2012 News Releases

Sudbury, Ontario,  June  21, 2012.  Northern Superior Resources  Inc. (TSXV:  SUP) (the  “Company”) is pleased to announce that Rainy River Resources Ltd. (“Rainy River”) (TSX: RR) has indicated its intention to complete the third and final $500,000  private placement financing required to maintain its option to earn a 51% joint venture interest in the eastern  half of the Company’s 100%-owned Ti-pa-haa-kaa-ning gold property in Northwestern Ontario in good standing.

Rainy  River  has  agreed to subscribe for  2,631,579  common  shares of the Company  at a  price per common  share of $0.19 for gross proceeds of $500,000.  The price was calculated in accordance with the terms an Option Agreement between the Company and Rainy River dated September 9, 2010 and was based  on the  volume weighted  average  trading price of the  Company’s  common shares  for the  20 trading days preceding the effective  date of the Option Agreement.  No commission, dealer or finders fees are payable in connection with the private placement and the transaction  is subject to TSX Venture Exchange Approval.

About Northern Superior Resources Inc.

Northern Superior is a junior exploration company focused on exploring for gold in the Superior Province of the Canadian Shield. The Company's primary goal is to advance its Croteau Est gold property in Quebec and the Company is well funded for this endeavor. The Company has a number of 100% owned properties (see Company website, www.nsuperior.com) that were identified and developed from the Company's extensive geoscientific data base, and from which promising gold exploration projects are being generated. The Company is seeking to option‐out a number of these properties.

Northern  Superior is a reporting issuer in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SUP.  For further information contact:

Thomas F. Morris PGeo., PhD., FGAC
President and CEO
Tel: (705) 525 ‐0992
Fax: (705) 525 ‐7701
e‐mail: info@nsuperior.com

For Investors:

Forward looking statements: This news release includes certain “forward-looking information”  within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and “forward-looking statements”  within the meaning of the United   States   Private   Securities  Litigation   Reform Act   or   1995 (collectively,  “forward   looking statements”).  Forward looking statements  include predictions, projections and forecasts and are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “forecast”,  “ expect”, “ potential”, “project”, “target”, “schedule”, “budget” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could” or “might” occur or be achieved or other similar expressions and includes the negatives thereof. All statements  other than statements  of historical fact included in  this release, including, without  limitation,  statements  regarding potential mineralization, exploration results, interpretation of results, the timing and success of exploration activities generally, the timing and results of future resource estimates, and future plans and objectives of Northern Superior are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties.  There can be no assurance that such  statements   will  prove  to be accurate  and  actual  results  and  future  events  could differ materially  from  those  anticipated  in  such  statements.   Forward  looking statements   are  based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially   from Northern   Superior’s   expectations   include  exploration   risks,   changes   in   project parameters as plans continue to be refined, results  of future resources estimates, future metal prices, availability  of capital  and  financing  on acceptable  terms,  general  economic,  market   or  business conditions, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials and equipment  on a timely  basis,  accidents  or  equipment  breakdowns,  delays  in  receiving government approvals, unanticipated  environmental  impacts on operations and costs to remedy same, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators. Although  the Company  has attempted to identify important  factors  that could cause actual  actions, events or results to differ from  those  described in forward  looking statements, there may be other factors  that cause such actions,  events or results to differ materially from those anticipated. There can be no assurance that forward looking statements  will prove to be accurate and accordingly readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward looking statements.

Neither the TSX Venture  Exchange nor its Regulation  Services Provider (as that term  is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.