Nord Resources Corporation Announces Commencement of Trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange

    TUCSON, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - Nord Resources Corporation ("Nord" or the
"Company") (Other OTC:   NRDS.PK - News) is pleased to announce it has received
final approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") to list its common
shares on the TSX. Nord's shares will trade under the symbol "NRD.U" and will
begin trading on the TSX at the opening of business on Friday, January 18,

    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 commencement of trading of Nord's
common stock on the TSX, 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: any market interruptions that may delay
commencement of trading of Nord's common stock on the TSX, 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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