Revett Minerals Inc. Reports on Troy's Operational Improvements

    SPOKANE VALLEY, WA, April 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Revett Minerals Inc.
(TSX-RVM) ("Revett" or the "Company") is pleased to report on the improved
production performance of its 67% owned Troy Mine ("Troy") located in
northwest Montana. Since the operation was restarted in December of 2004, Troy
had experienced some difficulties in ramping up its production to the level
originally anticipated. These difficulties were related to under utilization
of its jumbo drills caused by low mechanical availability, from delays in
obtaining replacement parts and by a shortage of trained underground miners,
all of which contributed to underground development being behind schedule. As
previously reported, the management of Troy has been aggressively working to
rectify these problems and the Company believes that the 2007 first quarter
operating results illustrate that substantial progress has been made in
resolving these issues. In addition to improved operating efficiencies, the
grade of ore mined during the first quarter improved as it reverted back to
the average grade of ore as reported in the latest reserve report.
    The first quarter of 2007 represents the best operating results since
Revett resumed mining activities at Troy, including record mill through put,
record recoveries in the mill and record production. Although mill through put
averaged 3,891 tons per day in the first quarter, mill through put in the
month of March averaged 4,241 tons per day. The table below identifies the
production improvements that were achieved during the first quarter of 2007.

                                   1st         1st         1st          Full
                               Quarter     Quarter     Quarter          Year
                                  2007        2006        2005          2006
    Tons milled                350,180     282,801     200,997       944,783
    Tons per day                 3,891       3,142       2,233         2,588
    Cu Grade (%)                  0.54        0.44        0.78          0.46
    Cu Recovery (%)               87.1        81.7        78.3          83.5
    Cu production (lbs)      3,302,352   2,026,697   2,474,000     7,304,383
    Ag Grade (opt)                1.15        1.12        1.84          1.13
    Ag recovery (%)               88.9        84.8        81.3          86.2
    Ag production (ounces)     359,134     265,321     302,569       916,969

    Mr. Bill Orchow, President and CEO, stated "The Company is extremely
pleased with the progress our employees have made in improving the operating
performance of Troy. We were confident that as the workforce gained operating
experience, the tangible benefits of their improving skills would come to
fruition as the benefits of our in-house training programs are beginning to be
realized. It is also gratifying to note that these production improvements
have been accomplished without diminishing Troy's excellent safety record or
its continued commitment to the highest standards of environmental

    William Orchow
    President & CEO

    This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the
Company's ability to sustain and increase production at the Troy Mine. Such
forward-looking statements assume, among other things, that there are no major
geotechnical problems, that supplies and consumables remain available at
reasonable prices and are available in a timely manner, that the workforce
training programs continue to be effective, that mechanical availability of
the equipment remains at planned levels and that the future prices of silver
and copper are such that the mine continues to be economically viable. Actual
results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking
statements if any of these assumptions prove incorrect. The forward-looking
statements contained in this press release represent the Company's views and
expectations as of the date of this press release and should not be relied
upon as representing the Company's views and expectations as of a subsequent
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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,; Michael Shore,; Media -
Eva Jura,; (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717;

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