Toronto, Mar 22, 2014 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSE:AVL) (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.


Don 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: http://www.avalonraremetals.com/news_media/ceo_video_updates/


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:


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 can be found on Avalon's Media Page at:

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 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:

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:

About Avalon Advanced Materials Inc

Avalon Advanced Minerals Inc TSE AVLAvalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSE:AVL) (OTCMKTS:AVLNF) (formerly Avalon Rare Metals) is a Canadian mineral development company specializing in niche market metals and minerals with growing demand in new technology. The Company has three advanced stage projects, all 100%-owned, providing investors with exposure to lithium, tin and indium, as well as rare earth elements, tantalum, niobium, and zirconium. Avalon is currently focusing on its Separation Rapids Lithium Project, Kenora, ON and its East Kemptville Tin-Indium Project, Yarmouth, NS. Social responsibility and environmental stewardship are corporate cornerstones.



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