Nevsun Resources Ltd.

11:05 AM EST - Nevsun Resources Ltd. : Announced Friday that Zijin Mining Group has acquired an aggregate number of 276,820,575 common shares of Nevsun Resources Ltd. representing approximately 89.37% of all issued and outstanding common shares of Nevsun have been deposited and not withdrawn under the offer to purchase all of the Nevsun Shares for $6.00 per Nevsun Share satisfying the minimum tender requirements under Canadian securities laws. Zijin thanks all the shareholders who have tendered their shares for their overwhelming support of the Offer. Nevsun Resources Ltd. shares T.NSU are trading up $0.05 at $6.00.