Norsemont Mining Inc.

Robert Baxter Appointed President and Director of Norsemont Mining, General Manager of Norsemont Peru, SAC

    Vancouver, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) - Norsemont Mining Inc. ("Norsemont" or "the Company") (TSX-V: NOM;  Frankfurt: N8S; WKN: A0DQKK; OTC-BB: NOMFF; ISIN: CA6565291045) is pleased  to announce that Mr. Robert Baxter has joined the Company as President and Director of Norsemont Mining and General Manager of Norsemont Peru SAC. Mr.  Baxter's appointment will take effect immediately at which time he will  assume responsibility for the general operations of the company and will  oversee the technical and developmental aspects of its projects in Peru.

    Mr. Marc E. Levy will continue in his capacity as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Norsemont.

    Mr. Baxter has over 22 years of experience in the mining industry, principally in Latin America. He comes to Norsemont from Chariot Resources  Limited, where he was Executive Vice President and a Director. In that role  he managed all aspects of Chariot's exploration and development projects,  including their Marcona Copper Project in Peru, which is approximately 250  km (150 miles) west of Norsemont's flagship Constancia Copper Project.

    "Mr. Baxter has a strong technical background and is intimately familiar with the regulatory and socio-political climate in Peru and other  parts of Latin America. This makes him an ideal candidate to take over the  Presidency and actively spearhead the development of our flagship  Constancia Copper Project. As well, Mr. Baxter will bring a wealth of  contacts and expose Norsemont to many other opportunities in South America ," said Marc E. Levy, Chief Executive Officer of Norsemont.

    "I am thrilled to have this opportunity to join Norsemont at this exciting time in the company's growth. To be able to lead a young, dynamic  company with an excellent project in a part of the world that I know so  well is a career-defining opportunity for me," said Mr. Baxter.

    Mr. Baxter has also formerly held positions as General Manager of Baxter Consultants Engineering, and Business Development Coordinator, Regional Geologist and Regional Manager, Americas, for North Limited. He  has been a member of the Advisory Board of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. since  April 2005. Mr. Baxter has an Applied Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree  from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Australian  Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

    Norsemont's Board has approved the issuance of a 530,000 options to a  consultant and a director of the company at a price of $2.00 per share,  expiring 5 years from date of grant. This grant is subject to TSX-V  approval and shareholder approval at the 2006 Annual General Meeting.

    Norsemont has previously accepted the resignation of Aly Mawji from  the board of directors.

    About Norsemont Mining

    Norsemont Mining is a well structured, well financed exploration company working in the America's, with a focus on Peru. The Company is  currently drilling the Constancia Copper-Molybdenum-Silver-Gold project,  and exploration is underway at the Amata Silver-Gold property acquired from  Rio Tinto.

        Marc E. Levy
        CEO & Director
        Norsemont Mining Inc.
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