Power Nickel Continues Extension of Mineralization at Nisk and Readies for New Fully Funded 5000 Metre Drill Program in Q2

PN-21-001 - 12.4 Metres 0.82% Ni, 0.36% Cu, 0.09% Co, 0.69gPd, 0.14g Pt
PN-21-004 - 3.6 Metres 1.05% Ni, 0.35% Cu, 0.07% Co, 1.08gPd, 0.28g Pt

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / March 30, 2022 / Power Nickel Inc. (the "Company" or "Power Nickel") (TSX-V: PNPN, OTCBB: CMETF, Frankfurt IVVI) and Critical Elements Lithium Corporation ("Critical Elements") (TSX- V:CRE)(USOTCQX:CRECF)(FSE:F12) are pleased to announce results from the third and final set of drill holes from its recent drill program at its "NISK" Nickel Sulphate project near James Bay. These drill results confirm the presence of high-grade Nickel Mineralization in the eastern and central deep portions of the Nisk Main mineralized lens. In addition to the historic and previously released assays, these new results (PN-21-001 and PN-21-004) continue to demonstrate a good grade and thickness continuity.
(Current holes are in Bold in Table below)

* UTM NAD83, Zone 18N

** True widths are estimated to be 70 to 90% of core length

The illustration below details the current location of drill holes covered in this release, as well asthe previous releases dated March 1 and March 14, 2022.
"These results are another positive indication that Nisk is a very exciting Nickel Sulphate discovery. Our objectives in this initial drill program conducted by Power Nickel were to produce enough drilling to allow us to establish a new NI 43-101 compliant resource to confirmand replace the historical resource, and to extend the known Nickel mineralization. We believewe have established the latter and expect to be able to deliver a NI 43-101 compliant MineralResource Estimate in Q2. Further, these results have made us confident enough to commenceexecution of an additional fully funded 5,000-meter drill program which we would expect to startlater in Q2 after breakup.", commented Power Nickel's CEO Terry Lynch.

The existing resource estimates at the Nisk project are of historic nature and the Company'sgeology team has not completed sufficient work to confirm a NI 43-101 compliant mineralresource. Therefore, caution is appropriate since these historic estimates cannot, and should notbe relied on. For merely informational purposes see Table 1.

Table-1: Historical Resource Estimate figures for respective confidence categories at theNISK-1 deposit, After RSW Inc 2009: Resource Estimate for the NISK-1 Deposit, LacLevac Property, Nemiscau, Québec.
The information regarding the NISK-1 deposit was derived from the technical report titled "Resource Estimate for the NISK-1 Deposit, Lac Levac Property, Nemiscau, Québec" dated December 2009. The key assumptions, parameters and methods used to prepare the mineral resource estimates described above are set out in the technical report.

The 3D geological model developed by 3DGeo Solution Inc. ("3DGS") identified a prospectiveset of targets that the Company feels will give the best potential to expand the Nisk historicaldeposit. The image below is a view of the mineralization projected from the surface of the areawe refer to as Nisk Main.
"Nisk has four distinct target areas covering over 7 Kilometres of strike length. Our focus thisround was on the Nisk Main target. Historically, we know globally these types of depositstypically have multiple pods. We are encouraged by what we see on Nisk Main and feel we cancontinue to build commercial tonnage there but we are also looking forward to exploring NiskWest and the two wildcat targets in subsequent drilling in Q2", commented Power Nickel's CEO Terry Lynch.
ABOUT NISK

Nisk is located south of James Bay as illustrated in the area map below. This region is the site ofa number of mining projects and improving infrastructure.
Nisk has historically had some very high-grade Nickel intercepts as shown below. The Grade-Thickness iso-contours are representative of the nickel distribution only.
Analysis and QAQC Procedures

All samples were submitted to and analyzed at ALS Global ("ALS"), an independent commerciallaboratory located in Val-d'Or, Québec for both the sample preparation and assaying. ALS is acommercial laboratory independent of Power Nickel with no interest in the Project. ALS is anISO 9001 and 17025 certified and accredited laboratory. Samples submitted through ALS are runthrough standard preparation methods and analyzed using ME-ICP61a (33 element Suite; 0.4gsample; Intermediate Level Four Acid Digestion) and PGM-ICP27 (Pt, Pd, and Au; 30g fireassay and ICP-AES Finish) methods. ALS also undertake its own internal coarse and pulpduplicate analysis to ensure proper sample preparation and equipment calibration.

Power Nickel's QA/QC program includes the regular insertion of CRM standards, duplicates,and blanks into the sample stream with a stringent review of all results. Historic holes wereassayed by various accredited laboratories.

