Nortec Appoints New Director

Vancouver, B.C., January 21, 2013 - Nortec Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: NVT), ("Nortec" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Harvey Stark, as a Director of the Company effective November 28, 2012.

Mr. Stark spent 28 years with Canadian government in the Solicitor General's department and foreign service as a diplomat in South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. On leaving government in 1987, he joined a team of geologists and engineers to fund and explore mineral projects in Canada, Mexico and South America. He has been a financier, officer and / or director of thirteen public companies engaged in exploration / exploitation of precious metals projects, aquaculture, industrial products and Information Technology. He was one of the co-founders of San Fernando Mining Company which discovered the La Fortuna gold deposit in the state of Durango, Mexico in 1992 - 1994. Later in 1996 he co-founded a listed public company that engaged in both high tech and exploration of precious metals in Canada and the Western Hemisphere. In 2001 to 2007 he was a principal owner of a private company providing training to the international aviation industry and currently has an interest in an heavy mobile equipment training company. He is also an active investor in several private ongoing and start-up companies in British Columbia and Quebec.

In other news, the Company announces its termination of the Option and Joint Venture Agreement with Fenwick Minerals Corp. (formerly Doubloon Exploration Corp.), and any amendments thereof, with respect to the Ganarin Gold Property, located in the Azuay Province, Southern Ecuador.

About Nortec Minerals Corp.

Nortec is a mineral exploration and development company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company has a 100% interest in the Tammela Gold & Lithium Project in South-West Finland; an option to earn from Akkerman Exploration B.V., a 100% interest in the Seinajoki Gold Property and Kaatiala Beryllium-Rare Earth Property in Western Finland; an undivided 80% interest in the Karhujupukka Property in Northern Finland. The Company has a minimum 51% interest with an option to earn 100% interest in the TL Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Property in Northern Labrador, Canada; Information on the Company's projects can be referred to on

The Company is well-financed for exploring the Seinajoki, Tammela and Karhujupukka projects. All three projects have excellent potential with good infrastructure and access.


|On behalf of the Board of Directors,|


|R. Vulimiri”   Mohan R. Vulimiri, |

|CEO and Chairman   |


The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept the responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

This press release contains certain forward looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, delays and uncertainties not under the Company's control which may cause actual results, performances or achievements of the Company to be materially different from the results, performances or expectations implied by these forward looking statements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States.


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