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North American Nickel Featured on the Front Page of the Northern Miner

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

North American Nickel Featured on the Front Page of the Northern Miner12:59 EDT Tuesday, August 14, 2012VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2012) -North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN)(OTCBB:WSCRF)(CUSIP:65704T 108) North American Nickel ("NAN") is pleased to announce that it has been featured on the cover page of the August 13, 2012 edition of the Northern Miner newspaper.North American Nickel CEO Rick Mark states "The Northern Miner is read worldwide every week. It is a respected publication that keeps the mining community current on ideas, issues and opportunities around the globe. We are thrilled that our 100% owned Maniitsoq project in Greenland has been featured in this week's edition."The article, titled "North American Nickel's interstellar story at Maniitsoq" details exploration at NAN's 100% owned Maniitsoq property, as well as North American Nickel's relationships with the Sentient Global Resources Fund and VMS Ventures Inc.The article is posted on the North American Nickel website at http://northamericannickel.com/Theme/NAN/files/doc_news/02228-North%20American%20Nickel-reprint-Aug%2013,%2012.pdf. About North American Nickel North American Nickel is a mineral exploration company with 100% owned properties in Maniitsoq, Greenland, Sudbury, Ontario, and the Thompson, Manitoba nickel belt. VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VMS) owns 26M shares of NAN.The Maniitsoq property in Greenland is a district scale project. It comprises a 4,983 square km mineral exploration licence covering numerous high-grade nickel-copper sulphide occurrences associated with norite and other mafic-ultramafic intrusions. The 70km plus long belt is situated along, and near, the southwest coast of Greenland, which is ice free year round. The Post Creek/Halycon property in Sudbury is strategically located adjacent to the producing Podolsky copper-nickel-platinum group metal deposit of Quadra FNX Mining. The property lies along the extension of the Whistle Offset dyke structure. Such geological structures host major Ni-Cu-PGM deposits and producing mines within the Sudbury Camp. The Company has 100% ownership in the high-grade Ni-Cu-PGE South Bay property near Thompson, Manitoba and the large grassroots Thompson North and Cedar Lake properties, which are part of the world-class Thompson Nickel Belt in Manitoba. Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and as that term defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbours created thereby. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from the expected results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Dr. Mark Fedikow, P.Geo.North American Nickel Inc.President & Chief Operating Officer604-986-2020 or Toll Free: 1-866-816-0118Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.