Northgate Minerals Corporation
AMEX : NXG
TSX : NGX

Northgate Minerals Corporation

January 24, 2006 12:07 ET

NORTHGATE MINERALS CORPORATION: CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST OF 2005 ANNUAL FINANCIAL RESULTS, FEBRUARY 24, 2006 AT 10:00 AM ET

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 24, 2006) - You are invited to participate in the Northgate Minerals Corporation (TSX:NGX)(AMEX:NXG) live conference call and webcast discussing our 2005 financial results. The call and webcast will take place on Friday, February 24, 2006, at 10:00 am ET. Northgate's 2005 financial results will be released the evening of February 23, 2006 and the presentation package for the conference call will be uploaded for the webcast the morning of February 24 and posted on Northgate's web site at www.northgateminerals.com under Investor Info - Presentations page.

Webcast:

To view the webcast, go to www.northgateminerals.com and follow the link on the home page that says "webcast". Before viewing the webcast, please ensure that your system meets the Minimum System Requirements and that you have installed Windows Media Player. If you do not have high- speed internet access, please download the PDF version of our Management Presentation and follow along with the audio broadcast.

Teleconference:

You may participate in the Northgate Conference Call by calling 416-695-9753 or toll free in North America at 1-800-769-8320 with reservation number T610108S. To ensure your participation, please call five minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. The archived teleconference may be accessed by dialing 416-695-5275 or 1-888-509-0082.

Northgate Minerals Corporation is a gold and copper mining company focused on operations and opportunities in the Americas. The Corporation's principal assets are the 300,000-ounce per year Kemess South mine in north-central British Columbia, the adjacent Kemess North deposit, which contains a Proven and Probable Reserve of 4.1 million ounces of gold and the Young-Davidson property in northern Ontario with a total resource base of 1.5 million ounces of gold. Northgate is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NGX and on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol NXG.

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