Nord Resources Corporation Announces the Appointment of Wayne Morrison as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    TUCSON, AZ, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Nord Resources Corporation ("Nord" or the
"Company") (Other OTC:   NRDS.PK - News) is pleased to announce the appointment
of Wayne Morrison as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Morrison
succeeds John Perry as CFO, who continues to serve as President and CEO of
    Mr. Morrison has served as the Company's Controller since December 3,
2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Morrison was Vice President, Finance
and Administration of AmpliMed Corp., a privately-held biotech company, from
March 2005 until December 2007. From February 2002 to October 2004, Mr.
Morrison held the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of
Fastrac 24/7, a privately-held information processing company, and from
October 1997 to January 2002, he was President of Par One Golf Ventures, a
privately-held golf promotion company. Mr. Morrison's experience also includes
past employment as a Certified Public Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers
for four years. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the
University of Delaware and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School of
the University of North Carolina.
    "With over 25 years of finance and accounting experience and strong
leadership skills, Wayne is the ideal CFO candidate for us", said Mr. Perry.
"His breadth of experience as an administrator, as well as his strong
technical acumen, will significantly enhance our management team as we move
forward in the reactivation of the Johnson Camp Mine."

    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.

    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.

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

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