Allied Nevada Announces Appointment of Randy Buffington as

Allied Nevada Announces Appointment of Randy Buffington as Executive
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 
RENO, NEVADA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 -- Allied Nevada Gold Corp.
("Allied Nevada" or the "Company") (TSX:ANV)(NYSE Amex:ANV)(NYSE
MKT:ANV) is pleased to announce that Mr. Randy Buffington will join
Allied Nevada as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
on February 4, 2013. In addition to managing all aspects of current
operations at Hycroft, Randy will provide oversight to the technical
services, metallurgy, permitting, engineering and construction teams. 
"Randy will be key to the success of the organization as we continue
to manage operating and construction activities at Hycroft," comments
Scott Caldwell, President & CEO of Allied Nevada. "His experience and
operating expertise in large open pit projects will be particularly
essential as we build one of North America's largest gold and silver
Randy brings with him over 28 years of management, operations,
engineering and construction experience, which he attained through
his various management positions at globally focused mid-tier and
senior mining companies. He joins us most recently from Coeur d'Alene
Mines Corporation, where he was Senior Vice President, Operations and
was responsible for the safe operation of five mines located in
Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico and the United States. Prior to that, he
served in a variety of general management roles with Barrick Gold
Corporation, including Managing Director of Barrick's Lumwana copper
mine in Zambia; General Manager of Barrick's Goldstrike mine complex;
and General Manager of their Ruby Hill and Bald Mountain mines in
Nevada. Prior to his time at Barrick Gold Corporation, Mr. Buffington
gained significant experience in Nevada working at Placer Dome Inc.'s
Bald Mountain mine and Cominco American Inc.'s Buckhorn Mine. Randy
has a Masters degree in Civil Engineering.  
For further information on Allied Nevada, please visit the Allied
Nevada website at 
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information 
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and the U.S. Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 (and the equivalent under Canadian securities
laws), that are intended to be covered by the safe harbor created by
such sections. Such forward-looking statements include, without
limitation, expected growth and development of the Company and its
operations; feasibility studies for the Hycroft Milling Project; and
other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking
statements address activities, events or developments that Allied
Nevada expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, and
are based on current expectations and assumptions. Although Allied
Nevada management believes that its expectations are based on
reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that these
expectations will prove correct. Important factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking
statements include, among others, risks that Allied Nevada's
exploration and property advancement efforts will not be successful;
risks relating to fluctuations in the price of gold and silver; the
inherently hazardous nature of mining-related activities;
uncertainties concerning reserve and resource estimates;
uncertainties relating to obtaining approvals and permits from
governmental regulatory authorities; and availability and timing of
capital for financing the Company's exploration and development
activities, including the uncertainty of being able to raise capital
on favorable terms or at all; as well as those factors discussed in
Allied Nevada's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission (the "SEC") including Allied Nevada's latest Annual Report
on Form 10-K and its other SEC filings (and Canadian filings)
including, without limitation, its latest Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q. The Company does not intend to publicly update any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise, except as may be required under
applicable securities laws.
Allied Nevada Gold Corp.
Scott Caldwell
President & CEO
(775) 358-4455 
Allied Nevada Gold Corp.
Tracey Thom
Vice President, Investor Relations
(416) 409-6007
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