Norsemont Mining Announces the Appointment of Mr. Augusto Baertl to Board of Directors

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    VANCOUVER and LIMA, Peru, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Norsemont Mining Inc. ("the
Company") (TSX: NOM, BTL: NOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of
Mr. Augusto Baertl to the Company's Board of Directors.
    Mr. Baertl is a Peruvian mining engineer who has held a number of senior
positions with Peruvian and international mining companies. He served as Mine
Manager, President and CEO of Compania Minera Milpo, one of Peru's largest
mining companies, from 1967 to 1996. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Baertl served as
President and Executive Chairman of Compania Minera Antamina and oversaw the
exploration, feasibility studies and development of the project. He is a
member of the American Institute of Mining Metallurgical and Petroleum
Engineers (AIME), the Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas del Perz and the
Colegio de Ingenieros del Peru-Capitulo de Minas.
    Mr. Baertl graduated from Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in 1965 and
also participated in the Senior Management Program at Harvard Business School
and in the CEO Management Program at Northwestern University.
    Norsemont's Chairman, Mr. George Bell, said: "We welcome Augusto Baertl
to our board of directors. His long and distinguished career in Peru's
fast-growing mining industry adds considerable strength to our board and will
provide valuable guidance to our operating team in Peru."

    About Norsemont Mining

    Norsemont Mining is a Canadian exploration and development company
focused on advancing the Constancia Cu-Au-Mo deposit in south-eastern Peru,
which has been optioned from Rio Tinto Plc.

For further information:

For further information: Dennis Nenadic, Investor Relations, Norsemont
Mining, Phone: (604) 669-9788 X 103, Fax: (604) 669-9768, E-Mail:, Web Site:

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