Northern Continental Resources Inc.

Northern Continental Resources Inc.

December 19, 2007 15:00 ET

Northern Continental Welcomes Warren Stanyer as Vice President, Corporate Development

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 19, 2007) - Northern Continental Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NCR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Warren Stanyer as Vice President, Corporate Development.

Mr. Stanyer, age 50, began his career in mineral exploration in 1995 with Pioneer Metals Corporation. He was appointed Corporate Secretary of Pioneer in 1996 and Vice President in 2000, serving in all aspects of Canadian public company administration, including corporate and regulatory filings as well as assisting in the planning and execution of mineral exploration programs.

Until June 2007, Mr. Stanyer served as Corporate Secretary and Vice President, Corporate Development of UEX Corporation (TSX:UEX), a public uranium exploration company created by Pioneer Metals Corporation and Cameco Corporation that began trading on the TSX in 2002. With UEX, Mr. Stanyer gained experience in the integration of exploration techniques to search for new uranium deposits, especially in the Athabasca Basin area of northern Saskatchewan.

Northern Continental also announces the issuance of options to purchase 200,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $0.35 per share to Warren Stanyer, and a further 200,000 option shares to Don Simmons, Vice President of Exploration.

Northern Continental recently raised substantial funding for a major drilling program, using two drilling rigs, on its' Russell Lake Project in Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin. The program, budgeted at $4 million, includes 21 drill holes (approximately 10,500 metres) in five target zones on the large (113,000 acre) Russell Lake property.

For further information on Northern Continental Resources and our Russell Lake Uranium Project please visit our website at


Charlie O'Sullivan, Chairman

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