July 30, 2012
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM) (TSX: FVI) (BVL: FVI) (Frankfurt: F4S.F)
is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr.
as Vice President of Corporate Development effective
"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
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
. He also spent nine years with
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 Toronto
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
Fortuna is a growth oriented, silver and base metal producer focused on mining opportunities in
. Our primary assets are the Caylloma silver mine in southern
silver-gold mine in
. The company is selectively pursuing additional acquisition opportunities throughout the Americas. For more information, please visit our website at
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