Columbus Silver Corporation
TSX VENTURE : CSC

Columbus Silver Corporation

November 13, 2008 09:00 ET

Columbus Silver Bolsters Management Team

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2008) - Columbus Silver Corporation (TSX VENTURE:CSC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Schuster as Vice President of Commercial Affairs. Mr. Schuster is a graduate of the University of Toronto with degrees in political science and law, is a member of the bar in British Columbia and Massachusetts. Mr. Schuster has worked in private legal practice for nearly a decade, most recently with DuMoulin Black LLP in Vancouver. Mr. Schuster has represented numerous mining companies in Canada and the United States in connection with initial public offerings, takeovers, company maintenance, corporate governance, public disclosure requirements, and the acquisition and disposition of mineral properties. His experience provides the Company with legal and managerial experience in its efforts to explore and commercialize its mineral holdings. Mr. Schuster's appointment is subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.

Mr. Robert Giustra, President & CEO, stated: "We are extremely delighted to have Joel accept this important appointment and look forward to benefiting from his considerable legal expertise on mining and securities matters. Bringing Joel's capabilities in-house will significantly reduce the Company's legal costs, which we consider particularly important in the current economic environment."

ABOUT COLUMBUS SILVER CORPORATION

Columbus Silver Corporation is a silver exploration and development company operating in the Western United States. The Company has an experienced management group with a strong background in all aspects of the acquisition, exploration, development and financing of mining projects.

Columbus Silver's project activities, as well as those of Columbus Gold Corporation, are managed on an exclusive basis by Cordilleran Exploration Company (Cordex), owned and operated by John Livermore and Andy Wallace who have a long and successful history of discovery and mine development in the United States. Columbus Silver maintains active generative (prospecting) and evaluation programs and currently controls a 100% interest in 5 silver properties in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,

Robert F. Giustra, President & CEO, Director

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

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