Norsemont Mining Inc.

Norsemont Mining Inc.

June 04, 2007 15:15 ET

Norsemont Mining Appoints Patrick Evans as Director and CEO

Mandate to Maximize Value of the Company's South American Assets

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - The Board of Norsemont Mining Inc. ("the Company") (TSX:NOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Evans as a Director and CEO of the Company with effect from June 1, 2007. Mr. Evans succeeds Marc Levy, who has resigned as CEO of the Company with effect from June 1, 2007. Mr. Levy has agreed to continue to serve as Chairman of Norsemont pending the appointment of a new Chairman.

Supported by Norsemont's President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Robert Baxter, Patrick Evans will be responsible for the overall management of the Company and has been mandated to maximise value for shareholders through the continued exploration and development of the Company's South American assets. Mr. Evans is President, CEO and a Director of Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. Prior to joining Mountain Province, he held a number of senior mining executive positions, including President and CEO of Weda Bay Minerals Inc. (acquired by Eramet S.A.), President and CEO of Southern Platinum Corp. and Messina Limited (acquired by Lonmin Plc), President and CEO of SouthernEra Diamonds Inc. and Vice President of Placer Dome Inc.

Marc E. Levy, Chairman of Norsemont, stated, "Having initiated the search for a new CEO for Norsemont I am very pleased that the Company has attracted someone of Mr. Evans calibre and experience. His extensive background in the resource sector and exceptional track record of success make him the ideal candidate to lead the development of our flagship Constancia Copper Project."

Brian Kerzner, Lead Director of Norsemont, said: "Patrick's appointment brings to Norsemont a high level of senior executive leadership with extensive global mining experience. He has wide experience managing complex multinational mining companies and projects in challenging environments. The Board of Norsemont extends its thanks to Marc Levy who founded the Company, acquired the Constancia asset and has been instrumental in guiding the Company's growth over the last few years. His contributions to the Company have been significant and his vision, guidance and leadership have led to the success of Norsemont."

About Norsemont Mining

Norsemont Mining is a Canadian exploration company working in the America's, with a focus on Peru. The Company is currently exploring the Constancia Cu-Mo-Au deposit in Peru, which was optioned from Rio Tinto Plc.


Marc E. Levy, Chairman & Director

Norsemont Mining Inc.

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