Northern Shield Announces Appointment of Jeff S. Boyce as a Director and Granting of Stock Options

    OTTAWA, April 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Northern Shield Resources Inc. ("Northern
Shield") (TSX-V: NRN) is pleased to announce that Jeff S. Boyce has been
appointed as a director of Northern Shield. Mr. Boyce is a senior oil and gas
executive with over 27 years of domestic and international experience in
building, financing and managing public oil and gas companies. Mr. Boyce is
currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of
Directors of Sure Energy Inc. and the Executive Chairman of the Board of
Directors of Sound Energy Trust. Both Sure and Sound are public oil and gas
issuers. Mr. Boyce is also currently a director of Stonefire Energy Corp., a
public oil and gas company, and Galveston LNG Inc., a private liquified
natural gas company. Mr. Boyce is the former President and Chief Executive
Officer of Clear Energy Inc., which was a Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX")
listed oil and gas company, as well as the former Co-Founder, President, Chief
Executive Officer and a director of Clear's predecessor Vermilion Resources
Ltd., which was a TSX listed oil and gas company with operations in Canada,
France and Trinidad. Mr. Ian Bliss, Northern Shield's President and Chief
Executive Officer, stated "We are very pleased to have Mr. Boyce join Northern
Shield's Board of Directors, his experience and contacts are a valuable
addition to Northern Shield's Board."
    Northern Shield also announces that it has granted to its directors,
officers and employees options to acquire a total of 685,050 common shares.
The options have an exercise price of $0.40 per share and expire in five

    Northern Shield is an innovative, results-driven Canadian company focused
on PGE (platinum group elements) in Canada. Its mission is to create a
successful mineral exploration company through technical excellence and
efficient management, where success is measured by the identification and
development of high-quality mineral exploration projects, which may ultimately
be optioned, sold or developed for optimal benefit. For information on
Northern Shield and its properties, please visit Northern Shield's website at

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For further information:

For further information: Northern Shield Resources Inc.: Ian Bliss,
President and CEO, (613) 232-0459, Fax: (613) 232-0760,

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