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North American Nickel Appoints Vice President of Exploration and Chief Geophysicist

02/05/2015

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 5, 2015) - North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN)(OTCBB:WSCRF)(CUSIP:65704T 108) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Ms. Patricia (Patti) Tirschmann as Vice President, Exploration and Ms. Sharon Taylor as Chief Geophysicist of the Company.

Patti Tirschmann joined the Company in 2014 for a temporary position as the Principal Nickel Geologist. Ms. Tirschmann has since agreed to join the company full time as Vice President, Exploration. Patti is a professional Geoscientist with nearly 25 years of exploration experience specializing in magmatic nickel-copper sulphide deposits. Prior to her role as the Company's Principal Nickel Geologist, Ms. Tirschmann served for six years as Vice President, Exploration, for Continental Nickel Ltd. and, previous to that, worked for over eighteen years in various roles including Senior Geologist, International Nickel Sulphide Exploration with Falconbridge Limited (now Glencore Xstrata plc).

Sharon Taylor has a BSc from Mount Allison University and an MSc from Queen's University. Ms. Taylor has over 25 years of experience in mineral exploration, including thirteen years with Falconbridge, Noranda, and Xstrata. She has experience in both volcanogenic massive sulfide and nickel exploration in major mining camps including Kidd Creek, Bathurst, Raglan, Sudbury and Kabanga. Her most recent employment with Continental Nickel included nickel exploration at the St Stephen Project in New Brunswick and the Nachingwea Nickel Project in Tanzania. Ms. Taylor's area of expertise is the application and interpretation of EM data and integrating results from airborne, ground and downhole EM methods.

NAN CEO, Mr. Keith Morrison, commented: "The appointment of Ms. Tirschmann and Ms. Taylor brings a wealth of experience and exceptional nickel sulphide exploration to our team. Their combined skills in both geology and geophysics will provide additional expertise in the continued exploration at our Maniitsoq project."

The Company has also granted incentive stock options to employees of the Company to purchase up to 900,000 common shares in the capital of the Company pursuant to the Company's stock option plan. All of the options are exercisable for a period of five years at an exercise price of $0.275 per share.

About North American Nickel

North American Nickel is a mineral exploration company with 100% owned properties in Maniitsoq, Greenland and Sudbury, Ontario.

The Maniitsoq property in Greenland is a Camp scale project comprising 2,954 square km covering numerous high-grade nickel-copper sulphide occurrences associated with norite and other mafic-ultramafic intrusions of the Greenland Norite Belt (GNB). The >75km-long belt is situated along, and near, the southwest coast of Greenland, which is pack ice free year round.

The Post Creek/Halcyon property in Sudbury is strategically located adjacent to the past producing Podolsky copper-nickel-platinum group metal deposit of KGHM International Ltd. 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.

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.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mark Fedikow, President, North American Nickel Inc.

Neither 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.

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North American Nickel Inc.
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