Nord Resources Appoints Randy Davenport as VP and COO

    TUCSON, AZ, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Nord Resources Corporation (TSX: NRD / OTC
BB: NRDS.OB), which is reactivating copper mining at the Johnson Camp Mine in
Arizona, today announced that Randy L. Davenport has joined the company as
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
    Mr. Davenport is succeeding Erland (Andy) A. Anderson, who is retiring,
but has agreed to remain a consultant during a transitional period. "We are
fortunate both that we have found a highly experienced mining executive in
Randy Davenport to succeed Andy and that until July 2009 we will continue to
benefit from Andy's wealth of experience," said John Perry, President and
Chief Executive Officer.
    Prior to joining Nord, Mr. Davenport held the position of Vice President,
Resource Development, Freeport-McMorRan Copper & Gold Inc. In addition, he had
previously held a number of senior positions during two decades with Phelps
Dodge Corporation, then the world's second-largest copper producer, which was
acquired by Freeport-McMorRan in 2007. Mr. Davenport stated, "It's an exciting
time for Nord Resources and I am very excited and looking forward to being
involved with reactivation of the Johnson Camp Mine and the future growth of
the company."
    In his career at Phelps Dodge, Mr. Davenport's responsibilities included
managing large copper mining operations, overseeing major mining construction
projects, several feasibility and scoping studies, and directing the expansion
of established operations and the start-up of green-field projects and
acquisitions. Mr. Davenport's career at Phelps Dodge also included five years
as President of Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, a Phelps Dodge subsidiary which
owned and operated an open-pit copper mine in Arequipa, Peru, that included a
fully integrated mining and solvent extraction electrowinning facility, the
same process that Nord is using at its Johnson Camp Mine.
    Mr. Davenport has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from
the University of Idaho and has served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army
National Guard.
    "Andy Anderson has played a pivotal role in assisting Nord Resources in
recognizing the potential of the Johnson Camp Mine to the point that we are
now on the verge of commencing mining and processing new copper ore," Mr.
Perry said.

    About Nord Resources

    Nord Resources Corporation explores, develops, and operates mineral
properties. The company's primary asset is the Johnson Camp Mine, located
approximately 65 miles east of Tucson, Arizona, which it is reactivating to
produce copper. The company commenced commercial copper production from
residual leaching of the existing ore heaps on February 1, 2008 and is on
schedule to begin copper production from new ore in the first quarter of 2009,
and expects to reach full copper production at a rate of approximately 25
million pounds per annum in spring 2009. For further information, please visit
our website at

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking". All statements in this release, other than those of
historical facts, may be considered forward-looking statements, including
those concerning Nord's expectations regarding confirmation by the Toronto
Stock Exchange of Mr. Davenport's acceptability in the near future,
commencement of copper production from newly mined ore, copper production
targets, and other statements concerning the potential of the Johnson Camp
Mine. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the market
price of copper, general economic, market, and business conditions, statements
or information with respect to known or unknown risks, uncertainties, and
other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements
of the company, or industry results, to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements or information. Investors are cautioned that any
such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual
results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements. In addition, Nord's business and operations are
subject to the risks set forth in Nord's most recent Form 10-KSB, Form 10-Q,
and other SEC filings which are available through EDGAR at, and in
Nord's prospectus and other filings with the British Columbia and Ontario
Securities Commissions, which are available through SEDAR at
Mr. Davenport's continued employment as an officer of the company is
conditional on the confirmation by the TSX of his acceptability as an
executive officer of a TSX listed company, which Nord expects will be
forthcoming in the near future. Nord assumes no obligation to update the
forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.

For further information:

For further information: John Perry, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Nord Resources Corporation, (520) 292-0266,;
Investor and Media Relations, Richard Wertheim, Wertheim + Company Inc., (416)
594-1600 or (416) 518-8479 (cell) or by email at

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