Southern Silver Exploration Corp.
TSX VENTURE : SSV
FRANKFURT : SEG

Southern Silver Exploration Corp.

October 31, 2005 19:22 ET

Southern Silver Closes $1.0 Million Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 31, 2005) - Southern Silver Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SSV)(FWB:SEG) reported today that the company has now closed the previously reported $1.0 million non-brokered private placement (September 21st, 2005) of 4.0 million common shares at a price of $0.25. All the common shares issued pursuant to this unit offering, including share purchase warrants and units issued as finders fees, carry a legend restricting the shares from trading for a period of four months to February 28th, 2006.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Lawrence Page, President

Southern Silver Exploration Corp.

We seek safe harbor.

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