ECU Silver Mining Inc.
TSX : ECU

ECU Silver Mining Inc.

August 20, 2007 12:39 ET

ECU Silver News Release

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2007) - ECU Silver Mining Inc. (TSX:ECU) -

ECU CASH INVESTMENTS HAVE NO DIRECT EXPOSURE TO RECENT CREDIT CRISIS

The current global credit crisis has many investors concerned about the short term investments of cash resources by public companies and in particular, the liquidity of these short-term investments. ECU Silver Mining Inc. ("ECU") is pleased to report that its positive working capital and excess cash have been invested in short-term certificates with National Bank Financial in Canada and Scotiabank Inverlat in Mexico. The total amount of these invested funds are immediately redeemable at any time.

ECU HAS NO EXPOSURE TO JOINT VENTURE RELATED NON-RECOURSE LOANS

Certain articles have been written regarding companies with exposure to joint-venture related non-recourse loans. ECU reports that it has no major company joint ventures and as such has no non-recourse loans with a major company on any of ECU's mineral exploration properties. In addition, ECU has no hedging contracts and/or derivative contracts in place. ECU has a joint venture agreement with Golden Tag Resources Ltd. ("Golden Tag"), a junior exploration company, on the San Diego property. There are no non-recourse loans between ECU and Golden Tag. ECU maintains only one debt facility for US$12 million which has standard debt covenants and no direct hedging or derivative exposure. The loan facility is with IIG Capital of New York.

EXPLORATION UPDATE

ECU is currently working on building a 3-D geologic computer resource model which will serve as the basis for the updated 43-101 technical report and for the pre-feasibility study. All historical assay information received to date have been input into the geologic resource database and data correlation interpretation is underway. A more detailed update will be provided in the near future.

Contact Information

  • ECU Silver Mining Inc.
    Stephen Altmann
    President
    (416) 644-8640
    (416) 644-8801 (FAX)
    Website: www.ecu.ca