Noront Resources Grants Stock Options

TORONTO, ONTARIO June 30, 2009, Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture:
NOT)
announces that pursuant to the Company’s Stock Option Plan and subject to any regulatory approvals, it
has granted 3,865,000 Stock Options set at Cdn.$0.62 for a period of five years (2014) to new and existing
employees and consultants of the Company. These Stock Options have a three year vesting period. None of
these Stock Options were granted to the existing Members of the Board of Directors.

Effective June 29, 2009 Joanne C. Jobin joins the Company as Vice President, Corporate Communications, in
this capacity she will also serve as Corporate Secretary, be responsible for all Investor Relations initiatives and
all office administration for Noront. Ms. Jobin began her career in the investor relations industry with Barrick
Gold in 1986, where she helped to develop its early investor relations and corporate communications programs.
Ms. Jobin has worked in the natural resources sector and managed the investor relations and communications
programs for a number of large publicly traded companies including J.P. Morgan & Co., Canadian Tire
Corporation, HEPCOE Credit Union and she was also Director of Investor Relations for IAMGOLD Corporation.
She is the co-founder of The F.I.R.M. a company focused on investor relations marketing for public companies
with interests in the natural resource sectors. Wes Hanson, President and Chief Executive Officer states, “As a
consultant to Noront, Ms. Jobin has been an integral part of the Company’s communications and management
process over the past year, Joanne brings with her a wealth of experience to Noront and we look forward to her
valuable input as a member of the team as we continue to advance our McFaulds Lake projects. Joanne’s
experience and professionalism will ensure all shareholders are well informed and fully aware of key issues.”

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 an
aggressive drill plan for 2009.

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.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
“Wesley (Wes) C. Hanson”
President & Chief Executive Officer

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