Northern Star Mining Corporation
TSX VENTURE : NSM

Northern Star Mining Corporation

February 25, 2008 13:32 ET

Northern Star Retains AGORACOM to Provide Online IR Marketing, Social Network and Google Search Engine Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2008) - Northern Star Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NSM) is pleased to announce it has retained the services of AGORACOM Investor Relations ("AGORACOM") (http://www.agoracom.com) to provide online investor relations marketing services, a Web 2.0 social network for current shareholders and Tier-1 awareness through the world's biggest websites for the purpose of attracting new shareholders.

ONLINE INVESTOR RELATIONS MAXIMIZES SPEED, TRANSPARENCY AND ACCESS TO COMPANY

In response to overwhelming data representing the online research and communications habits of small-cap investors, Northern Star has turned the primary focus of its investor relations to the web via the AGORACOM system to facilitate faster, better and more accessible communications with both current and prospective shareholders around the world.

Effective February 29, a customized and monitored Northern Star IR HUB (http://www.agoracom.com/IR/NorthernStar) will allow the Company to communicate with all investors simultaneously, anytime and in near real-time. Our new IR HUB will also provide management with an ability to extend communications beyond text via audio messages, video presentations, webcasts and podcasts.

LAUNCH OF NORTHERN STAR COMMUNITY

The Northern Star IR HUB propels the Company into the forefront of Web 2.0 community building by providing investors with two very important functions. First, a monitored discussion forum for the purposes of constructive and high-quality discussion amongst investors about Northern Star that is free of spam, profanity and misinformation. Second, a social network that provides investors with the ability to create extensive profiles that include photos, bios, video messages to fellow investors, a rating system and other important elements to create a closer bond between our shareholders.

TIER-1 EXPOSURE AND AWARENESS FOR NORTHERN STAR

As an exclusive provider of "Small-Cap Centres - Powered by AGORACOM" to Globe Investor, AOL Finance Canada, Yahoo Finance Canada and every Blackberry device on the planet, AGORACOM will provide Tier-1 financial coverage of all newsworthy Northern Star press releases for the purposes of attracting new and prospective shareholders.

GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE PROGRAM TO ATTRACT NEW SHAREHOLDERS

In addition, as Google's largest small-cap partner in North America, AGORACOM will be launching a search engine IR Program via Google that specifically targets prospective small-cap investors across North America. These small-cap search engine programs are exclusive to AGORACOM, with creation and management coming from Google personnel directly.

Furthermore, as a Web 2.0 IR firm, AGORACOM will proliferate information about Northern Star via a tagging and keywords strategy that will place our information on prominent sites such as YouTube, Google Video, iTunes, AOL Video and SmallCapPodcast.com, the web's leading podcast site for small-cap stocks.

Finally, Northern Star will receive prominent placement on AGORACOM itself, which attracts 120,000 investors reading more than 10,000,000 pages of small-cap information every month, ranking AGORACOM traffic amongst the top 1% of all websites around the world.

Northern Star's Chairman, Michel David, stated, "With gold trading at all-time highs and our principal gold project at an advance stage, the time has now come to significantly increase our exposure to the massive online community of small-cap investors that are searching for quality investments in the space. I am confident that exposure on Tier-1 sites such as Globe Investor, Google and other parts of the AGORACOM network is the best way to achieve our IR goals. I also encourage our current shareholders to take advantage of our new online IR HUB."

The terms of the agreement are as follows: Duration - 12 months. Monthly Cash Compensation - $5,000. Stock Options - 250,000 shares at $CDN .99 per share; This agreement has been negotiated entirely at arm's length. AGORACOM is located in Toronto, Ontario.

The Company also announces that it has granted 950,000 stock options to certain employees, officers, consultants and directors at $0.99 (February 22, 2008 closing price).

About AGORACOM

AGORACOM Investor Relations (http://www.AgoracomIR.com) is North America's largest online investor relations firm for small-cap companies. We have partnered with the world's biggest internet companies, including Globe Investor, Yahoo, AOL, Google and Blackberry to market our clients to a massive audience of new small-cap investors. We have served over 200 companies since 1997.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Jonathan Awde Vice President, Corporate Finance

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed the present information and is not responsible for the contents of this news release, which may contain forward looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Northern Star Mining Corporation
    Jonathan Awde
    Vice President, Corporate Finance
    (819) 825-8088 or Toll Free: 1-800-460-5031
    (819) 825-1199 (FAX)
    Website: www.nsmgold.com