South American Silver Corp.

South American Silver Corp.

February 28, 2007 08:40 ET

South American Silver Corp. Announces Closing of Over-Allotment Option

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 28, 2007) - South American Silver Corp. ("SASC")(TSX:SAC) is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale today of 5,100,000 common shares at a price of $0.50 per common share pursuant to the exercise in full of an over-allotment option (the "Over-Allotment Option") by MGI Securities Inc., as lead agent with Dundee Securities Corporation (collectively, the "Agents"). The Over-Allotment Option was granted by SASC to the Agents in connection with SASC's initial public offering which was completed on February 19, 2007 (the "Offering"). The aggregate gross proceeds to SASC from the Offering and the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option are $19,550,000.

The funds raised through the Offering and the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option will be used to aggressively explore and advance the 100% controlled Malku Khota flagship silver property and to continue the exploration at the Laurani property. At Malku Khota, the planned exploration includes a substantial program of drilling, tunneling and detailed metallurgical testing.

Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations. The nature, timing and extent of the exploration programs may materially change from current intentions for a number of reasons. Additionally, "forward looking statements" look into the future and provide an opinion as to the effect of certain events and trends on the business. Forward-looking statements may include words such as "plans," "intends," "anticipates," "should," "estimates," "expects," "believes," and similar expressions. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason.

The Company is a mineral exploration company that acquires, explores and develops mineral properties, primarily silver, gold and copper in South America. The Company presently holds interests in three properties, being the flagship Malku Khota silver-gold and the Laurani gold-silver properties in Bolivia and the Escalones copper-gold-molybdenum property in Chile which is under option to Minera Aurex (Chile) Limitada, the Chilean subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Corporation.

Contact Information

  • South American Silver Corp.
    Richard Doran
    Executive Vice President, Investor Relations
    (303) 584-0606
    (303) 758-2063 (FAX)