Silver Standard announces pricing of public offering of common shares

VANCOUVER, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX:SSO)(NASDAQ: SSRI) has priced its previously announced public offering of common shares (the "Offering"). Pursuant to the Offering, the company will issue 2,725,288 common shares at a price of US$17.00 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately US$46 million. The company will file a final prospectus supplement to its existing short form base shelf prospectus with the securities commissions in each of the provinces of Canada, other than Quebec, and will make a similar filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about August 17, 2009.

The company has also granted the underwriters of the Offering an option, exercisable for a period of 30 days following the closing of the Offering, to purchase additional common shares for additional gross proceeds of up to approximately US$4.6 million.

The company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to fund the development of mineral properties, for working capital requirements, to repay indebtedness outstanding from time to time or for other general corporate purposes.

UBS Securities Canada Inc. is acting as lead manager and sole book runner of the Offering.

A copy of the final prospectus supplement and the short form base shelf prospectus may be obtained in Canada from UBS Securities Canada Inc. at 161 Bay Street, Suite 4100, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S1 (416-364-2201 telephone) or in the United States from UBS Securities LLC at 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171 (212-821-3000 telephone).

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

Forward Looking Statements: Statements in this news release relating to the final prospectus supplement and the corresponding filing in the United States, the closing of the offering and the anticipated use of proceeds are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and that are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the need to satisfy the conditions set forth in the underwriting agreement relating to the offering, the need to satisfy regulatory and legal requirements with respect to the offering; the company's ability to raise sufficient capital to fund development; changes in economic conditions or financial markets; changes in prices for the company's mineral products or increases in input costs; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the United States and other jurisdictions in which the company may carry on business; technological and operational difficulties or inability to obtain permits encountered in connection with exploration and development activities; labour relations matters; and changing foreign exchange rates, all of which are described more fully in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, other than as required by applicable law.

SOURCE Silver Standard Resources Inc.



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