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South American Silver Corp. Begins Trading on OTCQX(R)

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced that South American Silver Corp. (OTCQX: SOHAF; TSX: SAC), a Vancouver-based mineral exploration company, has chosen to trade on OTCQX®, the qualified OTC marketplace with the highest financial standards and third-party sponsorship.

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South American Silver began trading today on OTCQX International, a segment of the OTCQX marketplace reserved for high-quality non-U.S. companies listed on a qualified stock exchange in their home country.  U.S. investors can find current financial disclosures and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.

"We are pleased South American Silver has chosen to upgrade to the OTCQX marketplace," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and CEO of OTC Markets Group.  "Companies trading on OTCQX demonstrate their commitment to providing superior information to investors and maintaining the highest quality standards."

"We are proud to join OTCQX," said Matias Herrero, Chief Financial Officer of South American Silver.  "We are committed to providing our U.S. investors with timely news and information to help them better analyze, value and trade our securities."  

Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. will serve as South American Silver's Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for sponsoring qualified companies and providing professional guidance on OTCQX requirements and U.S. securities laws.

South American Silver Corp. is a growth focused mineral exploration company creating value through the exploration and development of the large scale Escalones copper-gold project in Chile, the pursuit of new opportunities, and the realization of value from the Malku Khota project in Bolivia.  The company's approach to business combines the team's track record of discovery and advancement of large projects, key operational and process expertise, and a focus on community relations and sustainable development.  Management has extensive experience in the global exploration and mining industry.

South American Silver's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "SAC" and trade in the U.S. on the OTCQX marketplace under the symbol "SOHAF."

About OTC Markets Group Inc.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through our OTC Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organize these securities into marketplaces to better inform investors of opportunities and risks – OTCQX® - The Intelligent Marketplace for the Best OTC Companies; OTCQB® - The Venture Marketplace; and OTC Pink® - The Open Marketplace. Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors. To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com.

OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC registered ATS.

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