VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2014) - North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN)(OTCBB:WSCRF)(CUSIP:65704T 108) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. John Sabine as non-executive Chairman of the Board and additional Director of the Company.

Mr. John Sabine is Senior Counsel to Bennett Jones LLP and has formerly served as a partner of several other leading Canadian law firms. Mr. Sabine is widely recognized as one of Canada's leading corporate, mining and securities lawyer and has over 40 years of legal expertise in mining, corporate reorganizations, securities, financings and mergers and acquisitions.

In addition to advising public companies and investment banks, Mr. Sabine has served as a director of a number of public and private companies. He is currently a director of Seabridge Gold and Algold Resources, listed on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange, respectively and Uranium One. Mr. Sabine holds an LLB. and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

NAN President and Interim CEO, Mark Fedikow, commented: "This is a very encouraging and strategic step for the growth of North American Nickel. As our company develops, a greater importance will be placed on the experience and knowledge of our Corporate, Management and Technical Teams. Mr. Sabine will make a great addition to our team and we look forward to working with him and being guided by his expertise in the coming months.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Douglas Ford for his great work, efforts and leadership during this interim period for the Company. With Mr. Sabine's appointment, Mr. Ford has resigned as non-executive Chairman and will remain with the Company as an independent director."

About North American Nickel

North American Nickel is a mineral exploration company with 100% owned properties in Maniitsoq, Greenland and Sudbury, Ontario.

The Maniitsoq property in Greenland is a Camp scale project comprising 3,601 square km covering numerous high-grade nickel-copper sulphide occurrences associated with norite and other mafic-ultramafic intrusions of the Greenland Norite Belt (GNB). The >75km-long belt is situated along, and near, the southwest coast of Greenland, which is pack ice free year round.

The Post Creek/Halcyon property in Sudbury is strategically located adjacent to the past producing Podolsky copper-nickel-platinum group metal deposit of KGHM International Ltd. The property lies along the extension of the Whistle Offset dyke structure. Such geological structures host major Ni-Cu-PGM deposits and producing mines within the Sudbury Camp.

Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and as that term defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbours created thereby. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from the expected results.


John Roozendaal, Director, North American Nickel Inc.

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

Contact Information:
North American Nickel Inc.
Jaclyn Ruptash
Corporate Communications
604-986-2020 or Toll free: 1-866-816-0118

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