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January 6, 2012

Southern Silver Closes Final Tranche of Private Placement

Southern Silver Exploration Corp. (“Southern Silver”) (SSV: TSX.V) has closed the final tranche of its previously reported non-brokered private placement by issuing 430,000 units at a price of $0.15 per unit for gross proceeds of $64,500. Each unit consists of one common share and one share purchase warrant exercisable to purchase one additional common share for a period of two years at an exercise price of $0.20 per share. Southern Silver closed the first tranche of the private placement on December 5, 2011 by issuing 6,417,000 units at a price of $0.15 per unit for gross proceeds of $962,550.   

Securities issued pursuant to this tranche of the private placement, including common shares, share purchase warrants and finder’s warrants issued as finder’s fees, carry a legend restricting trading of the securities until May 6, 2012. The private placement and finder’s fees are subject to regulatory approval.

Net proceeds from the offering will be utilized to fund an expanded and accelerated exploration program on Southern Silver’s flagship project, Cerro Las Minitas. The Cerro Las Minitas property comprises 17 concessions which total 10,980 hectares and an approximate 25 kilometre lineal strike length. The property is located about 70 kilometres to the northeast of the city of Durango, Durango State, Mexico and has an excellent infrastructure.

Twenty-nine drill holes totalling 7760 metres of an anticipated 18,000 metre drill program have been completed on the project to date. Assays for twenty-three holes have now been reported and assays for six holes are still pending.

Future drilling will target specific occurrences located within the area of historic mining and several targets derived from the recently completed surface IP geophysical program. 

 

About Southern Silver Exploration Corp.

Southern Silver Exploration Corp. is a precious/base metal exploration company and a member of the Manex Resource Group; a private company comprised of an exceptional multi-disciplinary team of professionals with specific expertise in all areas of exploration, development, corporate finance and public company administration.

Southern Silver's growth strategy is to acquire, explore and develop high-quality properties in progressive jurisdictions within North America. Its current projects include the silver-lead-zinc Cerro Las Mintas project and the copper-gold-silver Minas de Ameca in Mexico, the porphyry copper-molybdenum Dragoon project in Arizona and the gold-silver Oro project in New Mexico.

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors
“Lawrence Page”
Lawrence Page, Q.C.
President, Southern Silver Exploration Corp.

For further information, please visit Southern Silver’s website at southernsilverexploration.com or contact Liana Shahinian at 1.888.456.1112 or by email at liana@mnxltd.com.

 

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including, but not limited to, assumptions regarding general economic conditions, interest rates, commodity markets, regulatory and governmental approvals for Southern Silver’s projects, and the availability of financing for Southern Silver’s development projects on reasonable terms. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, the timing and receipt of government and regulatory approvals, and continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions.  Southern Silver Exploration Corp. does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable law.