Noront Resources Appoints Alex Davidson, Director

TORONTO, ONTARIO August 20, 2009. Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: NOT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alex Davidson to the Board of Directors of Noront Resources, effective August 4, 2009.

Mr. Davidson is currently Executive Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Development with responsibility for Barrick Gold’s international exploration programs and corporate development activities. Mr. Davidson will be retiring from Barrick Gold at the end of August 2009. Mr. Davidson joined Barrick in October 1993 as Vice President, Exploration with responsibility for the Company’s expanding exploration program. He initiated Barrick’s expansion out of North America and into Latin America and beyond. Prior to joining Barrick, Mr. Davidson was Vice President, Exploration for Metall Mining Corporation. Mr. Davidson has over 25 years’ experience in designing, implementing and managing gold and base metal exploration and acquisition programs throughout the world. In April 2005, Mr. Davidson was presented the 2005 A.O. Dufresne Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum to recognize exceptional achievement and distinguished contributions to mining exploration in Canada. In 2003, Mr. Davidson was named the Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in recognition for his team’s discovery of the Lagunas Norte Project in the Alto Chicama District, Peru. He received his B.Sc. and his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from McGill University.

Wes Hanson, Noront’s CEO, states, “we are delighted to have Mr. Davidson join our Board. His depth of experience and contacts in the industry will assist Noront as it transitions into the next phase of development. We welcome Mr. Davidson and look forward to his valued input as the newest member of the Board.

About Noront Resources
Noront Resources is focused on its significant and multiple, high-grade nickel-copper-platinum-palladium, chromite and vanadium discoveries in an area known as the “Ring of Fire”, an emerging multi-metals district located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario, Canada. Noront is the dominant land holder at the Ring of Fire and continues to delineate and prove up its discoveries with NI 43-101 technical and economic reports and well-funded and aggressive drill plans for 2009 and 2010. All material information regarding Noront can be found on its website www.norontresources.com or on SEDAR www.sedar.com.

For further information please contact the Investor Relations Department at (416) 238 7226, investor.relations@norontresources.com or visit Noront’s website at: http://www.norontresources.com.

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