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Fortuna Names Robert Brown to New Post of VP Corporate Development

July 30, 2012

VANCOUVER, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM) (TSX: FVI) (BVL: FVI) (Frankfurt:
is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert Brown as Vice
President of Corporate Development effective August 1(st), 2012.

“We are very pleased that Robert is joining the Fortuna team at this
exciting time,” said Jorge A. Ganoza, Fortuna President and CEO. “To
date, management has been very successful and focused in developing and
maximizing growth possibilities at our Caylloma and San Jose mines.
Robert’s appointment signals the company’s next phase of expansion, as
we look to capitalize on silver-gold business opportunities throughout
the Americas.  I welcome him on behalf of all of us at Fortuna.”

Mr. Brown has 20 years of international experience in exploration,
project development, finance and corporate development. Throughout his
career, he has identified exploration and development opportunities
through the detailed analysis of economic, geologic and corporate
criteria. Prior to joining Fortuna, Mr. Brown was President and CEO of
Calibre Mining Corp. where he was responsible for the acquisition,
exploration and development of the company’s projects in Australia,
North America and Central America. He also spent nine years with
Barrick Gold in various senior management roles in exploration and
business development and was involved with numerous exploration,
valuation, merger and acquisition transactions.  A graduate of the
University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology
(Honors), Mr. Brown also holds an MBA in Finance from the University of

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

Fortuna is a growth oriented, silver and base metal producer focused on
mining opportunities in Latin America.  Our primary assets are the
Caylloma silver mine in southern Peru and the San Jose silver-gold mine
in Mexico.  The company is selectively pursuing additional acquisition
opportunities throughout the Americas.  For more information, please
visit our website at www.fortunasilver.com.


Jorge A. Ganoza
President, CEO and Director
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

Trading symbols: NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI | BVL: FVI | Frankfurt: F4S.F

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements which constitute
“forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian
securities legislation and “forward-looking statements” within the
meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements are
statements that are not historical facts and that are subject to a
variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or
results to differ materially from those reflected in the
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as “anticipates”, “believes”, “plans”, “estimates”, “expects”,
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and similar expressions are forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements are based on an assumed set of economic
conditions and courses of actions, including estimates of future
production levels, expectations regarding mine production costs,
expected  trends in mineral prices and statements that describe
Fortuna’s future plans, objectives or goals. There is a significant
risk that actual results will vary, perhaps materially, from results
projected depending on such factors as changes in general economic
conditions and financial markets, changes in prices for silver and
other metals, technological and operational hazards in  Fortuna’s
mining and mine development activities, risks inherent in mineral 
exploration, uncertainties inherent in the estimation of mineral
reserves, mineral resources, and metal recoveries, the timing and
availability of financing, governmental and other approvals, political
unrest or instability in countries where Fortuna is active, labor
relations and other risk factors.

Although Fortuna has attempted to identify important factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in
forward-looking statements or information, there may be other factors
that cause results to be materially different from those anticipated,
described, estimated, assessed or intended. There can be no assurance
that any forward-looking statements or information will prove to be
accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially
from those anticipated in such statements or information. Accordingly,
readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements
or information.

SOURCE Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

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