REE International Announces Appointment of Veteran Geologist Jose Padilla to Advisory Board

Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - REE International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: REEI) (the "Company"), a U.S. based mineral exploration company focused on the exploration and production of rare earth elements, today announces the appointment of Geologist Jose Padilla to the Company's advisory board effective immediately.

Mr. Jose Padilla has accumulated more than 40 years of experience in the mining industry as a geologist. Working primarily in South America, he has an extensive exploration track record comprised of mining projects in numerous countries, including Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana.

Tom Mackay, CEO of REE International, stated, "Mr. Padilla has substantial knowledge in the area of rare earth metals production. We're very pleased that he is joining our team and believe his expertise will prove to be invaluable as we focus on meeting our production goals."

About REE International, Inc.

REE International, Inc. is a U.S. based mineral exploration company seeking to identify and build an inventory of mineral properties with a primary emphasis on South America. The Company will initially focus on the exploration, mining and sale of tantalum and niobium from their Santa Cruz property located in Venezuela. For more information, please visit our website at

Forward-Looking Statements

This Press Release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements reflect the Company's current beliefs and are based upon information currently available to it. Accordingly, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or advise in the event of any change, addition or alteration to the information included in this Press Release including such forward-looking statements.

Contact Information:

Tom Mackay
Chief Executive Officer
Ph. (617) 372-3293