About Power Nickel Inc.

Power Nickel is a Canadian junior exploration company focusing on high-potential copper, gold,and battery metal prospects in Canada and Chile.

On February 1, 2021, Power Nickel (then called Chilean Metals) completed the acquisition of itsoption to acquire up to 80% of the Nisk project from Critical Elements Lithium Corp.(CRE:TSXV)

The NISK property comprises a large land position (20 kilometers of strike length) withnumerous high-grade intercepts. Power Nickel, formerly Chilean Metals is focused onconfirming and expanding its current high-grade nickel-copper PGE mineralization historicalresource by preparing a new Mineral Resource Estimate in accordance with NI 43-101,identifying additional high-grade mineralization, and developing a process to potentially producenickel sulphates responsibly for batteries to be used in the electric vehicles industry.

Power Nickel (then called Chilean Metals) announced on June 8th, 2021 that an agreement hasbeen made to complete the 100% acquisition of its Golden Ivan project in the heart of the GoldenTriangle. The Golden Triangle has reported mineral resources (past production and currentresources) in total of 67 million ounces of gold, 569 million ounces of silver and 27 billionpounds of copper. This property hosts two known mineral showings (gold ore and magee), and aportion of the past-producing Silverado mine, which was reportedly exploited between 1921 and1939. These mineral showings are described to be Polymetallic veins that contain quantities ofsilver, lead, zinc, plus/minus gold, and plus/minus copper.

Power Nickel is 100-per-cent owner of five properties comprising over 50,000 acres strategicallylocated in the prolific iron-oxide-copper-gold belt of northern Chile. It also owns a 3-per-centNSR royalty interest on any future production from the Copaquire copper-molybdenum deposit,recently sold to a subsidiary of Teck resources Inc. Under the terms of the sale agreement, Teckhas the right to acquire one-third of the 3-per-cent NSR for $3-million at any time. TheCopaquire property borders Teck's producing Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile's firstregion.

About Critical Elements Lithium Corporation

Critical Elements aspires to become a large, responsible supplier of lithium to the flourishingelectric vehicle and energy storage system industries. To this end, Critical Elements is advancingthe wholly-owned, high-purity Rose lithium project in Quebec. Rose is the Corporation's firstlithium project to be advanced within a land portfolio of over 700 square kilometers. In 2017,Critical Elements completed a feasibility study on Rose for the production of spodumeneconcentrate. The internal rate of return for the project is estimated at 34.9% after-tax, with a netpresent value estimated at C$726 million at an 8% discount rate. In Critical Elements' view,Quebec is strategically well-positioned for US and EU markets and boasts good infrastructureincluding a low-cost, low-carbon power grid featuring 93% hydroelectricity. The project hasreceived approval from the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change on therecommendation of the Joint Assessment Committee, comprised of representatives from theImpact Assessment Agency of Canada and the Cree Nation Government; Critical Elements isworking to obtain similar approval under the Quebec environmental assessment process. CriticalElements also has a good, formalized relationship with the Cree Nation.

For further information on Power Nickel Inc., please contact:

Mr. Terry Lynch, CEO
647-448-8044
terry@powernickel.com

For further information, readers are encouraged to contact:

Power Nickel Inc.
The Canadian Venture Building
82 Richmond St East, Suite 202
Toronto, ON

For further information on Critical Elements, please contact:

Patrick Laperrière
Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Development
514-817-1119
plaperriere@cecorp.ca
www.cecorp.ca

or

Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, P. Géo.
Chief Executive Officer
819-354-5146
jslavallee@cecorp.ca
www.cecorp.ca

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Terry Lynch & CEO terry@powernickel.com

Qualified Person

Kenneth Williamson, Géo (OGQ #1490), M.Sc., Senior Consulting Geologist, and MatthewDeGasperis, Géo (OGQ #2261), B.Sc., Consulting Geologist, from 3DGeo Solution Inc. are theindependent qualified persons pursuant to the requirements of NI 43-101, and have reviewed andapproved the technical content of this press release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statement

This news release may contain certain statements that may be deemed "forward-lookingstatements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, that addressevents or developments that PNPN expects to occur, including details related to the proposedspin-out transactions, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statementsthat are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects","plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similarexpressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur.Forward-looking statements in this document include statements regarding current and futureexploration programs, activities, and results. Although PNPN believes the expectationsexpressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, suchstatements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially fromthose in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differmaterially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation andexploration success, continued availability of capital and financing, inability to obtain requiredregulatory or governmental approvals, and general economic, market or business conditions.Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance andactual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-lookingstatements. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that termis defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy oraccuracy of this release.

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