Nevsun Resources Ltd.
AMEX : NSU
TSX : NSU

Nevsun Resources Ltd.

May 12, 2006 12:53 ET

Nevsun Completes Cdn$10 Million Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 12, 2006) - Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU)(AMEX:NSU) ("Nevsun") is pleased to announce that it has completed its financing as announced May 10, 2006 to sell to an investor by way of a non-brokered private placement 2,500,000 common shares at a price of $4.00 per share. Nevsun has received approval from all required stock exchanges.

The proceeds from the private placement will be used for working capital.

Forward Looking Statements: The above contains forward looking statements that are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include: changes in world commodity markets, equity markets, costs and supply of materials relevant to the mining industry, change in government and changes to regulations affecting the mining industry. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding plans for proceeds. Although we believe the expectations reflected in our forward looking statements are reasonable, results may vary, and we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.

NEVSUN RESOURCES LTD.

Dr. John A. Clarke, President & Chief Executive Officer

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