Dacha Strategic Metals Inc.

Dacha Strategic Metals Inc.

July 11, 2011 15:17 ET

Dacha Reports Assets of C$1.76 Per Share With Inventory Valued at US$132.1 Million as of July 11, 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 11, 2011) - Dacha Strategic Metals Inc. ("Dacha" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:DSM)(OTCQX:DCHAF) is pleased to announce the continued appreciation of its Rare Earth metals inventory. As of July 11, 2011, the estimated value of its metals inventory is US$132.1 million, or C$126.9 million, an increase of C$27.8 million, or 28%, from the estimated value of C$99.1 million at June 30, 2011, as reported in the Company's July 5, 2011 press release.

Assets include metal inventory, cash and marketable securities. At July 11, 2011, in addition to its metal inventory, which has an estimated fair market value of C$126.9 million, the Company's equity investments had an estimated fair market value of approximately C$3.1 million and cash of approximately C$5.2 million for a total of C$135.2 million, or $1.76 per share, based on 76.7 million shares outstanding, or, C$1.45 per share on a fully diluted basis of 100.7 million shares outstanding.

As at July 11, 2011, Dacha's physical inventory portfolio consisted as follows:

Metals Inventory Grades* Quantity Spot Price/kg Market Value Market Value
7/11/2011 (Kg) (US$) (US$millions) (C$millions)
Busan, South Korea
Dysprosium Oxide 4N 15,000 $2,340 $35.1 $33.7
Dysprosium Fe Santoku 12,000 $2,535 $30.4 $29.2
Gadolinium Oxide 4N5+ 10,000 $255 $2.6 $2.5
Lutetium Oxide 4N+ 3,000 $1,000 $3.0 $2.9
Neodymium Oxide 4N+ 18,000 $318 $5.7 $5.5
Terbium Oxide 4N+ 14,000 $3,803 $53.2 $51.1
Yttrium Oxide 5N 10,000 $179 $1.8 $1.7
Shanghai, China
Yttrium Oxide 4N5+ 4,000 $64 $0.3 $0.3
Total: 86,000 $132.1 $126.9
4N = 99.99%
4N+ = 99.99+%
5N = 99.999%
4N5+ = 99.99%/99.999+%

Dacha's inventory, including market value is updated weekly every Monday morning and posted to the "Inventory" tab of its website at www.dachametals.com. Dacha encourages its shareholders and all other interested parties to visit its website regularly and to monitor the ongoing appreciation of its physical inventory of Rare Earth Elements.

Update on Normal Course Issuer Bid

In addition, Dacha is pleased to announce that as of July 11, 2011 it has purchased and cancelled a total of 850,000 shares of Dacha at an average price of $0.91 as part of its on-going Normal Course Issuer Bid.

About Dacha

Dacha Strategic Metals Inc is an investment company focused on the acquisition, storage and trading of strategic metals with a primary focus on Rare Earth Elements. Dacha is in the unique position of holding a commercial stockpile of Physical Rare Earth Elements. Its shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "DSM" and on the OTCQX exchange under the symbol "DCHAF".

Except for statements of historical fact relating to the Company, certain information contained herein constitutes "forward-looking information" under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the Company's ability to trade in rare earth elements, the realization value of Dacha's physical inventory portfolio, proposed investment strategy of the Company, and general investment and market trends. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Dacha to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Although management of Dacha has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Dacha does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

The market value of the Company's physical inventory is estimated using price quotes published by two of the largest independent news sources for the metals industry, namely, Asian Metal (www.asianmetal.com) and Metal-Pages (www.metal-pages.com). In cases where these websites do not provide a price quote on the type or quality of metal held in the Company's physical inventory, the Company relies on a price quote provided by independent third-party industry participants.


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