Peter B. Nixon Appointed Northern Empire Director


Northern Empire Minerals Ltd. ("Northern Empire") (TSXV: NEM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter B. Nixon to the board of directors, effective immediately.

Mr. Nixon brings to the Northern Empire board over 30 years of experience in research and institutional equity sales, largely focused on the mining industry. In 1989, Mr. Nixon helped to found Goepel Shields & Partners where the primary focus was to assist in the creation and building of a new independent investment firm specializing in the provision of investment advice to institutional investors as well as raising capital for companies in the natural resource industries in Canada. As an independent member of Northern Empire's board of Directors, Mr. Nixon brings strength in corporate governance and environmental stewardship.

Northern Empire Minerals Ltd. is a leader in the Canadian diamond exploration community with an aggressive acquisition and development philosophy. The Company holds one of Canada's most prospective diamond exploration property portfolios totaling more than 10 million acres. The Company is a well-funded exploration company with 16 diamond properties in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Quebec.

On behalf of the Board
/s/ "John Robins"
John E. Robins, P. Geo

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