Silver Dragon Resources Inc.
OTC Bulletin Board : SDRG

Silver Dragon Resources Inc.

August 15, 2006 08:00 ET

Silver Dragon Resources Inc. Completes U.S. Closing of Equity Purchase in Sanhe Sino-Top Resources and Technologies, Ltd.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 15, 2006) - Silver Dragon Resources Inc. (OTCBB:SDRG) and Sino Silver Corp. (OTCBB:SSLV) announce the completion of the U.S. closing of the sale of Sino Silver's stake in the Chinese company, Sanhe Sino-Top Resources and Technologies, Ltd (Sino-Top), pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement signed on March 16, 2006. Sino-Top controls nine mineral properties in Inner Mongolia, China, including the Erbahuo silver mine.

The U.S. closing followed the approval of the transaction by a majority of the shareholders of Sino Silver, and was the next stage in the transfer of Sino Silver's 60% equity interest in Sino Top to Silver Dragon. The final stage of the transaction will be completed upon receipt of final approval by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Currently, the requisite local commerce departments in China have already approved the transaction, and all remaining documentation has been submitted to the Ministry of Commerce for final approval.

In accordance with its obligations for the U.S. closing under the Asset Purchase Agreement, Silver Dragon paid US$100,000 and placed 4 million restricted shares of its common stock into escrow. Upon the final closing, Silver Dragon will release to Sino Silver 250,000 shares of its common stock being held in escrow, pay an additional US$400,000, and release the 4 million restricted shares from escrow. Silver Dragon has committed to invest 10.75 million RMB (approximately US$1.34 million) toward the exploration of the Sino-Top properties in 2006, of which US$646,000 has been advanced by Silver Dragon as of the U.S. closing.

Silver Dragon Resources Inc. is a mining and metal company focused on the exploration, acquisition, development and operation of silver mines in proven silver districts globally. Silver Dragon's objective is to acquire silver mining assets that contain promising exploration targets, have highly leveraged, out-of-the-money silver deposits, and/or are producing properties with significant untapped exploration potential. It is management's objective to grow Silver Dragon into a significant silver producer by developing the Cerro las Minitas and the Erbahuo projects in Mexico and China. For more information, please visit the Company's website at: (now available in Chinese).

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