Allied Nevada Gold selects Mincom’s next-generation solution for Enterprise Asset Management and Enterprise Resource Planning

U.S. gold miner to implement world’s most comprehensive and integrated suite of enterprise solutions designed to support global mining industry

Denver, January 17, 2012 - Mincom, now part of ABB and a leading global provider of software and services to asset-intensive industries, today announced a significant contract with Allied Nevada Gold Corporation (TSX: ANV; NYSE-A: ANV), a U.S.-based gold mining and exploration company.

Under the agreement, Allied Nevada has licensed Ellipse 8, one of the world’s most modern, mobile-enabled Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions designed specifically for asset-intensive industries such as mining. Allied Nevada will deploy the comprehensive and tightly integrated Ellipse 8 suite of solutions, including applications for enterprise asset and work management, finance and human resources, as well as the Mincom Integration Platform and Mincom Enterprise Reporting & Analytics. Allied Nevada has also licensed Mincom LinkOne, the mining industry’s leading solution for electronic parts catalogs and maintenance manuals.

“Mincom has more than three decades of domain expertise, and a proven track record in the mining industry with many of the world’s leading mining organizations,” said Jim Cameron, CIO of Allied Nevada Gold. “With Ellipse 8, we believe Mincom has solidified its position as the world’s best-in-class EAM and ERP provider. After a thorough evaluation, we selected Ellipse 8 as the best solution to support our business objectives, now and in the future as we expand operations.”

Added Cameron, “With Ellipse 8, we’re also implementing a modern platform for enterprise asset management with a Web-based architecture and light footprint that can help us significantly reduce IT costs and resource requirements.”

“We continue to witness growing momentum around the adoption of Ellipse 8 among today’s mining leaders, and are pleased that another innovative mining leader such as Allied Nevada has adopted the solution to underpin such a mission-critical process,” said Craig Jones, EVP Worldwide Field Operations, Mincom. “Currently 17 of the world’s top 20 mining companies use Mincom’s solutions to improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations. We look forward to further extending our domain expertise on behalf of today’s mining leaders.”

Ellipse 8 is one of the most comprehensive EAM and ERP solutions designed expressly for industries with asset-intensive operating environments. The Ellipse solution provides companies in asset-heavy industries with a fully integrated and mobile-enabled suite of business-critical applications that improves return on assets, while also addressing the challenges inherent in remote and geographically dispersed operations that distinguish these industries from corporate-office environments.

Allied Nevada is a US-based gold mining and exploration company, which operates its wholly owned Hycroft gold mine located near Winnemucca, Nevada. The company also owns more than 100 advanced and early-stage exploration properties located throughout the state of Nevada. For more details, please visit www.alliednevada.com/index.aspx.

Mincom, now part of the ABB Group, is a global software and services provider with more than 30 years of experience in providing business solutions to companies in asset-intensive industries, such as mining, energy, defense, transportation and public infrastructure, in more than 40 countries around the world. Mincom customers include Anglo American, Thales, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Boeing, National Grid, London Underground, Xstrata Copper, Western Power, QBuild, BNSF Railway, EDF Energy, Caterpillar and Ecopetrol. For more information about Mincom, visit www.mincom.com.

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