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Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Nevsun Resources Ltd.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Nevsun Resources Ltd.18:30 EDT Wednesday, March 14, 2012 BENSALEM, Pa. (Business Wire) -- Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Nevsun Resources Ltd. (“Nevsun” or the “Company”) (AMEX:NSU) between March 31, 2011 and February 6, 2012, inclusive (the “Class Period”), seeking to pursue remedies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Nevsun mines and explores for gold and base metals, such as copper and zinc. The Complaint alleges that defendants misrepresented or failed to disclose that: (a) Nevsun's mining activities at the Bisha mine in Eritrea, Africa, produced a material amount of waste rock, rather than gold ore; (b) gold and gold ore from Bisha were materially less than estimated, and defendants knew or had reason to know this, based on data routinely collected from the mine; (c) Nevsun was progressing through the ore body at Bisha more quickly than planned, to maintain production at a rate that would not reveal to investors that the amount of gold was materially less than the Company's estimate; (d) the Company was aware its resource model was materially defective because actual amounts of gold mined at Bisha did not reconcile with the Company's previously disseminated estimate; and (e) Nevsun materially overstated its gold reserves at the Bisha mine. No class has yet been certified in the above action. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. If you purchased Nevsun common stock between March 31, 2011 and February 6, 2012, you have certain rights, and have 60 days from March 13, 2012 to move for lead plaintiff status. To be a member of the class you need not take any action at this time, and you may retain counsel of your choice. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this Notice or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, Toll Free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com. Law Offices of Howard G. SmithHoward G. Smith, Esquire(215) 638-4847(888) 638-4847howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.comwww.howardsmithlaw.com