Hard Creek Nickel Announces Completion of 2:1 Share Consolidation and Change of Name to GIGA Metals Corporation

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hard Creek Nickel Corporation (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, effective on August 28, 2017, the Company has completed its previously announced capital consolidation and name change.  After giving effect to the two old for one new share consolidation, there will now be 21,537,348 shares outstanding.

Effective at the opening August 28, 2017, the common shares of GIGA Metals Corporation will commence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “GIGA” and the common shares of Hard Creek Nickel Corporation will be delisted.  The new CUSIP number will be 37518K102.  The Company is classified as a “Mineral Exploration Development” company.

About GIGA Metals Corporation

GIGA Metals Corporation (TSX-V:GIGA) is a minerals company focused on nickel, cobalt, and other integral raw materials used in electric vehicles and battery energy storage markets.  The Company’s Turnagain project, located in north central British Columbia, represents a significant nickel-cobalt resource and serves as a core project for the Company’s battery metals focus. 

“Mark Jarvis”

MARK JARVIS, President

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