CALL ON NEVSUN’S SHAREHOLDERS TO DIVEST FROM SLAVERY

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Dear BlackRock and M&G Investments,

The international community has long been calling on Nevsun Resources Ltd to address the alleged use of forced labor in its Bisha mine, and reconsider its operation in Eritrea. However, Nevsun has made it clear that it will continue to operate, as it either denies instances of forced labor have occurred or claims that it has no responsibility over this aspect of the operations.

In light of this, I believe that BlackRock and M&G Investments, have no viable alternative but to reconsider its position as a shareholder in Nevsun Resources Ltd, who operate the Bisha mine in Eritrea, and withdraw from all investment in Nevsun Resources Ltd.

It is evident that for Nevsun to ensure it is respecting human rights and that forced labor is not taking place in its operations in Eritrea, the company would need to ensure it is not supporting the government’s use of conscript labor from the national service program. However, this is near impossible whilst operating in Eritrea. It is for this reason that I am now addressing you, the major shareholders to withdraw investment.

Sincerely,