December 20, 2012
Northern Graphite Announces Grant of Options
 
OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2012) - Northern Graphite Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGC)(OTCQX:NGPHF) ("Northern" or the "Company") announces that it has granted options to purchase an aggregate of 500,000 common shares to the five non-executive directors of the Company pursuant to the stock option plan approved by the Company's shareholders on June 12, 2012 (the "Plan"). The options are exercisable at any time at a price of $0.85 per share until December 20, 2017. The Company currently has 49,081,281 common shares issued and outstanding. After giving effect to the above grants, 4,000,000 options will be outstanding under the Plan.

About Northern Graphite Corporation

Northern Graphite Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGC) is a Canadian company that has a 100% interest in the Bissett Creek graphite deposit located in eastern Ontario. Northern Graphite is well positioned to benefit from the compelling supply/demand dynamic that has developed in the graphite industry with a high purity, large flake, scalable deposit that is located close to infrastructure. A bankable Feasibility Study has been completed and permitting is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013, following which mine construction could commence, subject to financing. Additional information on Northern Graphite Corporation can be found under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website atwww.northerngraphite.com

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:
Gregory Bowes
CEO
(613) 241-9959

or

Stephen Thompson
CFO
(613) 241-9959