Esperanza Silver Corporation

Esperanza Silver Corporation

September 23, 2005 16:10 ET

Esperanza Appoints Senior Vice-President

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 23, 2005) - Esperanza Silver Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EPZ) (the "Company" or "Esperanza") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. J. Steven Zuker to Senior Vice-President of the Company.

Mr. Zuker is an exploration geologist with more than 23 years of experience in metals exploration. Mr. Zuker holds a B. Sc. Degree in Earth Sciences from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a M. Sc. Degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines. During the past seven years, he was Vice-President Exploration of Gallant Minerals (formerly Harrods Minerals), a private company. Mr. Zuker was responsible for managing and performing grass roots exploration for base and precious metals in Peru and Mongolia, culminating in the generation of over 60 new projects, and venturing those projects to both major and junior mining companies.

The Board is pleased to have Mr. Zuker join Esperanza at this time, bringing a background of discovery, new project generation and development to our growing company.

As part of Mr. Zuker's compensation package, the Company has granted him 75,000 incentive stock options exercisable at $0.65 per share for a period of five years.

Esperanza is dedicated to the exploration and discovery of new silver and gold projects in the Americas and is currently active in Mexico and Peru. It uses a combination of advanced exploration technology and basic geologic prospecting techniques to add value to its prospects.

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

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