(TSX: FVI / Lima Stock Exchange: FVI) -
, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr.
to the Board of Directors of Fortuna.
Mr. Kelly is a graduate of the
Colorado School of Mines
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Mining Engineering with a minor in Mineral Economics. Tom brings 36 years' experience in mine production, minerals industry consulting and corporate management in various Latin American countries, working mostly for international mining companies, and on behalf of resource financial institutions and banks. He currently serves as CEO of Apurimac Ferrum, a private company developing iron ore assets in
Mr. Ridgway also announced that the Company has accepted the resignation of Mr.
from the Board of Directors. Mr. Franzen is an independent consultant and has been a Director of Fortuna since July of 2010. He leaves the Board to concentrate his efforts on various personal projects.
, President, CEO and Director, commented: "Management and Board members of the Company would like to thank Mr. Franzen for his valuable input throughout the past months and wish him continued success in his endeavors."
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
and the San Jose Silver-Gold Project in Mexico. The Company is selectively pursuing additional acquisition opportunities. For more information, please visit our website at
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD