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Silvercorp Intercepts 33.29 Metres True Width Grading 151 g/t Silver, 0.68 Percent Lead, 1.51 Percent Zinc, and 0.30 Percent Tin at Its GC Project


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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 -- Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM) is pleased to report results from the ongoing infill and step-out drilling exploration program at the GC silver-lead-zinc project located in Guangdong Province, China including the discovery of several new mineralized veins.


Highlights of selected intercepts and discoveries:


--  Hole CK2102 intercepted 49.65 metres ("m"), 33.29m true width at the -9m
    elevation of vein V2 grading 151 grams per tonne ("g/t") silver ("Ag"),
    0.68% lead ("Pb"), 1.51% zinc ("Zn") and 0.30% tin ("Sn"), including an
    interval of 4.81m, 3.42m true width at the -23m elevation grading 525
    g/t Ag, 2.06% Pb, 1.99% Zn and 0.87% Sn;

--  Hole CK1831 intercepted 3.85m, 3.50m true width at the 39m elevation of
    vein V2 grading 460 g/t Ag, 1.20% Pb, 2.95% Zn and 0.86% Sn, including
    an interval of 1.30m, 1.18m true width at the 39m elevation grading 923
    g/t Ag, 0.21% Pb, 1.35% Zn and 1.84% Sn;

--  Hole CK2410 intercepted 3.88m, 3.76m true width at the 107m elevation of
    vein V15-1 grading 609 g/t Ag, 0.41% Pb, 0.56% Zn and 0.03% Sn,
    including an interval of 1.16m, 1.13m true width at the 107m elevation
    grading 698 g/t Ag, 0.63% Pb, 0.79% Zn and 0.03% Sn;

--  Hole CK10450 intercepted 7.84m, 5.76m true width of vein V28 at the 97m
    elevation grading 359 g/t Ag, 1.55% Pb, 1.09% Zn and 0.03% Sn; and

--  Hole CK2001 intercepted 3.15m, 2.76m true width at the 47m elevation of
    vein V9W-2 grading 441 g/t Ag, 3.29% Pb, 5.71% Zn and 0.16% Sn,
    including an interval of 1.40m, 1.23m true width at the 46m elevation
    grading 661 g/t Ag, 4.80% Pb, 5.98% Zn and 0.27%Sn. 

--  Discovery of new veins V25, V26, V28 as well several other new veins
    (referred to as "New" in tables 1 and 2 below) which have not yet been
    named.



The purpose of the 2012 GC project surface and underground drilling program was to upgrade the classification of the known resource blocks and further define and extend known vein structures in preparation for mining in 2013.


Using two underground drill rigs to achieve a drill spacing of approximately 25m by 25m, drilling of V2 was focused on an area 300m in length from mine section lines 10 through 30 and 150m in vertical depth from the 100m elevation down to the -75m elevation. Access to V2 at the 20m elevation was gained via the main ramp and existing cross-cuts. In March 2013 Silvercorp expects to have an additional access point to V2 when the exploration ramp reaches the -50 m elevation. Present drill results (as evidenced by drill hole CK2102) indicate that V2 is a thick, continuous zone that would be amenable to bulk tonnage mining. In addition to its thickness, V2 also contains high-grade silver and tin mineralization. For example drill hole CK1831 intercepted 3.50m true width grading 460 g/t Ag, 1.20% Pb, 2.95% Zn and 0.86% Sn at the 39m elevation. As noted in the Company's news release of November 19, 2012, the presence of tin is expected to enhance the economics of the GC project.


Drilling of the V9 vein group (V9, V9-1, V9W1 and V9W-2 veins) was conducted in an area 400m in length from mine section lines 14 through 32 and 150m in vertical depth between the 0m elevation and the 150m elevation using three underground drill rigs. Access to the V9 vein group was achieved via the exploration ramp with existing drifts and cross-cuts at elevations of 150m, 100m, 50m and 0m.


