Nevsun Appoints New Executive

Nevsun Appoints New Executive 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/13 -- Nevsun
Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU)(NYSE MKT:NSU) ("Nevsun") is pleased to
announce it has hired another senior executive to augment its team.
Fausto Taddei has joined the Company as its Chief Financial Officer.  
CEO Cliff Davis commented: "Nevsun has in recent months been building
its management team and Mr. Taddei provides additional depth to our
operations and capacity for future growth."  
Mr. Taddei is an experienced financial executive with twenty-five
years of public company experience and several years in the mining
industry. He was most recently the chief financial officer of Aura
Minerals Inc. and prior to that the CFO of Western Canadian Coal
Corp. In those capacities he has been involved in the copper, gold
and bulk commodities business, with multiple mining operations,
responsible for financing, treasury functions, off-take arrangements,
tax planning and public company reporting matters.  
We welcome Fausto to the Nevsun team. 
Peter Hardie will be continuing with Nevsun as Vice President
Forward Looking Statements 
The above contains forward-looking statements regarding the future
responsibilities of Mr. Taddei and acquisition plans for the Company.
Forward-looking statements are frequently, but not always, identified
by words such as "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "intends",
"estimated", "potential", "possible" and similar expressions, or
statements that events, conditions or results "will", "may", "could"
or "should" occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements are
statements about the future and are inherently uncertain, and actual
achievements of the Company or other future events or conditions may
differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking
statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other
factors, including, without limitation, those described in the
Management Discussion and Analysis of the Company. The Company's
forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, expectations and
opinions of management on the date the statements are made and the
Company assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking
statements in the future. For the reasons set forth above, investors
should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. 
Please see the Company's Annual Information Form for the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2011 and the Company's Management Discussion and
Analysis for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 for a more complete
discussion of the risk factors associated with our business. 
About Nevsun Resources Ltd. 
Nevsun Resources Ltd. is a Vancouver-based mining company with an
operating mine in Eritrea. Nevsun's 60%-owned Bisha Mine commenced
gold production in February 2011 and is scheduled to transition to
copper/gold production in 2013. Management expects the Bisha Mine
will rank as one of the highest grade open pit base metal deposits in
the world. 
Cliff T. Davis, President & Chief Executive Officer
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