Nortec Minerals Corp.
TSX VENTURE : NVT
FRANKFURT : WMQ

Nortec Minerals Corp.

March 29, 2010 11:23 ET

Nortec Minerals (TSX VENTURE:NVT) in Discussions With Government of Ecuador

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) - Nortec Minerals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NVT)(FRANKFURT:WMQ), ("Nortec" or the "Company"), is in discussions with the Government of Ecuador for the acquisition of mining projects. A presentation was made to the President of Ecuador and his cabinet on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Shareholders and interested parties are referred to the official Ecuadorian Government and local media websites:

http://media3.marketwire.com/r/NortecElcuidadano

http://www.vistazo.com/webpages/pais/?id=9390

http://media3.marketwire.com/r/NortecGoogleTranslate

About Nortec Minerals Corp.

Nortec is a mineral exploration and development company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Nortec has incorporated subsidiaries, Nortec Minerals Oy, located in Oulu, Finland and Nortec Ecuador S.A., in Cuenca, Ecuador.

The Company has an option to earn 100% interest in the Seinajoki-Kaatiala Gold-Antimony-Rare Earth-Lithium Property in western Finland and owns a 100% interest in the Tammela Lithium-Tin-Tantalum-Rare Earth Project in south-west Finland. Nortec also has a 100% interest in the LK Palladium-Platinum-gold-Copper-Nickel Project in north-central Finland, a minimum 51% interest with an option to earn 100% interest in the TL Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Property in Northern Labrador, Canada and an option to acquire 51% interest in the Ganarin Gold-Silver Property, Ecuador.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

NORTEC MINERALS CORP.

Ian F. Laurent, President

This press release contains certain forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, delays and uncertainties not under the Company's control which may cause actual results, performances or achievements of the Company to be materially different from the results, performances or expectations implied by these forward looking statements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept the responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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