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RNC Delivers on Commitment to Establish a Community Liaison Office for Dumont Project

Friday, January 18, 2013

RNC Delivers on Commitment to Establish a Community Liaison Office for Dumont Project08:05 EST Friday, January 18, 2013AMOS, QC, Jan. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Royal Nickel Corporation ("RNC") (TSX: RNX) is pleased to announce the official opening of its new community liaison office located in the municipality of Launay in the Abitibi region of Quebec. Approximately 75 people, including local residents, media and representatives from the municipality of Launay and RNC attended the opening ceremony, which was held at the new office yesterday evening.The liaison office has been established in the municipality of Launay to further enhance the flow of information between RNC and the local community with respect to the permitting and anticipated development of the Dumont Nickel Project. The liaison office will provide local residents and other stakeholders direct access to RNC representatives who will be able to provide information and answer questions and will also provide a forum to submit comments or suggestions with respect to the Dumont project. The liaison office will also serve as a local source for publications and documents related to the consultation process and other information regarding the Dumont project."At RNC one of our core values is to be actively engaged and transparent in our interactions with the communities in which we operate and to demonstrate this in the actions we take. The opening of a liaison office in Launay is an important step towards strengthening our relationships with local communities and to furthering mutual understanding of interests," commented Tyler Mitchelson, President and CEO.The establishment of a liaison office in Launay fulfills one of the commitments made in the Provisional Collaboration and Partnership Agreement between RNC and the municipality of Launay (see RNC news release dated September 26, 2012). The community liaison office is located at 778 Chicobi Street in the Town of Launay, Quebec.About Royal Nickel Corporation Royal Nickel Corporation is a mineral resource company focused primarily on the exploration, evaluation, development and acquisition of base metal and platinum group metal properties. RNC's principal asset is the Dumont Nickel Project strategically located in the established Abitibi mining camp, 25 kilometres northwest of Amos, Quebec. RNC has a strong management team and Board with over 100 years of mining experience in the nickel business at Inco and Falconbridge. RNC's common shares and warrants trade on the TSX under the symbols RNX and RNX.WT.Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward‐Looking StatementsThis news release contains "forward-looking information" including without limitation statements relating to RNC's anticipated development of the Dumont Nickel Project.Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of RNC to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect the outcome include, among others: third party opposition or government delays in the permitting process, the actual results of development activities; project delays; inability to raise the funds necessary to achieve the milestones or complete development; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; future prices of metals; availability of alternative nickel sources or substitutes; actual nickel recovery; conclusions  of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; political instability, terrorism, insurrection or war; or in the completion of development or construction activities. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, refer to RNC's filings with Canadian securities regulators available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  Although RNC has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and RNC disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.SOURCE: Royal Nickel CorporationFor further information: Rob Buchanan Director, Investor Relations T: (416) 363-0649 www.royalnickel.com  Mélanie Corriveau (French contact) Community Relations Coordinator Tél. : (819) 727-3777