OSC grants Northern Securities extension of stay on IIROC hearing panel decision

(TSX-V: NFC)

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Northern Financial Corporation (TSX-V: NFC) ("Northern Financial" or the "Company") announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Northern Securities Inc. ("NSI") and NSI's Chief Executive Officer, former Chief Compliance Officer, and former Chief Financial Officer were granted an extension of the interim stay by the Ontario Securities Commission ("Commission") regarding all sanctions and penalties imposed by the Hearing Panel of IIROC in its decision dated November 10, 2012. The interim stay will continue until February 22, 2013.  The hearing and review is scheduled to be heard by the Commission on February 14, 15 and 20, 2013.

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.

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SOURCE: Northern Financial Corporation

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