Nemaska Continues to Report Excellent Width and High-Grade Intersections From its Whabouchi Lithium Project

27 April 2011

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 27, 2011) - Nemaska Exploration Inc. ("Nemaska") or the "Corporation"), (TSX VENTURE:NMX) (OTCBB:NMKEF) (FRANKFURT:NOT) is pleased to report the results from 10 additional holes of its drill program recently completed on its 100% owned Whabouchi project. In total 8,909 metres have been drilled in 43 holes. The results continue to illustrate the high-grade nature of the main mineralized zone and confirm the presence of smaller dykes to the South of the Main zone. Highlights include: 53.5 m at 1.81% Li2O, 39.6 m at 1.56% Li2O, 13.5 m at 1.81% Li2O and 17.0 m at 1.71% Li2O. The results of the initial 22 holes have been released on March 24, April 11 and 20, 2011.

The intersections equal to or greater than 5 m from 10 holes are as follows:

SectionHoleFrom (m)To
Core length
True width
Li2O %
7+75 EWHA-11-9043.860.917.115.01.68
7+75 E70.
8+25 EWHA-11-9160.374.013.711.91.45
8+25 E79.190.911.810.21.02
8+50 EWHA-11-9262.878.315.513.51.81
8+50 EWHA-11-93197.0203.
8+50 E205.7216.510.89.41.93
8+50 EWHA-11-94110.6117.
8+50 E133.0148.
7+50 EWHA-11-95174.3181.
7+50 E184.3194.
5+25 EWHA-11-96206.6264.057.453.31.81
6+50 EWHA-11-97288.6295.
6+50 E309.6316.
6+50 E335.3354.218.914.21.46
4+75 EWHA-11-99158.0163.
4+75 E194.9215.
4+75 E218.2264.045.839.61.56
3+25 EWHA-11-102150.0170.
3+25 E251.7260.

The Company has reported the intersection lengths as well as the best estimates of the true widths given the current understanding of the geology. The drill holes were done at an average azimuth of 330 degrees and a dip of 50 degrees. The pegmatite bands have generally an azimuth of 060 degrees and a South-East dip of 70 degrees to 80 degrees.

All samples have been shipped to the Table Jamésienne de Concertation Minière ("TJCM") in Chibougamau, Quebec, for preparation process: inventory, drying, weigh, crushing, split and pulverization. The pulverized portions were then sent by secured courier to either the laboratory of SGS Mineral Services in Don Mills, Ontario ("SGS"), or to the ALS Chemex facilities in North Vancouver, British-Colombia ("ALS"), for lithium, beryllium and rubidium analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma methods. These laboratories are recognized by the industry and accredited ISO/MEC 17025 by the Standards Council of Canada. In addition to the quality assurance and quality control ("QA/QC") employed by SGS and ALS, Nemaska Exploration develops a rigorous QA/QC protocol for its operators, including the insertion of analytical standard samples, duplicates and coarse silica blanks on a systematic basis. To determine the QC warning, ±2x Std. Dev., and QC failure ±3x Std. Dev. were used. QC results did not highlight any significant analytical bias.

The technical sections of this press release have been prepared by Yvan Bussières, P. Eng and reviewed by Yves Caron, M.Sc., P. Geo., qualified persons as defined in National instrument 43-101.

About Nemaska

Nemaska Exploration Inc. is an exploration and development company with lithium/beryllium properties located in the James Bay region of Quebec. Nemaska is focused on the development of its 100% owned Whabouchi lithium deposit, for which a preliminary economic assessment was filed on January 19, 2011. The Whabouchi deposit is easily accessible year round by either the Route du Nord from Chibougamau (280 km) or the Route de la Baie James from Matagami (380 km) and is located near the Cree community of Nemaska and the Némiscau airport. Nemaska is currently undertaking an initial public offering of its subsidiary Monarques Resources Inc. and expects to be Monarques largest shareholder. Upon completion of a successful IPO, Monarques will hold 100 % of the Lac Levac (about 9,200 hectares), Lac Arques (about 39,470 hectares), and Lac des Montagnes (about 12,740 hectares) properties. These properties are contiguous and cover about 85 km of the Lac des Montagnes polymetallic greenstone belt formation.

The statements herein that are not historical facts are forward‐looking statements. These statements address future events and conditions and so involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ from those currently projected. The Corporation does not assume the obligation to update any forward‐looking statement.

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