January 16th, 2013 (TSX: ADV) (NYSE MKT: AXX) Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX: ADV) (NYSE MKT: AXX) ("Alderon") is pleased to announce that it
has filed a National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report dated effective December 17, 2012 on
SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The Report is with respect to Alderon's Feasibility Study ("FS") of the
Rose Deposit and Resource Estimate for the Mills Lake Deposit of the Kamistiatusset ("Kami") Iron Ore Property in western Labrador. The results of the FS were announced in a January 9, 2013 news release and there are no material differences between the results announced in that news release and those contained in the final Report.
Alderon is a leading iron ore development company in Canada with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Labrador City and St. John's. The 100% owned Kami Project is located within Canada's premier iron ore district and is surrounded by four producing iron ore mines. The Alderon team is comprised of skilled professionals with significant iron ore expertise to advance Kami towards production.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This press release contains "forward-looking information" concerning anticipated developments and events that may occur in the future. Forward looking information contained in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to commercial production from the Kami Property.
In certain cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" suggesting future outcomes, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. Forward-looking information contained in this press release is based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of resource estimates, iron ore and other metal prices, the timing and amount of future exploration and development expenditures, the estimation of initial and sustaining capital requirements, the estimation of labour and operating costs, the availability of necessary financing and materials to continue to explore and develop the Kami Property (as defined herein) in the short and long-term, the progress of exploration and development activities, the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, the completion of the environmental assessment process, the estimation of insurance coverage, and assumptions with respect to currency fluctuations, environmental risks, title disputes or claims, and other similar matters. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.
Forward looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include risks inherent in the exploration and development of mineral deposits, including risks relating to changes in project parameters as plans continue to be redefined including the possibility that mining operations may not commence at the Kami Property, risks relating to variations in mineral
resources, grade or recovery rates resulting from cuffent exploration anei developrnent activities, risks relating to the ability to access rail transportation, sources of power and port facilities, risks relating to changes in iron ore prices and the worldwide demand for and supply of iron ore and related products, risks related to increased competition in the market for iron ore and related products and in the mining industry generally, risks related to cuffenf global financial conditions, uncertainties inherent in the estimation of minerai resources, access and supply risks, reliance on key personnel, operational risks inherent in the conduct of mining activities, including the risk of accidents, labour disputes, increases in capita/ and operating costs and the risk of delays or increased costs that might be encountered during the developrnent process, regulatory risks, including risks relating to the acquisition of the necessary licences and perrnits, financing, capitalization and liquidity risks, including the risk that the financing necessary to fund the exploration and developrnent activities at the Kami Property may not be avai/ab/e on satisfactory terms, or at al/, risks related to disputes concerning property titles and interest, environmental risks, and the additional risks identified
in the "Risk Factors" section ofthe Company's Annuallnformation Form for the most recently completed financial year or other reports anei filings with applicable
Canadian securities regulators. Accordingly, readers should not piace undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information is made as of the date of this press re/ease. Except as required by applicable securities /aws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information.