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INDUSTRY BULLETIN: Avalon Releases New Corporate Videos: CEO Update and Sustainability in Mineral Exploration

March 21, 2014

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX and NYSE MKT: AVL) ("Avalon" or the "Company") has released two new corporate videos: its first 2014 corporate video update featuring President and CEO, Don Bubar, and a Sustainability in Mineral Exploration video featuring Don Bubar and Mark Wiseman, Vice President, Sustainability.

CEO VIDEO UPDATE

Mr. Bubar reviews the accomplishments and milestones achieved since the last video of September 2013, focusing on the Solvay strategic partnership agreement announced on March 3, 2014.

The 3:37 minute video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0iMUBOgSHU

SUSTAINABILITY IN MINERAL EXPLORATION

Don Bubar and Mark Wiseman discuss the importance of environmental and social responsibility in the mineral development industry and how it can contribute to the value proposition for investors.

The 3:36 minute video can be viewed on Avalon’s homepage here: www.avalonraremetals.com

Media Coverage: Recently Avalon was interviewed by Mining Weekly and CSR21 on the Company’s community engagement and sustainability programs initiated around the Nechalacho Rare Earth Elements Project. Mining Weekly’s article of February 3, 2014 entitled Consultation, Sustainability and CSR Central to Success, and CSR21’s article of March 14, 2014 entitled Avalon’s CEO challenges responsible investors are linked here.

Goodman School of Mines, Laurentian University: Avalon is pleased to announce that Mark Wiseman will be the guest lecturer at the Goodman School of Mines on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7 p.m. ET where he will present Sustainability - Lessons Learned in the Junior Mining Sector. The lecture is open to the general public and will be held in the Fraser Auditorium at Laurentian University. Admission is free but registration is required at http://www2.laurentian.ca/lecture/mwiseman/.

GLOBE 2014: Don Bubar will be a panelist at this year’s GLOBE 2014 Conference in Vancouver, March 26 – 28, 2014. He will be speaking on the Commodities and Corridors: Integrating Aboriginal Interests panel on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. More information on the bi-annual GLOBE conference can be found here: http://2014.globeseries.com/.

2013 Summary Report: Avalon also recently released an eight-page summary of its second comprehensive Sustainability Report entitled Align. Optimize. Innovate.  The 2013 Sustainability Summary is available for download on the Company’s website at www.avalonraremetals.com/sustainability/sustainability_reporting/.

ABOUT AVALON RARE METALS INC.

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. is a mineral development company focused on rare metal deposits in Canada. Its 100%-owned Nechalacho Deposit, Thor Lake, NWT is exceptional in its large size and enrichment in the scarce 'heavy' rare earth elements, key to enabling advances in clean technology and other growing high-tech applications. With a positive feasibility study and environmental assessment completed, the Nechalacho Project remains the most advanced potential large new source of heavy rare earths in the world outside of China, currently the source of most of the world’s supply. Avalon is adequately funded, has no debt and its work programs are progressing. Social responsibility and environmental stewardship are corporate cornerstones.