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Feb 07, 2013

Fortuna launches new sustainability section on website

February 7, 2013 - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI | BVL: FVI | Frankfurt: F4S) is pleased to have launched a new section of its website devoted to sustainability (http://www.fortunasilver.com/s/sustainability.asp). The Sustainability section offers an overview of the many projects Fortuna is working on to create sustainable value for its employees, their families and the communities in which we operate.

Fortuna's sustainability efforts are committed to the three cornerstones of our values: maintaining the health and safety of its personnel, subscribing to the highest environmental standards and respecting its host communities.

According to Jorge A. Ganoza, President and CEO, "Responsible corporate citizenship is the foundation on which Fortuna is built. We aim to establish programs based on respect for ethno-cultural diversity and open communication. The sustainability section of our website highlights our values, commitments and the company's work to adhere to them."

Please visit our new Sustainability section at http://www.fortunasilver.com/s/sustainability.asp.

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 mine in Mexico. The company is selectively pursuing additional acquisition opportunities. For more information, please visit our website at www.fortunasilver.com.


ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

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

Trading symbols: NYSE: FSM | TSX: FVI | BVL: FVI | Frankfurt: F4S.F


Investor Relations:

Management Head Office: Carlos Baca- Tel (Lima): +51.1.616.6060, ext. 0
Corporate Office: Holly Hendershot- Tel (Toronto): +1.647.725.0813 / Tel (Vancouver): +1.604.484.4085

Media Contact, North America:

Christina Pagano
Breakstone Group
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Forward-Looking Statements

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Although Fortuna has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or information, there may be other factors that cause results to be materially different from those anticipated, described, estimated, assessed or intended. There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements or information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements or information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.