Northland Resources S.A.

Northland Resources S.A.

March 28, 2011 03:22 ET

Northland Signs an Agreement with Caterpillar for the Kaunisvaara Project Mobile Equipment

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - Northland Resources S.A. (TSX:NAU)(OSLO:NAUR)(FRANKFURT:NPK) ("Northland" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that an agreement between Northland and Pon Mining International - Pon Equipment AB was signed for the supply of Caterpillar and Bucyrus mine mobile equipment for the Kaunisvaara Project. The agreements were signed in Pajala by Karl-Axel Waplan, President and CEO of Northland and Mikael Krispinsson, Director of Pon Mining International - Pon Equipment AB.

"This is one of the key agreements for the Kaunisvaara Project. The access to the essential pieces of mining equipment is of vital importance to the Project. With this agreement, we will be able to keep to our project schedule," stated Karl-Axel Waplan, President & CEO of Northland. "We believe that Pon Mining International's significant experience and service capability will benefit and substantially reduce the operational risks for Northland going forward."

The mine equipment order covers the supply of all key mine mobile equipment up to 2015. The order is for the supply of 23 machines including two large O&K RH340 Electric Front Shovels, 12 Cat 226 Tonnes 793F haul trucks, a number of large CAT 994F wheel loaders and a number of graders and dozers. The delivery of the first batch of equipment is scheduled for the middle of 2012 ensuring the successful ramp up of mining operations.

The Kaunisvaara Iron Ore Project is located in Northern Sweden, approximately 100 km north of the Arctic Circle, in the municipality of Pajala. After its completion, the annual capacity of the process plant will be 12 million tonnes of iron ore from which 5 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate will be produced.

Northland is a development-stage mining company with a portfolio of iron ore projects in Northern Sweden and Finland. The company's Kaunisvaara Project will exploit magnetite iron ore deposits, feeding a single, multi-line processing facility in Sweden. The process yields a very high-grade, high-quality magnetite iron concentrate. The Company is also preparing a Definitive Feasibility Study for the Hannukainen Iron Ore Copper Gold (IOCG) Project in northern Finland.

Pon Mining International - Pon Equipment AB is the exclusive distributor of Caterpillar construction equipment in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands and covers everything in the building & construction, industrial and mining activities. For further information, see

On behalf of the Board:

Karl-Axel Waplan, President & CEO 

Northland Resources S.A. 

Contact Information

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    Karl-Axel Waplan
    President and CEO
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    Anders Hvide
    Executive Chairman
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    Chief Financial Officer
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