Nevsun Resources Ltd.
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TSX : NSU

Nevsun Resources Ltd.

October 25, 2005 09:15 ET

Nevsun Completes 'Bought Deal' Financing of CDN$40,000,500

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 25, 2005) -

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Nevsun Resources Ltd. ("Nevsun") (TSX:NSU)(AMEX:NSU) is pleased to announce that it has completed its financing by way of short form prospectus as announced on October 6 and October 19, 2005. The financing was conducted through a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Capital Corporation and including Blackmont Capital Inc., Haywood Securities Inc. and TD Securities Inc. (the "Underwriters"). Under the financing Nevsun issued 17,778,000 Units at a price of $2.25 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of $40,000,500. 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 warrants will commence trading at the opening of the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the symbol NSU.WT.A. The Underwriters were paid a cash commission of 6.0% of the gross proceeds.

The securities being offered have not been, 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 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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