Norsemont Mining Announces Appointment of Director

Share Issued and Outstanding: 81,739,000

TSX: NOM

BVL: NOM

TORONTO, and LIMA, Peru, July 5 /CNW/ - Norsemont Mining Inc. (the "Company") (TSX and BVL: NOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Mears to the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Mears is the Chief Geologist for The Sentient Group, a closed-end private equity fund specializing in the natural resources sector. He is a licensed geologist in the USA and a member of AusIMM. He has over 15 years experience in exploration and mining.

Mr. Mears has served on the board of a number of mining and exploration companies, including Industrial Minerals Corp., an Australian listed company that is building the Coos Bay Heavy Sands project in Oregon, Nevada Star Resource Corp. (now Pure Nickel Inc.) and Azteca Gold Corp. He has successfully started and operated his own consulting firm and drilling company.

Commenting, Norsemont's President Bob Baxter said: "We are very pleased to welcome John Mears to the Board of Directors. The Sentient Group is a long-standing shareholder in Norsemont and has been very supportive of our program. John's expertise and high standards will be a great asset to the Norsemont team."

ABOUT NORSEMONT MINING - Norsemont is a mineral exploration and development company advancing the Constancia Copper project in Southern Peru. The Company's Constancia project is located in Cusco department, approximately 100 kilometres south of Cusco, Peru. The company's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NOM, and on the Bolsa de Valores, Lima (BVL) also under the symbol NOM.

SOURCE NORSEMONT MINING INC.

For further information: For further information: Mr. Bob Baxter, President and COO, Norsemont Mining Inc, Phone: 011- 51-1-99352-6473; Patrick Evans, CEO, Norsemont Mining Inc, Phone: 416-408-4088 X26, E-Mail: investors@norsemont.com, Web Site: www.norsemont.com

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