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Richmont Mines Announces Election of Directors

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/14 -- Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX: RIC)(NYSE MKT: RIC), ("Richmont" or the "Corporation"), announces that the nominees listed in the management information circular for the 2014 Annual and Special General Meeting of Shareholders were elected as directors of Richmont. Detailed results of the vote for the election of directors that was held at the Corporation's Annual and Special General Meeting on May 8, 2014 in Montreal are detailed below.


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                         Votes              %          Votes              %
Nominee                    For            For       Withheld       Withheld
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H. Greg
 Chamandy           13,709,806         98.06%        270,636          1.94%
Paul Carmel         13,779,789         98.56%        200,653          1.44%
Rene Marion         13,732,924         98.23%        247,518          1.77%
James Gill          13,692,624         97.94%        287,818          2.06%
Elaine
 Ellingham          13,705,354         98.03%        275,088          1.97%
Michael Pesner      13,598,503         97.27%        381,939          2.73%
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About Richmont Mines Inc.

Richmont Mines has produced over 1,400,000 ounces of gold from its operations in Quebec, Ontario and Newfoundland since beginning production in 1991. The Corporation currently produces gold from the Island Gold Mine in Ontario and the Beaufor, Monique and W Zone mines in Quebec. The Corporation is also advancing the Island Gold Deep resource located directly beneath the Island Gold Mine in Ontario. With over 20 years of experience in gold production, exploration and development, and prudent financial management, the Corporation is well-positioned to cost-effectively build its Canadian reserve base and to successfully enter its next phase of growth. Richmont routinely posts news and other important information on its website (www.richmont-mines.com).

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