Silver Standard Resources Inc.

Silver Standard Resources Inc.

March 01, 2010 05:01 ET

Silver Standard Resources Inc.: Sale of Silvertip Project Closes

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX:SSO)(NASDAQ:SSRI) is pleased to report that the sale of the Silvertip Project to Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp") closed on February 26, 2010. 

Silver Standard was issued 1.2 million common shares of Silvercorp at a deemed price of $6.25 per common share, and received a cash payment of CDN$7.5 million, for total consideration of CDN$15 million for the sale of the Silvertip Project.

Gryphon Partners acted as financial advisor to Silver Standard in connection with the sale.

Silvertip, located in northern British Columbia, is a silver-base metals project that Silver Standard had acquired in 2002.

(SOURCE: Silver Standard Resources Inc.)

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