Nevsun Resources Ltd.
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Nevsun Resources Ltd.

October 06, 2005 08:00 ET

Nevsun Announces CDN$30 Million 'Bought Deal' Financing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 6, 2005) - Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU)(AMEX:NSU) -

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Nevsun Resources Ltd. ("Nevsun") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement for a "bought deal" financing with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Capital Corporation and including Haywood Securities Inc., Blackmont Capital Inc. and TD Securities Inc. Nevsun will issue 13,350,000 units (the "Units") at CDN$2.25 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of CDN$30,037,500. Each Unit consists of one common share and one-half of one transferable share purchase warrant, each whole warrant exercisable for three years at an exercise price of $3.00 per share. The underwriters have the option to purchase up to an additional 4,428,000 Units at the offering price until 48 hours prior to closing. Nevsun will file a short form prospectus to qualify these securities. The net proceeds from the offering will be used for exploration and development work on Nevsun's properties in Mali and Eritrea and for general corporate purposes.

The offering is scheduled to close on or before October 25, 2005 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The securities being offered have not, nor will they be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent U.S. registration or an applicable exemption from the U.S. registration requirements. This release does not constitute an offer for sale of securities in the United States.

NEVSUN RESOURCES LTD.

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

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