VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jul 29, 2013 (Menafn – Marketwired via COMTEX) –Avino Silver and Gold Mines Ltd. (nyse mkt:ASM)(frankfurt:GV6)”Avino” or “the Company”) today announced that ithas been recognized by the governor of Durango, Mexico, Mr. JorgeHerrera Caldera for its outstanding efforts to improve safetyconditions for workers and employees as well as its contributions tolocal communities. The prestigious award is granted annually to thecompany who best demonstrates commitment to safety and outreach. Mr.Herrera Caldera intends to visit the mine site in the coming weeks.

The award ceremony is part of the Durango International Mining WeekConvention which is an annual event to promote mining activity inMexico and Durango as well as to recognize participants who are atthe forefront of health and safety in the mining sector. Also inattendance were Mr. Alejandro Torres Alcantara, president of theFederal Labour Inspectorate and Juan Emilio Pena, president of theHealth and Safety Committee of the Mining Chamber of Mexico.

“We are honored that the Governor has recognized Avino for itsdedication to worker safety and community outreach,” said DavidWolfin, Avino’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Nothing ismore important to us than the well-being of our workforce and thecommunities in which we operate and we are committed to maintainingthe highest health and safety standards at our operation.”

To view pictures from the award ceremony, please click the followinglink: http://www.avino.com/s/news.asp?ReportID=594877

About Avino

Founded in 1968, Avino’s mission is to create shareholder valuethrough profitable organic growth at the historic Avino property nearDurango, Mexico. We are committed to managing all business activitiesin an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner whilecontributing to the well-being of the community in which we operate.


David Wolfin, President & CEO

Safe Harbor Statement – This news release contains “forward-lookinginformation” and “forward-looking statements” (together, the “forwardlooking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities lawsand the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of1995, including our belief as to the extent and timing of variousstudies including the PEA, and exploration results, the potentialtonnage, grades and content of deposits, timing and establishment andextent of resources estimates. These forward-looking statements aremade as of the date of this news release and the dates of technicalreports, as applicable. Readers are cautioned not to place unduereliance on forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurancethat the future circumstances, outcomes or results anticipated in orimplied by such forward-looking statements will occur or that plans,intentions or expectations upon which the forward-looking statementsare based will occur. While we have based these forward-lookingstatements on our expectations about future events as at the datethat such statements were prepared, the statements are not aguarantee that such future events will occur and are subject torisks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which could causeevents or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed orimplied by such forward-looking statements.

Such factors and assumptions include, among others, the effects ofgeneral economic conditions, the price of gold, silver and copper,changing foreign exchange rates and actions by governmentauthorities, uncertainties associated with legal proceedings andnegotiations and misjudgments in the course of preparingforward-looking information. In addition, there are known and unknownrisk factors which could cause our actual results, performance orachievements to differ materially from any future results,performance or achievements expressed or implied by theforward-looking statements. Known risk factors include risksassociated with project development; the need for additionalfinancing; operational risks associated with mining and mineralprocessing; fluctuations in metal prices; title matters;uncertainties and risks related to carrying on business in foreigncountries; environmental liability claims and insurance; reliance onkey personnel; the potential for conflicts of interest among certainof our officers, directors or promoters of with certain otherprojects; the absence of dividends; currency fluctuations;competition; dilution; the volatility of the our common share priceand volume; tax consequences to U.S. investors; and other risks anduncertainties. Although we have attempted to identify importantfactors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differmaterially from those described in forward-looking statements, theremay be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to beas anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance thatforward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actualresults and future events could differ materially from thoseanticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not placeundue reliance on forward-looking statements. We are under noobligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements exceptas required under applicable securities laws.

Cautionary Note to United States Investors – The informationcontained herein and incorporated by reference herein has beenprepared in accordance with the requirements of Canadian securitieslaws, which differ from the requirements of United States securitieslaws. In particular, the term “resource” does not equate to the term”reserve”. The Securities Exchange Commission’s (the “SEC”)disclosure standards normally do not permit the inclusion ofinformation concerning “measured mineral resources”, “indicatedmineral resources” or “inferred mineral resources” or otherdescriptions of the amount of mineralization in mineral deposits thatdo not constitute “reserves” by SEC standards, unless suchinformation is required to be disclosed by the law of the Company’sjurisdiction of incorporation or of a jurisdiction in which itssecurities are traded. U.S. investors should also understand that”inferred mineral resources” have a great amount of uncertainty as totheir existence and great uncertainty as to their economic and legalfeasibility. Disclosure of “contained ounces” is permitted disclosureunder Canadian regulations; however, the SEC normally only permitsissuers to report mineralization that does not constitute “reserves”by SEC standards as in place tonnage and grade without reference tounit measures.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (asthat term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
David Wolfin
President & CEO
604.682.3600 (FAX)
[email protected]

SOURCE: Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.

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