SOURCE: Alto Group Holdings, Inc.

Alto Group Holdings, Inc.

August 31, 2011 15:20 ET

Alto Group Holdings Announces Status of Mexican Projects and New Focus

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) - Alto Group Holdings, Inc. ("Alto Group" or the "Company") (OTCBB: ALTO), an innovative mining and commodities trade company headquartered in Florida, announces the status of Mexican projects and new focus.

The Company recently has suspended further exploration and production efforts on the greenfield La Cienega gold project in Sonora, Mexico. Initial mapping, pitting, and sampling conducted during this field season confirmed the occurrence of placer gold on the properties but did not reveal sufficient quantities at shallow depths to warrant implementation of a deeper drilling and sampling program recommended by the Company's geologic staff at this time. All equipment has been moved to a storage facility within Mexico and the La Cienega base camp has been shut down and will await management's decision to expend fiscal and manpower resources to implement the recommended exploration program at some future date.

The planned completion of NI43-101 technical reports on the Los Tres Machos and Zuna properties in Mexico also has been suspended in order to allow the Company to refocus its resources on its recently acquired brownfield property in the state of Washington, USA. Additionally, the projects are being analyzed by a major mining company to determine the possibility of co-development in the near term.

The recently acquired Great Excelsior Mine property in Washington will now be the focus of the Company's efforts to evaluate the precious and base metals resources of the acquisition and to bring it to the pre-feasibility development stage.

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