Fortuna Announces Changes in the Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, July 5 /CNW/ - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX: FVI / Lima Stock Exchange: FVI) - Mr. Simon Ridgway, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert R. Gilmore to the Board of Directors of Fortuna.

Mr. Gilmore is a graduate of the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Accounting. Mr. Gilmore is a Certified Public Accountant and a Member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Gilmore has more than 30 years of experience working with resource companies and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Eldorado Gold Corporation and as a Director for Layne Christensen Company.

Mr. Ridgway also announces that the Company has accepted the resignation of Mr. Richard Clark as a Director of the Company. Mr. Clark is President and CEO of Red Back Mining Inc. and has been a director of Fortuna since 2008. He leaves the Board of Fortuna to concentrate his efforts on the development of Red Back.

Jorge Ganoza, President, CEO and Director of Fortuna, commented: "Management and Board members of the Company would like to thank Mr. Clark for his valuable input throughout the past two years and wish him continued success in his endeavors."

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 Project in Mexico. The Company is selectively pursuing additional acquisition opportunities. For more information, please visit our website at


    Simon Ridgway
    Chairman of the Board
    Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

    Symbol: TSX: FVI / Lima Stock Exchange: FVI

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For further information: For further information: Investor Relations: Management Head Office: Carlos Baca, Tel: +51.1.616.6060, ext. 2; Corporate Office: Erin Ostrom, Tel: +1.604.484.4085

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