Nord Resources Corporation Announces Change in Toronto Stock Exchange Trading Symbol

    TUCSON, AZ, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Nord Resources Corporation ("Nord" or the
"Company") (TSX: NRD.U/OTC: NRDS.PK) announces that, effective at the opening
of the market on Monday, January 21, 2008, trading in the common shares of the
Company will continue on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canadian funds. As a
result of the change in trading currency from U.S. to Canadian funds, Nord's
new symbol will be "NRD".

    About Nord Resources

    Nord Resources Corporation is in the business of exploring for,
developing and operating mineral properties. The Company's primary asset is
the Johnson Camp Mine located approximately 65 miles east of Tucson, Arizona.
The reactivation of the Johnson Camp Mine commenced in June 2007. Residual
leaching operations commenced in November 2007. Cathode production from
residual leaching is scheduled to commence in January 2008 and planned copper
production from new ore placed on the heaps is scheduled to commence in the
third quarter of 2008.

    Neither the TSX nor any regulatory authority accepts responsibility for
    the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    Forward-Looking Statement Disclaimer

    This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than
statements of historical facts, that address copper processing and mining
activities of Nord are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements
or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could
cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the
forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation,
risks and uncertainties relating to: the market price of copper; general
economic, market and business conditions; the Company's plans at its Johnson
Camp property; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of
mineral reserves; the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; the
possibility that future exploration, development, mining results or metal
recoveries will not be consistent with the Company's expectations; accidents,
equipment breakdowns, title matters, labor disputes or other unanticipated
difficulties with or interruptions in production and operations; the inherent
uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected
costs and expenses; regulatory restrictions, including environmental
regulatory restrictions and liabilities; and the loss of key employees. In
addition, Nord's business and operations are subject to the risks set forth in
Nord's most recent Form 10-KSB, Form 10-QSB and other SEC filings which are
available through EDGAR at These are among the primary risks we
foresee at the present time. Nord assumes no obligation to update the
forward-looking statements.

For further information:

For further information: Nord Resources Corporation, John Perry, (520)

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