New Pacific Metals Corp.



Press Release

VANCOUVER, British Columbia â€" August 11, 2006 â€" New Pacific Metals Corp. ("New Pacific") welcomes Mr. Lou Duarte of Vancouver as an independent member of the Board of Directors of New Pacific.

Mr. Lou Duarte has over twenty years of management and financial experience in the mining industry in various parts of the world, including Canada, China, the Ivory Coast, West Africa and Brazil. Mr. Duarte has acted as principal, director and CEO of various public mining companies and many mineral limited partnerships involved in funding public mining companies, in which over $50 million was raised through various offerings.

Mr. Duarte holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, and a M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia. Furthermore, Mr. Duarte is a member of the Certificate Management Accountants of British Columbia.

Mr. Myles Gao and Mr. Yikang Liu tendered their resignation from the Board on July 31, 2006, with immediate effect, the Board has accepted their resignation. New Pacific thanks Mr. Gao and Mr. Liu for their service and great contribution, and wishes them well in their future endeavors.

Ms Flora Lo has been appointed corporate secretary of the Company. Ms Lo has over eight years of legal experience. Ms Lo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Economics, and a Master of Laws specialized in commercial and corporate law from the University of London in England. Ms Lo is a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong and England & Wales.

For Further Information:
New Pacific Metals Corp.
Rui Feng, President & Director
Cathy Fong, VP Corporate Development
Phone: +1 (604) 633-1368
Fax: +1 (604) 669-9387

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