2014

Santacruz Silver Announces C$8.75 Million Bought Deal Common Share Financing

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VANCOUVER, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSXV:SCZ) ("Santacruz Silver" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and including Raymond James Ltd. (the "Underwriters"), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis pursuant to a short form prospectus, 8,750,000 common shares (the "Common Shares") of the Company at a price of C$1.00 per Common Share for gross proceeds of C$8,750,000 (the "Underwritten Offering").  In addition, the Company has granted the Underwriters an option to purchase additional Common Shares at the Offering price to raise additional gross proceeds of up to 15% of the Offering to cover over-allocations, if any (the "Over-Allotment Option"), exercisable for a period of up to 30 days after the closing date (the Over-Allotment Option together with the Underwritten Offering, the "Offering").

The Underwriters will receive a cash fee on the sale of the Common Shares equal to 6% of the gross proceeds raised, and broker warrants ("Broker Warrants") equal to 6% of the Offering. Each Broker Warrant shall be exercisable for one common share of the Company at the issue price of the Offering at any time up to 24 months after closing.

The proceeds from the Offering are expected to be used by the Company for exploration and development of its projects in Mexico, and for general working capital and corporate purposes.

Closing of the Offering is anticipated to occur on or before March 11, 2014 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the completion of satisfactory due diligence by the Underwriters and the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals including approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the Common Shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.  The Common Shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold within the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.

About Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd.

Santacruz is a Mexican focused silver company with a producing project (Rosario); two advanced-stage projects (San Felipe and Gavilanes) and an early-stage exploration project (El Gachi). The Company is managed by a technical team of professionals with proven track records in developing, operating and discovering silver mines in Mexico. Our corporate objective is to become a mid-tier silver producer.

'signed'

Arturo Prestamo Elizondo,
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Neither the 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.

Forward looking information

Certain statements contained in this news release, such as statements regarding the anticipated use of proceeds from the Offering, the anticipated closing date of the Offering, the satisfaction of the conditions to closing of the Offering and corporate objectives of the Company, constitute "forward-looking information" as such term is used in applicable Canadian securities laws. The forward-looking information herein is based on plans, expectations and estimates of management as at the date hereof and is subject to certain factors and assumptions, including: that the Company's financial condition and development plans will not change as a result of unforeseen events, that the Company will obtain required regulatory approvals in a timely manner, and that future metal prices and the demand and market outlook for metals will be consistent with management's forecasts and expectations. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause plans, estimates and actual results to vary materially from those projected in such forward-looking information. Factors that could cause the forward-looking information in this news release to change or to be inaccurate include, but are not limited to, the risk that any of the assumptions outlined above prove not to be valid or reliable, that occurrences such as those referred to above are realized and result in delays, or cessation to planned work, that the Company's financial condition and development plans change, that there are delays in regulatory approval, risks associated with the interpretation of data, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits, the possibility that results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, as well as the other risks and uncertainties applicable to mineral exploration and development activities and to the Company as set forth in the Company's Annual Information Form and other continuous disclosure filings filed under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com. There can be no assurance that any forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information or statements, other than as required by applicable law.

SOURCE SantaCruz Silver Mining Ltd.



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