Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

February 4th, 2008

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Arian Silver Corporation (“Arian” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Graham Tye as Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective 1st February 2008.

Graham, a Spanish speaker, is a mining engineer with over 25 years’ of international mining experience in both underground and surface mining operations, and a fellow of various professional organisations. He has experience of operating mines in South America as well as specialising in feasibility study assessments, mine optimisation; management, design and planning.

Arian’s Chief Executive Officer, Jim Williams, stated, “Graham brings a wealth of practical, technical and strategic experience to Arian during this important phase of company growth and will be instrumental in the advancement of Arian’s core properties with the ultimate goal of bringing one of our projects into production during 2009.”


For further information please contact:

Jim Williams - CEO
Arian Silver Corporation
+44 (0)207 529 7511

Caroline Birch - Director of Corporate Development
Arian Silver Corporation
+44 (0)207 529 7511

Gerry Beaney,
Grant Thornton Corporate Finance
+44 (0)207 385 5100

Daniel Brooks
Haywood Securities (UK) Limited
+44 (0)207 031 8000

Damien Mauvais
Natixis Bleichroeder UK Ltd
+44 (0)207 220 5000

Maxine Barnes / Nick Rome
Bishopsgate Communications Ltd.
+44 (0)207 562 3350


Arian Silver Corporation is a silver exploration company listed on London’s AIM and “PLUS”, on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Arian is active in Mexico, the world’s largest silver producing country. The Company’s main projects are the Calicanto and San Jose projects in Zacatecas State and the Tepal project in Michoacán State. Part of Arian’s forward-looking strategy lies in the envisaged use of large scale mechanised mining techniques over wider mineralised structures, which reduces the overall operating cost per ounce of silver, and to build up National Instrument 43-101 compliant resources.

Arian was founded by Jim Williams, Chief Executive Officer, and Tony Williams, Chairman, who together have over 50 years experience in exploration, project construction and mining worldwide.

Further information can be found by visiting Arian’s website: www.ariansilver.com or the Company’s publicly available records at www.sedar.com.


No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this release.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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