Nevsun Receives Strong Support from Shareholders at 2016 AGM

VANCOUVER, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU) (NYSE MKT:NSU) (the "Company" or "Nevsun") is pleased to announce the results of voting at its annual general meeting of shareholders which was held on May 4, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia (the "Meeting").  A total of 75.98% of outstanding shares were voted at the Meeting which showed a high participation of shareholders and evidenced strong support for the election of its nominees as directors and for Nevsun's approach to executive compensation.

Election of Directors
The six nominees for director listed in Nevsun's management proxy circular were elected as set out in the following table:







Director




Votes For

%







R. Stuart Angus




138,058,139

98.31







Ian R. Ashby




138,866,574

98.88







Clifford T. Davis




139,382,628

99.25







Robert J. Gayton




133,887,230

95.34







Gary E. German




137,076,508

97.61







Gerard E. Munera




137,232,580

97.72

Say on Pay Advisory Vote
Nevsun's approach to executive compensation (say on pay) was accepted by a 97.62% majority of the votes cast at the Meeting and shows its shareholders are confident in Nevsun's approach to executive compensation. The primary objective of the Company's compensation program, including the executive compensation program, is to attract and retain qualified employees that fit in with the Nevsun corporate culture in order to achieve its corporate objectives and increase shareholder value and to promote greater alignment of interests between its executive officers and shareholders.

Appointment of Auditors
KPMG LLP was appointed as auditors of the Company and the directors of the Company were authorized to fix the remuneration of the auditors by a 98.32% majority of the votes cast.

About Nevsun Resources Ltd.
Nevsun Resources Ltd. is the 60% owner of the high grade Bisha Mine in Eritrea.  Bisha has over 9 years of reserve life, generating revenue from both copper and zinc concentrates containing gold and silver by-products.  Nevsun has a strong balance sheet with over US$300 million in cash, no debt and pays a peer leading quarterly dividend. Nevsun is well positioned to grow shareholder value through exploration at Bisha and acquisition of additional mining assets.

NEVSUN RESOURCES LTD.

"Cliff T. Davis"

Cliff T. Davis
President & Chief Executive Officer

SOURCE Nevsun Resources Ltd.

For further information: Kin Communications, Tel: 604 684 6730, Toll free: 1 866 684 6730, Email: nsu@kincommunications.com, Website: www.nevsun.com


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