VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 16, 2013) - Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU)(NYSE MKT:NSU) (the "Company" or "Nevsun") announces that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders were elected as directors of Nevsun. A total of 80.47% of outstanding shares were voted.

Election of Directors

The five nominees for director listed in Nevsun's management proxy circular were elected as set out in the following table:

Director Vote For % Votes For
R. Stuart Angus 120,897,956 80.60
Clifford T. Davis 149,661,412 99.77
Robert J. Gayton 129,707,579 86.47
Gary E. German 149,245,471 99.49
Gerard E. Munera 149,242,876 99.49

Advance Notice Policy

The Advance Notice Policy of the Company, included as Schedule "C" in Nevsun's management proxy circular was adopted by a 99.78% majority of the votes cast.

About Nevsun Resources Ltd.

Nevsun Resources Ltd. is a Vancouver-based mining company with an operating mine in Eritrea. 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.


Cliff T. Davis, President & Chief Executive Officer

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