Alderon Appoints Mining Industry Finance & Accounting Professional to Its Board

Alderon Appoints Mining Industry Finance & Accounting Professional to Its Board 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 -- Alderon
Iron Ore Corp. (TSX:ADV)(NYSE MKT:AXX) ("Alderon") is pleased to
announce that it has appointed Mr. Lenard Boggio, B.A., B.Comm., FCA,
CPA (Illinois), ICD.D, to the Board of Directors. Mr. Boggio was a
Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") and its predecessor
firm Coopers & Lybrand from 1988 until his retirement from PwC in May
2012. During that time, he was Leader of the B.C. Mining Group of
PwC, a senior member of PwC's Global Mining Industry Practice and an
audit practitioner for publicly listed Canadian, U.S. and U.K.
mineral resource and energy clients. The scope of his clients'
activities included exploration, development and production stage
operations in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. 
Mr. Boggio holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce from the
University of Windsor, Ontario, he has been a member of the Institute
of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia since 1985 and was
awarded the Fellow Chartered Accountant designation for distinguished
service to the accounting profession and the community in 2007. Mr.
Boggio earned his CPA designation in Illinois in 1999 and is a Member
of the State Boards of Accountancy in Illinois and Washington State.
He has also been a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors
since 2010, earning his ICD.D designation in 2012. 
His numerous avenues of professional involvement include roles as a
Board Member and Vice-Chair of the Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants, Commissioner of the Financial Institutions Commission of
B.C., a Member of the Ontario Securities Commission's Continuous
Disclosure Advisory Committee and a member of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of B.C. Technical Forum that advised the B.C.
Securities Commission and TSX Venture Exchange on policy and
interpretation issues. 
Stepping aside from the Alderon Board to allow for the appointment of
Mr. Boggio is Mr. Bruce Humphrey. Mr. Humphrey was one of Alderon's
founding directors and he has been instrumental in its development.
The Board would like to acknowledge and thank Mr. Humphrey for his
significant contributions to the Company's development to date. 
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
production. 
For more information on Alderon, please visit our website at
www.alderonironore.com. 
ALDERON IRON ORE CORP. 
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 production from
the Kami Project. 
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
information.
Contacts:
Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
Montreal Office
514-281-9434
514-281-5048 (FAX) 
Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
Vancouver Office
604-681-8030
604-681-8039 (FAX) 
Alderon Iron Ore Corp.
Ian Chadsey
Investor Relations
888-990-7989
info@alderonironore.com
www.alderonironore.com