VANCOUVER, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI) (TSX: SSO) ("Silver Standard" or the "Company") announces that the Board of Directors (the "Board") has recommended changing the Company's name to SSR Mining Inc. ("SSR Mining"). The Company will seek shareholder approval for the proposed name change at its annual and special meeting of shareholders to be held May 4, 2017.

Paul Benson, President and CEO said, "With gold representing approximately 70% of our revenue, the current name does not accurately reflect our business. We have evolved from a silver-focused producer to an intermediate precious metals producer with three mines in the Americas. The proposed name, which includes the initials of our existing name, is a natural evolution in our more than 70-year history.  While we are recommending a change to our name, our relentless focus on creating shareholder value remains."

If the name change to SSR Mining is approved by shareholders, the Company plans to change its Nasdaq Global Market and Toronto Stock Exchange ticker symbols to "SSRM". The timing of the name change, ticker symbol change and corporate re-branding will be announced at a later date.  Subject to the name change, the Company's web domain name will change to www.ssrmining.com.

About Silver Standard

Silver Standard is a Canadian-based precious metals producer with three wholly-owned and operated mines, including the Marigold gold mine in Nevada, U.S., the Seabee Gold Operation in Saskatchewan, Canada and the Pirquitas silver mine in Jujuy Province, Argentina. We also have two feasibility stage projects and a portfolio of exploration properties in North and South America. We are committed to delivering safe production through relentless emphasis on Operational Excellence. We are also focused on growing production and Mineral Reserves through the exploration and acquisition of assets for accretive growth, while maintaining financial strength.

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