NOVAGOLD Announces Third Quarter 2012 Conference Call and

NOVAGOLD Announces Third Quarter 2012 Conference Call and Webcast 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/26/12 -- NOVAGOLD
RESOURCES INC. (TSX:NG)(NYSE MKT:NG)(NYSE Amex:NG) ("NOVAGOLD" or
"the Company") announced that it will release its third quarter
financial results before market open October 11, 2012, followed by a
conference call and webcast at 8:00 am PDT (11:00 am EDT) on the same
day. The webcast and conference call-in details are provided below. 
Webcast: www.novagold.com 
North American callers: 1-800-659-1942 
International callers: 1-617-614-2710 
Participant Passcode: 47254136 
The webcast will be archived on NOVAGOLD's website for one year and
the conference call replay will be available for 14 days. To access
the conference call replay please dial 1-888-286-8010 (North
America), or 1-617-801-6888 (International), followed by your Access
PIN: 83609991. For a transcript of the call please email
info@novagold.com. 
About NOVAGOLD 
NOVAGOLD is a well-financed precious metals company engaged in the
exploration and development of mineral properties in North America.
The Company's flagship asset is its 50%-owned Donlin Gold project in
Alaska, one of the safest jurisdictions in the world. With
approximately 39 million ounces of gold in the Measured and Indicated
resource categories (541 million tonnes at an average grade of
approximately 2.2 grams per tonne), Donlin Gold is regarded to be one
of the largest, and most prospective known gold deposits in the
world. According to the Updated Feasibility Study, once in
production, Donlin Gold should average approximately 1.5 million
ounces of gold per year for the first five years, followed by decades
of more than one million ounces per year. The Donlin Gold project has
substantial exploration potential beyond the designed footprint which
currently covers only three kilometers of an approximately
eight-kilometer strike length of the property. Permitting is underway
for the Donlin Gold project, a clearly defined process expected to
take 3-4 years. NOVAGOLD also owns 50% of the Galore Creek
copper-gold-silver project located in northern British Columbia.
According to the 2011 Pre-Feasibility Study, Galore Creek is expected
to be the largest copper mine in Canada, a tier-one jurisdict
ion,
when it is put into production. NOVAGOLD is currently evaluating
opportunities to sell all or a portion of its interest in Galore
Creek and would apply the proceeds toward the development of Donlin
Gold. NOVAGOLD has a strong track record of forging collaborative
partnerships, both with local communities and with major mining
companies. 
Please note: As part of the rebranding, the company has converted its
primary domain to .com from .net, therefore, our website can now be
accessed at www.novagold.com and all email formats within NOVAGOLD
are now firstname.lastname@novagold.com. Please update your contacts
accordingly. 
Scientific and Technical Information 
Scientific and technical information contained herein with respect to
Donlin Gold is derived from the "Donlin Creek Gold Project Alaska,
USA NI 43-101 Technical Report on Second Updated Feasibility Study"
compiled by AMEC. Kirk Hanson, P.E., Technical Director, Open Pit
Mining, North America, (AMEC, Reno), Gordon Seibel, R.M. SME,
Principal Geologist, (AMEC, Reno), Tony Lipiec, P.Eng. Manager
Process Engineering (AMEC, Vancouver) are the Qualified Persons
responsible for the preparation of the independent technical report,
each of whom are independent "qualified persons" as defined by NI
43-101. 
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements 
This press release includes certain "forward-looking information" and
"forward-looking statements" (collectively "forward-looking
statements") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation,
including the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact,
included herein including, without limitation, the timing of
permitting and potential development of the Project, statements
relating to NOVAGOLD's future operating and financial performance,
outlook, and the potential sale of all or part of NOVAGOLD's interest
in Galore Creek are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements are frequently, but not always, identified by words such
as "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates",
"potential", "possible", and similar expressions, or statements that
events, conditions, or results "will", "may", "could", or "should"
occur or be achieved. These forward-looking statements may include
statements regarding perceived merit of properties; exploration
results and budgets; mineral reserves and resource estimates; work
programs; capital expenditures; timelines; strategic plans;
completion of transactions; market prices for precious and base
metals; intended use of proceeds; or other statements that are not
statements of fact. 
Forward-looking statements involve various risks and uncertainties.
There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be
accurate, and actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
NOVAGOLD's expectations include the uncertainties involving the need
for additional financing to explore and develop properties and
availability of financing in the debt and capital markets;
uncertainties involved in the interpretation of drilling results and
geological tests and the estimation of reserves and resources; the
need for continued cooperation with Barrick Gold Corporation and Teck
Resources Limited for the continued exploration and development of
the Donlin Gold and Galore Creek properties; the need for cooperation
of government agencies and native groups in the development and
operation of properties; the need to obtain permits and governmental
approvals; risks of construction and mining projects such as
accidents, equipment breakdowns, bad weather, non-compliance with
environmental and permit requirements, unanticipated variation in
geological structures, ore grades or recovery rates; unexpected cost
increases, which could include significant increases in estimated
capital and operating costs; fluctuations in metal prices and
currency exchange rates; and other risk and uncertainties disclosed
in NOVAGOLD's Annual Information Form for the year-ended November 30,
2011, filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities, and
NOVAGOLD's annual report on Form 40-F filed with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission and in other NOVAGOLD reports and
documents filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities
from time to time. NOVAGOLD's forward-looking statements reflect the
beliefs, opinions and projections on the date the statements are
made. NOVAGOLD assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking
statements of beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors,
should they change, except as required by law.
Contacts:
NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC.
Melanie Hennessey
Vice President, Corporate Communications
604-669-6227 or 1-866-669-6227 
NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC.
Erin O'Toole
Analyst, Investor Relations
604-669-6227 or 1-866-669-6227
www.novagold.com