Newport Gold Confirms Presence of High-Grade Gold at Molly Gibson Mine

Fri May 25, 2012 7:59pm EDT

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  TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 25 (MARKET WIRE) --
Newport Gold Inc. (OTCQB:NWPG) (the "Company", "Newport") has confirmed
the presence of high-grade gold mineralization at the Molly Gibson Mine
at Newport's 100% owned Burnt Basin Property (the "Property"). The Burnt
Basin Property covers 1,682 hectares and is located approximately 30
kilometres west of Trail, in the Greenwood Mining District of British
Columbia.

    During the fall of 2011, Newport conducted geologic reconnaissance at the
Molly Gibson Mine, including the collection of 68 rock grab samples. The
samples were taken from numerous historic exploration pits, trenches,
adits and shaft over an area of approximately 500 x 100 metres. Of the 68
rock grab samples collected, a total of 29 samples were submitted for
gold fire assay, based on the presence of intense quartz-carbonate-pyrite
(+/-pyrrhotite) vein mineralization. Of the 29 samples submitted for
analysis, a total of four samples returned assays of greater than 1
gram-per-tonne (g/t) gold (Au), and up to 270 g/t Au (See Table 1, Figure
1).

    During 2011, all rock grab samples were submitted to ALS Minerals,
Vancouver, British Columbia for gold fire assay analysis. Rock samples
were crushed and pulverized to produce a pulp and a 30 gram sample split
was mixed with flux to produce a dore bead. The bead was digested in
acids and the solution analyzed by an atomic emission spectrometer
(ICP-AES). Rock samples returning greater than 10 g/t Au by ICP-AES were
subjected to gravimetric analysis.

    "We are pleased to confirm the potential at our Molly Gibson Mine
following geological work conducted by the company," said Derek Bartlett,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Newport Gold Inc. "These results
highlight the potential value and opportunities associated with the Burnt
Basin Property. While the Property hosts abundant gold showings, the
Company's first priority is the Molly Gibson Mine. The Company is
planning a work program on the Molly Gibson gold zone in addition to
other high-grade gold zones on the Property during the summer of 2012."


             Table 1: 2011 Molly Gibson Rock Sampling Highlights            
                                                                            
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Sample     Location      Au (g/t)              Sample Description           
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11CAP018   Upper Adit    270        Quartz-Pyrite-pyrrhotite hornfels float 
                                                  within adit               
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11CAP022   Twin Tunnels  31.4      Chlorite-Pyrite-pyrrhotite hornfels float
                                                 within tunnel              
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11CAP030   Lime Cut      20.4         Weakly silicified pyrite-pyrrhotite   
                                                hornfels outcrop            
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11CAP031   Lime Cut      8.67         Chlorite-pyrite-pyrrhotite hornfels   
                                                    outcrop                 
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    The Upper Adit and Lime Cut are approximately 150 metres apart and are
located at the south end of the Molly Gibson gold zone. The Lime Cut is
the most southerly location. Sampling in 2007 from the Purcell Adit and
Inclined Shaft areas, located approximately 200 metres north of the Upper
Adit, returned assays of 13.7 g/t Au (sample JBB-07) and 11.8 g/t Au
(sample JBB-35). The same sampling program yielded samples assaying 26.1
g/t Au (sample JBB-38) and 29.5 g/t Au (sample JBB-37) at the Lime Cut
and Twin Tunnels locations. The Molly Gibson mineralization occurs as
small pods and lenses of semi-massive to massive pyrite-pyrrhotite that
exhibit strong stratigraphic control, occurring in the immediate
structural hanging wall of a band of crystalline limestone that contains
layers of dense grey chert (historically referred to as jasperoid) and
sulphides. Historical production reported for the Molly Gibson Mine
between 1909 and 1940 totalled 315 tons (286 metric tonnes) at a grade of
1.05 ounces-per-ton (36.1 g/t) Au and 0.45 ounces-per-ton (15.3 g/t)
silver.

    To view the "Summary Map", please visit the following link:
http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/NWPGfig1.jpg.

    To view "Molly Gibson Showing 2011 Rock Sampling", please visit the
following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/np_map.pdf.

    Work on the Burnt Basin Property is supervised by Kristopher J. Raffle,
P.Geo. (BC), Senior Geologist for APEX Geoscience Ltd. of Edmonton,
Alberta. Mr. Raffle has reviewed the portion of the technical content of
this news release as it relates to the Burnt Basin Property. During 2011,
all rock grab samples were submitted to ALS Minerals, North Vancouver, BC
for gold fire assay analysis. Rock samples were crushed and pulverized to
produce a pulp and a 30 gram sample split was mixed with flux to produce
a dore bead. The bead was digested in acids and the solution analyzed by
an atomic emission spectrometer (ICP-AES). Rock samples returning greater
than 10 g/t Au by ICP-AES were subjected to gravimetric analysis.

    About Newport Gold Inc.

    Newport Gold Inc. (OTCQB:NWPG) is a newly incorporated Nevada company
(incorporated July 16, 2003) formed for the purpose of mining
exploration. The board of directors is made up of highly experienced
individuals with over 150 years of experience in the geologic, legal and
accounting fields and a track record of many discoveries to their credit.

    CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

    Certain information contained in this press release, including any
information as to our strategy, projects, plans or future financial or
operating performance and other statements that express management's
expectations or estimates of future performance, constitute
"forward-looking statements". All statements, other than statements of
historical fact, are forward-looking statements.

Contacts:
Newport Gold Inc.
Derek Bartlett, B.Sc (Geology)
President, CEO and Director
905-542-4990
backup4derek@gmail.com

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