Coeur Plans to Nominate New Board Member

    COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO, March 26 /CNW/ - Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation
(NYSE:  CDE)(TSX:CDM) announced today that it plans to nominate Sebastian
Edwards, 53, to stand for election to the company's board of directors at the
annual meeting of its stockholders on May 8, 2007.

    Mr. Edwards is Henry Ford II Professor of International Business
Economics at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of
California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has more than 30 years of varied experience
in international finance and economics. In addition to his professorship at
UCLA, he is Chairman of the Inter American Seminar on Economics; is a member
of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Kiel Institute of World Economics in
Germany; and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic
Research. He is the author of numerous books and articles and regularly speaks
before groups interested in world economic affairs.

    Mr. Edwards previously served as Chief Economist for the World Bank for
the Latin America and Caribbean Region and as President of the Latin American
and Caribbean Economic Association. He also previously taught at IAE
Universidad Austral in Argentina and at the Kiel Institute.

    A native of Santiago, Chile, Mr. Edwards holds Ph.D and M.A. degrees in
Economics from the University of Chicago and completed his undergraduate work
at the Universidad Catolica in Chile.

    Dennis E. Wheeler, Coeur's Chairman, President, and Chief Executive
Officer, said, "With the depth and breadth of his international experience and
his particular focus on South America -- where Coeur has three major
investments -- we believe Sebastian will provide an added dimension to our
board. We look forward to working with him and appreciate his decision to join
the board."

    Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation is one of the world's leading primary
silver producers and has a strong presence in gold. The company has mining
interests in Alaska, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Chile, Nevada and

    Cautionary Statement

    Company press releases may contain numerous forward-looking statements
within the meaning of securities legislation in the United States and Canada
relating to the company's silver and gold mining business. Such statements are
subject to numerous assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are outside
the company's control. Operating, exploration and financial data, and other
statements in this document are based on information the company believes
reasonable, but involve significant uncertainties as to future gold and silver
prices, costs, ore grades, estimation of gold and silver reserves, mining and
processing conditions, construction schedules, currency exchange rates, and
the completion and/or updating of mining feasibility studies, changes that
could result from the company's future acquisition of new mining properties or
businesses, the risks and hazards inherent in the mining business (including
environmental hazards, industrial accidents, weather or geologically related
conditions), regulatory and permitting matters, risks inherent in the
ownership and operation of, or investment in, mining properties or businesses
in foreign countries, as well as other uncertainties and risk factors set out
in the company's filings from time to time with the SEC and the Ontario
Securities Commission, including, without limitation, the company's reports on
Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Actual results and timetables could vary
significantly from the estimates presented. Readers are cautioned not to put
undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The company disclaims any intent
or obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For further information:

For further information: Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation Scott Lamb

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