Big North Graphite Announces the Appointment of Director and Chairman of the Board

Vancouver, B.C., / BIG NORTH GRAPHITE CORP. (TSX-V: NRT) (OTC: BNCIF)(the "Company" or "Big North") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Daniel R. Bleak as a Director and Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Bleak has over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration and has developed and managed a broad range of exploration projects throughout North America and Mexico. He has been instrumental in the discovery of several producing mineral deposits and has developed decorative rock and industrial materials businesses in the Southwest United States and Mexico.

Mr. Bleak has served on the board of directors of several companies and as an officer of a number of mining, mineral exploration and development companies. Since 2000, Mr Bleak was President and Director of Black Mountain Mining Company (a private company), where he discovered and brought into production a feldspar operation located in western Arizona.

As a consultant to Big North, Mr. Bleak has been responsible for developing the amorphous graphite operations located in Sonora, Mexico.

"We are extremely pleased to have Mr. Bleak join Big North's board and to serve as Chairman," commented Spiro Kletas, Big North's president and CEO. "Mr. Bleak's experience in bringing industrial mineral projects into production will prove invaluable to the Company as we continue development of our projects in Mexico, including the past producing El Tejon flake graphite mine and mill in Oaxaca."

The Company also announces that Mr. Dean Nawata has resigned as a director. The Board and Management would like to thank him for his service, and wish him the best in his future endeavors. Mr. Nawata will remain an Advisor to the Company.

About Big North Graphite Corp.

Big North is a graphite development and exploration company focused on select projects in Mexico and Canada. The Company acquired three past producing amorphous graphite mines in Sonora, Mexico and is working towards accelerating the restart of the Nuevo San Pedro amorphous graphite mine. Big North is currently in the Test Mining phase at Nuevo San Pedro and has completed sales of amorphous graphite totaling 760 tons to date.

Big North Graphite recently announced the acquisition of the past producing El Tejon flake graphite mine and mill in Oaxaca, Mexico. Big North is poised to capitalize on the increasing strategic demand for graphite throughout the world, a demand that is being driven by the growth in new, green technologies including the lithium ion batteries that are being used in hybrid and fully electric vehicles.

Big North also owns high priority, large flake graphite exploration projects in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.

For further information please contact Spiro Kletas at (604) 629-8220.


(signed) "Spiro Kletas"
Spiro Kletas
President and Chief Executive Officer





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Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Except as required pursuant to applicable securities laws, the Company will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect financial results is included in the documents filed from time to time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities by the Company.

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