Noront Closes US$2.0 Million Bridge Loan With Resource Capital Fund V

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – June 30, 2015) – Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: NOT) announces that, further to its news release dated June 3, 2015, it has today entered into a definitive agreement with Resource Capital Fund V L.P. (“RCF”) for a US$2.0 million bridge loan facility (the “Facility”) and has drawn down the aggregate principal amount available under the Facility (the “Drawdown”).

Interest on the Facility will be paid quarterly, in arrears, in common shares of Noront (“Common Shares”) based on the volume-weighted average trading price of such Common Shares the 20 days prior to the date of each interest period determination (subject to applicable minimum pricing requirements of the TSX Venture Exchange), or at RCF’s option, in cash. An establishment fee of 2% of the principal amount of the Facility will be paid to RCF in Common Shares within three business days of the Drawdown, being 101,852 Common Shares.

The proceeds of the Facility are expected to be used to augment the Company’s working capital and advance its mineral projects in the Ring of Fire.

About Noront Resources

Noront Resources Ltd. is focused on development of the high-grade Eagle’s Nest nickel, copper, platinum and palladium deposit and the high-grade chromite deposits including Blackbird, Black Thor, and Big Daddy, all of which located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario in an emerging metals camp known as the Ring of Fire. www.norontresources.com

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release includes certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by Noront as at the date of such information and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Noront to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: the use of proceeds from the Facility; the impact of general business and economic conditions; risks related to government and environmental regulation; stock market volatility; competition; risk factors disclosed in Noront’s most recent Management’s Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information Form, available electronically on SEDAR; and such other factors described or referred to elsewhere herein, including unanticipated and/or unusual events. Many such factors are beyond Noront’s ability to control or predict.

Although Noront has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those reliant on forward-looking information.

All of the forward-looking information given in this press release is qualified by these cautionary statements and readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information due to its inherent uncertainty. Noront disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by law. This forward-looking information should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.