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 August 29, 2012
Nickel North Exploration Corp. Announces Granting Of Stock Options

 Vancouver, British Columbia, August 29, 2012 -- Nickel North Exploration Corp. (TSX.V: NNX) ("Nickel North" or the "Company") announces that on August 27, 2012, it granted an aggregate of 2,700,000 stock options to its directors, officers, and consultants for the purchase of up to 2,700,000 common shares of the Company pursuant to its stock option plan. Each stock option is exercisable for a period of 5 years at a price of $0.20 per common share.

About Nickel North Exploration Corp.

Nickel North is a Canadian based explorer focused on defining a Ni-Cu-PGM resource at our Hawk Ridge Project in Northern Quebec. The board of directors, advisor committee and management team are experienced mine finders. The Hawk Ridge Property, with an option to earn 100% control, is a 50 km belt of Ni-Cu-PGM deposits over 18,000 hectares. The project is located on tidewater. Over 23,000 meters of drilling to date has defined four zones of known mineralization. Quebec is a mining friendly jurisdiction. Nickel North is conscientious corporate citizen, maintains good relations with first nations, and is committed to sustainable development. For more information on the company, please visit www.nickelnorthexploration.com.


"Min Kuang"

Min Kuang, Chief Financial Officer and Director

For further information concerning this news release, please contact:

Anthony Srdanovic, Vice President of Corporate Development

Telephone: (604) 609-6182

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