Nevsun Appoints New Executive

VANCOUVER, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX: NSU)(NYSE MKT: NSU) ("Nevsun") is very pleased to announce it has hired Tom Whelan as its Chief Financial Officer.

CEO Cliff Davis commented: "We are particularly happy that we have attracted such a high calibre individual. Tom provides additional depth to our management team and provides capacity for future growth."

Tom Whelan comes from the international accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP where he was the EY Global Mining & Metals Assurance sector leader, the leader of the EY assurance practice in Vancouver and previously the EY Canadian Mining & Metals Sector Leader. Tom has a long tradition of working with some of Canada's largest mining companies as well as in-bound global mining companies with operations in Canada. He is a very experienced executive with extensive public company experience and several years in the mining industry. Tom will be commencing employment in mid-February.

We welcome Tom to the Nevsun team.

About Nevsun Resources Ltd.

Nevsun Resources Ltd. is a Vancouver-based mining company.  Nevsun's 60%-owned Bisha Mine commenced commercial production in February 2011 and ranks as one of the highest grade open pit copper mines in the world.  Nevsun has a strong balance sheet to grow shareholder value through exploration at Bisha and acquisition of additional mining assets.


"Cliff T. Davis"

Cliff T. Davis
President & Chief Executive Officer

SOURCE Nevsun Resources Ltd.

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