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Jun 10, 2008

Appointment of J. Merfyn Roberts as Director

Mr. Ian Rozier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newport Exploration Ltd. (the "Company") reports on changes to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Paul Ray has resigned from the Board of Directors and the Company wishes to express it's gratitude for his past effort on behalf of the Company.

Mr. J. Merfyn Roberts of London, England has been appointed to the Board of Directors. Mr. Roberts has over 30 years experience in international mining and mining finance. He holds a B.Sc. Honours in Geology from Liverpool University, and M.Sc. from Oxford University, and is also a Chartered Accountant in the U.K.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Ian Rozier, President & CEO
#408-837 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3N6
Tel: 604 685 6851 Fax: 604 685 6493

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