Minco Capital Corporation
 February 15, 2006
Appointment of New Officer and Resignation of Officers

 Minco Mining & Metals Corporation (TSX: MMM AMEX: MMK) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Orsmund as the Company's Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer subject to regulatory approval. Mr. Orsmond holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa (B.Compt) and in 1997 became a member of The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of South Africa. In 2004, Mr. Orsmond became a member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Canada (CISA), and in 2005 he became a member of the Professional Logistics Institute (P.Log). Mr. Orsmond has several years of management accounting and corporate finance experience. Since immigrating to Canada in March 2000, Mr. Orsmond has taken on a number of part-time CFO and corporate finance assignments for both private and publicly traded companies. Mr. Orsmond has also spent approximately three years working as a part-time management consultant to BC Hydro.

The Company also acknowledges the resignations of Mr. Paul Johnston as Vice President Exploration and Mr. Simon Anderson as Chief Financial Officer and appreciates both their contributions to the Company.

About Minco

Minco Mining & Metals Corporation is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange (MMM:TSX AMEX: MMK). The Company has a portfolio of high quality mineral projects in China and continues to evaluate a number of gold, base metal, rare earth and specialty metals projects in China. For more information on Minco and our properties, please visit the website at or contact Robert Tyson, Vice President Corporate Development at 1-888-288-8288 or (604) 688-8002

"Ken Z. Cai"
President, CEO & Director

The TSX has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained herein. The statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements involving known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to vary considerably from these statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in the Company's Form 20F. Cautionary note to U.S. investors concerning disclosure of estimates of mineral resources: The terms "measured resource", "indicated resource" and "inferred resource" used in this news release are Canadian geological and mining terms as defined in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects under the guidelines set out in the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (the "CIM") Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, adopted by the CIM Council on August 20, 2000 as may be amended from time to time by the CIM. We advise U.S. investors that while such terms are recognized and permitted under Canadian regulations, the SEC does not recognize them. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in the indicated category will ever be converted into reserves. "Inferred resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable. Disclosure of resources expressed in ounces in the mineral resource category in this news release is in compliance with National Instrument 43-101, but does not meet the requirements of Industry Guide 7, Description of Property by Issuers Engaged or to be Engaged in Significant Mining Operations, of the SEC, which will accept only the disclosure of tonnage and grade estimates for non-reserve mineralization.
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