TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 22, 2015) - First Nickel Inc. ("FNI" or the "Company") (TSX:FNI) is pleased to announce that all matters presented for approval at FNI's annual meeting of shareholders held on June 19, 2015, have been duly authorized and approved, as follows:

  1. the election of all management nominees to the Board of Directors of the Company;

  2. the appointment of KPMG LLP ("KPMG") as auditors of the Company for the ensuing year and authorization of the directors to fix KPMG's remuneration; and

  3. the renewal of the Company's Restricted Share Unit Plan.

Detailed voting results were as follows:

(i) Election of directors

Name Shares Voted For % Voted For Shares Withheld
C. David A. Comba 1,091,740,402 99.83% 1,862,905
Thomas M. Boehlert 1,091,782,277 99.83% 1,821,030
William J. Anderson 1,091,276,992 99.79% 2,326,315
Robert F. Whittall 1,091,891,402 99.84% 1,711,905
Russell L. Cranswick 1,091,272,992 99.79% 2,330,315
João P.S. Carrêlo 1,092,185,602 99.87% 1,417,705

(ii) Appointment of auditors

Shares Voted For % Voted For Shares Withheld
1,100,410,059 99.89% 1,228,557

(iii) Renewal of RSU Plan

Shares Voted For % Voted For Shares Voted Against
1,089,273,580 99.79% 2,323,030

About FNI

FNI is a Canadian mining and exploration company. FNI's mission is to be the most dynamic North American emerging base metal mining company in which to work and invest and to be respected in the communities in which it operates. FNI owns and operates the Lockerby Mine in the Sudbury Basin in northern Ontario, which reached full production during 2013.

Contact Information:

First Nickel Inc.
Thomas Boehlert
President & CEO
416 362-7050 x 225

First Nickel Inc.
Paul Davis
VP Exploration
416-362-7050 x 226