VMS Ventures Inc.

VMS Ventures Inc.

July 15, 2013 12:40 ET

North American Nickel Acquiring Additional Ground at the Maniitsoq Ni-Cu-Co & PGE Sulphide Project, Southwest Greenland

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2013) - VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VMS) ("VMS Ventures" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN) ("North American Nickel" or "NAN"), issued a press release this morning announcing that it has been notified by the Greenland Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum that its application to expand mineral exploration licence 2012/28 by 123 square kilometers has been accepted. VMS owns approximately 27.5% of NAN. The release is as follows:

"North American Nickel Inc.is pleased to announce that it has been notified by the Greenland Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum that its application to expand mineral exploration licence 2012/28 by 123 square kilometers has been accepted. The text of the new licence agreement is expected from the Greenland Government shortly. The expansion will bring the total area covered by the project to 5,106 square kilometers.

Licence 2012/28 is one of two contiguous licences that comprise the Maniitsoq project and the expansion consists of the six separate blocks outlined in red on the 2013 land claims map available on our website www.northamericannickel.com. The blocks are contiguous with the Company's current land holdings and they fill gaps in the project area that, until recently, belonged to an exploration company focused on diamond exploration. Many of the blocks contain exposures of norite, the rock type most commonly associated with nickel and copper sulphide mineralization at Maniitsoq. Many of the blocks also contain outcrops of kimberlite dykes.

NAN CEO, Rick Mark, states: "With the acquisition of this new ground, North American Nickel now controls over 90% of the highly prospective Greenland Norite Belt. The Company currently has field crews and a diamond drill rig operating on the project and is drill testing targets throughout the norite belt."

Qualified Person

All technical information in this release has been reviewed by Dr. Mark Fedikow, P.Geo, who is the Qualified Person for the Company and President, North American Nickel Inc."

About VMS Ventures Inc:

VMS Ventures Inc. is focused primarily on acquiring, exploring and developing copper-zinc-gold-silver massive sulphide deposits in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake VMS Belt of Manitoba. The Company's VMS project property portfolio consists of the Reed Copper Project, which is subject to a 70-30 JV with HudBay Minerals and, subject to receipt of required permits, is scheduled for production in Q4-2013, Copper Project, McClarty Lake Project, Sails Lake Project, Puella Bay Project and Morton Lake Project. Outside of the Snow Lake camp, the Company holds massive sulphide prospective properties near the past producing Fox Lake and Ruttan copper-zinc mines, near the communities of Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids in northern Manitoba. These properties are located in the mining friendly province of Manitoba, Canada. The Company also has optioned the Black Creek property in the Sudbury mining camp.

VMS Ventures owns approximately 27.5% of North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN). For more information on North American Nickel Inc., please visit www.northamericannickel.com.

Forward Looking Statement

Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation, statements regarding the costs, plans and schedule to develop the Reed Copper Project, potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events may differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. VMS Ventures Inc. undertakes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements


John Roozendaal, B.Sc., President

VMS Ventures Inc.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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