Noront Resources appoints Alex Davidson, Director

    Symbol:              NOT:TSX-V
    Shares Outstanding:  154,578,457
    Fully Diluted:       161,033,457

    TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront" or the
"Company") (TSX Venture: NOT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr.
Alex Davidson to the Board of Directors of Noront Resources, effective August
4, 2009.
    Mr. Davidson is currently Executive Vice President, Exploration and
Corporate Development with responsibility for Barrick Gold's international
exploration programs and corporate development activities. Mr. Davidson will
be retiring from Barrick Gold at the end of August 2009. Mr. Davidson joined
Barrick in October 1993 as Vice President, Exploration with responsibility for
the Company's expanding exploration program. He initiated Barrick's expansion
out of North America and into Latin America and beyond. Prior to joining
Barrick, Mr. Davidson was Vice President, Exploration for Metall Mining
Corporation. Mr. Davidson has over 25 years' experience in designing,
implementing and managing gold and base metal exploration and acquisition
programs throughout the world. In April 2005, Mr. Davidson was presented the
2005 A.O. Dufresne Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and
Petroleum to recognize exceptional achievement and distinguished contributions
to mining exploration in Canada. In 2003, Mr. Davidson was named the
Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
in recognition for his team's discovery of the Lagunas Norte Project in the
Alto Chicama District, Peru. He received his B.Sc. and his M.Sc. in Economic
Geology from McGill University.
    Wes Hanson, Noront's CEO, states, "we are delighted to have Mr. Davidson
join our Board. His depth of experience and contacts in the industry will
assist Noront as it transitions into the next phase of development. We welcome
Mr. Davidson and look forward to his valued input as the newest member of the

    About Noront Resources

    Noront Resources is focused on its significant and multiple, high-grade
nickel-copper-platinum-palladium, chromite and vanadium discoveries in an area
known as the "Ring of Fire", an emerging multi-metals district located in the
James Bay Lowlands of Ontario, Canada. Noront is the dominant land holder at
the Ring of Fire and continues to delineate and prove up its discoveries with
NI 43-101 technical and economic reports and well-funded and aggressive drill
plans for 2009 and 2010. All material information regarding Noront can be
found on its website or on SEDAR

                                    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
                                                    Wesley (Wes) Hanson
                                    President & Chief Executive Officer


    This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
applicable Canadian securities legislation, including predictions, projections
and forecasts. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to,
statements that address activities, events or developments that the Company
expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things
as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion, growth
of the Company's businesses, operations, plans and with respect to exploration
results, the timing and success of exploration activities generally,
permitting time lines, government regulation of exploration and mining
operations, environmental risks, title disputes or claims, limitations on
insurance coverage, timing and possible outcome of any pending litigation and
timing and results of future resource estimates or future economic studies.
    Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by
the use of words such as "plans", "planning", "planned", "expects" or "looking
forward", "does not expect", "continues", "scheduled", "estimates",
"forecasts", "intends", "potential", "anticipates", "does not anticipate", or
"belief", or describes a "goal", or variation of such words and phrases or
state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might"
or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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