Sino Pacific Development Ltd.
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Sino Pacific Development Ltd.

September 07, 2005 17:57 ET

Sino Pacific Development Ltd.: Burtons Pond Drilling Underway

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 7, 2005) -

Mr. Allan Frew reports:

Sino Pacific Development Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SPV) is pleased to announce that the diamond drilling program on the company's Burtons Pond property near Nipper's Harbour, Baie Verte peninsula, Newfoundland commenced on September 5, 2005. The company is earning a 70% interest in the Burtons Pond property from Buchans River Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BUV) as announced in the Company's news release dated November 30, 2004.

The initial six holes of the current program are planned to test the strike length and dip extent of the historic Burtons Pond prospect which has been traced on surface for a distance of 250 metres from a shaft dug in the late 1800's.

Diamond drilling by Riocanex Inc. in 1984 and 1986, and, Granges Exploration Ltd. in 1988 intersected the mineralized zone over a strike length of 150 metres and to a maximum depth of 125 metres which was interpreted to be open along strike to the north and down plunge to the northeast.

Sino Pacific Development Ltd.'s first hole, BP-05-01 is being drilled to duplicate Riocanex's 1984 hole number 84-5 which was collared approximately 100 metres northwest of the old shaft, drilled to the east at -49 degrees to a depth of 94.94 metres where it was terminated due to a impenetrable fault zone. The best intersection in this hole, between 85.79m. and 89.0m. returned pre 43-101 assay results of 1.26% Cu, 13.36 g/t Ag, and 2.93 g/t Au over 3.21 metres. Records indicate that there was abundant massive sulfide mineralization, predominantly chalcopyrite with lesser pyrite and pyrrhotite, over the interval 85.79m and 94.94m. however there was at least 2.12 metres of ground or lost core.

Hole BP-05-01 is located within 5 metres of the 84-5 collar and is being drilled at -45 degrees to the east. It is planned to drill to at least 150 metres in order to get well beyond the problematic fault encountered in hole 84-5 and explore the down dip convergence of several surface gossanous shears heretofore not tested by drilling.

Hole BP-05-02 will be at the same location as BP-05-01, towards the east at -63 degrees, subparallel to Granges' hole BP-9-88, in order to intersect the mineralization encountered in this hole (pre 43-101 results of 1.273 g/t Au, and 0.58% Cu over 23.77 metres - apparent true width in excess of 20 metres) within 40 metres down dip from the mineralized zone in 84-5. Hole BP-05-03 is planned to be drilled from a site 45 metres west of the current set up in order to give three 40 metre spaced intersections of the mineralized zone along this section. It is anticipated that grade and widths of the mineralized zone will be improved considerably by improved core recovery which may be achieved by larger core, NQ vs. BQ.

The remaining 3 holes will be directed by the geophysical report expected from the independent consultant within a few days. Preliminary interpretations indicate that the Burtons Pond prospect continues north of the shaft for at least 600 metres. The company also plans to drill-test at least two of the strong Induced Polarization anomalies which are coincident with previously reported polymetallic base metal soil geochemical anomalies; the exact location of which will be determined by the final geophysical report.

Allan M. Frew, B. Sc., P. Geo. a director of the Company is the qualified person as specified by 43-101 guidelines and has been responsible for the preparation of this press release with the able assistance of Project Geologist Wilson Jacobs, B. Sc.

Historical samples and their analytical results were produced before the implementation of National Instrument 43-101 standards and are included for background informational purposes only. However, the Company believes this data was prepared by competent professionals employed during a work program carried out by a major well respected mining company and could be considered credible.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Allan Frew, Director

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