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Silvercorp Announces Declaration of Quarterly Dividend - CAD$0.02

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – August 14, 2009 – Silvercorp Metals Inc. (“Silvercorp”), the largest primary silver producer in China, is pleased to provide notice of its next dividend:

Quarterly Dividend of CAD$0.02

Silvercorp will pay its FY2010 first quarter dividend of CAD$0.02 per share on October 21, 2009, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2009.   The declaration and amount of any future dividends will remain at the discretion of the Board of Directors and may be adjusted in the future based on fluctuations in metal prices and the Company’s cash flows. The dividends are considered eligible dividends for Canadian tax purposes.

About Silvercorp Metals Inc.

Silvercorp Metals Inc. is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of silver-related mineral properties located in the People’s Republic of China. Silvercorp is operating and developing four silver-lead-zinc mines at the highly profitable Ying Mining Camp in the Henan Province of China. The Company is also applying for a mining permit at the newly acquired, 95% owned Gaocheng and Shimentou properties in the Guangdong Province of China to commence production from mining operations of silver, lead and zinc. Silvercorp is the largest primary silver producer operating in China. Silvercorp’s shares are included as a component of the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Indices.

For further information: SILVERCORP METALS INC., Rui Feng, Chairman & CEO and Lorne Waldman, Corporate Secretary, Phone: (604) 669-9397, Fax: (604) 669-9387, Toll Free 1(888) 224-1881, Email: info@silvercorp.ca, Website: www.silvercorp.ca.

CAUTIONARY DISCLAIMER -- FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS 

Statements in this press release other than purely historical factual information, including statements relating to future dividends constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s business, including risks inherent in mineral exploration, development, and mining. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.  Except in accordance with applicable securities laws, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking statements that are incorporated by reference herein.  We seek safe harbour.

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