Auryn Resources appoints Steve Cook, Keith Minty and Gordon Fretwell as new Board members

– CANADA, BC – Auryn Resources Inc. (TSXV: AUG) announces that, effective October 28th 2013, it has restructured its board of directors to attain a majority of independents amongst its members. In order to facilitate this, Tony Ricci and Dan McCoy have agreed to resign from the Company’s board and the following members were appointed.

Steve Cook, LLB – Mr. Cook is a practicing tax partner at the tax law firm, Thorsteinssons LLP based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Cook is a specialist in corporate and international tax planning, offshore structures, representation, and civil and criminal tax litigation. Mr. Cook previously served on the Board of Directors of Brett Resources Ltd. prior to it being acquired by Osisko Mining Corp and currently serves on the board of directors of Cayden Resources Inc. and Stratton Resources Inc.

Keith Minty, P. Eng – Keith Minty obtained a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario, Canada in 1978. He has over 25 years of open pit and underground mine operational and project development experience in North America, Central America and in Africa. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Minty was the Chief Operating Officer at Thani Dubai Mining Limited where he was responsible for all project exploration and operation activities in Yemen and Egypt as well as new business development activities. Mr. Minty currently serves on the board of directors of Asanko Gold Inc., Hunter Bay Minerals Plc. and Oremex Silver Inc.

Gordon J. Fretwell, LLB – Mr. Fretwell holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with a Bachelor of law degree. Formerly a partner in a large Vancouver law firm, Mr. Fretwell has, since 1991, been a self-employed solicitor in Vancouver practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and securities law. He currently serves on the board or is an officer of several public companies engaged in mineral exploration including Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., Asanko Gold Inc., Curis Resources Ltd., Benton Resources Corp. and Coro Mining Corp.

President and CEO Shawn Wallace stated, “I would like to thank Tony and Dan for their contributions to the formation of the Company and I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future. On behalf of the rest of the board and the management team, I would like to welcome Gord, Steve and Keith to the board. Having an independent majority on the board and having all the key committee’s populated will allow the Company to execute its business strategies in an efficient, appropriate manner while keeping in line with best practices for our industry.”

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