News Releases

May 30, 2012
EMC Announces New Board Director

Reno, Nevada - May 30, 2012 - EMC Metals Corp. (the "Company" or "EMC") (TSX: EMC)announced today that Warren K. Davis has been appointed to the EMC Board as an independent Director.

Mr. Davis has held numerous senior roles in both minerals and engineering industries, with a focus on energy development, project marketing and business strategy. Mr. Davis currently provides consulting services for Parsons Brinckerhoff Power and ClearFuels Technology, Inc. His previous positions include roles with Black & Veach (15 years), the Bechtel Group (3 years), and General Electric Company (10 years). Mr. Davis also worked for Utah International Inc. (7 years) in the minerals industry, specifically in acquisitions and strategy. He was founder and president of Golden Bear Energy Services, a start-up energy company, and has worked in numerous entrepreneurial energy development roles. Mr. Davis has a BS in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.

Mr. George F. Putnam, CEO of EMC commented as follows:
"We are very pleased to have Warren join the EMC Board in a Director's role. Warren has a great mix of minerals, energy, and business development experience that should serve EMC's Board, management and shareholders well as we work to re-start Springer Tungsten, and we continue our efforts to develop a scandium business to serve waiting markets."

Mr. William B. Harris, Chairman of EMC commented as follows:
"The board of EMC welcomes Warren to EMC. His mix of large and small company experience, and extensive project business development background will be a great addition to the team, and value to management."

About EMC Metals

EMC owns a 100% interest in the Springer tungsten mine in Nevada, USA. Strong tungsten prices and tight supply conditions, combined with the refurbished mill and existing tungsten resource on the property, support a strategy to seek a near term restart of the Springer facility. EMC also owns a 50% earn-in right on the Nyngan Scandium Project in NSW, Australia and 100% interest in the Carlin Vanadium property near Carlin, Nevada. All three properties have current NI 43-101 compliant resource estimates, available on the Company website and on SEDAR.

On February 29th, 2012, EMC announced that it's earn-in on the Nyngan Scandium Project was rejected and would be taken to dispute with our partner. EMC continues to aggressively pursue our right to a 50% project earn-in, both through direct discussions with our partner and through a formal dispute process. We maintain that all project earn-in conditions outlined under the JV Agreement have been met, and subject to satisfactory agreement, EMC will take all lawful steps to secure its proprietary rights to a 50% joint venture interest. The parties remain in discussion on the matter.

The technical information in this news release has been reviewed by Willem Duyvesteyn, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Duyvesteyn is employed by EMC Metals Corp.

For additional information please contact:

EMC Metals Corp.

Investor Relations-Nevada: (775) 355-9500 or, or
Sara Boatright Patterson, Windward Global, Charlotte, NC -1-704-588-8600

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

This press release contains forward-looking information that does involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements regarding long term prices for tungsten, our ability to find and retain qualified management and key technical persons to operate the tungsten project, our ability to raise the necessary capital to fund a restart of mining operations, the short term or long term economic feasibility of tungsten production at our Springer facility, and in general statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking information in this press release is based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice, and by other risk factors disclosed in our public filings. Except as required by law, EMC assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

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