Toronto, Ontario, July 27, 2009. Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: NOT) is pleased to provide the following corporate updates on the Company:
International Chromium Development Association:
Noront Resources is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of the prestigious International Chromium Development Association (“ICDA”).
The ICDA is the only international organization for Chromium in all its forms. The ICDA was set up in Paris in 1990 and has 104 council members from 26 countries on five continents. The ICDA members and its committees cover all aspects of Chromium development including Management, Health, Safety and Environment, Market Development and Market Intelligence. As a result of this membership, Noront will be permitted to attend the ICDA’s annual gathering in New Delhi, India in December 1-3, 2009. For more information on the ICDA, please visit www.icdachromium.com
Wes Hanson, Noront’s CEO stated, “As a member of this unique organization Noront will now have the ability to gather time sensitive and member-privileged market intelligence, including global production data, trade movements and the latest industry news, which will assist us in future marketing opportunities for our chromite assets.”
Vice President, Geology:
Noront Resources is pleased to announce that as of August 6, 2009, Mr. Jeremy Niemi will be joining the company as Vice President, Geology. Wes Hanson, Noront’s CEO notes, “Jeremy is an experienced geologist with particularly strong skills related to three dimensional modeling, database management and resource and reserve estimation. He fills a significant gap at the corporate level allowing us to quickly and efficiently evaluate and communicate exploration results to our shareholders while assisting management in understanding the impact of critical data. I expect his efforts will significantly streamline our exploration effort, reducing costs and improving success rates.”
Mr. Niemi is a geologist with more than 13 years experience in the mining/resource industry, both at Corporate and Operational levels. His work spans the gold and base metal industries throughout the Americas. He started his career with Inco Technical Services Limited in 1996 working on the Victor Deep project in the Sudbury basin. Following this he worked on mining and exploration projects throughout the world as a consultant with Datamine Canada and subsequently as an independent consultant.
Mr. Niemi was most recently, Manager, Technical Services, for Kinross Gold Corporation, in the Toronto Corporate Office. He is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, and holds a B.Sc. Honours degree in Earth Sciences from Laurentian University.
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 Northern 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, well-funded drill plan for 2009.
For further information please contact Joanne Jobin, Vice President Corporate Communications at (416) 367-1444 ext 126, 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”