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New Pacific Metals Confirms Final Take up Figures for Shares of Tagish Lake Gold

Vancouver, British Columbia (October 7, 2010) â€" New Pacific Metals Corp. (TSXV: "NUX.V") ("New Pacific"), announces that, pursuant to its recently expired take-over bid (the "Share Offer") for all of the outstanding common shares ("Tagish Shares") and the offer to purchase all of the secured debt and the unsecured debt of Tagish Lake Gold Corp. ("Tagish Lake"), New Pacific, in total, took up (or already owned) 114,101,236 Tagish Shares, representing approximately 79.8% of the issued and outstanding Tagish Shares. The final take up figures have varied slightly from New Pacific's news release of September 30, 2010 as there were irregularities to a few deposited Notices of Guaranteed Delivery.

New Pacific has issued an aggregate of 15,252,657 New Pacific shares to the former Tagish Lake shareholders who tendered to the Share Offer and elected to receive all or part of the consideration in common shares of New Pacific. New Pacific now has a total of 45,282,488 outstanding common shares, of which approximately 29.4% are held by former Tagish Lake shareholders.

About New Pacific Metals

New Pacific is engaged in the exploration and development of mineral resources and gold-poly-metallic projects in China and other jurisdictions. New Pacific has extensive experience in implementing high grade resource development projects. For more information about New Pacific, visit the company's website at www.newpacificmetals.com.


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New Pacific Metals Corp.
Investor Relations
Phone: +1 (604) 633-1368
Fax: +1 (604) 669-9387
Email: info@newpacificmetals.com
Website: www.newpacificmetals.com

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