Ridgemont Iron Ore Corp.
TSX VENTURE : RDG
OTCQX : RIOOF
PINK SHEETS : RIOOF

Ridgemont Iron Ore Corp.

October 04, 2011 08:30 ET

Ridgemont Commences Trading on OTCQX

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) - Ridgemont Iron Ore Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RDG)(OTCQX:RIOOF)(PINK SHEETS:RIOOF) ("Ridgemont") is pleased to announce that it has today commenced trading on the OTC Market's prestigious tier, OTCQX International, under the symbol of RIOOF. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for Ridgemont on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com.

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About Ridgemont

Ridgemont is an exploration and development company in Canada and has an option to acquire up to 75% interest in the Redford iron ore property, comprised of 26 claims covering 10,821 hectares and located 22 kilometres northeast of Ucluelet, in the Alberni Mining Division, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Further details about Ridgemont can be found at: www.ridgemontiron.com.

RIDGEMONT IRON ORE CORP.

On behalf of the Board

Mark J. Morabito, President & CEO

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Information set forth in this news release may involve forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that relate to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", and "intend", statements that an action or event "may", "might", "could", "should", or "will" be taken or occur, or other similar expressions. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein including, without limitation; statements about the exploration of the Redford Property are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following risks: the need for additional financing; operational risks associated with mineral exploration; fluctuations in commodity prices; title matters; environmental liability claims and insurance; reliance on key personnel; the potential for conflicts of interest among certain officers, directors or promoters with certain other projects; the absence of dividends; competition; dilution; the volatility of our common share price and volume and the additional risks identified the management discussion and analysis section of our interim and most recent annual financial statement or other reports and filings with the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable Canadian securities regulations. Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and Ridgemont undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable securities laws. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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