August 17, 2005 12:53 ET

Rare Earth Metals' Appoints Keith Patey as Director of Communications

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2005) - Rare Earth Metals Corp. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE:REM) has engaged the services of Keith Patey Consulting Ltd., effective August 8, 2005. Mr. Patey has worked in the Corporate Communications industry for the past 18 years and has provided advice and expertise to a variety of Public Companies in that time.

Rare Earth Metal's President John Roozendaal states: "We are very pleased to have someone with Keith's talents and experiences assisting the REM team. His understanding of the challenges facing junior public companies will help us shape new strategies and make us more effective in communicating our message to our shareholders, the media and the investment community. His personal energy and professional commitment to excellence will enhance and expand the audience we have developed for Rare Earth Metal's multi-pronged exploration story."

Mr. Patey has prepared and presented to corporate finance professionals, analysts, brokers and shareholders. He has managed media relations programs and has overseen trade show activities at over 65 exhibitions in North America and Europe. He has also been responsible for website development and maintenance and has managed various database systems. Throughout his career, Mr. Patey has built strong relationships in the investment community.

Mr. Patey's title will be Director of Communications for Rare Earth Metals.

On behalf of the board;

John Roozendaal B.Sc., President, CEO and Director

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