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Fortuna announces board changes

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Fortuna Silver Mines has announced that Simon Ridgway has stepped down as Director and Chair of the Board of the company. With the renewed strength in the mining and metals sector, he will be focusing his efforts on the exploration companies under his management, which is his passion.

Jorge A. Ganoza, President and CEO, commented: “On my own behalf and on behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Simon for his invaluable contributions and insights throughout his tenure as a director. He was a founder of the company 16 years ago, and in his position as Chair of the Board, has guided Fortuna’s strong growth over the years.”

Ganoza continued: “While his absence from the Board will be missed, we are pleased that Simon will continue to support the company in a special advisory role. We wish him all the best in his other endeavours.”

Fortuna is pleased to announce that David Laing has been appointed independent Chair of the Board of the company. David joined the Fortuna Board in 2016 and sits on three of the Board committees, including as Chair of the Sustainability Committee.

Ganoza concluded: “David is an accomplished global mining executive with extensive board experience. We look forward to his guidance in his new position as Fortuna’s Chair, as we continue to establish the company as a leader in our industry.”

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