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Information Bulletin: Avalon CEO Don Bubar Interviewed on BNN Commodities Today

March 18, 2010

Don Bubar, M.Sc., P.Geo, President and CEO for Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX: AVL, OTCQX: AVARF) was interviewed on BNN's Commodities on Thursday, March 18, 2010.

Hosted by Brett Harris, Don was invited to speak about Avalon as PDAC's 2010 Environmental and Social Responsibility award winner. Brett and Don discussed the progress of Avalon's flagship heavy rare earth elements project Nechalacho, Thor Lake, Northwest Territories, and the applications, supply chain and markets of rare earth elements.

Click the link or video image below to view the BNN Commodities clip (6 minutes 21 seconds):
http://watch.bnn.ca/commodities/march-2010/commodities-march-18-2010/#clip277910

Don was interviewed from Washington, DC where he is attending the TREM'10 conference (Technology and Rare Earth Metals for National Security and Clean Energy), a gathering of senior government policy makers and influencers, technology companies from the minerals, defence, energy and automotive sectors.

If you have any comments or questions on this bulletin or the rare earths generally, please do not hesitate to post them on www.raremetalblog.com or feel free to contact the company directly at ir@avalonraremetals.com.

About Avalon Rare Metals Inc.
Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL) (OTCQX:AVARF) is a mineral exploration and development company focused on rare metals deposits in Canada. Its flagship project, the 100%-owned Nechalacho 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 progressing steadily. Social responsibility and environmental stewardship are corporate cornerstones.