International Nickel Ventures Announces the Appointment of Ann Gibbs as Director of Investor Relations

TORONTO, ON — October 3, 2007 — International Nickel Ventures (“INV”) (INV: TSX) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Gibbs as Director of Investor Relations.

Ann Gibbs brings 15 years of corporate communications experience and has focused on investor relations activity in the mining sector for the past six years. In this capacity, she has established relationships with the mining-focused investment community. Most recently, Ann served the Investor Relations function for Frontera Copper Corporation.

“The addition of Ann to our team will enhance and expand our communications reach in the investment community as we demonstrate the importance of communication to both support and increase shareholder interests,” says Robert Bell, President and CEO International Nickel Ventures. “This latest key announcement represents the progress of an aggressive corporate strategy for International Nickel Ventures. We expect that communications will become increasingly active as we continue to unfold our development plans.”

Ann Gibbs replaces David Constable who continues in his capacity as Vice President, Investor Relations for FNX Mining Company.

“On behalf of the Board and Management, I want to express sincere appreciation for Dave Constable’s support and contribution to INV. Dave established a solid foundation of investor interest which has cast INV in a favorable position in the investment community.”

About International Nickel Ventures

INV is a Canadian mineral resource company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of nickel projects in Brazil. Its primary asset is an option to acquire, with 73% partner and operator, Teck Cominco, a 75% interest in two advanced-stage nickel laterite deposits, Santa Fé and Iporá, in the Goiás nickel camp of Brazil. In addition, INV has a 100% ownership in an extensive land package of prospective nickel properties in Goiás, Para and Tocantins State.