Ridgemont Closes Acquisition of Mineral Claims in Nunavut


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2012) - Ridgemont Iron Ore Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RDG)(RIOOF) ("Ridgemont" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that, further to the press release by the Company on May 30, 2012, it has closed the transaction to acquire certain mineral claims in Nunavut (the "Nunavut Claims"), forming part of the Maguse River Iron Project in accordance with the terms of a Purchase and Sale Agreement (the "Purchase Agreement") between Ridgemont and Mr. Mark Raguz (the "Vendor"). Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, Ridgemont has acquired the Nunavut Claims from the Vendor in exchange for $30,000, payable in common shares of Ridgemont based on a price of $0.40 per Ridgemont share. As a result, 75,000 common shares of Ridgemont have been issued to the Vendor in connection with the Purchase Agreement.

About Ridgemont

Ridgemont is a Canadian exploration company looking to acquire, explore and develop iron ore mineral properties. Ridgemont has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Lac Virot Iron Project located in the southern Labrador Trough and holds a 100% interest in the Maguse River Iron Project located in Nunavut. Ridgemont continues to hold an option to acquire up to 75% interest in the Redford Iron Project, comprised of 26 claims covering 10,821 hectares and located 22 kilometres northeast of Ucluelet, in the Alberni Mining Division, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.


On behalf of the Board

Mark J. Morabito, Executive Chairman

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Ridgemont Iron Ore Corp.
Konstantine Tsakumis
Investor Relations

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