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Amarc Arranges $500,000 Financing

December 20, 2008

VANCOUVER, Dec. 19 /CNW/ - Amarc Resources Ltd. ("Amarc" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: AHR; OTCBB: AXREF) announces that the Company has arranged a private placement of up to 5,000,000 equity units (the "Units") at a price of $0.10 per Unit. Each Unit comprises one flow-through common share and one non-flow-through warrant. Each warrant is exercisable to purchase one additional common share at a price of $0.10 for a 24 month period. Insiders of the Company will subscribe for all of the Units. Proceeds from the offering will be used for Canadian exploration expenses. The financing is subject to TSX Venture acceptance.

Amarc Resources Ltd. is a Vancouver-based exploration and development company, focused on making the next major new mineral deposit discovery in the province of British Columbia. Amarc is affiliated with Hunter Dickinson Services Inc., the personnel and management of which have enjoyed considerable success in BC through their involvement with the Golden Bear, Mt. Milligan, Kemess, Prosperity, Gibraltar and Harmony deposits. Hunter Dickinson expects to further its B.C. success through Amarc.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

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 www.sedar.com.

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