Revett Minerals Announces Ivins Lawsuit Tentatively Resolved

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA, Dec. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Revett Minerals Inc. ("Revett" or the "Company") ("TSX:RVM/OTCBB:RVMIF) announces that the Ivins lawsuit filed in connection with a fatality that occurred at the Troy Mine in July 2007 has been tentatively resolved by settlement between the plaintiffs and Revett's insurance company, subject to court approval.

About Revett

Revett Minerals, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the currently producing Troy Mine and development-stage Rock Creek Project, both located in northwestern Montana, USA. The proven reserves at the Troy Mine and significant resources at the Rock Creek project will form the basis of our plan to become a solid mid-tier base and precious metals producer. Revett plans on expanding production through exploration in and around its current properties, as well as through targeted business combinations of advanced stage projects.

    
    John Shanahan
    President & CEO
    

Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Generally, these forward looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected", "is not expected", "budget", "plans", "schedule", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", "or does not anticipate" or "believes" or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will ", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements contained in this press release include but are not limited to statements with respect to the settlement. No assurance can be given that a settlement will become final or that required court approvals will be obtained. Actual results and developments could be affected by development risks and production risks, our challenging working capital position and our inability to continue to fund operations, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Form 10-K filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and with the SEC on EDGAR. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, 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 results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Revett Minerals does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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SOURCE REVETT MINERALS INC.

For further information: For further information: Doug Ward, VP Corporate Development; Monique Hayes, Corporate/Investor Communications, (509) 921-2294; www.revettminerals.com

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