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Euro Pacific Capital Launches Capital Markets Division

August 4, 2008
Retail Brokerage Firm Adds Institutional Research and Investment Banking Capabilities

Darien, CT - (August 4, 2008) - Euro Pacific Capital, www.europac.net, a retail brokerage firm with offices in five U.S. states today announced the addition of a Capital Markets division which will allow the firm to serve institutional clients and offer investment banking services to growing companies around the world. The expanded capabilities are expected to provide additional benefits to the firm's retail clients, who will gain access to a greater variety of investment opportunities.

Heading the new Capital Markets Division is industry veteran Gordon McBean, who will oversee research, institutional sales, and investment banking. Prior to joining Euro Pacific in July, Mr. McBean was Director of Research at Roth Capital Partners in Newport Beach, CA. While at Roth, McBean built a research team widely acclaimed as a leader in growth stocks, with a particular emphasis on China. He was also responsible for setting up Roth's operations in China, and was based in Shanghai for the majority of 2006 and 2007.

Under McBean's direction, Euro Pacific's Capital Markets Division will provide institutional research coverage on companies across various industries that fit the characteristics of securities typically recommended by Euro Pacific, principally high dividend-paying stocks denominated in foreign currencies and traded solely on foreign exchanges. In addition, the group intends to provide financing for growing companies around the world.

"Although our clear vision of the changing global macro-economic landscape has allowed us to position our retail clients to profit, up until now Euro Pacific has lacked internal capabilities to tailor our approach for institutional investors," said Peter Schiff. "With his tactical experience in the Asian regions that are now the center of wealth creation in the world, Gordon is the right guy to bring our business to the next level."

"It is rare to find an investment firm with the level of focus and commitment as Euro Pacific," said Mr. McBean. "I have been a friend and admirer of Peter Schiff for almost 20 years now and I feel strongly that his message will resonate with the institutional investor community."

The Capital Markets Group is in the process of hiring research analysts, institutional salespeople and investment bankers who will be located in Euro Pacific's East and West Coast offices.

About Euro Pacific Capital
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Darien, Connecticut, Euro Pacific, www.europac.net is a full service, FINRA-registered broker/dealer. With more than $1 billion in client assets, the firm currently operates from offices in Newport Beach, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Medford, OR and New York, NY. Peter Schiff, the president of the firm and the author of Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse, is widely known as an advocate for foreign investing.

About Gordon McBean, CFA
A native of Scotland, Gordon McBean he has been in the securities industry for 20 years and served in various capacities at Roth Capital Partners, Lehman Brothers, Wells Fargo Van Kasper and Friedman, Billings, Ramsey. He received his B.A. in Business Economics from Paisley University in Scotland and is a CFA Charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Orange County.

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