Coeur Mining Recognized with Three Safety Awards

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Coeur Mining Recognized with Three Safety Awards

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Coeur Mining, Inc. (the "Company" or "Coeur") (NYS: CDE)  (TSX:CDM) today announced that it has been recognized by the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals (ISMSP) with three national and international safety awards for its operations in North and South America.

The awards were presented this week at the Annual ISMSP Conference in recognition of the safety milestones set by the Company's Rochester mine in Nevada, the Martha mine in Argentina and Coeur's exploration group in Mexico. The awards are for the period through December 31, 2012.

Safety Achievement Awards for 2012 include:

  • Rochester mine, Lovelock, Nevada - 5 years and 1,391,385 employee hours worked without a lost time accident.
  • Martha mine, Gregores, Santa Cruz province, Argentina - 1 year and 270,876 employee hours worked without a lost time accident.
  • Coeur exploration group, Temoris, Chihuahua state, Mexico - 5 years and 266,147 employee hours worked without a lost time accident.

"We are honored that the ISMSP has once again recognized Coeur for its dedication to worker safety," said Mitchell J. Krebs, Coeur's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Nothing is more important to us than the well-being of our workforce and we are committed to maintaining the highest health and safety standards at all of our operations," he said.

The Martha mine ceased operating in September 2012. The International Society of Mine Safety Professionals is an organization dedicated to promoting the development of health and safety professionals throughout the international mining community. The achievements in safety are awarded at the ISMSP annual professional conference.

About Coeur

Coeur Mining, Inc. is the largest U.S.-based primary silver producer and a growing gold producer. The Company has four precious metals mines in the Americas generating strong production, sales and cash flow. Coeur produces from its wholly owned operations: the Palmarejo silver-gold mine in Mexico, the San Bartolomé silver mine in Bolivia, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada and the Kensington gold mine in Alaska. Coeur has a non-operating interest in the Endeavor silver-gold mine in Australia. The Company has two feasibility stage projects, the La Preciosa silver-gold project in Mexico and the Joaquin silver project in Argentina. In addition, Coeur conducts ongoing exploration activities in Mexico, Argentina, Nevada, Alaska and Bolivia. The Company owns strategic investment positions in eight silver and gold development companies with projects in North and South America.

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