Re: News Release - Thursday, October 25, 2007
Fortuna Hires VP Project Development for San Jose
October 25, 2007: Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FVI: TSX-V) is pleased to
announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Moseley-Williams to the new
position of Vice President of Project Development. Mr.
Moseley-Williams will be responsible for leading the engineering
design, feasibility study and mine construction at the high-grade San
Jose silver-gold project, located in Oaxaca, Mexico. Mr.
Moseley-Williams will be based at the project site. San Jose is being
explored and developed under a joint venture between Fortuna (76%) and
Continuum Resources Ltd. (24%).
Mr. Moseley-Williams, a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colombia,
holds a BSc. Mining Engineering degree from the Colorado School of
Mines and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in the U.K.
Fluent in Spanish and English, he has successfully executed mine
construction and expansion projects in challenging environments across
North, Central and South America. His most recent position was Manager
Corporate Development Latin America for a senior North American silver
mining company. He participated in project valuations and strategic
regional decision making, and spearheaded the company's efforts to
expand its presence in Latin America.
Jorge Ganoza, President of Fortuna, commented, "We are very pleased to
have Mark join our executive team. He brings not only the right
technical capabilities to the project but also strong operating
experience in the region. His skills will be a definitive asset as we
advance our flagship San Jose project into production".
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 aggressively pursuing additional
acquisition opportunities. For more information, please visit our
website at www.fortunasilver.com.
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not take
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Jorge Ganoza Durant, President
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
Investor Relations: Ralph Rushton
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