MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 2, 2015) - Nearctic Nickel Mines Inc. the "Company" announces that its indirect Quebec subsidiary, Ungava Mineral Exploration Inc., UMEI, has recently commenced an action for damages against the Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. The action concerns the taking of three territories from the Expo Ungava Property in 2008 by the Ministry to create three mining leases issued to Canadian Royalties Inc. It also concerns repeated failures by the Ministry to correct the three leases to recognize and document UMEI's undivided 30% interest therein, as well as damages for numerous other faults. The Motion to Institute Proceedings in Damages will be filed as a Schedule to the Material Change Report to be filed in connection with this Press Release.

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