 "JPMAM" acquired 54,789 shares of Augusta Resource Corporation (the "Issuer"), resulting in ownership of 10,763,101 shares which represents 7.45% of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of Augusta Resource Corporation ("Augusta Shares").

JPMAM acquired of 54,789 shares through the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX).

The investor may, from time to time, acquire additional securities of the issuer, dispose of some of all of the existing securities or additional securities that it may acquire or it may continue to hold the securities.

Contact Information:

JPMAM
Michael R Machulski
Managing Director
(614) 248-4815