Alderon Appoints Additional Members to the Management Team

Alderon Appoints Additional Members to the Management Team 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- Alderon
Iron Ore Corp. (TSX:ADV)(NYSE MKT:AXX) ("Alderon") is pleased to
announce the appointment of Xinneng (David) Li as Vice President,
Asia-Pacific Affairs and Ian Chadsey as Vice President Investor
Relations, effective immediately. Mr. Li will be based out of
Alderon's Vancouver office and Mr. Chadsey out of the Montreal
Mr. Li has over 20 years of international project and financial
management and corporate development experience. He worked as the CFO
of Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd., where he managed accounting, finance
activities and fund raising for a large zinc and lead project in
Canada. Previously, he was the Asia Finance Controller for a US based
manufacturing company in China and Director of Strategic Planning for
Trina Solar, a NYSE listed public company. He also held various
managerial roles in Bunge Ltd., a NYSE listed public company and
Cargill's investment holding company in Beijing. Mr. Li holds an MBA
from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, USA and a
Ph.D. in engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and
Astronautics in Beijing, China. 
Mr. Chadsey brings over 15 years of progressive experience in
investor relations, media and corporate affairs. In his new role, Mr.
Chadsey will be responsible for developing and managing Alderon's
communication activities with the media and financial community.
Prior to joining Alderon, he was the head of Investor Relations for
several large Canadian Corporations such as Agrium and Manitoba
Telecom and most recently has worked for Silver Standard Resources
and Norse Energy. He received his MBA from the University of Ottawa,
a Bachelors of Commerce degree from Concordia University and has a
CMA designation. 
"We are fortunate to be adding David and Ian to the team," says
Tayfun Eldem, President and CEO of Alderon. "They are joining us at a
critical time as we transition Alderon toward commercial production
and their expertise will be invaluable moving forward." 
About Alderon 
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
For more information on Alderon, please visit our website at 
On behalf of the Board 
Mark J. Morabito, Executive Chairman 
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 current exploration and development 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 current global financial conditions,
uncertainties inherent in the estimation of mineral 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 capital and operating costs
and the risk of delays or increased costs that might be encountered
during the development process, regulatory risks, including risks
relating to the acquisition of the necessary licences and permits,
financing, capitalization and liquidity risks, including the risk
that the financing necessary to fund the exploration and development
activities at the Kami Property may not be available on satisfactory
terms, or at all, risks related to disputes concerning property
titles and interest, environmental risks, and the additional risks
identified in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual
Information Form for the most recently completed financial year or
other reports and filings with applicable Canadian securities
regulators. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking information. The forward-looking information is made
as of the date of this press release. Except as required by
applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake any
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
Montreal Office
514-281-5048 (FAX) 
Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
Vancouver Office
604-681-8039 (FAX) 
Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
Konstantine Tsakumis
Investor Relations
1-866-683-8030 ext. 232
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