Sino Pacific Development Ltd.
NEX BOARD : SPV.H

Sino Pacific Development Ltd.

June 28, 2005 17:41 ET

Sino Pacific Development Ltd.: Burton's Pond Exploration Program Commences

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 28, 2005) - Sino Pacific Development Ltd. (NEX BOARD:SPV.H) -

Mr. Robert Barton reports:

Sino Pacific Development Ltd. today announced its geological team has been mobilized for the Phase I exploration program on its Burton's Pond Property located in the historic Betts Cove Mine area of north-central Newfoundland & Labrador. It is anticipated the team and the equipment will converge on the Property on July 2, 2005 to commence the work program.

The Phase I program will include grid-line cutting (refurbishing and establishing new) on the mineralized zone and adjacent areas on the optioned and staked mineral lands in the Nippers Harbour area. General prospecting, geological mapping, MMI geochemical, soil geochemical, lithogeochemical and till sampling will also be conducted in addition to magnetic, transient electromagnetic and Induced-polarization surveys. The board has approved $131,850 to be expended on Phase I work.

The objectives of the Phase I program are as follows:

- to confirm the indicated mineralization from pre-43-101 work performed;

- to establish MMI geochemical parameters for stockwork type mineralization and massive-sulfide mineralization as represented on the property by the main Burtons Pond showing and the Axe Pond showing;

- to test the property for other similar showings;

- to establish the geophysical definition of the main showing in order to establish the extent of continuation along strike and possibly down plunge; and

- to test the unexplored ground for related and/or new types of economic mineralization.

The Phase I Program will be supervised and headed by Allan Frew, B.Sc. P.Geo., a qualified person as defined under MI 43-101.

About the Burton's Pond Property:

The dominant geological feature on the Burton's Pond Property is the Betts Cove Ophiolite, which underlies the property. The main showing is a quartz-calcite stockwork up to 3 meters wide on surface, with stringer and/or fracture-filling pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite and pyrite, which has returned significant, assay results in gold, silver and copper. The mineralization occurs in a north-trending, steeply-dipping shear zone, which cuts the sheeted dike complex near, and sub-parallel to, the contact with the ultramafic rocks. At Axe Pond, located on the Burton's Pond Property, a small massive sulfide pod has returned assays up to 31% zinc, 3.5% copper, 2.4% lead, 10.5 grams per tonne gold and 908 grams per tonne silver. The Axe Pond showing is hosted in sheared, listwanitized ultramafic rocks and is compose of sphalerite, chalcopyrite and pyrite and is very close to the historic Betts Cove Mine, which could represent remobilized sulfides associated with the Stocking Harbour Fault.

About Sino Pacific:

Sino Pacific Development Ltd. (NEX BOARD:SPV.H) is in the business of acquiring mineral projects and conducting exploration to validate drilling targets. On-going exploration is funded through private placement share issuances, option agreements and/or joint venture agreements with other mining companies.

Sino Pacific currently has two active properties: (1) The Ophira Property covering 1,050 hectares on Mount Pierce; 26 kilometers southeast of Chilliwack, British Columbia and 7 kilometers north of the United States Border which the Company considers to be highly prospective for high-grade gold mineralization and contains several high-grade gold showings and (2) The Burton's Pond Property consisting of 1,125 hectares in the historic Betts Cove Mine area of north-central Newfoundland & Labrador

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Robert Barton, President

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