Alderon Resource Corp. (TSX.V: ADV) (OTCQX: ALDFF) (“Alderon”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brian Dalton, Mr. John Baker and Mr. David Porter to the Board of Directors of Alderon, effective immediately.

In connection with the Alderon News Release dated December 8, 2010, Mr. Dalton, the President & CEO of Altius Minerals Corporation (“Altius”) (TSX: ALS) and Mr. Baker, the Chairman of Altius,  have joined the Alderon Board of Directors.  Alderon recently acquired its 100% interest in the Kamistiatusset (“Kami”) iron ore project from Altius, in exchange for which Altius has now become a substantial shareholder of Alderon and the holder of a royalty interest over the Kami project.  Mr. Porter is an executive with over 33 years experience who was most recently the Vice President Administration for the Iron Ore Company of Canada, a member of the Rio Tinto group.

Mr. Dalton co-founded a number of successful private mineral exploration and exploration service companies prior to co-founding Altius in 1997.  Since 1997 he has served as the President and CEO of Altius, during which time it has achieved strong growth and is now a member of the TSX SmallCap Index. He is a member of the Board of Regents of Memorial University and has been a volunteer for various charitable fundraising campaigns in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mr. Baker is the senior partner and chairman of a leading Newfoundland and Labrador law firm and carries on an extensive mining, securities, and corporate/commercial practice.  His history of public company, community and volunteer directorships is considerable. Mr. Baker’s volunteer contributions have been recognized with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Canadian Bar Association Award for Distinguished Public Service and a Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International. He was recently named “St. John’s Corporate Lawyer of the Year” by the respected peer review publication Best Lawyers®.

Mr. Porter, MBA is a seasoned executive who has served as Vice President Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness for the Iron Ore Company of Canada, a C$2Billion Canadian based Corporation.  He has also been responsible for Operations, Safety, Health, Sustainable Development, Communications and Community Relations across the mining and steel sectors for over 33 years.  Mr. Porter has lead the development and execution of business strategy, negotiated landmark agreements with international unions, governments and communities and lead business transformation initiatives.

Stepping aside to make room for the above appointments will be Mr. Pat Gleeson and Mr. Jeff Pontius.  The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Gleeson and Mr. Pontius for their exemplary service over the last year.

About Alderon

Alderon is a leading iron ore exploration and development company in Canada. The Kami Project is located within an existing iron ore district and is surrounded by producing iron ore mines. The Alderon team is comprised of skilled professionals with significant iron ore expertise to advance Kami towards production.

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