Nordex Explosives Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : NXX

Nordex Explosives Ltd.

May 20, 2011 14:00 ET

Nordex Explosives Ltd. Announces Results of Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 20, 2011) -

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LES EXPLOSIFS NORDEX LTEE./NORDEX EXPLOSIVES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:NXX) ("Nordex" or the "Company") today announced the results of its annual and special meeting of shareholders held on May 19, 2011. Nordex is pleased to report that the incumbent Board of Directors consisting of Dr. Lino (Leo) Luciani, Jacques Levesque, Adel Amin, Andrew Bruziewicz and James O'Reilly (Chairman) were re-elected.

In addition, the shareholders of the Company approved the 10% rolling stock option plan, an increase in the authorized common share capital from 12,000,000 to an unlimited number, the creation of a new class of preference shares and certain amendments to the by-laws of the Company, all as set out in greater detail in the management information circular available at www.SEDAR.com under the Company's profile.

Following the meeting, the Board confirmed Mr. O'Reilly as Chairman of the Board as well as Mr. Amin, Mr. Bruziewicz and Dr. Luciani as the members of the Audit Committee, with Mr. Amin continuing as Chairman of that committee. The Board also confirmed the members of the Compensation Committee (Mr. Levesque, Mr. Amin and Mr. Bruziewicz) and the Management Health & Safety Committee (consisting of the full Board).

James O'Reilly, the Chairman of the Board, stated, "We are pleased in the confidence the shareholders of Nordex have shown in the Board and look forward to continuing to advance our strategy of increasing our capabilities, as well as expanding our business and customer base to a larger geographic area. We are also pleased that we now have a mandate from our shareholders to modernize our share capital structure."

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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