In addition to the V2 and the V9 vein groups, drilling has also further defined vein groups V5, V6, V8, V13, V14 and V15. Veins V25, V26, and V28 are new discoveries. Assay results have been received for 97 drill holes totaling 7,037m of drilling. Additional assays results for twelve holes are pending. In 2013, Silvercorp plans to continue with its infill and step-out drilling program at the GC project and currently has five underground drill rigs and two surface drill rigs on site.


The following tables are highlights of selected intercepts from the V2 and the V9 vein groups including intersections from potential veins and new discoveries at the GC project. To view longitudinal sections, visit the following link: www.silvercorpmetals.com/projects/gc-project/longsections : www.silvercorpmetals.com/projects/gc-project/longsections

Table 1: Selected Intercepts from the GC project                            
                                                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Sample    True                                     
Drill       From      To Length   Width Elev-    Ag    Pb    Zn    Sn       
Hole         (m)     (m)    (m)     (m) ation (g/t)   (%)   (%)   (%)   Vein
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1831     89.90   93.75   3.85    3.50    39   460  1.20  2.95  0.86     V2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including  89.90   91.20   1.30    1.18    39   923  0.21  1.35  1.84       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including  91.20   92.50   1.30    1.18    38   247  2.16  6.18  0.43       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2102    141.49  191.14  49.65   33.29    -9   151  0.68  1.51  0.30     V2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 160.32  165.13   4.81    3.42   -23   525  2.06  1.99  0.87       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 172.37  175.38   3.01    2.00   -32   542  0.90  4.24  1.45       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK1210    220.51  229.87   9.36    4.68   -88    97  1.35  3.67  0.11     V6
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 225.11  226.34   1.23    0.61   -93   221  6.34  4.16  0.03       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2002    500.55  507.23   6.68    5.37  -261   246  2.41  4.33  0.57   V7-0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 503.26  504.53   1.27    1.03  -263   555  0.38  2.66  1.81       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 504.53  505.83   1.30    1.05  -264   331  4.11  9.73  0.51       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 505.83  507.23   1.40    1.13  -265   302  7.16  8.19  0.23       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1000A    31.14   32.59   1.45    1.36   112   691  0.34  0.46  0.02     V9
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including  32.14   32.59   0.45    0.42   112  2190  1.04  1.42  0.06       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1810    238.93  242.62   3.69    3.02     6   400  6.09  3.21  0.14     V9
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 241.59  242.62   1.03    0.84     4  1020 16.80  5.11  0.14       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1851    116.63  119.41   2.78    2.47   108   677  0.98  2.55  0.14     V9
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1852    107.81  109.97   2.16    1.45    68   347  0.18  8.38  0.07  V9W-2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2001    172.64  175.79   3.15    2.76    47   441  3.29  5.71  0.16  V9W-2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 174.39  175.79   1.40    1.23    46   661  4.80  5.98  0.27       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2410    139.21  143.09   3.88    3.76   107   609  0.41  0.56  0.03  V15-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 139.21  140.37   1.16    1.13   107   698  0.63  0.79  0.03       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 140.37  141.42   1.05    1.02   106  1250  0.67  0.86  0.05       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2613    161.57  162.72   1.15    1.11   104   364  1.24  0.96  0.03  V15-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10303   133.10  140.70   7.60    3.96    27   189  5.79  3.41  0.18    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 137.60  139.60   2.00    1.04    22   647 20.00  7.56  0.43       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK10450     8.71   16.55   7.84    5.76    97   359  1.55  1.09  0.03    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including   8.71    9.77   1.06    0.78    97   538  7.51  3.45  0.08       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including  14.96   16.55   1.59    1.17    95  1140  2.13  1.11  0.03       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10623   154.75  156.08   1.33    1.07    18   226  5.80  3.80  0.20    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK10650     6.76    8.06   1.30    0.95    97   491  1.98  1.42  0.07    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10622    37.85   42.00   4.15    2.94   131   157  0.14  0.47  0.03    