Amarc Announces $5 Million Financing

VANCOUVER, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - Amarc Resources Ltd. ("Amarc" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: AHR; OTCBB: AXREF) announces a private placement of up to 10 million common shares at a price of $0.50 per share. Approximately 50% of the financing will be flow through. Insiders of the Company will participate. Proceeds from the flow-through portion of the financing will be used for Canadian exploration expenses. Up to a 6% cash fee may be payable with respect to a portion of the financing. The financing is subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance.

Amarc Resources Ltd. is a Vancouver-based exploration and development company which has made an important new gold discovery in south-central British Columbia. Amarc is affiliated with the Hunter Dickinson group, a private company associated with a series of successful mineral exploration and development projects in BC - including Golden Bear, Mt. Milligan, Kemess, Gibraltar and Prosperity.


Ronald W. Thiessen

President & CEO

          Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor any other regulatory
        authority accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy
                               of this release.

               Forward Looking and other Cautionary Information

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address estimated resource quantities, grades and contained metals, possible future mining, exploration and development activities, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements should not be in any way construed as guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices for metals, the conclusions of detailed feasibility and technical analyses, lower than expected grades and quantities of resources, mining rates and recovery rates and the lack of availability of necessary capital, which may not be available to the Company on terms acceptable to it or at all. The Company is subject to the specific risks inherent in the mining business as well as general economic and business conditions. For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's annual Form 20-F filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and its home jurisdiction filings that are available at

SOURCE Amarc Resources Ltd.

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