The Laiva mine produced 78 kilos of gold during December 2012

 PRESS RELEASE, 9 January 2013 During December 2012, the gold production at the Laiva mine amounted to 78 kilos. The availability of the concentrating plant was 61 per cent. The main reason for the decreased production was the reduced availability due to a planned operational stop that took three days and additional unplanned operational stops due to consequences from a minor leakage of tailings along the tailing pipe and unannounced power cuts in conjunction with cold weather conditions. Throughput in the grinding circuit, while in operation, was between 70 and 80 per cent of the designed capacity. The gold recovery was 82 per cent during the month while the gold content in the ore processed amounted to 1.2 grams per tonne. The total gold production for the full year 2012 amounted to 931 kilos. For future, the monthly production reports will be replaced by quarterly reports in accordance with industry practice. Next quarterly results will be published February 13, 2013. Next production report for the first quarter 2013 will be published  April 12, 2013. For further information contact: Thomas Cederborg, CEO, +46 708 480 521 Susanne Andersson, CFO, +46 730 668 904 For further information regarding Nordic Mines, please connect to; The information above has been made public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 08.00 (CET) on January 9, 2013. Nordic Mines is a Nordic mining and exploration company whose goal is to be one of the leading gold producers in Europe and a role model in respecting the environment. The company started mining gold in the Laiva mine in Finland in summer 2011. These gold deposits are among the largest in the Nordic region. Exploration is in progress in Finland and Sweden. Nordic Mines has 120 employees and its head office is in Uppsala. The Nordic Mines share is traded on the Nasdaq OMX Mid Cap list in Stockholm. This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Nordic Mines AB via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1669175]