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10703   151.95  153.50   1.55    1.14    22   301  6.27  5.09  0.23    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK10850    15.79   23.61   7.82    5.16    87    99  0.02  5.21  0.32    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2550     91.34   93.85   2.51    2.26   104   614  1.19  0.45  0.08    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including  91.34   92.54   1.20    1.08   104  1130  2.32  0.56  0.03       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2613    304.48  306.77   2.29    2.20    50   231  3.89  2.77  0.12    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 305.86  306.77   0.91    0.87    50   562  9.63  6.36  0.24       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                            
Table 2: Assay Results in Addition to Table 1                               
                                                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Sample  True                                       
Drill       From      To Length Width   Elev-    Ag    Pb    Zn    Sn       
Hole         (m)     (m)    (m)   (m)   ation (g/t)   (%)   (%)   (%)   Vein
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK800B     53.50   56.11   2.61  1.31      63   103  0.25  0.47  0.02    V23
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1000C     3.49    4.92   1.43  1.15     108    51  0.08  1.00  0.14    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK1011    127.12  128.20   1.08  1.02     127    85  3.96  2.86  0.28     V6
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK1011    143.93  145.09   1.16  1.10     144   147  1.70  1.89  0.12    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1100     35.66   37.38   1.72  1.16      68   115  2.76  0.65  0.06    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1100     42.88   50.97   8.09  5.44      62    50  0.22  1.10  0.11     V7
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including  49.90   50.97   1.07  0.72      56   215  0.69  5.47  0.26       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK1110    119.25  122.15   2.90  2.35      43   253  0.46  0.22  0.01     V6
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK1111    137.16  139.05   1.89  1.22     139   173  0.24 12.55  0.13    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK1210    220.51  229.87   9.36  4.68     -88    97  1.35  3.67  0.11     V6
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 225.11  226.34   1.23  0.61     -93   221  6.34  4.16  0.03       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1215     27.24   28.83   1.59  1.40      84   210  0.89  0.63  0.09     V7
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1450     81.76   83.46   1.70  1.36      73   176  1.44  0.50  0.02  V9W-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1550    106.13  107.73   1.60  1.43      58   122  0.75  1.09  0.03  V9W-2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1702     59.01   62.51   3.50  2.96      59    86  0.68  1.13  0.06     V2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including  61.91   62.51   0.60  0.51      57   226  2.36  2.87  0.28       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1703     53.30   54.91   1.61  0.80      48   103  0.08  1.36  0.02   V2-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1703    115.59  118.13   2.54  1.26     -12   148  0.16  0.50  0.44     V2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 115.59  117.29   1.70  0.84     -12   209  0.26  0.65  0.62       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1750    139.24  140.74   1.50  1.28      44    91  0.46  2.25  0.12    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1752    186.26  187.83   1.57  1.09      -2    70  0.17  7.18  0.11     V9
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1810    146.63  148.22   1.59  1.30      63   102  0.19  0.87  0.06  V9W-2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1831     81.24   82.44   1.20  1.09      45   106  0.04  1.02  0.30     V2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK1902    143.95  156.10  12.15  7.14     -32    80  1.93  2.78  0.15     V2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2001    161.47  164.87   3.40  2.01      54   104  0.12  1.41  0.01   V9-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2001    214.38  215.83   1.45  1.27      21    74  0.07  1.32  0.11  V9W-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2002    156.15  158.27   2.12  1.72      26   158  0.37  1.37  0.07    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 157.15  158.27   1.12  0.91      25   204  0.59  0.88  0.05       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2002    163.32  165.96   2.64  2.14      20   215  0.77  1.49  0.30    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 164.24  165.24   1.00  0.81      19   423  1.47  2.27  0.32       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2002    192.25  195.73   3.48  2.82      -3    61  0.02  3.68  0.05  V9W-2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2015     43.22   44.19   0.97  0.93     132 2,260  1.18  3.27  0.11  V15-0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2051    239.40  240.90   1.50  1.33       9    93  0.41  2.04  0.06    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2051    287.20  288.90   1.70  1.50     -20    71  0.21  2.55  0.10    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2201    154.25  155.80   1.55  1.02     105   147  0.50  0.47  0.06    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2212     52.00   54.91   2.91  2.67     129   139  0.06  0.16  0.02  V15-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2212    252.27  252.90   0.63  0.58      35   101  0.04  0.27  0.07     V9
