Hard Creek Nickel Corporation
TSX VENTURE : HNC

Hard Creek Nickel Corporation

July 07, 2008 11:51 ET

Lyle Davis Appointed Chairman of Hard Creek Nickel

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Mark Jarvis, President of Hard Creek Nickel Corporation (TSX VENTURE:HNC), today announced that Lyle Davis, a director of the Company, has agreed to serve as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Hard Creek Nickel Corporation. Mr. Jarvis has resigned as Chairman but continues as President, CEO and a director of the Company.

"As a Board we decided that, in accordance with modern corporate governance principles, the functions of Chairman and CEO should be separated," said Mr. Jarvis. "I am delighted that Mr. Davis has agreed to serve in this capacity. As a member of the Board and as Chairman of the Audit Committee, he has consistently demonstrated sound judgment, objectivity, and a commitment to the interests of the shareholders."

"I look forward to the challenges of this new role," said Mr. Davis. "I believe our Company has a strong management team that is dedicated to advancing the development of our core asset, the Turnagain Nickel project. I anticipate an interesting year ahead as management takes the project to the next level."

MARK JARVIS, President

HARD CREEK NICKEL CORPORATION

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