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June 12, 2013 at 17:10 PM EDT
Results of the FNI Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 -- First Nickel Inc. ("FNI" or the "Company") (TSX: FNI) is pleased to announce that all matters presented for approval at FNI's annual meeting of shareholders held on June 12, 2013, have been duly authorized and approved, as follows:

(i) election of all management nominees to the Board of Directors of the Company;

(ii) appointment of KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants as auditors of the Company for the ensuing year and authorization of the directors to fix KPMG LLP's remuneration; and

(iii) approval of the continuance and renewal of the Company's stock option plan.

Detailed voting results were as follows:

(i) Election of Directors


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                                Shares         Shares
Name                         Voted For       Withheld
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C. David A. Comba          319,121,949        921,301
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Thomas M. Boehlert         319,339,464        703,786
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William J. Anderson        319,645,949        397,301
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Robert F. Whittall         319,429,399        613,851
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Lyle R. Hepburn            319,643,949        399,301
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Russell L. Cranswick       319,311,864        731,386
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Joao P.S. Carrelo          319,465,399        577,851
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(ii) Appointment of auditors


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Shares                  Shares
Voted For             Withheld
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330,564,431            295,551
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(iii) Approval of the continuance and renewal of the Company's stock option plan


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Shares                  Shares
Voted For        Voted Against
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317,175,213          2,810,037
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About FNI

FNI is a Canadian mining and exploration Company. The Company's mission is to be the most dynamic North American emerging base metal mining Company in which to work and invest and to be respected in the communities in which we operate. FNI operates its Lockerby Mine in the Sudbury Basin in northern Ontario. The Lockerby Mine is expected to produce at a rate of approximately 10 million pounds of payable nickel and approximately 7 million pounds of payable copper annually, providing a strong base from which to grow the Company. In addition to the Lockerby Mine, the Company owns exploration properties in the Sudbury Basin, the Timmins region of northern Ontario, and the Belmont region of Eastern Ontario. FNI's shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol FNI.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release may contain forward-looking information about FNI. Forward-looking information can often be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "goal", "intend", "is confident", "target", "potential", "objective", "may", "plan" or "will" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Forward-looking information may include, but is not limited to: the continued operation of the Lockerby Mine; expectations of obtaining financing in the near term, including completion of the Refinancing on terms satisfactory to the Company, if at all; expectations regarding future compliance with TSX continued listing requirements, future financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects; the future price of metals; the long term supply and demand for nickel; continuation of exploration activities; mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates; the realization of mineral resource estimates; costs of production and key supplies; capital, operating and exploration expenditures; forecasts of sales and production; costs and timing of the development of new and existing deposits; costs and timing of future exploration; the requirements for additional capital; government regulation of mining operations; environmental risks, reclamation expenses and/or title disputes or claims.

By its nature, forward-looking information is based on certain factors and assumptions which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, realization of mineral resources, performance or achievements of the Company, financial position or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Accordingly, actual events may differ materially from those implied by any forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speak only as of the date the statements were made and readers are also advised to consider such forward-looking information while considering the risk factors set forth in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form under the heading "Risk Factors" which has been filed electronically by means of the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR") located at www.sedar.com. Such forward-looking statements are made as at the date of this news release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or otherwise revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except as required by applicable law.

Contacts:
First Nickel Inc.
Paul Davis
416 362 7050
pdavis@firstnickel.com

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