Oremex Silver Inc. appoints Michael Ivan as Chief Financial Officer

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TORONTO, Dec. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Oremex Silver Inc. (TSXV: OAG) (OTCQX: ORAGF) (FRANKFURT: OSI) (the "Company" or "Oremex") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Ivan, CA to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Ivan is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience managing the financial operations for both private and public companies. Mr. Ivan began his career with Collins Barrow, where he was a key member of the firm's public company group, with a particular focus on junior resource companies. Throughout his career he has specialized in auditing, internal controls, and financial reporting. He most recently served as Corporate Controller for Oremex Silver and the Company expects the transition to be seamless given Mr. Ivan's knowledge and familiarity.

Mr. Ivan replaces Mr. Paul Haber who has served as CFO for the past several years. The Company also announces the resignation of David Terry from the board of directors of the Company to focus on other business ventures and commitments. The Company would like to thank Mr. Haber and Mr. Terry for their contributions and wish them both the best in their future endeavors.

About Oremex Silver Inc.

Oremex Silver Inc. is a Canadian company focusing on the exploration and development of silver projects along the highly productive mineralized belt in Mexico. The Company has a portfolio of silver projects including a mineral resource of 50.8 million ounces of silver at its Tejamen deposit. The Company's projects are located in mining-friendly jurisdictions and the management team has successful track record of mine-building in Mexico.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking information, (collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to this news release and other matters identified in Oremex Silvers' public filings, anticipated events or results and can be identified by terminology such as "may", "will", "could", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "projects", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts and include, but are not limited in any manner to, those with respect to capital and operating expenditures, economic conditions, availability of sufficient financing, receipt of approvals, satisfaction of closing conditions and any and all other timing, development, operational, financial, economic, legal, regulatory and/or political factors that may influence future events or conditions. Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions, including, but not limited in any manner, those disclosed in any other public filings of Oremex Silver, and include the ultimate availability and final receipt of required approvals, sufficient working capital for development and operations, access to adequate services and supplies, availability of markets for products, commodity prices, foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates, access to capital markets and other sources of financing and associated cost of funds, availability of a qualified work force, availability of manufacturing equipment, no material changes to the tax and regulatory regime and the ultimate ability to execute its business plan on economically favourable terms. While we consider these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to us, they may prove to be incorrect. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to risks and uncertainties disclosed in other Oremex Silver filings at www.sedar.com and other unforeseen events or circumstances. Other than as required by law, Oremex Silver does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward looking information to reflect, among other things, new information or future events.

Neither the TSX Venture nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE: Oremex Silver Inc.

For further information:

Christian Scovenna
Oremex Silver Inc.
P: +1 416.309.4321
E: info@oremexsilver.com
www.oremexsilver.com