Nord Resources Makes Payment Due to Nedbank Under Copper Hedge Agreement

TUCSON, AZ, March 16 /CNW/ - Nord Resources Corporation (TSX:NRD/OTCBB:NRDS.OB), which is ramping up copper mining and processing operations at the Johnson Camp Mine in Arizona, today announced that it has used operating cash flow to make full payment to Nedbank Capital Limited of the $513,474 owing on March 2, 2010 under the company's Copper Hedge Agreement. All currency amounts are in U.S. dollars.

As previously announced, on March 2, 2010, Nord received from Nedbank Capital, an affiliate of Nedbank Limited, the company's senior lender, a Notice of Overdue Payment with respect to the amount owing. Nord stated that it expected to make full payment within the 20-day grace period based on its expected operating cash flow.

About Nord Resources

Nord Resources Corporation is a copper mining company whose primary asset is the Johnson Camp Mine, located approximately 65 miles east of Tucson, Arizona. Nord commenced mining new ore on February 1, 2009. For further information, please visit our website at www.nordresources.com.

SOURCE Nord Resources Corporation

For further information: For further information: Wayne Morrison, Chief Financial Officer, Nord Resources Corporation, (520) 292-0266, www.nordresources.com; Investor and Media Relations, Richard Wertheim, Wertheim + Company Inc., (416) 594-1600 ext. 223 or (416) 518-8479 (cell) or by email at wertheim@wertheim.ca

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