SOURCE: Alderon Iron Ore Corp.

Alderon Iron Ore Corp.

February 12, 2016 17:20 ET

Alderon Announces Resignation of COO

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 12, 2016) - Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX: ADV("Alderon" or the "Company") announces the resignation of Mr. Brian Penney as Chief Operating Officer ("COO") of the Company in order to pursue another opportunity. Mr. Penney has served as the Company's COO from April 2013 and previously served as COO in 2011. The Board thanks Mr. Penney for his contributions during his tenure as COO.

About Alderon

Alderon is an iron ore development company in Canada with offices in Montreal and Vancouver. 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 two producing iron ore mines. Its port handling facilities are located in Sept-Îles, the leading iron ore port in North America. 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"

Chairman & CEO

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