Northern Shield Commences Drilling at Eastbank, northern Ontario

    OTTAWA, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Northern Shield Resources Inc. ("Northern
Shield") (TSX-V: NRN) is pleased to announce that it has commenced a diamond
drill program at its 100% owned Eastbank Property in the James Bay Lowlands of
northern Ontario. The 1,200 metre program is designed to confirm management's
interpretation that the 750 square kilometer property is underlain by the
ultramafic portion (Critical Zone) of the Highbank Lake Intrusive Complex that
extends eastward from the Highbank property. A magnetic trend, that can be
traced on airborne geophysics for 80-100 kilometers and, may represent the
ultramafic layers, will be the main focus of the drilling. PGE reefs are
generally contained within, or just above, the ultramafic portion of layered
intrusive complexes.
    The Highbank Lake and Eastbank properties are being explored for
reef-type PGE mineralization and are located up-ice from till samples where
grains of nickel, copper and platinum minerals as well as numerous boulders of
chromitite have been previously discovered by Northern Shield.
    The drill project will be supervised by Christine Vaillancourt, Northern
Shield's Chief Geologist, who is a Qualified Person under National Instrument

    Northern Shield is an innovative, results-driven Canadian company focused
on Platinum Group Element (PGE) exploration in Ontario. 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 maximum return on investment. For further
information on Northern Shield and its properties, please visit our website at or contact:

    Forward-Looking Statements Advisory

    This news release contains statements concerning the potential for
nickel, copper, PGE and chrome mineralization at the Highbank Lake and
Eastbank properties, geological, geophysical and/or geometrical analyses of
the Highbank Lake and Eastbank properties, drilling plans at the Eastbank
property and other expectations, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions,
information or statements about future events, conditions, results of
exploration or performance that may constitute forward-looking statements or
information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking
statements or information are based on a number of assumptions which may prove
to be incorrect.
    Although Northern Shield believes that the expectations reflected in such
forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance
should not be placed on forward-looking statements because Northern Shield can
give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.
Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations,
estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties
which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated
by Northern Shield and described in the forward-looking statements or
information These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,
risks associated with geological, geometrical and geophysical interpretation
and analysis, the ability of Northern Shield to obtain financing, equipment,
supplies and qualified personnel necessary to carry on exploration and the
general risks and uncertainties involved in mineral exploration.
    The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news
release are made as of the date hereof and Northern Shield undertakes no
obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or
information, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

    No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority
    has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.
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For further information:

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

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