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Fortuna Appoints David Farrell To The Board Of Directors

VANCOUVER, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI | BVL: FVI | Frankfurt: F4S.F) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David P. Farrell to the Board of Directors of Fortuna.

David Farrell is President of Davisa Consulting, a private consulting firm working with global mining companies.  Prior to founding Davisa in 2011, David was Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions at Endeavour Financial where he successfully closed over US$25 billion worth of M&A transactions for junior and mid-tier natural resource companies.  Before his 12 years at Endeavour Financial, David was a lawyer at Stikeman Elliott, working in Vancouver, Budapest and London.  He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.Comm (Honours, Finance) and an LL.B and is called to the bar in both British Columbia and England.  David also serves as a director of Northern Vertex Mining Corp. and is a board and finance committee member of Yaletown House, a non-profit, critical-care seniors' residence in downtown Vancouver.

Simon Ridgway, Chairman of the Board of Fortuna, commented:  "I'm delighted that David has agreed to join Fortuna's Board.  A few years ago he and I had the opportunity to work together on the Board of another resource company and I was impressed by his measured contribution to the oversight of that company.  His background in M&A transactions in mining will add valuable depth to the Board as we look to grow our core silver mining business."

Jorge A. Ganoza, CEO and Director of Fortuna, said: "On behalf of the Fortuna team, I would like to welcome David to our Board.  We look forward to benefitting from his experience as we continue to identify potential business opportunities for the company."

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.  For more information, please visit our website at www.fortunasilver.com.

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