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Northland Appoints Deborah Craig Vice President, Strategic Development

August 5, 2008

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Aug. 5, 2008) – Mr. Bill Wagener, the COO of Northland Resources Inc. (NRI) (TSX:NAU)(FRANKFURT:NBS)(OSLO:NAUR), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Deborah Craig to the position of Vice President, Strategic Development for NRI’s subsidiary, Northland Resources AB (NRAB).

Ms. Craig will undertake various initiatives on behalf of senior management, including managing the European investor relations function, and assisting with financing initiatives. Ms. Craig is resident in Stockholm, and will work from NRAB’s Stockholm and Lulea offices.

Mr. Wagener commented, “Deborah has over 15 years of mining industry experience, and has worked with companies listed on both the Toronto and Oslo stock exchanges. We are pleased to bring onboard someone with Deborah’s experience to help us effectively communicate our progress to the European market. Deborah’s background in project finance and financial management is also of great value to us as we develop the financing strategy for our projects.”

Ms. Craig has most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Oryx Mining and Exploration Ltd., a private Vancouver-based exploration company with projects in Africa. Prior to that she worked closely with the Stockholm-based mineral economists, Raw Materials Group, and is a former Vice President of the Oslo-listed exploration company International Gold Exploration (IGE) AB. Ms. Craig began her career in corporate banking, where she specialized in the financing of natural resource projects. Ms. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto.

About Northland (www.northlandresourcesinc.com)

Northland is a well-structured, debt free mining company with a portfolio of high quality iron, gold, and base metal development projects in Sweden and Finland.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

William Wagener

NORTHLAND RESOURCES INC.

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