Victory Nickel Inc.
TSX : NI

Victory Nickel Inc.

August 17, 2009 20:02 ET

Victory Nickel Announces Successful Rights Offering To Shareholders

Fully subscribed offering generates gross proceeds of $3.9 million

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2009) - Victory Nickel Inc. ("Victory Nickel" or the "Company") (TSX:NI) today announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced rights offering. The rights offering was fully subscribed, generating gross proceeds of approximately $3.9 million.

Pursuant to the rights offering the Company will issue 65,489,952 units (each, a "Unit"); each Unit comprises one Common Share and one half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole Common Share purchase warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share at a price of $0.12 during the 12 month period beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Toronto time) on August 18, 2010 and ending at 4:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on August 18, 2011.

Including the additional subscription privilege, a total of 111,933,989 Units were subscribed for, which exceeded the maximum number of Units issuable of 65,489,952 by 46,444,037, or 71%.

"We are very pleased with the outcome of the rights offering, and would like to thank all of our loyal shareholders for their continued support of Victory Nickel," said Vice-Chairman and CEO Rene Galipeau. "This financing will allow the Company to continue to advance its nickel projects."

About Victory Nickel

Victory Nickel Inc. is a Canadian company with four sulphide nickel deposits containing significant 43-101-compliant nickel resources. Victory Nickel is focused on becoming a mid-tier nickel producer by developing its existing properties, Minago, Mel and Lynn Lake in Manitoba, and Lac Rocher in northwestern Quebec, and by evaluating opportunities to expand its nickel asset base. Victory Nickel also owns approximately 6% of Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM) the third largest landholder in the Sudbury Basin.

For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.victorynickel.ca. Should you wish to receive Company news via email, please email catarina@chfir.com and specify "Victory Nickel" in the subject line.

Forward-Looking Information: This news release contains forward-looking information. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding the listing of the Common Shares underlying the Units and the Warrants, the amount and use of the proceeds raised from the Offering, the Company's development plans and objectives, estimates and/or assumptions in respect of production, revenue, cash flow, costs, economic return, and net present value) constitute forward-looking information. This forward-looking information reflects the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. Forward-looking information is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking information, and even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on the Company. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things: uncertainty of estimates of capital and operating costs, production estimates and estimated economic return; the possibility that actual circumstances will differ from estimates and assumptions; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future; failure to establish estimated mineral resources; fluctuations in commodity prices and currency exchange rates; inflation; recoveries being less than those indicated by the testwork carried out to date (there can be no assurance that recoveries in small scale laboratory tests will be duplicated in large tests under on-site conditions or during production); changes in equity markets; operating performance of facilities; environmental and safety risks; delays in obtaining or failure to obtain necessary permits and approvals from government authorities; unavailability of plant, equipment or labour; inability to retain key management and personnel; changes to regulations or policies affecting the Company's activities; the uncertainties involved in interpreting geological data; and the other risks disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's annual information form dated March 31, 2009 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking information are reasonable, forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such information due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

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