Altan Rio Grants Options

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February 3rd, 2012 – Vancouver, British Columbia – The Board of Directors of Altan Rio Minerals Limited, TSX.V: AMO (“Altan Rio” or “the Company”) has authorized the Company to grant 1,992,400 stock options (“Options”) to certain directors, officers and consultants of the Company. The Options will: (i) vest over an 18 month period for directors with 33.3% vesting every 6 months and over a 12 month period for officers and consultants with 25% vesting every 3 months; (ii) be exercisable to acquire one common share of Altan Rio at CA$0.53 per share; and (iii) expire February 1st, 2017.

Options are granted subject to the terms and conditions of the Company’s Stock Option Plan (filed on SEDAR) and are subject to TSX.V approval. Options are administered by the Board of Directors who may authorize the Company to make allocations to eligible persons after considering their present and future potential contributions and value to the Company.

About Altan Rio

Altan Rio explores for large-scale gold and copper projects in one of the world’s most prospective mineral regions; Mongolia. The Company is currently exploring license holdings totaling more than 153,310 hectares. Our properties contain significant zones of newly identified primary gold and copper mineralization across a very large area of unexplored ground in western Mongolia.

On behalf of Altan Rio Minerals Limited,


“Evan Jones”

Evan Jones,

President & CEO


For more information please contact:


Kelly Earle

Corporate Communications Manager

Altan Rio Minerals Limited

Tel: +1 604 639 5899

Email: [email protected]



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