Esperanza Silver Corporation
TSX VENTURE : EPZ

Esperanza Silver Corporation

September 22, 2005 18:30 ET

Esperanza to Carry Out $3 Million Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 22, 2005) -

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Esperanza Silver Corporation (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:EPZ) is pleased to announce that it is arranging a non-brokered private placement financing for proceeds of up to $3.0 million by the issuance of 5,000,000 units at $0.60 per unit (a "Unit"). Each Unit shall consist of one common share (a "Share") and one-half of a non-transferable share purchase warrant (each whole warrant being a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional Share for a period of two years at an exercise price of $0.85. If after the expiry of all resale restrictions, the closing price of the Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange is $1.15 or greater for a period of 20 consecutive trading days, the Company may provide notice of an earlier expiry of the Warrants, in which case the Warrants shall expire 21 trading days after giving such notice.

A finder's fee of 7% will be payable in cash or Units. In addition, brokers will be entitled to receive broker warrants (the "Broker Warrants") entitling them to purchase that number of Shares which is equal to 10% of the number of Units sold by them. The Broker Warrants will be exercisable at $0.65 per Share and will expire 18 months after closing.

There can be no assurance that the private placement will be completed as proposed or at all. This private placement is subject to all applicable regulatory approvals and all Shares and any Shares issued on exercise of the Warrants or Broker Warrants are subject to restrictions on transfer for a period of four months from closing.

The proceeds of the private placement will be used to continue exploration on the Company's property portfolio and general working capital purposes.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws of the United States and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration is available.

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

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