Norsemont Mining Arranges Non-Brokered Private Placement



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    TSX: NOM
    BVL: NOM

    TORONTO and LIMA, Peru, June 12 /CNW/ - Norsemont Mining Inc. ("the
Company") (TSX: NOM, BVL: NOM) today announced that the Company has arranged a
non-brokered private placement of 2.3 million Units. The Units are being
placed at a price of $4.00 each, for gross proceeds of $9.2 million. This
represents the first tranche of a planned $16 million private placement.
    Each Unit under the private placement consists of one common share and
one-half of one common-share purchase warrant. Each whole common-share
purchase warrant entitles the holder to acquire one additional common share of
the company at an exercise price of $4.50 within 24 months of closing. Closing
is expected on or before July 10, 2008. The placement is subject to regulatory
approval.
    The Sentient Group, currently the largest shareholder in the Company, has
agreed to purchase $2 million of the $9.2 million placement.
    The proceeds from the private placement will be used for property
acquisition purposes, to fund an expanded Cu-Mo-Ag-Au exploration program at
the Constancia Project and for general working capital purposes.
    The securities sold have not, nor will they be registered under the
United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or
sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of U.S.
persons absent U.S. registration or an applicable exemption from U.S.
registration requirements. This release does not constitute an offer for sale
of securities in the United States.

    About Norsemont Mining

    Norsemont Mining is a Canadian mineral exploration and development
company focused on the 100 percent-controlled Constancia Cu-Mo-Ag-Au deposit
in Southern Peru.
    The Constancia Project currently has a 43-101 compliant indicated
resource of 256.3M tonnes at 0.5% Cu (2.85 Billion lbs Cu) and an inferred
resource of 156.5M tonnes at 0.33% Cu (1.14 Billion lbs Cu). A recently
completed scoping study anticipates a project producing in excess of 90,000
tonnes of copper annually. The study indicates the project has a net present
value of $530 million and an internal rate of return of 25.3 percent. The
following long-term commodity price assumptions were used in the study: copper
$1.80 per pound, molybdenum $12 per pound and silver $11 per ounce. The full
study, dated December 11, 2007, and titled "Preliminary Assessment of the
Constancia Project, Department of Cusco, Peru" is available for viewing on
SEDAR.
    The technical information provided in this press release was reviewed and
approved by Robert. W. Baxter (MAusIMM), the President and a director of the
Company and a qualified person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101.





For further information:

For further information: Patrick Evans, Norsemont Mining, Phone: (416)
670-5114, E-Mail: investors@norsemont.com, Web Site: www.norsemont.com

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