VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 19, 2014) - Alto Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ATV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Doyle, P.Geo., MBA to Alto's Board of Directors. Martin is a seasoned diamond and gold exploration executive with over 35 years international experience in the De Beers and Anglo American organizations. Martin's last assignment with De Beers was from 2004 to 2011 as Senior Vice President, Exploration of De Beers Canada Exploration Inc. This was a very dynamic period of growth for De Beers in Canada with the opening of two diamond mines in Ontario and NWT where Martin played a major role in the transformation of De Beers Canada to an integrated mining and exploration company.
Prior to De Beers Canada, Martin's previous diamond exploration assignments included President of De Beers Brasil Ltda. where he directed South American exploration operations, Marine Geologist/Superintendent in Namibia and South Africa and Geologist in Botswana. Martin is currently the Executive Chairman of Paragon Diamonds Plc., an exploration and development company with diamond projects in Lesotho, Zambia, Botswana and Tanzania.
Rick Mazur, CEO and Director of Alto Ventures stated, "We are pleased to have someone of Martin's caliber join Alto's Board. Martin brings not only a strong diamond industry component to the Company but his achievements in team building, value creation and resource development have earned him respect as an innovative and inspirational leader in the industry. We look forward to the many contributions Martin can make as we advance our Saskatchewan diamond project."
About Alto Ventures Ltd.
Alto Ventures Ltd. is an exploration and development company with a portfolio of highly prospective Canadian gold and diamond properties. Alto has recently acquired large packages of land in Saskatchewan that are prospective for hosting diamonds. The Company is active in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba on gold exploration through its 100% owned properties and strategic partnerships and investments. For more details regarding the Company's projects, please visit our website at www.altoventures.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,
Richard J. Mazur, P. Geo., CEO
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