SNS Silver Corp.
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SNS Silver Corp.

June 10, 2008 09:30 ET

SNS Silver Corporation: Lisa Hardy Appointed Chief Geologist at Crescent Mine

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - SNS Silver Corporation ("SNS" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SNS) is pleased to appoint Ms. Lisa Hardy as Chief Geologist.

Ms. Lisa Hardy has been a staff and consulting geologist for metals and mining companies for over twenty years. Ms. Hardy has extensive experience in exploration, development and production phases of underground metal mines, with an emphasis on sampling procedures, metals accounting, and resource evaluation of precious metals deposits. Between 1989 and 1993, she worked as a production or project geologist at the Bunker Hill and Lucky Friday mines in the Coeur d'Alene mining district, and at Hecla's Golden Promise mine in Republic, Washington. From 1993 to 2001, Ms. Hardy was Senior Mine Geologist at Sunshine Mining and Refining Company based in the Coeur d'Alene mining district. Currently, she is a director of OFM Research, Inc., a private not-for-profit corporation founded to promote the study of mineral thermo chemistry.

Lisa Hardy received an A.B. in Geological Sciences from Cornell University at Ithaca, NY in 1981, and a M.S. of Geology from University of Georgia at Athens, GA in 1987. Between 1981 and 1989, she primarily worked as a geologist and project geologist for DMBW, Inc., a mining and geology consulting firm based in Denver, CO. While with DMBW, she was involved in exploration drilling, reconnaissance sampling and numerous ore reserve evaluation projects predominantly in the western U.S.

Ms. Hardy is a Licensed Geologist in the state of Washington, and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. She is a past president (1995-1996) of the Coeur d'Alene chapter of the Society of Mining Engineers, and served (1998-2004) as a director of the Belt Association, a not-for-profit organization that promotes study of the Proterozoic Belt Supergroup/Purcell Group in the western U.S. and Canada. "I believe the Crescent Mine is the premier exploration property in the silver belt of the Coeur D'Alene Mining District and I'm pleased to be joining the Crescent team at this exciting stage in the program," Ms. Hardy said.

Thomas Fudge, President and CEO of SNS, stated, "I am delighted that Lisa has taken a leadership role in our geology department as we move into the resource definition stage. We're well funded with 10 million dollars in hand, we have great exploration targets and we'll start definition drilling in June."

Staff geologist Brian White, who lead the efforts resulting in the South Vein and Alhambra Vein discoveries last fall, will gradually cut back his involvement at the Crescent, but will continue to contribute geologic expertise. He is very familiar with Ms. Hardy's work and recommended her for the position. Mr. White said, "Lisa has vital experience and skills that are now essential at the Crescent. I'm really pleased she joined our team."

Mr. Fudge went on to note, "Brian and Lisa make an outstanding team. This combination will maintain continuity and enhance our capabilities while providing Brian with the time to re-engage his passionate interest and on-going involvement in rock mechanics research. Prior to joining SNS, Brian was a key member of a team involved in innovative research on the mechanics of mining-induced rock failure and rock bursting conducted at the NIOSH Spokane Research Laboratory."

Thomas F. Fudge Jr. P. Eng., President of SNS Silver Corp., is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 and has supervised the preparation of and reviewed the technical information in this press release.

Silver Wheaton is our largest shareholder with 12%.

SNS Silver Corporation (TSX VENTURE:SNS) is an exploration company, whose primary asset is the 100% owned Crescent Property, which hosts the historic Crescent Mine, located near Kellogg, Idaho. The Property is located in one of the largest silver districts in North America with over one billion ounces of silver produced. The property consists of 24 patented mining claims over approximately 350 acres, alongside 40 acres of surface rights. The Company currently has a comprehensive and well-funded drill program underway. Their main focus is on upper country core drilling on the Alhambra and South Veins, as well as restoration and extension of existing underground infrastructure.

Historical resource estimates quoted herein are based on data and reports obtained and prepared by previous operators. The Company has not completed the work necessary to independently verify the classification of the mineral resource estimates and is not treating the mineral resource estimates as National Instrument 43-101 defined resources verified by a qualified person. The historical estimates should not be relied upon. The Crescent Mine will require considerable further evaluation, which the Company's management and consultants are in the process of completing.

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

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