Revett Silver Company

Revett Silver Company

August 24, 2005 08:00 ET

Revett's Troy Mine Receives Sentinels of Safety Award

TROY, Mont.--(CCNMatthews - Aug 24, 2005) -

Revett Silver Company is pleased to announce that its Troy Mine has won the National Mining Association's "Sentinels of Safety Award" for outstanding safety performance in the Small Underground Metal category.

William Orchow, President and CEO of Revett Silver commented, "We are very proud of the fact that the workforce at Troy was able to maintain such a high standard of safety during a period of mine development. Earning this prestigious award is a wonderful achievement, and is a testament to the dedication to workplace safety shown by our employees."

Revett Silver acquired the Troy Mine in 1999. In April 2004, the company decided to place the mine back into production after a 12 year period of care-and-maintenance. Production commenced in December 2004, and will ramp up through the 3rd quarter of 2005. At full production, the mine is expected to average 3.2 million ounces of silver, and 26 million pounds of copper per year. Although the current mine plan at Troy calls for an approximate 3 1/2 year life, additional resources in the mine may extend the life by at least 2 more years.

About Revett Silver

Revett Silver, through its subsidiaries, owns both the Rock Creek Project and the Troy Mine located in northwest Montana. Further information on both the Troy Mine and the Rock Creek Project may be found in the applicable National Instrument 43-101 reports at These reports were prepared on behalf of the Company by Jean-Francois Couture, P.Geo. and Ken Reipas P.Eng. of SRK Consulting (Canada), both of whom are qualified persons under National Instrument 43-101.

"William Orchow"

President and CEO

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