Re: News Release - Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Gerry Bilodeau Appointed as Vice President Operations
News Release No. 2008-05
April 29, 2008 - Toronto, Ontario - First Nickel Inc. (FNI-TSX) is
pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gerry Bilodeau as Vice
President - Operations, effective immediately. Mr. Bilodeau joined
First Nickel as the General Manager - Sudbury Operations in March 2007.
In addition to Mr. Bilodeau's strong Leadership capabilities, he has
many years of senior operations management experience with
Falconbridge/Noranda, most notably as Mining Manager at the Kidd Mine D
Project in Timmins and as Project Superintendent during development and
construction at Falconbridge's remote Raglan Project in northern
Quebec. He is experienced in all phases of underground mine operations
and has a proven track record in managing development and construction
projects and the building of effective operating and project teams.
President and CEO, William Anderson states: "This appointment reflects
the senior leadership role Mr. Bilodeau has undertaken in building our
Lockerby operation and developing a strong operating and technical
group. Over the last year, Mr. Bilodeau, with the support of our team
at Lockerby, has dramatically improved production and performance at
the mine. First Nickel sees a solid future for the Lockerby Mine and
is working on new development opportunities where Mr. Bilodeau's
contribution as a member of the Executive Management Team will be
invaluable in meeting the challenge and attaining the Company goals."
First Nickel is a Canadian mining and exploration company. Its current
activities are primarily focused on the Sudbury Basin in northern
Ontario, the location of the company's producing property (the Lockerby
Mine) and four of its exploration properties. First Nickel also has
two exploration properties in the Timmins region of northern Ontario.
First Nickel's shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol FNI.
This news release may contain forward-looking statements, which are
subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. A number of
factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the
results discussed in such statements, and there is no assurance that
actual results will be consistent with them. Such forward-looking
statements are made as at the date of this news release, and the
company assumes no obligation to update or revise them, either publicly
or otherwise, to reflect new events, information or circumstances.
For further information contact:
First Nickel Inc.
William Anderson, President & CEO
Telephone: (416) 362-7050
Fax: (416) 362-9050
Forbes West, Investor Relations Advisor
416-203-2200 / 1-888-655-5532 / email@example.com
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