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SilverCrest Announces Grant of Stock Options

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

SilverCrest Announces Grant of Stock Options08:00 EST Wednesday, December 05, 2012VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2012) - SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SVL)(NYSE Amex:SVLC)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) (the "Company") announces the grant of stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants to purchase an aggregate of 1,760,000 common shares of the Company at an exercise price of $2.60 per share for a term of 5 years. One quarter of these options vest on the date of grant and a further one-quarter will vest every six months thereafter.SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SVL)(NYSE Amex:SVLC)(NYSE MKT:SVLC) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest's flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal gold and silver producer, with an estimated life of mine cash cost of US$8 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag: Au). SilverCrest anticipates that the 2,500 tonnes per day facility should recover approximately 4,805,000 ounces of silver and 179,000 ounces of gold over the life of the current open pit at the Santa Elena Mine. A three year expansion plan is underway to double metals production at the Santa Elena Mine (open pit and underground) and exploration programs are rapidly advancing the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State.J. Scott Drever, President SILVERCREST MINES INC.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Contact Information: SilverCrest Mines Inc.Fred Cooper(604) 694-1730 ext. 108 or Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730(604) 694-1761 (FAX)info@silvercrestmines.comwww.silvercrestmines.com