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2251    122.87  124.22   1.35  0.78     -18   100  0.52  1.80  0.37    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2251    167.74  169.01   1.27  0.73     -60   140  0.30  1.45  0.34    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2251    176.88  181.38   4.50  2.60     -69    99  1.11  2.61  0.31    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2301     71.68   75.53   3.85  9.25      79    71  1.15  1.82  0.07     V2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2302     78.41   83.02   4.61  4.30      48    88  2.20  3.35  0.13     V2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2302    149.88  153.18   3.30  3.08       3    77  0.12  0.42  0.25    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2350    174.66  176.89   2.23  2.16     100    80  0.54  0.63  0.09    V15
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2350    239.71  241.02   1.31  1.27      75   208  0.09  1.48  0.09    V14
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2351    260.93  264.63   3.70  3.44      55    89  0.26  0.82  0.13     V9
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 263.71  264.63   0.92  0.86      54   294  1.01  1.48  0.33       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2410    226.49  227.49   1.00  0.97      69   248  0.24  7.08  0.15    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2410    292.30  293.34   1.04  1.01      40   113  0.11  0.86  0.08  V9W-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2425     72.84   79.56   6.72  6.38      63    64  0.33  2.42  0.14    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2428     58.15   59.73   1.58  1.34      60    80  0.81  2.76  0.11    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2550     79.02   81.82   2.80  2.52     111    80  0.04  1.37  0.09    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2551     36.86   37.96   1.10  0.73     122   309  0.08  7.37  0.08    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2551    123.05  124.35   1.30  0.87      46    72  0.03  2.41  0.07  V9W-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2613    274.56  275.22   0.66  0.64      60   153  1.33  4.90  0.13    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2650     69.85   71.75   1.90  1.48     123   114  0.04  0.80  0.07  V9W-2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2650    121.13  126.03   4.90  3.81     101    57  0.01  3.82  0.21    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2805    127.64  127.84   0.20  0.10      56   156  6.55  5.18  0.00    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                         V8-
CK2805    184.41  184.96   0.55  0.28       6    55  1.25  1.65  0.01 Branch
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        V15-
CK2805    316.12  319.49   3.37  1.63    -110   131  3.83  3.73  0.39 Branch
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 316.12  317.14   1.02  0.49    -110   226  5.37  5.39  0.32       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK28001     7.44    8.64   1.20  1.04      98    25  0.02  5.20  0.29     V2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK28001    28.12   29.02   0.90  0.78      84    24  0.02  4.06  0.05   V2-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK28A01    10.98   12.76   1.78  1.14      93    44  0.14  5.29  0.17    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK28A01    35.96   37.53   1.57  1.01      70     8  0.02  1.23  0.45    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK28A01   103.68  108.40   4.72  3.02       6    21  0.07  1.87  0.12    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2950     63.65   70.99   7.34  5.09      75    43  0.52  1.42  0.06  V9W-2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2950     93.42   94.96   1.54  1.12      68    31  0.05  2.09  0.02    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2950    112.46  123.22  10.76  7.86      63    56  0.10  2.73  0.12    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 112.46  113.86   1.40  1.02      63   269  0.37 10.20  0.53       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK2951     71.57   72.98   1.41  1.16      56   101  0.03  2.49  0.23  V9W-2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                         V5-
CK3005     27.02   29.20   2.18  2.07      81    83  1.82  2.04  0.06 Branch
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK3005     50.37   51.27   0.90  0.85      73    36  0.03  3.38  0.04     V5
