April 15, 2009 09:00 ET

Nordex Explosives Announces Certification of Normite V™ Booster Sensitive Emulsion and Appointment of New CFO

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) -


NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:NXX) ("Nordex") is pleased to announce that further to its press release on February 9, 2009, Nordex's Normite V™ booster sensitive emulsion has been certified by the Explosives Regulatory Division of the Ministry of Natural Resources ("ERD") for surface and underground use in Canada.

Normite V™ is available in bulk and packaged form. Nordex provides bulk emulsion trucks and related services for use at quarries, open-pit mines and drill & blast operations. Nordex also provides the loading equipment, storage containers and related services for bulk emulsion applications used in underground mining.

Normite EV™ is the brand name for Nordex's detonator sensitive emulsion explosives line of products. ERD testing for Normite EV™ is expected to occur later this year.

Nordex also announces today the resignation of Mr. A. Timothy Peterson as Chief Financial Officer and the appointment of Mr. Thomas Gannon as the new Chief Financial Officer for the company. Mr. Gannon is a partner in Ross, Pope and Company, LLP, Chartered Accountants, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Mr. Peterson remains as Chairman of the Corporation's Board of Directors.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations. These forward-looking statements contain various risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties about the Company's business are more fully disclosed in the disclosure materials, financial statements and MD& A filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada on

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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