Alio Gold Inc. announced that Chief Executive Officer, Greg McCunn, has advised the Board that he will be resigning to pursue another opportunity. Mr. McCunn's departure will be effective in March, following completion of the year end financial reporting process. The Board of Directors has appointed Mark Backens as President and CEO.

Mr. Backens served as Interim CEO for the company from October 2015 to February 2017 prior to the appointment of Mr. McCunn. Mr. Backens has over 30 years of global mining experience including as Director of Investment Banking - Mining for Scotia Capital and corporate experience in senior management roles with Meridian Gold, Placer Dome and Goldcorp in the areas of engineering, mine construction, mine management and corporate development. Mr. Backens is currently the Chairman and a Director of Candelaria Mining Corp., and has also served as a past director on a number of junior mining/resource companies.