TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2009) - Victory Nickel Inc. ("Victory Nickel" or the "Company")(TSX:NI), (www.victorynickel.ca) today announced the appointment of Ms. Alison Sutcliffe to the position of Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Sutcliffe replaces Mr. Robert Wardell who has retired. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Wardell for his invaluable assistance in the creation and management of Victory Nickel.
Ms. Sutcliffe was formerly Controller of Victory Nickel and has international experience in accounting, public sector disclosure and controls. Previously Ms. Sutcliffe served as Controller, Resources at Dundee Corporation. Prior to joining Dundee, Ms. Sutcliffe spent 12 years with Deloitte and Touche in Canada and the UK and seven years with CIBC in Canada and the United States, culminating with the role of Chief Financial Officer with CIBC National Bank.
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 9% of Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM) the third largest landholder in the Sudbury Basin.
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 estimates and/or assumptions in respect of production, revenue, cash flow, costs, economic return, net present value, mine life and financial models, mineral resource estimates, potential mineralization, potential mineral resources, timing of possible production and the Company's development plans and objectives) 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 updated annual information form dated August 18, 2008 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Any forward-looking statement 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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Victory Nickel Inc.
Rene Galipeau or Sean Stokes
(416) 626-0890 (FAX)