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Media Bulletin: Avalon CEO Don Bubar on BNN's Taking Stock Tonight at 5:40 PM EST (Wednesday, August 19)

August 19, 2009

Don Bubar, M.Sc., P.Geo, President and CEO for Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX: AVL | OTCQX: AVARF) to speak live on BNN's Taking Stock tonight at 5:40 PM EST (Wednesday, August 19, 2009).

Hosted by Linda Sims and produced by Brett Tarver, Taking Stock airs live from 5-6PM EST. Don has been invited to speak to the increased interest on Rare Metals, in particular the growing demand for dysprosium and other Heavy Rare Earth Elements ("HREE") used in magnets and other applications. Don is also conversant in the growing number of new technologies that are driving the green energy economy; applications such as wind and solar power, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, all of which are made possible with rare earths. The interview will probably touch on Avalon's experience and progress in working in the Northwest Territories on what is expected to be one of the world's primary sources of strategically important HREE.

It is understood that Jack Lifton, the respected strategic metals analyst and commentator, will also be participating during the feature. This episode may be viewed with a 1-hour delay on http://watch.bnn.ca or the content will be posted 24 hours later and accessed at the same site.

BNN - Business News Network (formerly Report on Business Television) is Canada's only television service devoted exclusively to business, finance and the markets. It is available throughout Canada on cable, satellite and wireless systems and it is wholly owned by CTV Inc., a division of CTVglobemedia. For more, visit www.BNN.ca

About Avalon Rare Metals Inc. 

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (AVL:TSX, OTCQX:AVARF) is a mineral exploration and development company focused on rare metals deposits in Canada. Its flagship project, the 100%-owned Lake Zone Deposit, Thor Lake, NWT, is emerging as one of the largest undeveloped rare earth elements resources in the world. Its exceptional enrichment in the more valuable 'heavy' rare earth elements, which are key to enabling advances in green energy technology and other growing high-tech applications, is one of the few potential sources of these critical elements outside of China, currently the source of 95% of world supply. Avalon is well funded, has no debt and its work programs are unaffected by market volatility. Social responsibility and environmental stewardship are corporate cornerstones.

To find out more about Avalon Rare Metals Inc., please visit our website at www.avalonraremetals.com. For general discussion and commentary on the rare metals, please visit www.raremetalblog.com.