SNS Silver Corp.
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SNS Silver Corp.

January 09, 2008 11:37 ET

SNS Silver Hires Former Hecla Executive as Vice-President

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 9, 2008) - SNS Silver Corp ("SNS") (TSX VENTURE:SNS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas F. Fudge Jr. as Vice-President, Operations at SNS. Mr. Fudge is a professional mining engineer with more than thirty years of experience in mining operations, engineering, and project development.

Mr. Fudge was formerly the President and Chief Operating Officer of Concentric Energy Corporation, a development stage uranium company. Prior to Concentric Energy, Mr. Fudge was employed by Hecla Mining Company for around twelve years, both as Vice President of Operations and President of Hecla's Venezuelan subsidiaries. In addition, Mr. Fudge has extensive experience in the Coeur d'Alene Mining District, including more than three years at the Sunshine Mine, located immediately to the east of the Crescent Mine.

Mr. Neil Linder, President and CEO of SNS, stated: "We are very pleased to welcome Tom to the SNS team. His extensive industry experience and background will be invaluable in developing our Crescent Mine asset."

SNS Silver Corporation (TSX VENTURE:SNS) is an exploration mining company, whose primary asset is the 100% owned Crescent Mine located in Kellogg, Idaho - one of the largest silver districts in North America with over one billion ounces of silver produced. The property consists of 24 patented mining claims over approximately 350 acres, alongside 34.2 acres of surface rights. The Company currently has a comprehensive and well-funded drill program underway. Their main focus is on upper country surface drilling and underground drilling on the Alhambra and South Veins, as well as restoration of the Hooper Tunnel, drifting and cross-cutting.

Historical resource estimates quoted herein are based on data and reports obtained and prepared by previous operators. The Company has not completed the work necessary to independently verify the classification of the mineral resource estimates and is not treating the mineral resource estimates as National Instrument 43-101 defined resources verified by a qualified person. The historical estimates should not be relied upon. The Crescent Mine will require considerable further evaluation, which the Company's management and consultants are in the process of completing.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept the responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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