NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD.
TSX VENTURE : NXX

NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD.

August 19, 2009 16:00 ET

Nordex Explosives Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results-Increases in Sales, Gross Margin and Net Income

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LES EXPLOSIFS NORDEX LTEE./NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:NXX) today announced financial results for its Second Quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Revenue for the Second Quarter ending June 30, 2009 was $2,139,381 compared to $1,686,237 for the comparative period in 2008 representing an increase of 27%.

For the Second Quarter ended June 30, 2009, Nordex recorded a net income of $423,621. This amount includes the net recovery of $269,298 related to accounts receivable written off in prior periods. Net income before tax and excluding the recovery of accounts receivable increased by 110% to $154,323 for the period compared to $73,481 for the comparative period in 2008.

Gross profit margin for the three month period ending June 30, 2009 increased to 25.8% compared to 19.2% for the same period in 2008.

Earnings per share increased to $0.06 during the Second Quarter compared to $0.016 during the comparative period in 2008.

John Kozak, President of Nordex Explosives stated "The Company has worked very hard over the last year to expand its manufacturing and product lines and to increase its service offerings. We are extremely pleased that these efforts have resulted in substantial increases to our sales, gross margins and profit in the latest quarter."

The Company's Financial Statements and Management Discussion & Analysis for the Second Quarter are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

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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".

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