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK3005     98.12   99.33   1.21  1.15      55   114  1.55  0.82  0.03   V5-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK3050     45.09   51.90   6.81  6.17      64    74  1.63  1.72  0.08    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK3051    154.25  156.05   1.80  1.39     -35   228  0.21  0.24  0.03  V9W-2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK3202      9.53   10.30   0.77  0.70      85    53  0.01  9.80  0.23     V9
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK3202     30.05   31.02   0.97  0.88      71    67  0.24  7.34  0.20     V5
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK3202    191.75  196.49   4.74  4.36     -35    99  0.05  0.57  0.07     V2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 192.95  193.61   0.66  0.60     -36   450  0.24  0.81  0.16       
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK3250     97.24   98.06   0.82  0.74      52    60  0.01  5.36  0.12   V5-1
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK3251     54.92   57.93   3.01  2.61      56    79  0.11  2.77  0.06  V9W-2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including  93.50   94.83   1.33  1.15      89   231  4.11  9.61  0.19    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10202   113.20  117.45   4.25  2.46      50    54  0.41  3.92  0.15    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10301    47.95   51.07   3.12  2.81     122    34  1.28  3.61  0.22    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10302    53.54   55.40   1.86  0.72     108    64  1.00  3.29  0.29    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10302   111.60  120.40   8.80  3.40      55   101  1.74  3.48  0.10    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 116.00  117.00   1.00  0.39      51   489  6.80  6.20  0.26    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10401   120.04  124.15   4.11  3.72      80    67  1.01  2.56  0.10    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10401   148.43  149.43   1.00  0.91      60    81  0.66  2.03  0.05    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10410   112.55  113.20   0.65  0.46      69   119  0.01 14.85  0.23    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10411   174.20  178.35   4.15  2.99       2   107  1.80  2.49  0.29    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK10450   172.47  174.07   1.60  1.17      44    94  1.58  2.54  0.11    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK10450   195.66  197.24   1.58  1.16      36   107  0.04  1.29  0.22    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10521    94.57   95.92   1.35  0.96      84    41  0.01  7.06  0.06    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10521   129.05  136.21   7.16  5.08      55   123  1.61  3.87  0.16    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 133.90  135.00   1.10  0.78      51   397  3.08 13.20  0.54    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including 135.00  136.21   1.21  0.86      50   229  5.93  9.05  0.28    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10522    31.60   33.60   2.00  1.49     134   181  0.04  1.68  0.02    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10522   197.73  199.46   1.73  1.29     -23   101  6.82  2.24  0.01    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK10550     8.33    9.27   0.94  0.69      97    89  1.25  1.44  0.07    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK10550    14.47   18.81   4.34  3.19      95   144  1.10  3.14  0.06    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including  14.47   15.20   0.73  0.54      95   256  0.59  1.04  0.09    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
including  16.00   16.96   0.96  0.70      94   237  2.50  7.26  0.10    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK10550   154.99  159.82   4.83  3.55      51    50  1.18  1.65  0.02    V26
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK10550   181.42  182.59   1.17  0.86      43   114  2.55  2.13  0.06    V25
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10621   125.70  129.60   3.90  1.79      65    99  1.05  3.96  0.07    V28
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10622    80.55   81.65   1.10  0.78      94    63  0.03  3.80  0.09    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10622   102.93  104.13   1.20  0.85      74    97  0.29  0.62  0.02    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10623   102.86  104.11   1.25  1.01      67    62  0.01  3.95  0.17    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10623   182.09  183.06   0.97  0.78      -8   105  1.20  4.10  0.07    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
CK10650    21.54   26.17   4.63  3.40      92    86  1.32  0.66  0.08    New
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
ZK10704    84.00   85.35   1.35  1.14     104   243  0.23  0.77  0.05    New
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CK10820    21.33   27.36   6.03  5.35      80    62  0.03  3.85  0.14    New
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Quality Control



