Revett Minerals Commences Work at Rock Creek



    SPOKANE VALLEY, WA, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Revett Minerals Inc. (RVM-TSX)
("Revett" or "the Company") is pleased to report that it has commenced
preliminary work at its Rock Creek exploration and evaluation stage property
located in northwest Montana. The work underway includes grading and site
preparation activities for the office and related support facilities, all of
which will be located on Revett property. In addition, the Company has
acquired all required mitigation lands as stipulated in its grizzly bear
mitigation plan, and it has funded a second phase of the grizzly bear
mitigation program by providing the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and
Parks with a payment of $118,000. This payment to the State will be used to
extend the current Wildlife Conflict Specialist position for an additional
year and allow the hiring of a wildlife law enforcement official. Revett has
also completed all engineering design work on the required water treatment
plant and is advancing with procurement of equipment.
    The Company will be in a position to commence work on the evaluation
adit, located on Federal ground, as soon as it has provided the Montana
Department of Environmental Quality and United States Forest Service with the
necessary reclamation financial assurance which is expected to be completed in
June. The Company has commenced this work not withstanding certain on-going
legal challenges. With respect to these legal challenges, briefings will be
filed before the court by June 4, 2008. The Company anticipates it will be
successful in defending the ongoing lawsuits challenging the permits which
have been issued after many years of exhaustive studies. It was important to
begin the site preparation work and establish the site facilities to keep the
evaluation program on the planned timetable so that the driving of the adit
may commence this fall.
    Mr. William Orchow, President and CEO, stated "We are delighted to begin
work at Rock Creek after the extended period of time required to obtain and
then defend our permits. With the final legal issues now being addressed and
our belief that our permits are validly issued and will not be overturned, we
deemed it prudent to illustrate to the many supporters of Rock Creek that this
very beneficial project will become a reality in the not too distant future.

    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 the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those
with respect to the Company's ability to continue work at Rock creek and
defend the permits issued allowing this work to proceed. Such factors include,
among others, risks relating to environmental laws and regulations, the actual
results of current exploration activities, actual results of current
reclamation activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in
project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of silver
and copper, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk
Factors" in the Form 10-K on file with the Ontario Securities Commission and
Securities and Exchange Commission. 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 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 statements.
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For further information:

For further information: Scott Brunsdon, CFO; Doug Ward, VP Corporate
Development, (509) 921-2294, www.revettminerals.com; 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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