Ridgemont Iron Ore Corp.
TSX VENTURE : RDG

Ridgemont Iron Ore Corp.

May 03, 2011 09:00 ET

Ridgemont Welcomes Aaron Wolfe to the Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - Ridgemont Iron Ore Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RDG) ("Ridgemont") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Aaron Wolfe to Ridgemont's board of directors. Mr. Wolfe has extensive experience advising, structuring and financing junior resource companies and will be instrumental in providing capital markets guidance to Ridgemont.

Mr. Wolfe currently serves as a Vice President at Forbes & Manhattan Inc. and is a corporate and business development consultant to several publicly traded companies in the resource sectors, including Rodinia Lithium Inc. and Black Iron Inc. where he serves as Vice President, Corporate Development. Prior to joining Forbes & Manhattan, Mr. Wolfe was an Investment Banker with Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., the Canadian division of a global investment bank. Prior to this, Mr. Wolfe was an Associate Consultant with an International management and human resources consulting firm.

Mr. Wolfe replaces Mr. Stan Bharti effective May 2nd, 2011. Ridgemont would like to thank Mr. Bharti for his dedicated efforts and continued support of Ridgemont.

In connection with his appointment, Ridgemont has granted Mr. Wolfe 200,000 stock options of Ridgemont. The options shall be exercisable at $0.61 and shall expire on May 2, 2016. The options remain subject to the receipt of regulatory approval, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, and shall remain subject to a statutory four month hold period.

"We are excited to be adding someone with Mr. Wolfe's background to our board of directors," says Mark Morabito, President & CEO of Ridgemont. "His expertise will be invaluable in growing Ridgemont."

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 located 22 kilometres northeast of Ucluelet, in the Alberni Mining Division, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

For more information on Ridgemont, please visit our website at www.ridgemontiron.com.

RIDGEMONT IRON ORE CORP.

On behalf of the Board

Mark J. Morabito, President & CEO

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