Northland Resources S.A.

Northland Resources S.A.

May 21, 2010 07:10 ET

Northland Strengthens Management Team in Support of Growth Strategy

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwire - May 21, 2010) - Northland Resources S.A. (TSX:NAU)(OSLO:NAUR)(FRANKFURT:NBS) ("Northland" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Shane Williams to the position of Vice President – Projects, Mr. Jonas Lundstrom to the position of Vice President – Human Resources and Corporate Communications, and Mr. Hans Nilsson to the position of Market Manager, with immediate effect.

Mr. Shane Williams joined Northland in 2008 as Project Manager and was involved in the successful completion of the Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Kaunisvaara Iron Concentrate Project, and is currently leading the team responsible for the Definitive Feasibility Study on the Kaunisvaara Project. Previously, Mr. Williams was Project Manager for Lundin Mining Corporation's Ozerone base metal project in Russia. He also worked for several years as Project Manager for the Galmoy base metal mine in Ireland. In addition, Mr. Williams has experience from the oil and gas industry, and was involved in the execution of a number of large projects in various capacities, mainly on an EPC/EPCM basis. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor's degree (BE) in Electrical Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland, as well as a Master of Project Management from the University of Limerick, also in Ireland. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and the International Association of Project Management.

Mr. Jonas Lundstrom joined the Company in 2008 as Director of Corporate Communications, after working as a consultant to Northland in various capacities. Mr. Lundstrom will be instrumental in recruiting the qualified people that Northland will need to transition from a development company to an iron concentrate producer. He will also continue in his previous role leading and supervising the Company's Corporate Communications and Community Relations team. Prior to joining Northland, Mr. Lundstrom held the position of President and CEO of the Norrbotten Chamber of Commerce for more than 5 years. He also has experience in Nordic politics, as a Deputy Mayor of the City of Lulea, Chairman of the Board of Education during 2000-2002, as well as being an appointed member of the North Calotte Council. In addition, he has served as a political adviser to the Minister of Industry in the Swedish Cabinet. Mr. Lundstrom holds a B.Sc. in Political Science from Lulea University of Technology in Sweden.

Mr. Hans Nilsson has been with Northland for the last 2 years as Senior Logistics Manager. As Market Manager, he will be a key person in the important role of marketing and sales of the products to be produced within Northland's group companies. He will also continue to have the responsibility for Seaborne Logistics, which is an integrated part of all sales activities and sales contracts. Prior to joining Northland, Mr. Nilsson was the Sales and Marketing Manager, Industrial Sales, for GEE Energy GmbH, a German Bio Energy Company. Since the late 80's, he has held several managerial positions within the LKAB Group in Sales & Marketing and Shipping Logistics. He was the General Manager of the LKAB iron ore port in Lulea in the early 90's, Regional Sales Manager for LKAB in Singapore and later Regional Sales Manager in Minelco AB before he started in the Energy and Bioenergy sector where he held positions as Sales & Marketing Manager as well as CEO for TallOil Canada, a Canadian subsidiary to TallOil AB, a Swedish Bioenergy Company. Mr. Nilsson holds a B.Sc., Business Administration, from the Lulea University of Technology.

"Northland is transitioning from a development company to an iron concentrate producer. The appointments of Shane Williams, Jonas Lundstrom and Hans Nilsson strengthens our management team and will allow Northland to successfully execute our projects," said Karl-Axel Waplan, President and CEO of Northland.

Contact Information

  • Northland Resources S.A.
    Karl-Axel Waplan
    President & CEO
    +46 705 104 239
    Northland Resources S.A.
    Anders Hvide
    Executive Chairman
    +47 92 88 98 58
    Northland Resources S.A.
    Patrick Foster
    Director Finance
    +44 77 101 236 03
    Northland Resources S.A.
    Marguerite Manshreck-Head
    Investor Relations, Canada
    +1 647 224 7882