04 Nov, 10

Court Approves Plan of Arrangement and New Pacific Grants Options


Vancouver, British Columbia (November 4, 2010) — New Pacific Metals Corp. (TSXV: “NUX.V”) (“New Pacific”), announces that the Supreme Court of British Columbia (the “Court”), on November 3, 2010, issued an interim order authorizing Tagish Lake Gold Corp., (“Tagish Lake”) to, among other things, call a meeting of its shareholders (the “Meeting”) to consider and, if deemed advisable, pass a special resolution approving the proposed arrangement (the “Arrangement”) involving New Pacific.

Pursuant to the proposed Arrangement, New Pacific would acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Tagish Lake (“Shares”) which it does not currently hold. New Pacific currently holds approximately 79.2% of the outstanding Shares. The Arrangement is being proposed in order to allow New Pacific to acquire the Shares that were not deposited under the recently expired take-over bid by New Pacific for the Shares. If the Arrangement is completed, Tagish Lake will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Pacific.

New Pacific also announces that subject to regulatory approval, it has granted an aggregate of 300,000 incentive stock options to consultants and an employee of the Company. The stock options are exercisable at $1.44 for a period of five years; 50,000 of these options will vest immediately, while the remainder are subject to a vesting period of 48 months.

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.

For Further Information:
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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