Fortuna signs commitment letter for US $20 Million credit facility

    Lima Exchange: FVI

VANCOUVER, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX.V: FVI / Lima Exchange: FVI) is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a commitment letter to enter into a US $20 million senior secured revolving credit facility with The Bank of Nova Scotia. The facility will have a 2.5 year maturity. The proceeds of the facility may be used for general corporate purposes, including the development of the San Jose Project in Mexico.

The facility is intended to complement Fortuna's strong cash position and provide additional financing flexibility during the construction stage at San Jose. On December 14, 2009 the Company announced it had obtained all the required construction and environmental permits for the operation of a 1500 tonne per day underground mine. The San Jose pre-feasibility study is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2010, with construction activities to commence shortly thereafter.

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

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


    Jorge Ganoza
    President, CEO and Director
    Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

    Symbol: TSX.V: FVI / Lima Exchange: FVI

SOURCE Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

For further information: For further information: Investor Relations: Lima office: Carlos Baca - Tel: 51.1.616.6060; Vancouver office: Erin Ostrom - Tel: (604) 484-4085

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