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Fortuna receives San Jose Mine environmental impact authorization

Fortuna receives San Jose Mine environmental impact authorization

Fortuna receives San Jose Mine environmental impact authorization

VANCOUVER (British Columbia), Dec. 20, 2021 (GLOBE WIRE) Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM) (TSX: FVI)We are pleased to announce that the Secretara de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales has granted a twelve (12 year) extension of the environmental permit (EIA), at the San Jose Mine in Oaxaca (Mexico).

Fortuna appealed against the decision of the authority that denied the San Jose Mine EIA Extension application (refer here). Fortuna news release from November 11, 2021). After further discussion and technical evaluation, SEMARNAT verified that operations at San Jose Mine are in compliance with the EIA’s environmental obligations. After confirming compliance, SEMARNAT reviewed Fortunas’ application and granted an extension under the existing EIA terms.

Procuradura Federal de Proteccin al Ambiente, which has performed 13 environmental audits of the San Jose Mine, most recently in December 2021. However, it has never been charged with environmental damage or pollution. The Ocotln Sewage Treatment Plant supplies the operation with its industrial water needs. Rainwater is also captured and stored. The mine is the largest employer in Valles Centrales. It employs over 1,200 people, including approximately 15% of women. The Company collaborates with more than 150 small businesses in the locality and takes part in sustainable development projects with neighboring communities. Fortuna continues to have a constructive and transparent dialogue with local authorities and stakeholders. They also operate in compliance with strict environmental standards.

About Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. in Canada is a precious metals mining company that operates four mines in Argentina Burkina Faso, Mexico, Peru and a fifth mine in Cte d’Ivoire. All of our operations and relationships are built on sustainability. Through efficient production, environmental protection and social responsibility, we produce gold and silver. This creates shared value for our stakeholders over the long-term. Visit our website for more information Website.

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Jorge A. Ganoza
President, CEO and Director
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.

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