SOURCE: Alto Group Holdings, Inc.

Alto Group Holdings, Inc.

January 12, 2010 16:10 ET

Alto Group Holdings Receives Assay of 47.49 Ounces per Ton Gold From Golden Arrow Vein Sample in Ghana

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - Alto Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ALTO) ("Alto Group" or the "Company") wishes to announce that an underground sample of the "Golden Arrow Vein" has returned an assay of 47.49 ounces per ton gold at the Alto-Ashanti Project located on the Nkwanta Concession in Ghana, West Africa.

The sample assayed at 1,579 g/t and a second check of 1,371.8 g/t for an average of 1,475.5 g/t which converts to 47.49 ounces per ton. The sample was a composite grab sample acquired following the completion of chip samples comprised of the best vein blast material and fines at the bottom of the workings. It was taken as a "best selected" sample from approximately 32 meters down the Golden Arrow adit.

The assay is not indicative of what the Golden Arrow Vein may average over the strike length but simply gives the Company an indication that when coarse visible gold is present, very high assay results may be returned.

Currently, Alto staff and geological personnel are conducting a follow up and evaluation of the Golden Arrow location with a crew of 35 people who are undertaking excavating and trenching efforts.

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

The Company has posted an extensive photo gallery on our website at and we invite stakeholders and interested parties to visit.

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