VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – (APRIL 14, 2010) – New Pacific Metals Corp. (TSX-V: NUX) (the “Company”) today announced the resignation of Mr. Ludgero Duarte as President and CEO of the Company effective April 9, 2010 for personal reasons. Mr. Duarte joined NUX as a director in August 2006, and assumed the position of President and CEO in November 2008. The Board of Directors thanks Mr. Duarte for his contribution to the Company. Mr. Duarte will continue to provide consulting services during the transition period. The Board of Directors is conducting a search for a successor.
About New Pacific Metals Corp.
New Pacific Metals Corp. is exploring for gold-polymetallic projects in China, utilizing its operating experience in China. New Pacific is actively drilling and tunneling to define mineable high grade gold reserves at its HNK project located in the Guangdong province.
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