New Pacific Announces the Appointment of New Vice President, Corporate Development, Project Manager, and Grant of Options

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – April 23, 2019 - New Pacific Metals Corp. (“New Pacific” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:NUAG) (OTCQX:NUPMF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert Cinits as  Vice President, Corporate Development of the Company and Mr. David Turner as Project Manager effective April 22, 2019.

Mr. Cinits has over 30 years of experience in the mineral resources industry with an extensive background in corporate development, M&A, exploration, project development, QA/QC, engineering studies, and NI 43-101 reports.  Prior to joining New Pacific, Mr. Cinits held the positions of Chief Operating Officer with Mason Resources Corp. and Vice President, Corporate Development with Entrée Resources Ltd.  Mr. Cinits received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from University of Toronto.  Mr. Cinits is also a P.Geo registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia.

Mr. David Turner has over 25 years experience in the mineral resources industry with a focus on precious metals exploration in Latin America.  After starting his career with BHP, Mr. Turner has gained progressive experience in managing exploration programs and operations, from grassroots to large-scale drilling campaigns in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Nevada.  Prior to joining New Pacific, Mr. Turner was Country Manager for Oro Verde Limited in Nicaragua.  Mr. Turner, fluent in both English and Spanish, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Colorado State University.

Stock Option Grants

The Company's Board of Directors has authorized and approved a grant of 100,000 incentive stock options (the "Stock Options") each to Mr. Cinits and Mr. Turner.  The stock options are exercisable at a price of $2.30 per share, being the closing price of the Company’s shares on the TSX Venture Exchange on April 22, 2019, for a period of five years from the date of grant.  The options are subject to the terms of the Stock Option Plan and the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

ABOUT NEW PACIFIC

New Pacific is a Canadian exploration and development company which owns the Silver Sand Project in the Potosí Department of Bolivia, the Tagish Lake gold project in Yukon, Canada and the RZY Project in Qinghai Province, China.  Its largest shareholders are Silvercorp Metals Inc., and Pan American Silver Corp., one of the world's largest primary silver producers, which operates six mines, including the San Vicente mine located in the Potosí Department of Bolivia.

For further information, please contact:
New Pacific Metals Corp.
Gordon Neal
President
Phone: (604) 633-1368
Fax: (604) 669-9387
info@newpacificmetals.com
www.newpacificmetals.com

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