Northern announces extension of offer to acquire shares of African Aura



    TORONTO, April 6 /CNW/ - Northern Financial Corporation ("Northern")
(TSX: NFC) announced it has extended the expiry date and time of its offer to
acquire all of the issued common shares of African Aura Resources Limited
("African Aura") not already owned by Northern (the "Offer") to 5:00 p.m. on
Monday, May 11, 2009.
    Notice of the foregoing extension and variation was given to Equity
Transfer and Trust Company, the depositary for the Offer, and a Notice of
Extension will be mailed to African Aura's shareholders and filed on SEDAR. As
at the close of business of the TSX-V on Friday, April 3, 2009, Northern owned
7,169,100 African Aura shares, representing approximately 10.69% of the total
issued and outstanding African Aura shares.

    About Northern Financial Corporation

    Northern Financial Corporation wholly owns Northern Securities Inc., a
full service investment dealer that provides financial advisory services to
retail and institutional clients and investment banking services to small
capitalization companies. Northern's head office is at 145 King Street West,
Toronto, Ontario.

    The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the
adequacy or accuracy of this news release. This news release may contain
certain forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks,
delays, and uncertainties not under Northern's control which may cause actual
results, performances or achievements of Northern to be materially different
from those implied by such forward looking statements. This press release does
not constitute an offer to purchase shares of African Aura. Such an offer can
only be made through an offer to purchase and circular filed with applicable
securities regulatory authorities. Northern urges shareholders of African Aura
to read the Offer documents which are available on www.sedar.com as they
contain important information.





For further information:

For further information: Vic Alboini, Chairman & Chief Executive
Officer, (416) 644-8110 or Kyler Wells, General Counsel, (416) 644-8177

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