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FORTUNA SILVER MINES INC. ANNOUNCES CAD$35,000,000 MILLION BOUGHT DEAL COMMON SHARE FINANCING

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

FORTUNA SILVER MINES INC. ANNOUNCES CAD$35,000,000 MILLION BOUGHT DEAL COMMON SHARE FINANCING07:54 EST Wednesday, December 01, 2010/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/VANCOUVER, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX:FVI / Lima Stock Exchange:FVI or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and including CIBC World Markets, BMO Capital Markets and Cormark Securities Inc. (the "Underwriters"), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, pursuant to a short form prospectus 8,750,000 common shares (the "Common Shares") of the Company at a price of CAD$4.00 per share for gross proceeds of CAD$35,000,000 (the "Underwritten Offering").  In addition, the Company will grant the Underwriters an over-allotment option, exercisable prior to the closing of the Underwritten Offering, to purchase from the Company up to an additional 1,312,500 Common Shares at CAD$4.00 per share to raise additional gross proceeds of up to CAD$5,250,000 (the "Over-Allotment Option", and together with the Underwritten Offering, the "Offering").Closing of the Offering is anticipated to occur on or before December 23, 2010 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the completion of satisfactory due diligence by the Underwriter and the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals including approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.The proceeds of the financing will be used to fund ongoing exploration activities at the San Jose Project, development costs of its operations and for general corporate purposes. The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not take responsibility for the accuracy of this release.This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S Persons unless registered under the U.S Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. Is a growth-oriented silver 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. Fortuna is selectively pursuing additional acquisitions opportunities. For more information, please visit our website at www.fortunasilver.com. Forward Looking StatementsCertain statements in this presentation constitute forward-looking statements and as such are based on an assumed set of economic conditions and courses of action. These include the completion of the Offering.  There is a significant risk that actual results will vary, perhaps materially, from results projected depending on such factors as changes in general economic conditions and financial markets, changes in prices for silver and other metals, technological and operational hazards in Fortuna's mining and mine development activities, risks inherent in mineral exploration, uncertainties inherent in the calculation of mineral reserves, mineral resources, and metal recoveries, the timing and availability of financing, governmental and other approvals, political unrest or instability in countries where Fortuna is active, labour relations and other risk factors.ON BEHALF OF THE BOARDJorge GanozaPresident, CEO and DirectorFortuna Silver Mines Inc.Symbol: TSX: FVI / Lima Exchange: FVIFor further information: Investor RelationsLima office: Carlos Baca - Tel: 51.1.616.6060Vancouver office: Ralph Rushton - Tel: 604.484.4085