ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, Oct. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aura Minerals Inc. (TSX: ORA) (B3: AURA33) (OTCQX: ORAAF) (“Aura” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of regulated markets for trading 12,000 US and international securities, has qualified Aura to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market. Aura has been upgraded to the OTCQX from the Pink® market and begins trading under the new symbol “ORAAF”.
Rodrigo Barbosa, President and CEO of Aura, commented, “Aura has undergone transformational change over the last five years resulting in sustainable growth, one of the highest dividend yields in the gold sector and a strong trajectory for the future. We have also broadened our exposure across key markets, ranking #1 for two straight years on the TSX30, being the first listed gold company in Brazil with over 45,000 shareholders, and now adding the US to our market strategy to unlock further value. Upgrading to the OTCQX is an important step in our evolution and will provide American investors with greater accessibility to trading our common shares while giving Aura a more robust potential shareholder and capital base.”
US investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.
Upgrading to the OTCQX Market is an important step for companies seeking to provide transparent trading for their US investors. For companies listed on a qualified international exchange, streamlined market standards enable them to utilize their home market reporting to make their information available in the US To To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance and demonstrate compliance with applicable securities laws.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP acted as the company’s OTCQX sponsor.
About Aura 360° Mining
Aura is focused on mining in complete terms – thinking holistically about how its business impacts and benefits every one of our stakeholders: our company, our shareholders, our employees, and the countries and communities we serve. We call this 360° Mining.
Aura is a mid-tier gold and copper production company focused on the development and operation of gold and base metal projects in the Americas. The Company’s producing assets include the San Andres gold mine in Honduras, the Ernesto/Pau-a-Pique gold mine in Brazil and the Aranzazu copper-gold-silver mine in Mexico. In addition, the Company has four additional gold projects in Brazil: Almas, under construction; Borborema and Matupá, in development, and São Francisco, in care & maintenance, and one gold project in Colombia, Tolda Fria.
For further information, please visit Aura’s website at www.auraminerals.com or contact:
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Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to predict, or control could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Specific reference is made to the most recent Annual Information Form on file with certain Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities for a discussion of some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements, which include, without limitation, copper and gold or certain other commodity price volatility, changes in debt and equity markets, the uncertainties involved in interpreting geological data, increases in costs, environmental compliance and changes in environmental legislation and regulation, interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations, general economic conditions and other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect the forward-looking statements.
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