TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 20, 2015) - First Nickel Inc. ("First Nickel", "FNI" or the "Corporation") (TSX:FNI) announces that João Carrêlo has resigned from the board of directors, effective immediately.

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.

FNI's shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol FNI.

Contact Information:

First Nickel Inc.
Thomas Boehlert
President & CEO
416 362-7050 x 225
tboehlert@fnimining.com

First Nickel Inc.
Alfred Colas
Vice President & CFO
416-362-7050 x 224
acolas@fnimining.com