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Rainbow Rare Earths Limited

23 December 2021

Rainbow Rare Earths Limited

("Rainbow" or the "Company")

(LSE: RBW)

23 December 2021

Issue of Shares in Part Settlement of Pipestone Capital Inc Loan

Rainbow Rare Earths Ltd announces that the Company has issued a total of 875,389 new ordinary shares of no par value ('Ordinary Shares') to Pipestone Capital Inc to settle US$150,000 due under the Pipestone Bridge Loan originally announced on 25 February 2020. The balance of the loan totalling US$885,620, including accrued interest, has been settled in cash.

The 875,389 new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu with the Company's existing issued Ordinary Shares and application has been made for the Ordinary Shares to be admitted to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Admission of the Ordinary Shares to trading is expected to commence on 31 December 2021.

The Company's enlarged issued share capital will be 522,686,823 Ordinary Shares. The Company has no treasury shares. This figure of 522,686,823 Ordinary Shares may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

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For further information, please contact

 
 Rainbow Rare                      George Bennett 
  Earths Ltd            Company     Pete Gardner        +27 82 652 8526 
 SP Angel Corporate                Ewan Leggat 
  Finance LLP           Broker      Charlie Bouverat    +44 (0) 20 3470 0470 
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 Flagstaff Strategic                Tim Thompson        +44 (0) 207 129 1474 
  and Investor                       Fergus Mellon       rainbowrareearths@flagstaffcomms.com 
  Communications 
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Notes to Editors:

Rainbow's strategy is to become a globally-significant producer of rare earth metals. Nd/Pr are vital components of the strongest permanent magnets used for the motors and turbines driving the green technology revolution. Analysts are predicting demand for magnet rare earth oxides will grow substantially over the coming years, driven by increasing adoption of green technology, pushing the overall market for Nd/Pr into deficit.

The Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, located in South Africa, comprises an Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate of 38.3Mt at 0.43% TREO contained within gypsum tailings stacked in unconsolidated dumps derived from historic phosphate hard rock mining. High value Nd/Pr oxide represent 29.1% of the total contained rare earth oxides, with economic Dysprosium and Terbium oxide credits enhancing the overall value of the rare earth basket contained in the stacks. The rare earths are contained in chemical form in the gypsum dumps, which is expected to deliver a higher-value rare earth carbonate, with lower operating costs than a typical rare earth mineral project.

The Company's Gakara Project in Burundi has produced one of the highest-grade concentrates in the world (typically 54% total rare earths oxides ("TREO")) through trial mining operations. The Gakara basket is weighted heavily towards Nd/Pr, which account for over approximately 19.5% of the contained TREO and 85% of the value of the concentrate.

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