Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

March 26, 2008 14:47 ET

Fortuna Warrants Exercised

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FVI): Jorge Ganoza, the President of Fortuna Silver Mines, is pleased to announce that, since the beginning of the year 4.37-million outstanding share purchase warrants, with an exercise price of $1.85, have been exercised for cash proceeds to the Company of approximately CDN$8.1-million dollars.

The Company's share structure is now:

Incentive Options 6,915,000
Share Purchase Warrants 12,156,779
Issued Shares 85,321,659
Fully Diluted Shares 104,393,438

The Company is debt free, and is well financed with a cash position of approximately CDN$46-million.

Fortuna Silver

Fortuna is a growth oriented, silver and base metal producer focused on mining opportunities in Latin America. Principal assets include the Caylloma Silver Mine in southern Peru and the San Jose Silver-Gold Project in Mexico. The Company is aggressively pursuing additional acquisition opportunities. For more information, please visit our website at


Jorge Ganoza Durant, President

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

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