Noront Resources Appoints Chief Financial Officer

TORONTO, ONTARIO April 27, 2009, Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: NOT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gregory R. Rieveley as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Mr. Rieveley is a finance executive and Chartered Accountant with 10 years experience in the mining and retail industries.

Mr. Rieveley spent a large part of his career with Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (formerly Aber Diamond Corporation), first as Finance Manager, then left to take on the role of Controller for Dundee Precious Metals before returning to Harry Winston Diamond Corporation as Vice President, Internal Audit and Business Development.

Mr. Rieveley has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Accountant.

We welcome Mr. Rieveley and look forward to his contributions and believe that his experience will be a welcome addition to the Noront Resources team.

For further information please contact the Investor Relations Department at (416) 238 7226, or visit Noront’s website at:

”Paul A. Parisotto and Joe Hamilton”
Co-Chief Executive Officers

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