First Majestic Silver Corp.
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First Majestic Silver Corp.

March 23, 2009 09:56 ET

First Majestic Receives Mexican Distinction as a "Socially Responsible Business"

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2009) - FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. ("First Majestic" or the "Company") (TSX:FR)(PINK SHEETS:FRMSF)(FRANKFURT:FMV)(WKN:A0LHKJ) is pleased to announce that on March 12th, 2009 the Centro Mexicano para la Filantropia (CEMEFI) awarded First Majestic the Socially Responsible Business Distinction for 2008 (Distintivo Empressa Socialmente Responsable 2008).

This marks the first time that First Majestic has achieved this annual award of distinction. This award is a significant milestone for the Company and was accomplished after having demonstrated responsibility, transparency and sustainability within its operations and projects in Mexico.

Relevant activities that the Company excelled in to accomplish this distinction included:

- Corporate Ethics and Governance practices

- Quality of work within the Company

- Relationships with the communities in which the Company operates

- Care and preservation of the environment

Mr. Neumeyer, President & CEO stated, "Management at First Majestic feel strongly that being socially responsible sets the foundation for high values and principles within the Company and supports the mission of growth in a sustainable way taking care of the most valuable assets; our people and the communities in which we work."

First Majestic Silver Corp. operates three separate mining units within Mexico; First Majestic Plata, S.A. de C.V., which owns the La Parrilla Silver Mine, Minera El Pilon, S.A. de C.V., which owns the San Martin Silver Mine and Minera La Encantada, S.A. de C.V., which owns the La Encantada Silver Mine. Each of these units is 100% held by Corporacion First Majestic, S.A. de C.V., a wholly owned subsidiary based in Durango, Mexico.

First Majestic is a producing silver company focused in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing its business plan to become a senior silver producer through the development of its existing assets and the pursuit through acquisition of additional assets that contribute to achieving its corporate growth objectives.

FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP.

Keith Neumeyer, President & CEO

This press release includes certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results and future plans and objectives of First Majestic Silver Corp. are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

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