ECU Silver Mining Inc.

ECU Silver Mining Inc.

April 30, 2009 16:32 ET

ECU Silver Comments on Swine Flu

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 30, 2009) - ECU Silver Mining Inc. (TSX:ECU)

The extensive press coverage on the swine flu has alerted people all over the world as to the potential seriousness of this illness. With our operations in Mexico, we are very sensitive to the potential impact that the swine flu could have to ECU Silver's operations.

Our mining and milling operations are located near the small towns of Velardena and Vista Hermosa, in Durango State, Mexico. These towns are within the Sierra Madre Mountains approximately 800 kilometres northwest of Mexico City, the epicenter for swine flu.

To date, we have not had any cases of swine flu at our operations or in the towns of Velardena or Vista Hermosa. ECU maintains a health clinic and has two medical doctors on staff providing health care to our employees and the people of Velardena and Vista Hermosa. Our medical staff is watching the situation very closely and is taking all the necessary precautions to monitor our people and those of Velardena and Vista Hermosa.

Operations at the mine and mill are currently continuing at a normal rate and the Company is generating more dore bars on a weekly basis.

Cautionary Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 27E of the Exchange Act. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the future results of operations, performance and achievements of the Company, including potential property acquisitions, the timing, content, cost and results of proposed work programs, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, geological interpretations, proposed production rates, potential mineral recovery processes and rates, the proposed construction of a mill, business and financing plans, business trends and future operating revenues. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, significant downward variations in the market price of any minerals produced, the Company's inability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for their activities, to produce minerals from their properties successfully or profitably, to continue their projected growth, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement their business strategies. All of the Company's public disclosure filings may be accessed via and readers are urged to review these materials, including the technical reports filed with respect to the Company's mineral properties.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this Press Release.

Contact Information

  • ECU Silver Mining Inc.
    Michel Roy
    Chairman and CEO
    011 52 871 747 5750
    ECU Silver Mining Inc.
    Stephen Altmann
    (416) 366-2428