VANCOUVER, British Columbia – December 6, 2021 – New Pacific Metals Corp. (“New Pacific” or the “Company”) (TSX:NUAG; NYSE American: NEWP) is pleased to announce the election of two additional directors, Ms. Maria Tang and Mr. Terry Salman, to its Board of Directors (the “Board”) and the voting results of the annual general meeting of the shareholders held on December 3, 2021 (the “AGM”). Mr. Gregory Hawkins did not stand for re-election as a director and ceased to be a director effective December 3, 2021. The Company thanks Mr. Hawkins for his time, services, and contributions during his 11-year tenure.
The Chairman of the Board, Jack Austin, said “We are excited to welcome Ms. Tang and Mr. Salman to the Board as they bring extensive business skills with a focus in the mining industry. Their expertise will strengthen the Board’s ability to oversee the Company as it continues to create shareholder value by advancing the flagship Silver Sand Project and the emerging Carangas discovery. I would also like to thank Mr. Hawkins for his valuable input and contributions to the Board and wish him much success in his future endeavors.”
Ms. Tang said, “It is my pleasure to rejoin New Pacific as a member of the board of directors. I am excited to see the Company on its way to becoming a major player in the silver mining industry through the acquisition and discovery of the Silver Sand Project in Bolivia. I look forward to joining the Board and contributing to the Company’s future.”
Mr. Salman noted, “I was fortunate to visit the Silver Sand project in its early stages with Dr. Rui Feng. There is an old adage that you find gold and silver where the people have found it previously. I was intrigued by the historical workings at the site and saw the potential for a new silver discovery, which today has a become a large silver deposit. I am excited and look forward to working with the New Pacific team to maximize the value of the Company’s properties in Bolivia.”
Ms. Tang has over 20 years of experience in accounting with focus on the mining industry. She has held a number of executive and board leadership positions within this period. Ms. Tang is the President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of HempNova LifeTech Corp. She sits on the Board of Directors of Minco Silver Corporation. Previously, Ms. Tang served as the Director of Finance at Revery Architect until 2019 as well as the Chief Financial Officer at Silvercorp Metals Inc. and the Chief Financial Officer at New Pacific until 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Tang held positions with Ernst & Yong LLP, where she focused on public company audits of mining, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies. Ms. Tang holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Nankai University and the Chartered Accountancy and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant designations.
Mr. Salman has over 35 years of experience in exploration and mining finance. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Salman Capital Inc. and Salman Partners Inc. At Salman Partners Inc., he raised over $20 billion for over 400 exploration and mining companies. Previously, Mr. Salman held positions with Nesbitt Thomson, subsequently acquired by the Bank of Montreal (“BMO”), where he was an Executive Vice-President and a Director. Mr. Salman was instrumental in forming the mining team at Nesbitt Thomson and its mining conference in the early 1990’s, which subsequently became the BMO Mining and Metals Conference. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation. Formerly, he acted as the Chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and a director or chairman of numerous charities. Mr. Salman was the recipient of the 2016 Murray Pezim Award in recognition of his career in Canadian mining finance and was inducted to the Cambridge House Resource Hall of Fame in 2018. He was appointed to the Order of Canada for his contributions to mining exploration and for his generous philanthropy and community activism. Mr. Salman is an Honorary Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore and received the Public Service Star from the Office of the President of Singapore in 2021. He served with the United States Marine Corps and is a Vietnam veteran. Mr. Salman received an MBA from the University of Hartford.
AGM Voting Results
The Company is pleased to report that all matters submitted to the shareholders for approval as set out in the Company’s Notice of Meeting and Information Circular, both dated October 28, 2021, were approved by the requisite majority of votes cast at the AGM. A total of 120,967,893 common shares, representing 77.80% of the votes attached to all outstanding shares as at the record date for the meeting, were represented at the AGM. The details of the voting results for the election of directors are set out below:
Shareholders also approved the re-appointment of Deloitte LLP as auditors of the Company for the ensuing year. The final results for all matters voted on at the AGM will be filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company’s website.
ABOUT NEW PACIFIC
New Pacific is a Canadian exploration and development company with precious metal projects, including the flagship Silver Sand Project, the Silverstrike Project and the Carangas Project, all of which are located in Bolivia. The Company is focused on progressing the development of the Silver Sand Project, while growing its Mineral Resources through the exploration and acquisition of properties in the Americas.
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Stacey Pavlova, CFA
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New Pacific Metals Corp.
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