VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 7, 2016) - Hard Creek Nickel Corporation (TSX VENTURE:HNC) (the "Company") today announces that pursuant to its Stock Option Plan, approved by the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) and shareholders, the Company will be granting 2,950,000 stock options to certain Consultants, Directors, Officers and Employees, exercisable at $0.05 per share, expiring June 30, 2021.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Hard Creek Nickel Corporation,

Mark Jarvis, President

HARD CREEK NICKEL CORPORATION

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Contact Information:

Hard Creek Nickel Corporation
Mark Jarvis
President
T: 604-681-2300
604-681-2310 (FAX)
E: info@hardcreek.com
W: www.hardcreeknickel.com