Northern Dynasty Appoints New Director

VANCOUVER, Sept. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; 
AMEX: MKT) ("Northern Dynasty" or "the Company") announces that Ken Pickering 
has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. 
Mr. Pickering is a Professional Engineer and mining executive with 40 years of 
experience in a variety of capacities in the natural resources industry. He 
has led the development, construction and operation of world-class mining 
projects in Canada, Chile, Australia, Peru and the United States, focusing on 
operations, executive responsibilities and country accountabilities. His 
experience includes: 

    --  supervising the engineering and subsequent operation of Utah
        Mines Ltd.'s Island Copper mine in Port Hardy, British
        Columbia, Canada;
    --  overseeing the construction, development and subsequent
        operation of the Escondida mine in Chile, the world's largest
        single copper mine at the time;
    --  managing BHP's Iron Ore mining and processing operations in
        Australia, involving nine open pit hematite iron mines and a
        4,000 person BHP-owned town site; and
    --  serving as President at Minera Escondida, responsible for all
        aspects of operations and marketing, as well as Major Projects,
        Business Development and Corporate Affairs in Chile for BHP
        Billiton Base Metals. This role also involved handling
        extensive federal, regional, and local government relations, as
        well as engagement with local communities and international
        banking institutions.

Most recently, Mr. Pickering was Vice President - Major Projects, Closed Mines 
and North American Assets for BHP Billiton Base Metals in Santiago, Chile. His 
position involved overseeing the planning and execution of six mining and 
infrastructure projects in Chile valued at $3 billion, and serving as a 
director of The Resolution Copper joint venture with Rio Tinto in Arizona, 
while being responsible for the BHP Billiton Pinto Valley copper operations in 

Mr. Pickering is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and 
Geoscientists of British Columbia, currently working as a private consultant 
in mining operations and project development and as a Non-Executive Director 
in the international natural resources industry.

"We would like to welcome Ken Pickering to Northern Dynasty's Board of 
Directors," said Northern Dynasty President & CEO Ronald Thiessen. "Ken's 
background and expertise will make a valuable contribution to the future 
success of Northern Dynasty and the Pebble Project."

About the Pebble Project

The Pebble Project is an initiative of the Pebble Partnership to responsibly 
develop a globally significant copper, gold and molybdenum deposit in 
southwest Alaska into a modern, long-life mine, which will benefit not only 
the proponent and its partners, but the people, culture and industries of the 
State of Alaska, as well as suppliers, consultants and industries in the Lower 
48 United States of America. The project is located 200 miles southwest of 
Anchorage on state land designated for mineral exploration and development. It 
is situated in a region of rolling tundra approximately 1,000 feet above 
sea-level, 65 miles from tidewater on Cook Inlet and presents favourable 
conditions for successful mine site and infrastructure development.

The Pebble Project consists of the Pebble deposit, surrounding mineral claims 
and a stream of financing being provided by Northern Dynasty's project partner 
Anglo American US (Pebble) LLC. The Pebble Partnership was established in July 
2007 as a 50:50 partnership between a wholly-owned affiliate of Northern 
Dynasty and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anglo American plc. Both Northern 
Dynasty and Anglo American have equal ownership and direction of the Pebble 

Under the terms of the Pebble Limited Partnership Agreement, Anglo American is 
required to elect to commit $1.5 billion in staged investments in order to 
retain its 50% interest in the Pebble Project. Funds provided by Anglo 
American are currently being invested in comprehensive exploration, 
engineering, environmental and socioeconomic programs toward the future 
development of the Pebble Project.

About Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.

Northern Dynasty is a mineral exploration and development company based in 
Vancouver, Canada, which holds indirect interests in over 600 sq. miles of 
mineral claims in southwest Alaska, USA. Northern Dynasty's principal asset is 
a 50% interest in the Pebble Partnership, owner of the Pebble Project. The 
Pebble Project is an advanced-stage initiative to develop one of the world's 
most important mineral resources.

Ronald W. Thiessen
President & CEO

Sole Responsibility

No regulatory authority accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of 
this release. Northern Dynasty is solely and entirely responsible for the 
contents of this news release. No other party, including any parties which 
have an interest in the project, are in any way responsible for the contents 

Forward Looking Information and other Cautionary Factors

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking 
statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of 
historical facts, especially those that address potential mine feasibility, 
economic effects, estimated resource quantities, grades and contained metals, 
are forward-looking statements because they are generally made on the basis of 
estimation and extrapolation from a limited number of drill holes and 
metallurgical studies. Although the Company believes the expectations 
expressed in its forward-looking statements are based on reasonable 
assumptions, such statements should not be in any way construed as guarantees 
of the ultimate size, quality or commercial feasibility of the Pebble Project 
or of the Company's future performance. The likelihood of future mining at the 
Pebble Project is subject to a large number of risks and will require 
achievement of a number of technical, economic and legal objectives, including 
obtaining necessary mining and construction permits, completion of 
pre-feasibility and final feasibility studies, preparation of all necessary 
engineering for an open pit and/or underground workings and processing 
facilities as well as receipt of significant additional financing to fund 
these objectives as well as funding mine construction. Such funding may not be 
available to the Company on acceptable terms or on any terms at all. The 
mineralization at the Pebble Project has not yet been classified as ore and 
there is no assurance that it will ever be classified as ore. The need for 
compliance with extensive environmental and socio-economic rules and practices 
and the requirement for the Company to obtain government permitting can cause 
a delay or even abandonment of a mineral project. The Company is also subject 
to the specific risks inherent in the mining business as well as general 
economic and business conditions. For more information on the Company, 
Investors should review the Company's annual Form 40-F filing with the United 
States Securities and Exchange Commission and its home jurisdiction filings 
that are available at

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