Champion Iron Mines Limited Appoints William Harding as a Director

Champion Iron Mines Limited Appoints William Harding as a Director 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 -- CHAMPION IRON MINES
"Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. William Harding has been
appointed to the Company's Board of Directors.  
Mr. William Harding was previously appointed to the Company's
Advisory Board last August. Mr. Harding has over 25 years of in-depth
exposure to capital markets in both the public and private sectors
and is experienced in international portfolio management and
investment consultancy. Mr. Harding is currently the Chairman of
Alpine Asset Advisors AG and has been a member of the Board of
Governors of CI Investments Inc. since 2005. Mr. Harding began his
career in Corporate Finance at Wood Gundy (CIBC World Markets) and
worked in Institutional Equity Research and Sales at Gardiner Watson
Ltd. (Morgan Stanley). Prior to founding Alpine Advisors AG, he was a
Managing Partner of a Swiss-based Independent Financial Intermediary
(Bruellan SA) specializing in Portfolio Management of Family Offices
and High Net-Worth Individuals. 
Thomas Larsen, Champion's President and C.E.O. stated, "We have
appreciated the valuable contributions Mr. Harding has made in his
capacity as Advisory Board member and we welcome his appointment to
Champion's Board of Directors. We look forward to benefitting from
Mr. Harding's broad experience as we proceed with the financing and
development of the Company's wholly-owned Consolidated Fire Lake
North Project." 
About Champion Iron Mines Limited 
Champion is an iron exploration and development company with offices
in Montreal and Toronto, and is focused on developing its significant
iron resources in the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland &
Labrador. Champion holds a 100% interest in the Fermont Iron Holdings
and a 44% interest in the Attikamagen Iron Project located in both
Quebec and Labrador. The Attikamagen Iron Project is under option to
Labec Century Iron Ore Inc. ("Labec"), a subsidiary of Century Iron
Mines Corporation, under which Labec can earn up to a 60% interest.
Labec has requested a transfer of a further 4% to increase Labec's
holding to 60% under its option agreement with Champion. Champion is
undertaking its due diligence investigations with respect to the
Champion's Fermont Iron Holdings, including its flagship Consolidated
Fire Lake North Project, are located in Canada's major iron ore
producing district, in close proximity to five producing iron mines,
existing transportation and power infrastructure. Consolidated Fire
Lake North is located immediately north of Arcelor Mittal's operating
Fire Lake Mine and 60 km south of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.'s
Bloom Lake Mine in northeastern Quebec. Champion's management and
advisory board includes mining and exploration professionals with the
mine development and operations experience to build, commission, and
operate the future Consolidated Fire Lake North mine. 
For additional information on Champion, please visit our website at  
This news release includes certain information that may constitute
"forward-looking information" under applicable Canadian securities
legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited
to, statements about planned operations at the Company's projects,
including its Consolidated Fire Lake North Project. Forward-looking
information is necessarily based upon a number of estimates and
assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known
and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause
the actual results and future events to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including
the risks identified in Champion's annual information forms,
management discussion and analysis and other securities regulatory
filings by Champion on SEDAR (including under the heading "Risk
Factors" therein). There can be no assurance that such information
will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could
differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking
information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking information. All forward-looking information
contained in this press release is given as of the date hereof and is
based upon the information available to management as at the date
hereof. Champion disclaims any intention or obligation to update or
revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. 
This press release has been prepared by Champion Iron Mines Limited
and no regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the
information contained herein. 
Champion Iron Mines Limited
Thomas G. Larsen
President and CEO
(416) 866-2200 
Champion Iron Mines Limited
Jorge Estepa
Vice President
(416) 866-2200
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