SOURCE: Alto Group Holdings, Inc.

Alto Group Holdings, Inc.

January 11, 2010 17:13 ET

Alto Group Holdings Samples High Grade Gold Assays From Golden Arrow -- 6.70 Ounces per Ton

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - Alto Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ALTO) ("Alto Group" or the "Company"), wishes to announce that the Company has received initial gold assay results from sampling at the "Golden Arrow Vein" at the Alto-Ashanti Project's Nkwanta Concession in Ghana, West Africa.

The vein sampled as high as 6.70 ounces per ton (207.83 g/t). The bluish grey quartz vein was sampled over a 1 meter chip sample in the "Golden Arrow" adit, approximately 20 meters vertically below the over burden and surface laterite material.

Additionally, other "Golden Arrow" vein assays have returned 1.46 opt (45.17 g/t), 1.425 opt (44.28 g/t), 3.07 opt (95.56 g/t) and 3.70 opt (116.64 g/t). All the vein samples were a minimum 1 meter chip sample as the vein has been mapped initially to be between 1.5 and 2 meters in width. The hanging wall and footwall metavolcanics are sheared silicified and contain quartz flooding and fine, disseminated arsenopyrite. Samples are pending on the zone and will be reported shortly. Visible gold has been noted in the vein and the Company implemented underground blasting to acquire fresh rock for further gold assays.

The previously announced 2010 Phase 1 Exploration Program headed by experienced geological personnel is conducting follow up and evaluation of the Golden Arrow. Currently, 35 people are excavating and trenching this zone which is estimated to be up to 2kms in strike length.

In Ghana, mining in the Ashanti region is dominated by AngloGold Ashanti and Newmont Ghana Gold. Alto believes the Nkwanta discovery is significant and has the potential to become a viable gold deposit as similarities can be drawn to producing gold deposits in the area. There are also over 300 registered small-scale mining groups and 90 mine support service companies currently working in Ghana.

Alto Group Holdings, Inc. submits samples for analytical work to Transworld Laboratories Ghana located in Tarkwa, Ghana for Au fire assay.

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Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the development, costs and results of our exploration program at our properties and any anticipated future production. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with petroleum exploration and development stage exploration companies. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-KSB for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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