Revett Minerals Announces New President & CEO

    SPOKANE VALLEY, WA, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Revett Minerals Inc.
(RVM-TSX) ("Revett" or "the Company") announces that Mr. John Shanahan, the
current Chairman of Revett, will assume the roles of President & CEO on an
interim basis replacing Mr. William Orchow who retired today as President &
CEO of the Company. Mr. Shanahan stated, "We thank Bill for his invaluable
contribution over the past 5 years and understand Bill's decision to retire to
pursue personal interests. We wish him the best of luck in the future."
Mr. Orchow will remain a director of the Company.
    Mr. Shanahan has been the Chairman of Revett since December 2004. He is
currently an independent commodities risk management consultant based in New
York. He was formerly a director of EuroZinc Mining Corporation, a position he
held between May 2004 and October 2006 and has held various senior management
positions in the mining and natural resource industry. Mr. Shanahan holds a
bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, a
graduate diploma in Systems Analysis and Design from the Royal Melbourne
Institute of Technology, and an MBA degree from the Columbia School of

    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 the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those
with respect to the price of silver and copper, the estimation of mineral
reserves, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount
of estimated future production, costs of production, involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. 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 Annual
Information Forms on file with the Ontario Securities Commission and the Form
10 filed with the 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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