Alto Ventures Ltd.

Alto Ventures Ltd.

December 19, 2006 09:15 ET

Alto Ventures Appoints Director and Issues Stock Options

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 19, 2006) - Alto Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ATV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Koziol (P.Eng., P.Geo.) to the Board of Directors. Mike has been the Vice President of Exploration of Alto since 2004 and will continue in that position. Through his efforts, Mike has advanced the Despinassy project to a point where the Company is investigating the exploration of the deposit from an underground perspective. Mike has also acquired a strategic land position in the Beardmore gold camp and the Company will embark on a drilling campaign on its Mud Lake and Cote Archie Lake projects in the New Year.

As per the Company's stock option plan, it has granted to certain of its directors, officers and consultants incentive stock options to purchase up to an aggregate of 550,000 common shares exercisable on or before December 19, 2011, at a price of $0.12 per share.

About Alto Ventures Ltd.

Alto Ventures Ltd. is a gold exploration and development company with a portfolio of eleven properties in the Canadian Shield. The Company is focused on the Despinassy project in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Quebec, and the Shebandowan and Beardmore gold districts, Ontario.


Richard Mazur, P.Geo., President & CEO

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