NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD.
TSX VENTURE : NXX

NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD.

August 24, 2009 16:00 ET

Nordex Explosives Announces Grant of Options

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2009) -

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LES EXPLOSIFS NORDEX LTEE./NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:NXX) announces that its Board of Directors has approved the granting of 275,035 options to purchase common shares in the capital of the company, pursuant to the Stock Option Plan approved by shareholders at the annual and special meeting of shareholders held on May 22, 2009. The options will vest as to 1/3 in each of the first three years of their life, and will expire on August 23, 2014. The exercise price for the options has been set at $0.33 per share, being the closing price of trading of the shares of the Company on August 21, 2009, being the previous trading day to the date of granting.

The options have been granted to John Kozak, President and CEO of the company (30,000 options), James Taylor, COO of the company (30,000 options), Thomas Gannon, CFO of the company (30,000 options) Bruce Bent, a director of the company (55,000 options), John Huxley, a director of the company (55,000 options) and Jules Roy, a director of the company (75,035 options).

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

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Additional Information relating to the Company is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

ABOUT NORDEX EXPLOSIVES: LES EXPLOSIFS NORDEX LTEE./NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. is a manufacturer and distributor of explosives for the mining, quarry and road construction industries since 1970. Its manufacturing operations and distribution centre is strategically located in one of the world's largest mining regions near Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Nordex trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "NXX".

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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