Northland Strengthens Management Team in Support of Growth Strategy

5/21/2010, 12:54 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
May 21, 2010  Northland Resources S.A. ("Northland" or "the Company") is pleased
to announce the appointments of Mr. Shane Williams to the position of Vice
President - Projects, Mr. Jonas Lundström to the position of Vice President -
Human Resources and Corporate Communications, and Mr. Hans Nilsson to the
position of Market Manager, with immediate effect.
Mr. Shane Williams joined Northland in 2008 as Project Manager and was involved
in the successful completion of the Preliminary Economic Assessment on the
Kaunisvaara Iron Concentrate Project, and is currently leading the team
responsible for the Definitive Feasibility Study on the Kaunisvaara Project.
 Previously, Mr. Williams was Project Manager for Lundin Mining Corporation's
Ozerone base metal project in Russia.  He also worked for several years as
Project Manager for the Galmoy base metal mine in Ireland.  In addition, Mr.
Williams has experience from the oil and gas industry, and was involved in the
execution of a number of large projects in various capacities, mainly on an
EPC/EPCM basis.  Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor's degree (BE) in Electrical
Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland, as well as a
Master of Project Management from the University of Limerick, also in Ireland.
 He is a member of the Project Management Institute and the International
Association of Project Management.
Mr.  Jonas Lundström joined the Company in 2008 as Director of Corporate
Communications, after working as a consultant to Northland in various
capacities.  Mr. Lundström will be instrumental in recruiting the qualified
people that Northland will need to transition from a development company to an
iron concentrate producer.  He will also continue in his previous role leading
and supervising the Company's Corporate Communications and Community Relations
team.  Prior to joining Northland, Mr. Lundström held the position of President
and CEO of the Norrbotten Chamber of Commerce for more than 5 years.  He also
has experience in Nordic politics, as a Deputy Mayor of the City of Luleå,
Chairman of the Board of Education during 2000-2002, as well as being an
appointed member of the North Calotte Council.  In addition, he has served as a
political adviser to the Minister of Industry in the Swedish Cabinet.  Mr.
Lundström holds a B.Sc. in Political Science from Luleå University of Technology
in Sweden.
Mr. Hans Nilsson has been with Northland for the last 2 years as Senior
Logistics Manager.  As Market Manager, he will be a key person in the important
role of marketing and sales of the products to be produced within Northland's
group companies.  He will also continue to have the responsibility for Seaborne
Logistics, which is an integrated part of all sales activities and sales
contracts.  Prior to joining Northland, Mr. Nilsson was the Sales and Marketing
Manager, Industrial Sales, for GEE Energy GmbH, a German Bio Energy Company.
Since the late 80's, he has held several managerial positions within the LKAB
Group in Sales & Marketing and Shipping Logistics.  He was the General Manager
of the LKAB iron ore port in Luleå in the early 90's, Regional Sales Manager for
LKAB in Singapore and later Regional Sales Manager in Minelco AB before he
started in the Energy and Bioenergy sector where he held positions as Sales &
Marketing Manager as well as CEO for TallOil Canada, a Canadian subsidiary to
TallOil AB, a Swedish Bioenergy Company.  Mr. Nilsson holds a B.Sc., Business
Administration, from the Luleå University of Technology.
"Northland is transitioning from a development company to an iron concentrate
producer. The appointments of Shane Williams, Jonas Lundström and Hans Nilsson
strengthens our management team and will allow Northland to successfully execute
our projects," said Karl-Axel Waplan, President and CEO of Northland.

For more information please contact:

Karl-Axel Waplan, President & CEO: +46 705 104 239
Anders Hvide, Executive Chairman: +47 92 88 98 58
Patrick Foster, Director Finance: +44 77 101 236 03
Marguerite Manshreck-Head, Investor Relations, Canada: +1 647 224 7882

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