St. John’s, Newfoundland – One of Canada’s leading iron ore development companies has expanded its presence in Newfoundland & Labrador. Alderon Resource Corp. (“Alderon”) today announced the opening of a corporate office in St. John’s as it continues to advance its iron ore project, the Kamistiatusset (“Kami”) Property.

The 100% owned Kami project is located outside Wabush and Labrador City in Western Labrador. Alderon has completed a preliminary economic assessment and announced an iron resource estimate.

“The timing is right to firmly establish Alderon’s presence in Newfoundland & Labrador given the positive results we have seen in our preliminary economic assessment of the Kami project,” said Tayfun Eldem, President and CEO of Alderon. “This is an exciting day for our company as we move into the next phase of development.”

“Our company looks forward to becoming part of the local corporate community and increasing our on-the-ground presence in Labrador,” added Mark Morabito, Executive Chairman of Alderon. “We have assembled an experienced team and are well positioned to move the project through the development stage and into production. We will continue our efforts to include all stakeholders and local service providers as part of our development plan.”

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The company currently employs over 20 people in Labrador and is scheduled to open an office in Labrador West this Fall. Further exploration and geotechnical drilling will take place in the coming months. The Kami Project is expected to begin construction in late 2013 and will be a flagship development with the potential to gain global attention for the province’s resource sector.

About Alderon

Alderon is a leading iron ore development company in Canada with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and St. John’s. The Alderon team is comprised of skilled professionals with significant iron ore expertise to advance Kami towards production.

For more information on Alderon, please visit our website at www.alderonmining.com.

ALDERON RESOURCE CORP.

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