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Silvercorp to Announce Third Quarter Results & Hold Analyst Conference Call

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Silvercorp to Announce Third Quarter Results & Hold Analyst Conference Call08:00 EST Wednesday, January 18, 2012VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2012) -Silvercorp Metals Inc. (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM) ("Silvercorp") plans to release its unaudited third quarter results for the period ended December 31, 2011, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, after the close of the market.Silvercorp's management will hold a conference call on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results with analysts. Shareholders, media and interested investors are invited to listen to the live conference call over the internet by going to www.silvercorpmetals.com and clicking on the conference call link on the home page or over the phone by dialing (612) 332-0342 just prior to the starting time. Analysts who wish to receive the toll-free dial-in number for this conference call are invited to contact Silvercorp at (604) 669-9397 or via email to investor@silvercorp.ca no later than 2:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. All participants will be asked to register with the conference call operator.About Silvercorp Metals Inc.Silvercorp Metals Inc. is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of high-grade silver-related mineral properties in China and Canada. Silvercorp is the largest primary silver producer in China through the operation of the four silver-lead-zinc mines at the Ying Mining District in the Henan Province of China. Silvercorp recently acquired the XBG and XHP silver-gold-lead-zinc mines nearby the Ying Mining District in Henan Province, further consolidating the region. Silvercorp has commenced production at its second production foothold in China, the BYP gold-lead-zinc project in Hunan Province, and is currently constructing the mill and related facilities in preparation for mining at the GC silver-lead-zinc project in Guangdong Province. In Canada, Silvercorp is preparing an application for a Small Mine Permit for the Silvertip high grade silver-lead-zinc mine project in northern British Columbia to provide a further platform for growth and geographic diversification. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: SVM) and Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: SVM) and are included as a component of the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Indexes.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Rui FengSilvercorp Metals Inc.Chairman/CEO(604) 669-9397 or Toll Free 1-888-224-1881(604) 669-9387 (FAX)ORLorne WaldmanSilvercorp Metals Inc.Corporate Secretary(604) 669-9397 or Toll Free 1-888-224-1881(604) 669-9387 (FAX)info@silvercorp.cawww.silvercorp.ca