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Canada Rare Earth Reports First Profitable Quarter

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/01/17 -- Canada Rare Earth Corp. (TSX VENTURE: LL) ("Canada Rare Earth" or the "Company") reports financial results for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2016.

This release should be read with the Company's Financial Statements and Management Discussion & Analysis ("MD&A"), available at www.canadarareearth.com and filed on www.sedar.com. Except where otherwise noted, all currency amounts are stated in Canadian dollars.

Tracy A. Moore, President and CEO of Canada Rare Earth, commented, "The increasing emphasis we are placing on trading activities is generating positive financial results. We are very pleased to announce that Canada Rare Earth generated net income of $12,211 for the three months ended December 31, 2016, an improvement of $265,504 over the comparative period.

The positive financial results are a result of generating $107,010 of revenues through two sales transactions and one business development activity. The size of the transactions is not necessarily indicative of future transactions or of the magnitude of profitability. We are considering each of the three transactions and business development activities, two transactions completed in the prior quarter, and one additional transaction (currently in progress) to be establishing the international logistical foundation for larger and more frequent transactions."

Peter Shearing, COO of Canada Rare Earth added, "During the December 31, 2016 quarter and in the early part of 2017 rare earth prices have stabilized and we are seeing encouraging signs of price increases. Increases in rare earth prices will affect our trading activities in a positive manner but more importantly, higher prices will have a much greater positive impact on the projected financial results for the rare earth processing facilities that we have in various states of progress. Similarly, higher rare earth prices will also improve the financial returns for the Laos refinery that was the subject of our news release dated February 22, 2017. The positive momentum is very exciting and we are expecting a very successful year ahead."

A summary of the financial results for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2016 with comparative figures for the prior fiscal periods is as follows:


                            Three months ended         Nine months ended
                                December 31               December 31
                                 2016         2015         2016         2015
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Sales                        $107,010           $-     $109,771      $92,363
    Cost of sales              35,244            -       37,566            -
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    Gross profit               71,766            -       72,205       92,363
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Expenses:
    Cash                       95,338      214,224      300,558      551,131
    Non-cash                   10,102       51,577       50,019      155,096
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    Sub-total                 105,440      265,801      350,577      706,227
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    Loss before other
     items                   (33,674)    (265,801)    (278,372)    (613,864)
    Other income
     (expenses)                45,885       12,508       64,761  (1,070,983)
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 Net income (loss) for
 the period                   $12,211   $(253,293)   $(213,611) $(1,684,847)
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                            As on                     As on
                         December 31,              December 31,
                             2016                      2015
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Net working capital           $83,378                  $324,391
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On behalf of the Board

Tracy A. Moore, CEO and Peter Shearing, COO

ABOUT CANADA RARE EARTH CORP.

Canada Rare Earth is developing an international integrated business within the global rare earth industry. Our key focus is to generate revenues and positive cash flow from a variety of profit centres in the rare earth production and sales chain by sourcing, adding value and selling rare earths in all stages and forms. We are in the process of establishing our own mining, concentrating and refinery capabilities in addition to working with affiliated and third party organizations.

"Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release." The information contained herein contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements relate to information that is based on assumptions of management, forecasts of future results, and estimates of amounts not yet determinable. Any statements that express predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations or projections.

For more information on the Company, interested parties should review the Company's filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

Contacts:
Tracy A. Moore
Chief Executive Officer
(604) 638-8886
tmoore@canadarareearth.com

Peter Shearing
Chief Operating Officer
(604) 638-8886
pshearing@canadarareearth.com
www.canadarareearth.com

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