Nevsun Resources Ltd.
AMEX : NSU
TSX : NSU

Nevsun Resources Ltd.

October 31, 2006 11:29 ET

Nevsun Completes Cdn$30,000,000 "Bought Deal" Financing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 31, 2006) -

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Nevsun Resources Ltd. ("Nevsun") (TSX:NSU)(AMEX:NSU) is pleased to announce that it has completed its "bought deal" private placement financing as announced on October 18, 2006. The financing was conducted through a syndicate of underwriters comprised of Haywood Securities Inc. and Canaccord Capital Corporation (the "Underwriters"). The Underwriters exercised the over-allotment option in full and Nevsun issued 10,000,000 Units at Cdn$3.00 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of Cdn$30,000,000. Each Unit consists of one common share and one-half of one transferable share purchase warrant, each whole warrant exercisable for 36 months at a price of Cdn$4.00 per share. The warrants will not be listed on any stock exchange. If the volume weighted average closing price of Nevsun's common shares on the TSX exceed Cdn$5.00 for ten consecutive trading days, Nevsun may give notice to the holders of the warrants that the warrants will expire if not exercised within 30 days.

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 such registration or an applicable exemption from such 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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