February 1, 2013 Vancouver, BC - Northcliff Resources Ltd. ("Northcliff" or the "Company") (TSX: NCF) announces the appointment of Marchand Snyman and David J. Copeland to the Company's Board of Directors, effective January 31, 2013. Mr. Snyman has also been nominated as Chairman of the Board of Directors, replacing Robert A. Dickinson who is stepping down but remains on the Board as a Director.

Marchand Snyman is a dual Australian and South African Chartered Accountant and mining executive who has more than 17 years of experience in corporate finance, with 14 years in the mining industry. His extensive industry experience includes having worked for Anglo Platinum Limited as General Manager of Corporate Finance and Development where he was responsible for managing joint venture negotiations, corporate tax structures and offshore corporate operations. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Snyman was a director of Muratie Investments Pty Limited, an Australian mining consultant providing advisory services to businesses in Australia, China, South Africa and North America. In 2008, he became Chief Operating Officer of Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI).

David J. Copeland is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in a variety of capacities in mine exploration, discovery and development throughout the South Pacific, Africa, South America and North America and a particular focus on the engineering and permitting stages. He has been a key contributor to projects, providing expertise and leadership on the Mt. Milligan Copper-Gold Project in British Columbia (BC), the South Kemess mine in central BC, the Hollister development project in Nevada, USA, the Burnstone mine in South Africa and the Xietongmen project in Tibet, China. Mr. Copeland is also Director of Project Development at HDI.

Mr. Dickinson said "I would like to welcome the new directors to the Board and, in particular, Marchand Snyman who will be taking over from me as Chairman to facilitate Sisson's advancement through a strategic partnering process, project financing and permitting. With the recent announcement of a very strong feasibility study for the Sisson Project, I look forward to taking an active and ongoing role as a director of the Company."

"I am very pleased with the appointment of Dave Copeland and Marchand Snyman to Northcliff's Board of Directors, with Marchand assuming the role of Chairman. Their track record of success in mine development and financing speaks to the high level of experience and knowledge that they will bring to the Board and to the next stage of advancement of the Sisson Project," states Christopher Zahovskis, President & CEO. "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express our gratitude to Bob Dickinson for his many contributions and leadership during his time as Chairman."

About Northcliff

Northcliff is a mineral resource company associated with Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI), and focused on progressing the feasibility-stage Sisson Tungsten-Molybdenum Project located in New Brunswick, Canada, to production.

For further details on Northcliff and the Sisson Project, please visit www.northcliffresources.com or contact Investor Services at (604) 684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114.

Christopher Zahovskis
President & CEO

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This document contains "forward-looking statements" that are based on Northcliff's expectations, estimates and projections as of the dates as of which those statements were made. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "outlook", "anticipate", "project", "target", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "should" and similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These include but are not limited to:
  • uncertainties and costs related to the Company's exploration and development activities, such as those associated with determining whether mineral resources or reserves exist on a property;
  • uncertainties related to feasibility studies that provide estimates of expected or anticipated costs, expenditures and economic returns from a mining project; uncertainties related to expected production rates, timing of production and the cash and total costs of production and milling;
  • uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary licenses, permits, electricity, surface rights and title for development projects;
  • operating and technical difficulties in connection with mining development activities;
  • uncertainties related to the accuracy of our mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates and our estimates of future production and future cash and total costs of production, and the geotechnical or hydrogeological nature of ore deposits, and diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves;
  • uncertainties related to unexpected judicial or regulatory proceedings;
  • changes in, and the effects of, the laws, regulations and government policies affecting our mining operations, particularly laws, regulations and policies relating to
    • mine expansions, environmental protection and associated compliance costs arising from exploration, mine development, mine operations and mine closures;
    • expected effective future tax rates in jurisdictions in which our operations are located;
    • the protection of the health and safety of mine workers; and
    • mineral rights ownership in countries where our mineral deposits are located;
  • changes in general economic conditions, the financial markets and in the demand and market price for gold, silver and other minerals and commodities, such as diesel fuel, coal, petroleum coke, steel, concrete, electricity and other forms of energy, mining equipment, and fluctuations in exchange rates, particularly with respect to the value of the U.S. dollar and Canadian dollar;
  • unusual or unexpected formation, cave-ins, flooding, pressures, and precious metals losses, or other similar events (and the risk of inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance to cover these risks);
  • changes in accounting policies and methods we use to report our financial condition, including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates;
  • environmental issues and liabilities associated with mining including processing and stock piling ore;
  • geopolitical uncertainty and political and economic instability in countries which we operate; and
  • labour strikes, work stoppages, or other interruptions to, or difficulties in, the employment of labour in markets in which we operate mineral projects or mines, or environmental hazards, industrial accidents or other events or occurrences, including third party interference that interrupt the production of minerals in our mines.
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