Norsemont Mining Appoints New Directors

    Shares Issued and Outstanding: 29,812,878

    TSX: NOM

    VANCOUVER, June 25 /CNW/ - Norsemont Mining Inc. ("the Company") (TSX:
NOM) today announced the appointment of Mr. George Bell, Mr. Robert Parsons
and Mr. Malcolm Siverns to the Company's board of directors. It was also
announced that Mr. Marc Levy, Mr. Tony Ricci, Mr. Art Freeze and Mr. Joseph
Keane have resigned from the board. Norsemont CEO Patrick Evans extended his
sincere thanks and appreciation to the departing directors for their
contribution to Norsemont over the years. He also announced that Messrs. Mark
Jackson, Brian Kerzner and Robert Baxter have agreed to continue serving as
directors of the Company.
    Mr. George Bell is President and CEO of UNOR Inc. Mr. Bell has more than
36 years of experience in the international natural resource industry. From
1967 to 1996, he held several senior executive positions with the Noranda
Group of companies. Mr. Bell holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the
University of North Dakota (1967) and has held directorships and executive
positions in the Americas, Asia and Europe. Currently, he is also a director
of Fronteer Development Group Inc.
    Mr. Robert Parsons is a Chartered Accountant and retired Partner from
PricewaterhouseCoopers after a career spanning 34 years. He currently serves
on the Board, and as Vice President, of the World Mines Ministries Forum, and
on the International Affairs Committee of the Prospectors and Developers
Association of Canada. He has served on the Board of the PDAC (1985 to 2003),
Executive Council of the Canadian Minerals Industry Federation, the Advisory
Council of the Centre for Resource Studies at Queens University, the
Professional Advisory Board of the Government of Canada's Petroleum Monitoring
Agency, and as a member of the Board of Directors of both the Indonesian
Mining Association and the Canada - Indonesia Chamber of Commerce. He has also
served on the boards of a number of listed Canadian companies. Mr Parsons is
active in developing countries as an independent financial and fiscal
consultant to the World Bank's mining group.
    Mr. Malcolm Siverns has more than 34 years of experience in the
international mining industry. He was a member of the Noranda Group of
companies from 1972 to 2003 where he held a number of senior positions,
including managing director of Noranda's offices in the United Kingdom and
Switzerland and Vice President for International Relations in Peru. Mr.
Siverns served on the boards of Compania Minera Antamina, the SNMPE (Peruvian
National Mining, Energy & Petroleum Society) and the Canada-Peru Chamber of
Commerce. From 2003 until 2006 Mr. Siverns served as the senior advisor for
international relations for Falconbridge Ltd.

    About Norsemont Mining
    Norsemont Mining is a Canadian exploration company working in the
America's, with a focus on Peru. The Company is currently exploring the
Constancia Cu-Au-Mo deposit in Peru, which was 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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