Kami Signs Life Cycle Services Agreement with Metso for Development of Kami Iron Ore Project

Alderon Iron Ore Corp. ("Alderon" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that The Kami Mine Limited Partnership ("Kami LP"), an affiliate of Alderon, has signed a Life Cycle Services Agreement (the "Agreement") with Metso Minerals Canada, Inc. ("Metso") with respect to the development of the Kami Iron Ore Project ("Kami Project") located in western Labrador.

Metso is a leading provider of equipment and services for the mining industry and are currently the supplier of the Kami Project's most significant equipment including the AG Mill, Ball Mill, Car Dumper and the Primary Gyratory Crusher. The Company has now also selected Metso to provide ongoing maintenance services with respect to all the equipment in the processing area.

"We have chosen Metso to improve overall equipment reliability, to enable a rapid ramp-up to nameplate capacity and to secure the aggressive maintenance cost targets from our feasibility study," says Tayfun Eldem, Alderon President and CEO. "This Agreement presents a platform for achieving this goal and at the same time reduces capital outlay."

The Agreement applies to all mechanical maintenance in the processing area and not just the equipment supplied by Metso. Metso will also provide planning, supervision, labour, hand tools and consumables to perform the preventative maintenance, normal course and peak mechanical maintenance, wear part replacements, parts management and other identified maintenance services for the equipment.

About Alderon

Alderon is a leading iron ore development company in Canada with offices in Montreal, Vancouver, St. John's and Labrador City. The Kami Project, owned 75% by Alderon and 25% by Hebei Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd. ("HBIS") through The Kami Mine Limited Partnership, is located within Canada's premier iron ore district and is surrounded by four producing iron ore mines. Its port handling facilities are located in Sept-Iles, the leading iron ore port in North America. The Alderon team is comprised of skilled professionals with significant iron ore expertise to advance Kami towards production. HBIS is Alderon's strategic partner in the development of the Kami Project and China's largest steel producer.

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

Source: http://www.alderonironore.com/

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