Noranda Inc.

Noranda Inc.
Falconbridge Limited

Falconbridge Limited

March 08, 2005 15:37 ET

Noranda and Falconbridge to Issue Press Release


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FOR: NORANDA INC.

TSX, NYSE SYMBOL: NRD

AND FALCONBRIDGE LIMITED

TSX SYMBOL: FL

MARCH 8, 2005 - 15:37 ET

Noranda and Falconbridge to Issue Press Release

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 8, 2005) - Noranda Inc.
(TSX:NRD)(NYSE:NRD) and Falconbridge Limited (TSX:FL) announced that
each of the companies will issue a press release at 6:00 a.m. EST
tomorrow, Wednesday, March 9, 2005.

Noranda Inc. is a leading copper and nickel company with investments in
fully-integrated zinc and aluminum assets. The Company's primary focus
is the identification and development of world-class copper and nickel
mining deposits. It employs 16,000 people at its operations and offices
in 18 countries and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the
Toronto Stock Exchange (NRD). The Company's website can be found at
www.noranda.com.

Falconbridge Limited is a leading producer of nickel, copper, cobalt and
platinum group metals. Its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange under the symbol FL. Falconbridge is owned by Noranda Inc. of
Toronto (58.8%) and by other investors (41.2%). The Company's website
can be found at www.falconbridge.com.

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