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North American Nickel Appoints Principal Nickel Geologist

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/14 -- North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE: NAN)(OTCBB: WSCRF)(CUSIP:65704T 108) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Patricia Tirschmann as Principal Nickel Geologist effective May 12, 2014.

Patricia (Patti) Tirschmann is a Professional Geoscientist with nearly 25 years of exploration experience specializing in magmatic nickel-copper sulphide deposits. Most recently, Ms. Tirschmann served for six years as Vice President, Exploration, for Continental Nickel Limited and, prior to this, worked for over eighteen years in various roles including Senior Geologist, International Nickel Sulphide Exploration with Falconbridge Limited (now Glencore Xstrata plc).

North American Nickel CEO, Rick Mark states: "Patti is well known to our team, particularly to our Chief Geologist, John Pattison, as they both worked at Falconbridge. We invited Patti to participate in the three day technical meeting on Maniitsoq in early April and were very impressed with her contributions. Patti will work directly with COO, Neil Richardson, and is already reviewing the data as it relates to drilling at the Imiak Hill Conduit Complex and to the exploration of the regional targets. The Maniitsoq project will benefit from Patti's familiarity with several of the world's most important nickel camps and also from her experience in taking the Ntaka Hill project from an early stage single hole discovery through to the completion of multiple resource estimates on newly discovered zones. We are very pleased to have Patti join our search for nickel sulphide ore bodies at Maniitsoq."

While at Continental Nickel, Ms. Tirschmann assembled and led the exploration team which discovered and delineated a number of new nickel sulphide zones and established several mineral resource estimates at the Ntaka Hill project in Tanzania. During her career with Falconbridge, Ms. Tirschmann was responsible for developing, implementing and supervising exploration programs in the major Canadian nickel belts of Sudbury, Thompson and Raglan and participated in international nickel and copper projects in Norway, Greenland, Alaska, Chile and Australia. She was also responsible for the development and implementation of the company's use of hyperspectral imaging for nickel exploration in the Canadian Arctic. Ms. Tirschmann holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geological Sciences from the University of Manitoba and is a registered P. Geo in the Province of Ontario.

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 approximately 23.9% of NAN.

The Maniitsoq property in Greenland is a Camp scale project comprising 3,601 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 greater than 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

Neil Richardson, Chief Operating Officer

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.
Evan Sleeman
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