Nevsun Releases 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Nevsun Releases 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Report 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 -- Nevsun
Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU)(NYSE MKT:NSU) (Nevsun or the Company) today
announces the release of its 2012 corporate social responsibility
report. 
Highlights of the Report 


 
--  Safety record: zero accidents and zero harm; 
    
--  Employees: fair treatment, benefits, satisfaction, training centre,
    human rights; 
    
--  Government and government related remittances: $358 million; 
    
--  Environment: land remediation efforts, biodiversity, water, waste,
    hazardous materials, mine closure planning; 
    
--  Community: local purchasing and local employment.  

 
To view the report, please visit
http://www.nevsun.com/responsibility/reporting/. 
"Over the past several years, Nevsun and the Government of Eritrea
have partnered to make the Bisha Mine a local and national success
story. The corporate social responsibility report outlines our
commitment to enhancing the lives of local Eritreans through
meaningful employment and business opportunities. We are accountable
to ensure that the Bisha Mine be managed in a safe and responsible
manner that respects the interests of the local communities, workers,
national governance, stakeholders, and the natural environment. Our
desire to maintain a long term social license to operate a profitable
business enables a win-win for our host communities and for our
investors," said Cliff Davis, President & CEO of Nevsun. 
The report was written and released under the Global Reporting
Initiative's G3.1 guidelines and self-declaring Application Level C.  
Forward Looking Statements 
The 2012 corporate social responsibility report contains
forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the
meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995, and applicable Canadian securities laws. 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
concern
ing the Company's current beliefs, plans and expectations
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, the risks that: (i) any of
the assumptions in the historical resource estimates turn out to be
incorrect, incomplete, or flawed in any respect; (ii) the
methodologies and models used to prepare the resource and reserve
estimates either underestimate or overestimate the resources or
reserves due to hidden or unknown conditions, (iii) the mine
operations are disrupted or suspended due to acts of god, internal
conflicts in the country of Eritrea, unforeseen government actions or
other events; (iv) the Company experiences the loss of key personnel;
(v) the Company's mine operations are adversely affected by other
political or military, or terrorist activities; (vi) the Company
becomes involved in any material disputes with any of its key
business partners, lenders, suppliers or customers; (vii) the Company
is subjected to any hostile takeover or other unsolicited attempts to
acquire control of the Company; (viii) the Company is subject to any
adverse ruling in any of the pending litigation to which it is a
party; or (ix) the Company incurs unanticipated costs as a result of
the transition from the oxide phase of the Bisha mining operations to
the copper phase in 2013. Other risks are more fully described in the
Company's most recent Management Discussion and Analysis, which is
incorporated herein by reference. 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, except as required by law. For the reasons set forth
above, investors should not place undue reliance on the Company's
forward-looking statements. 
Please see the Company's Annual Information Form for the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2012 and the Company's Management Discussion and
Analysis for the year ended December 31, 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. 
NEVSUN RESOURCES LTD. 
Cliff T. Davis, President & Chief Executive Officer
Contacts:
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