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August 17, 2006

Pacific Booker Closes 500,000-Unit Private Placement: Company Update

Vancouver BC, August 17, 2006: Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. has completed 500,000 units of the non-brokered private placement announced in Stockwatch on June 15, 2006, and amended July 21, 2006 (see Stockwatch, July 21, 2006). The private placement units consisted of one share at a purchase price of $5 per share and one warrant to purchase an additional share at a price of $6, exercisable any time prior to 4:30 p.m. (Vancouver time) on July 28, 2008. The shares shall not be traded before Nov. 29, 2006. The proceeds of the private placement will be used to make the final cash payment to Falconbridge Ltd. (formerly Noranda) and the balance will go toward for general working capital. No finder's fee or commission was payable for this private placement.

Further to the news release in Stockwatch on Nov. 28, 2005, the company confirms that the pit delineation, condemnation and geotechnical drill programs at the Morrison property have been completed. Information collected from the drill programs was used to develop a geotechnical database to evaluate rock mass characteristics and to develop recommendations for the pit slope design. Geotechnical investigations and the pit slope design reports have been completed.

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On Behalf of the Board of Directors

John Plourde, Executive Director

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