Fortuna reports production of 2.0 million ounces of silver and 13,200 ounces of gold for first quarter 2017

Vancouver, April 18, 2017–Fortuna Silver Mines, Inc. (NYSE: FSM) (TSX: FVI) is pleased to announce first quarter 2017 production results from its two operating mines in Latin America, the San Jose Mine in Mexico and the Caylloma Mine in Peru. The company produced 2.0 million ounces of silver, 13,200 ounces of gold plus base metal by-products. Fortuna is on schedule to produce 8.1 million ounces of silver and 52.4 thousand ounces of gold or 11.2 million Ag Eq* ounces in 2017.

Jorge A. Ganoza, President and CEO, commented: “I am pleased to report a solid start of the year in line with guidance for production and cost figures. 2017 is our first full year at the new expanded rates of production at both our mines, which shows favorably when comparing quarter over quarter. ” Mr. Ganoza continued, “With respect to our Lindero gold project in Argentina, basic engineering reviews and optimization work continue advancing as planned with the aim of supporting a construction decision in the third quarter of this year.”

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