SilverCrest Metals Appoints Michael Rapsch as Vice-President of Corporate Communications and Announces Stock Option Grant

TSX-V: SIL

VANCOUVER, Dec. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - SilverCrest Metals Inc. ("SilverCrest Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Rapsch as Vice President, Corporate Communications.

Mr. Rapsch has a decade of in-depth investor relations and corporate communications experience. He joins SilverCrest Metals after four years at SilverCrest Mines Inc. ("SilverCrest Mines") which was recently acquired by another precious metal producer.  He was responsible for the implementation, management and execution of all marketing and investor relations related programs, including but not limited to communicating with retail and institutional investors across North America and Europe. During Mr. Rapsch's tenure at SilverCrest Mines it was nominated as a finalist at the 17th annual IR Magazine Reward in the category for "Best IR by a TSX Venture Exchange-listed company" in 2014.

N. Eric Fier, President & CEO, stated, "Michael was largely responsible for the marketing success of SilverCrest Mines in the past four years by expanding our communications, implementing marketing programs and continually building a shareholder and investor network. He is committed to success, and we are looking forward to his continued contributions towards our efforts to advance SilverCrest Metals to become another success story in the junior resource sector."

The Company announces the grant of stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants for 2,340,000 common shares of the Company at an exercise price of $0.16 per share for a five year term expiring December 9, 2020. Of the stock options granted, 175,000 will be subject to an 18‑month vesting schedule pursuant to which 25% shall vest immediately as of the date of grant and a further 25% every 6 months thereafter.

ABOUT SILVERCREST METALS INC.

SilverCrest is a Canadian precious metals exploration company headquartered in Vancouver, BC, that is focused on new discoveries, value-added acquisitions and targeting production in Mexico's historic precious metal districts. The Company is led by a proven management team in all aspects of the precious metal mining sector, including the pioneering of a responsible "phased approach" business model taking projects from discovery, finance, on time and on budget construction, and production with subsequent increased value to shareholders.   

N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng
President & CEO
SilverCrest Metals Inc.

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

SOURCE SilverCrest Metals Inc.

For further information: SilverCrest Metals Inc., Contact: Fred Cooper, Investor Relations, Telephone: +1 (604) 694-1730, Fax: +1 (604) 694-1761, Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730 (Canada & USA), Email: info@silvercrestmetals.com, Website: www.silvercrestmetals.com, 570 Granville Street, Suite 501, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3P1

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