New Pacific Metals Corp.



Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA â€" March 14, 2006 -- New Pacific Metals Corp. ("NUX") advises that it has arranged a private placement of 4,000,000 Units at $0.40 per Unit. Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one-half of one share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to acquire one additional common share at $0.60 for a period of one year from closing. The $1,600,000 proceeds will be utilized for continuing work on the Kang Dian project and for general operating capital. The placement is subject to regulatory approval.

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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