Strategic Metals Ltd.

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Strategic Metals Ltd. Announces Extension of Share Distribution Record Date In Connection with Plan Of Arrangement


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July 20, 2011 - Strategic Metals Ltd. (TSX-V: SMD) ("Strategic") announces, further to its July 19, 2011 news release that, for technical reasons pursuant to applicable TSX Venture Exchange policies, the "Share Distribution Record Date" has been extended to July 27, 2011. Accordingly, the Silver Range common shares and Silver Range share purchase warrants will be distributed to persons who are shareholders of Strategic at the close of business (Vancouver time) on July 27, 2011.


ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

"Bruce A. Youngman"

Chairman and Director

For further information concerning Strategic or its various exploration projects please visit our website atwww.strategicmetalsltd.com or contact:


Corporate Information
Strategic Metals Ltd.
W. Douglas Eaton
President and C.E.O.
Tel: (604) 688-2568

Strategic Metals Ltd.
Bruce A. Youngman
Chairman
Tel: (604) 687-2522


Investor Inquiries
Richard Drechsler
Corporate Communications
Tel: (604) 687-2522
NA Toll-Free: (888) 688-2522
rdrechsler@strategicmetalsltd.com
www.strategicmetalsltd.com

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities of the Company in the United States. The Company's securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available. Completion of the Arrangement is subject to a number of conditions, including, but not limited to, Exchange acceptance for both the Arrangement and the listing of Silver Range's common shares and share purchase warrants thereon. The Arrangement and the listing of Silver Range's common shares and share purchase warrants on the Exchange will not be effected until all such conditions have been satisfied. Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in Strategic's Management Information Circular, any information released or received with respect to the Arrangement may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon.

This news release may contain forward looking statements based on assumptions and judgments of management regarding future events or results that may prove to be inaccurate as a result of exploration and other risk factors beyond its control, and actual results may differ materially from the expected results.

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.