Mr. Louis Gignac Appointed Director of Revett Minerals Inc.



    SPOKANE VALLEY, WA, Nov. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Revett Minerals Inc.,
(TSX-RVM) ("Revett" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Louis
Gignac has accepted an appointment to join the board of directors of Revett
Minerals Inc. effective November 19, 2007. Mr. Gignac has had a long and
successful career in mining in Canada and was most recently the President and
Chief Executive Officer of Cambior Inc. In addition to leading Cambior, he has
held senior management positions with Falconbridge Copper Corp, and Exxon
Minerals Company. At the present time, Mr. Gignac is also a director of Domtar
Corp., Gaz Metro Inc., Franco Nevada Corp. and St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd.
Mr. Gignac obtained a Bachelor degree in Applied Science (Laval), a Master's
Degree in Mineral Engineering (Minnesota) and Doctoral Degree in Mining
Engineering (Missouri-Rolla).
    Bill Orchow, President and CEO of Revett Minerals commented "We are
delighted that Mr. Gignac has consented to join the board of directors of
Revett Minerals. We believe that his extensive underground mining experience
and proven managerial and business expertise will be a valuable addition to
the leadership of our Company, especially given the growth opportunities at
Troy and Rock Creek.'

    William Orchow
    President & CEO
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For further information:

For further information: Scott Brunsdon, CFO or Doug Ward, VP Corporate
Development, (509) 921-2294; Renmark Financial Communications Inc.: Jason Roy,
jroy@renmarkfinancial.com; Maurice Dagenais, mdagenais@renmarkfinancial.com,
(514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717, www.renmarkfinancial.com

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