Northern Shield Announces Appointment of Additional Director and New Corporate Secretary

OTTAWA, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Northern Shield Resources Inc. ("Northern Shield") (TSX-V: NRN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcus Archer to the board of directors of Northern Shield and the appointment of James O'Sullivan as Northern's Shield's corporate secretary to replace Mr. Archer's vacancy of that position.

Mr. Archer is a partner at Norton Rose Canada LLP (formerly Macleod Dixon LLP) and has been practicing corporate and securities law primarily for energy and resource companies, with a focus on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance, since 1998. He is a director and officer of a number of private companies and had been Northern Shield's corporate secretary since 2003. Mr. Archer holds an economics degree from the University of Western Ontario and a law degree from the University of Alberta.

Mr. Ian Bliss, Northern Shield's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated "We are delighted to have Mr. Archer join Northern Shield's Board of Directors, his expertise and comprehensive understanding of corporate transactions are a valuable addition to Northern Shield's Board and well suited for our planned growth and objectives."

James O'Sullivan, a senior securities associate at Norton Rose Canada LLP, replaces Mr. Archer as Northern Shield's corporate secretary. Mr. O'Sullivan has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary and a law degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Northern Shield is an innovative, results-driven Canadian company focused on Ni-Cu-PGE exploration in Ontario and Quebec and Cu-Zn-Ag mineralization at Wabassi. Its mission is to create a successful mineral exploration company through technical excellence and efficient management, where success is measured by the identification and development of high-quality mineral exploration projects, which may ultimately be optioned, sold or developed for maximum return on investment.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.


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For further information on Northern Shield and its properties, please visit our website at or contact:

Northern Shield Resources Inc.
Ian Bliss
President and CEO
Tel.: (613) 232-0459
Fax: (613) 232-0760

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