Dacha Strategic Metals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : DSM
OTCQX : DCHAF

Dacha Strategic Metals Inc.

March 14, 2011 07:00 ET

Dacha Sees 54% Increase in Inventory Value to Date in 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 14, 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 March 10, 2011, the estimated value of its metals inventory was $35.8 million, an increase of $12.6 million, or 54%, from the estimated value of $23.2 million at December 31, 2010.

At March 10, 2011, in addition to its metal inventory, which had an estimated fair market value of $35.8 million, the Company has equity investments with an estimated fair market value of $4.8 million and cash of $2.0 million.

Dacha's inventory and liquid assets are currently valued at $42.6 million, or $0.58 per share based on 73.1 million shares outstanding.

As at March 10, 2011, Dacha's physical inventory portfolio consisted as follows: (dollar amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted)

Metal inventory

  Quantity Cost Market Value
  (Kgs) ($millions) ($millions)
Held outside China      
  Dysprosium Oxide 15,000 $4.6 $7.7
  Dysprosium Fe 12,000 3.5 6.3
  Gadolinium Oxide 10,000 0.7 1.2
  Lutetium Oxide 3,000 0.9 1.2
  Neodymium Oxide 10,000 1.0 1.7
  Terbium Oxide 13,000 6.6 10.6
  Yttrium Oxide 10,000 0.4 1.1
Held within China      
  Europium Oxide 6,000 2.2 3.4
  Yttrium Oxide 120,000 0.9 2.6
  199,000 $20.8 $35.8

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 such metals, the realization value of Dacha's physical inventory portfolio, ability to attract financing, proposed investment strategy of the Company, general investment trends, and receipt of all regulatory approvals. 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) (collectively, the "Market Websites"). In cases where the Market 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.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

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