June 16, 2010 09:41 ET

New Island Recieves Unsolicited Takeover Bid From Anaconda Mining and Engages Financial and Legal Advisors

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) - New Island Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NIS) ("New Island") reports that on June 11, 2010, Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda") announced that it has commenced an unsolicited offer (the "Offer") to acquire all of the outstanding shares New Island in consideration for one share of Anaconda for each three shares in New Island.

New Island has retained Cox & Palmer as legal advisors and is in the process of retaining financial advisors in connection with the Offer. The Board together with its financial advisors and legal advisors will review the full terms of the Offer, and following that review the Board will make a recommendation that is in the best interests of shareholders. New Island urges shareholders to wait for its Board to make its recommendation to shareholders before making a decision with respect to the Offer.

About New Island Resources Inc.

New Island Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NIS) (New Island) is a diversified junior exploration company holding gold and base metal properties in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Its main projects include: a 70% interest in the Pine Cove gold property, which is on option to Anaconda Mining Inc. (Anaconda) whereby Anaconda can earn a 60% interest and operator status by bringing the property into commercial production, where production is expected to commence in June 2010; a 100% interest in the large Glover Island property having significant gold showings covered by a mining lease; and a 17% shareholding in Prominex Resource Corp. which holds the advanced Tulks Hill base metal deposit south of Buchans. For more information visit:


Harold L. Wareham, President & CEO

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