Hard Creek Nickel Corporation
TSX : HNC
FRANKFURT : BRR

Hard Creek Nickel Corporation

July 13, 2011 16:37 ET

Hard Creek Nickel Corporation: Stock Options Granted

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2011) - Hard Creek Nickel Corporation (TSX:HNC)(FRANKFURT:BRR)(WKN-AOB6ST) (the "Company") today announces that pursuant to its Stock Option Plan, approved by the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Company will be granting 150,000 stock options to certain Consultants, Directors, Officers and Employees, exercisable at $0.42 per share, expiring July 11, 2016.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

"Mark Jarvis"

MARK JARVIS, President
HARD CREEK NICKEL CORPORATION

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