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Rio Alto Mining Limited: Corporate Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/13/14 -- Rio Alto Mining Limited ("Rio Alto" or the "Company") (TSX:RIO)(NYSE:RIOM)(LMA:RIO)(DBFrankfurt:MS2) wishes to announce the results of its annual and special meeting of shareholders held on May 12, 2014 in Toronto, Canada (the "Meeting"). A total of 106,245,277 common shares, representing 60.03% of the outstanding common shares, were represented at the Meeting.

Each of the matters voted upon at the Meeting is discussed in detail in the Company's Management Information Circular dated April 11, 2014, a copy of which being available on the Company's website and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The voting results for each matter voted on by the shareholders at the Meeting is provided below.

1. Fixing the Number of Directors

The shareholders passed a resolution fixing the number of directors to be elected at the Meeting at seven. The vote in respect of this matter carried out by show of hands.

2. Election of Directors

All of the nominees named in the Company's Management Information Circular were elected as directors of the Company. The vote in respect of this matter carried out by ballot. The detailed results of voting are as follows.


                                                                  2013 Votes
                               Votes for          Votes Withheld         For
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Nominee               Number  Percentage      Number  Percentage            
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Klaus Zeitler     71,680,129       79.89  18,043,697       20.11       83.1%
Alexander Black   88,728,966       98.89     994,860        1.11       99.9%
Victor Gobitz     88,712,756       98.87   1,011,070        1.13       98.2%
Ram Ramachandran  88,733,466       98.90     990,360        1.10      99.78%
Drago Kisic       88,733,256       98.90     990,570        1.10      99.79%
Roger Norwich     88,742,366       98.91     981,460        1.09      84.99%
Sidney Robinson   88,737,256       98.90     986,570        1.10      99.73%

3. Appointment of Auditors

The shareholders approved the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP, Chartered Accountants, as the auditors of the Company to hold office until the close of the next annual meeting of shareholders of the Company at a remuneration to be fixed by the directors of the Company. The vote in respect of this matter was carried out by show of hands.

4. Approval of Unallocated Options

The shareholders approved a resolution approving the unallocated options pursuant to the Company's Stock Option Plan; The vote in respect of this matter was carried out by ballot, with 82.78% of votes cast being in favour of the resolution.

To learn more about Rio Alto Mining Limited, please visit: www.rioaltomining.com or Rio Alto's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF RIO ALTO MINING LIMITED

Alex Black, President & CEO

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