First Nickel Inc.

The Northern Miner

William Anderson, President and CEO of First Nickel Inc. (TSX – FNI), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gerry Bilodeau, as General Manager – Sudbury Operations. Mr. Bilodeau brings to the company many years of senior operations management experience with Noranda/Falconbridge, most notably as Manager Mining at the Kidd Mine D Project in Timmins, Ontario and Project Superintendent during the development and construction at Falconbridge’s remote Raglan Project in Northern Québec.

Mr. Bilodeau has experience in development and construction management that will complement First Nickel’s ambitious development plans at both the Lockerby mine and other projects in Sudbury. He will provide First Nickel with the leadership to set and meet the operating goals and schedules on time and on budget .

First Nickel Inc. is a Junior Mining Company focused on Nickel sulphide mining and exploration in the Sudbury Basin of Northern Ontario. First Nickel owns and operates the Lockerby Mine as well as a portfolio of grassroots to advance explorat ion s tage properties in Sudbury .