Endeavour Appoints Luis Castro, Ing., as Vice President, Exploration

Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:34am EST

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Bradford Cooke, CEO and Director of Endeavour Silver Corp.
(TSX:EDR)(NYSE:EXK)(FRANKFURT:EJD), is pleased to announce the
appointment of Luis R. Castro Valdez, Ing., as Vice President of
Exploration for the Company, effective immediately.

    Ing. Castro is a Mexican geological engineer with 22 years of experience
in the mineral exploration and mining sectors of Mexico. Luis started
with Endeavour as a Project Geologist in 2004 and was promoted to
Exploration Manager in 2008. He has been directly involved in guiding
Endeavour's exploration programs since that time, including all of the
Company's numerous new mineral discoveries in the districts of Guanacevi
and Guanajuato.

    Luis Castro received his Geological Engineering degree from the Instituto
Politecnico Nacional in Mexico City in 1989. From 1990 to 1998, he worked
as geological engineer, projects manager, department head of mining and
energy areas of the Mexican Government, including the Mexican Geological
Survey (CRM, now the SGM) and National Commission of Saving Energy

    Between 1998 and 2003, Luis worked as an exploration manager for private
Mexican mining companies including Minera Zocalo and Minera Fuerte Mayo
and conducted mine exploration and planning for Minera Real de Panuco.
Born and raised in Mexico, Luis Castro is fluent in both Spanish and
English. He is an active Member of several professional societies
including AIMMGAC, SEG and PDAC.

    Barry Devlin has resigned his position with Endeavour as Vice President,
Exploration to pursue other career opportunities. However, he will
continue to be available to the Company as needed until year-end.

    Bradford Cooke, Chairman and CEO, commented, "I would like to welcome
Luis Castro to the executive management team of Endeavour. His expertise
in exploration and mining is evidenced by his strong track record for
overseeing multiple new mineral discoveries during his nine years with
the Company. I would also like to thank Barry Devlin for his
contributions to the success of Endeavour over the last five years and we
wish him well in his future position."


    BRADFORD COOKE, Chief Executive Officer

    About Endeavour Silver Corp. - Endeavour Silver is a premier mid-tier
silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production,
reserves and resources in Mexico. Since start-up in 2004, Endeavour has
posted seven consecutive years of growing silver production, reserves and
resources. The organic expansion programs now underway at Endeavour's
three operating silver mines in Mexico combined with its strategic
acquisition and exploration programs should facilitate Endeavour's goal
to become the next premier senior silver mining company. 

Endeavour Silver Corp.
Lana McCray
Manager, Corporate Communications
Toll free: 877-685-9775 or (604) 685-9775
(604) 685-9744 (FAX)

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