Fortuna Announces Changes in Management

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – July 11, 2016) – Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX:FVI)(NYSE:FSM)announces that Dr. Thomas I. Vehrs has voluntarily retired as Vice President of Exploration of the company.

Jorge A. Ganoza, President and CEO, commented, “Tom joined Fortuna in 2006 bringing exceptional capabilities to our organization. Through his commitment to high working standards and valuable contributions, our company has achieved important milestones and objectives.” Mr. Ganoza continued, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, management and shareholders, I would like to thank Tom for his outstanding dedication and service to Fortuna.”

The company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Volkert as new Vice President of Exploration effective August 8, 2016. David is a discovery oriented professional with multiple discoveries over his thirty-eight years in mineral exploration. David’s work experience includes senior positions as CEO at Paget Minerals Corp., VP Exploration at Bear Creek Mining Corp., and Exploration Manager (Peru) at Barrick Gold. David will be responsible for leading the discovery of new mineral resources through the planning and execution of Fortuna’s brownfields and greenfields exploration programs.

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