Drill cores are in NQ size. Drill core samples, from 1.00m to 1.50m in length, or limited by apparent mineralization contact or shear/alteration contact, were split into halves by saw cutting. One half of the cores are stored in the Company's core shacks for future reference and checking and the other remaining samples are shipped in security sealed bags to ALS Chemex in Guangzhou, China (Certification ISO 9001), located approximately 180km southeast of the GC project site for sample preparation and assay.


Sample preparation consists of drying, crushing and splitting of samples to 250 grams and then they are pulverized to 200 mesh. Silver, lead, and zinc in drill core samples were analyzed by aqua regia digestion and AAS finish. Tin was analyzed by fusing with peroxide then by leaching the melt and acidifying to precipitate the tin for AAS finish.


The Company maintains a comprehensive quality assurance and quality control program to ensure best practices in sample preparation and analysis of the drill core samples. Project geologists regularly insert certified reference materials (CRM), field duplicates and blanks to each batch of core samples to monitor the sample preparation and analysis procedures at the labs. The analytical quality of the labs is further evaluated with external checks by sending about 3% of the pulp samples to higher-level labs to check for lab bias.


Data from both the Company's and the labs' QA/QC programs are reviewed and evaluated in a timely manner by project geologists.


Brian O'Connor P.Geo., is the Qualified Person on the project as defined under National Instrument 43-101. He has verified the information and has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.


About Silvercorp


Silvercorp is a low-cost silver-producing Canadian mining company with multiple mines in China which has paid a cash dividend since 2007. The Company is currently developing the GC project in southern China which it expects will become its next operating mine in 2013. The Company's vision is to deliver shareholder value by focusing on the acquisition of under developed projects with resource potential and the ability to grow organically. For more information, please visit our website at www.silvercorp.ca.


CAUTIONARY DISCLAIMER -- FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS


Certain of the statements and information in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian provincial securities laws. Any statements or information that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects", "is expected", "anticipates", "believes", "plans", "projects", "estimates", "assumes", "intends", "strategies", "targets", "goals", "forecasts", "objectives", "budgets", "schedules", "potential" or variations thereof or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements or information relate to, among other things: the price of silver and other metals; the accuracy of mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates at the Company's material properties; the sufficiency of the Company's capital to finance the Company's operations; estimates of the Company's revenues and capital expenditures; estimated production from the Company's mines in the Ying Mining Camp; timing of receipt of permits and regulatory approvals; availability of funds from production to finance the Company's operations; and access to and availability of funding for future construction, use of proceeds from any financing and development of the Company's properties.


Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks relating to: fluctuating commodity prices; calculation of resources, reserves and mineralization and precious and base metal recovery; interpretations and assumptions of mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates; exploration and development programs; feasibility and engineering reports; permits and licenses; title to properties; First Nations title claims and rights; property interests; joint venture partners; acquisition of commercially mineable mineral rights; financing; recent market events and conditions; economic factors affecting the Company; timing, estimated amount, capital and operating expenditures and economic returns of future production; integration of future acquisitions into the Company's existing operations; competition; operations and political conditions; regulatory environment in China and Canada; environmental risks; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; insurance; risks and hazards of mining operations; key personnel; conflicts of interest; dependence on management; internal control over financial reporting as per the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; and bringing actions and enforcing judgments under U.S. securities laws.


This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company's forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements or information are statements about the future and are inherently uncertain, and actual achievements of the Company or other future events or conditions may differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, without limitation, those referred to in the Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended March 31, 2012 under the heading "Risk Factors". Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, described or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.


The Company's forward-looking statements and information are based on the assumptions, beliefs, expectations and opinions of management as of the date of this press release, and other than as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements and information if circumstances or management's assumptions, beliefs, expectations or opinions should change, or changes in any other events affecting such statements or information. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information.



Contacts:

Silvercorp Metals Inc.

Jonathan Hackshaw

Director, Investor Relations

(604) 669-9397 or Toll Free: 1(888) 224-1881
investor@silvercorp.ca :

www.silvercorp.ca

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