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Silvercorp Reports Financial and Operating Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2013

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Silvercorp Metals Inc. (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM) ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") today reported its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2012 ("Q3 Fiscal 2013").

This earnings release should be read in conjunction with the Company's Management Discussion & Analysis, Financial Statements and Notes to Financial Statements for the corresponding period, which have been posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and are also available on the Company's website at www.silvercorp.ca. All figures are in United States dollars unless otherwise stated.


THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

--  Silver production of 1.52 million ounces; 
--  Gold production of 5,676 ounces; 
--  Sales of $58.7 million; 
--  Adjusted net income of $14.9 million, or $0.09 per share; 
--  Cash flow from operations of $27.8 million, or $0.16 per share; 
--  Cash cost of negative $0.17 per ounce of silver at the Ying Mining
    District; 
--  Payment of $4.3 million, or CAD$0.025 per share, in quarterly dividends
    to shareholders; 
--  Reported high grade silver-lead-zinc intercepts from the SGX mine and
    the GC project. 

FINANCIALS

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, net income attributable to equity holders of the Company was $5.2 million or $0.03 per share, which includes a $9.6 million non-cash accounting charge to write down the Company's investment in an associate company to reflect its current share price. Adjusted net income was $14.9 million, or $0.09 per share. Adjusted net income excludes non-recurring or unusual non-operational items and acts as a supplemental financial measure that provides a more complete assessment of the Company's net income for the period. In the quarter ended December 31, 2011 ("Q3 Fiscal 2012"), the Company reported net income of $20 million or $0.12 per share. There were no adjustments to net income of the prior periods.

When compared to net income of $9.5 million in the second quarter of Fiscal 2013, adjusted net income in the current quarter increased by $5.4 million or 56%, as a result of increased metal production and sales, and a higher realized silver price.

For the current quarter, the Company realized sales of $58.7 million compared to $61.9 million in Q3 Fiscal 2012. The decrease in sales was primarily due to lower base metal production compared to Q3 Fiscal 2012 and was partially offset by additional gold revenues from the BYP mine. During the quarter, the Company sold 1.52 million ounces of silver and 5,676 ounces of gold, compared to 1.55 million ounces of silver and 2,879 ounces of gold in Q3 Fiscal 2012.

Cost of sales in Q3 Fiscal 2013 was $21.2 million compared to $18.3 million in Q3 Fiscal 2012 and included cash costs of $17.1 million compared to $14.5 million in Q3 Fiscal 2012. The increase in cost of sales was primarily due to a 31% increase in ore production, offset by a reduction in overall production cost, which included mining, shipping and milling costs, from $84.90 per tonne to $83.11 per tonne in Q3 Fiscal 2013.

Gross profit margin in Q3 Fiscal 2013 was 64%, compared to 70% in Q3 Fiscal 2012.

Cash flow from operations in Q3 Fiscal 2013 was $27.8 million or $0.16 per share, compared to $31.6 million, or $0.18 per share, in Q3 Fiscal 2012.

For the nine months ended December 31, 2012, net income was $20.9 million or $0.12 per share with adjusted net income of $30.5 million or $0.18 per share, compared to net income of $64.1 million or $0.37 per share, in the same prior year period. During the same comparative periods, sales were $148.5 million compared to $193.7 million, cost of sales was $56.7 million compared to $46.8 million, which resulted in a gross profit margin of 62% compared to 76%. Cash flow from operations was $71.0 million compared to $100.7 million in the same comparative periods. The overall decrease in net income compared to the prior year was mainly due to (i) lower silver price; in the current nine month period, net realized silver price was $23.76 per ounce, which is $4.70 lower compared to net realized silver price of $28.46 per ounce in the same prior year period; (ii) a decrease in base metal production as 54.5 million pounds of lead and zinc were produced in the current nine month period compared to $69.0 million pounds of lead and zinc in the prior year; and (iii) higher overall production costs as more ore was processed.

OPERATIONS

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, on a consolidated basis, the Company produced 1.52 million ounces of silver, 5,676 ounces of gold, 16.4 million pounds of lead and 4.0 million pounds of zinc, compared to 1.55 million ounces of silver, 2,879 ounces of gold, 21.0 million pounds of lead and 3.5 million pounds of zinc in Q3 Fiscal 2012.

Compared to production in the second quarter of Fiscal 2013, the Company produced 233,000 ounces more silver in Q3 Fiscal 2013 which was attributable to a 15% increase in ore mined and processed.

For the nine months ended December 31, 2012, on a consolidated basis, the Company produced 4.03 million ounces of silver, 10,810 ounces of gold, 44.1 million pounds of lead and 10.5 million pounds of zinc, compared to 4.52 million ounces of silver, 6,785 ounces of gold, 58.1 million pounds of lead and 10.9 million pounds of zinc, respectively, in the same prior year period.

1. Ying Mining District, Henan Province, China

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, the Company mined 236,694 tonnes of ore at the Ying Mining District, an increase of 36%, compared to 174,077 tonnes in Q3 Fiscal 2012. During the quarter, metal production totalled 1.51 million ounces of silver, 1,285 ounces of gold, 15.6 million pounds of lead and 3.2 million pounds of zinc, compared to 1.54 million ounces of silver, 926 ounces of gold, 20.6 million pounds of lead and 3.5 million pounds of zinc in Q3 Fiscal 2012. By increasing ore production, the Company achieved comparable silver production compared to the same quarter last year. Compared with Q2 Fiscal 2013, silver production increased by 18% in Q3 Fiscal 2013.

Head grades were 222 grams per tonne ("g/t") for silver, 3.2% for lead and 1.0% for zinc, compared to 296 g/t for silver, 5.5% for lead and 1.4% for zinc in the same quarter last year. The lower head grades were a result of the reduction in the cut-off grade for the Ying Mining District, following the recommendation in the 2012 National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") Technical Report.

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, total and cash mining costs per tonne were $64.47 and $54.92 compared to $70.23 and $55.92 in Q3 Fiscal 2012, respectively. The decrease in total and cash mining costs is attributable to the increase in tonnes of ore produced during the current quarter as the lower cut-off grade allowed for the increase in shrinkage mining.

For the nine months ended December 31, 2012, the Company mined 623,523 tonnes of ore at the Ying Mining District, and produced 4.01 million ounces of silver, 3,352 ounces of gold, 42.8 million pounds of lead, and 9.6 million pounds of zinc, compared to 526,825 tonnes of ore and production of 4.51 million ounces of silver, 2,629 ounces of gold, 57.7 million pounds of lead, and 10.9 million pounds of zinc in the same prior year period. Head grades were 224 g/t for silver, 3.4% for lead, and 1.1% for zinc compared to 290 g/t for silver, 5.2% for lead and 1.4% for zinc, over the same period last year.

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, a total of 226,764 tonnes of ore were milled, an increase of 29% compared to 175,394 tonnes in Q3 Fiscal 2012. The cash milling cost per tonne decreased 15% from $14.76 in Q3 Fiscal 2012 to $12.61 in Q3 Fiscal 2013, and is attributable to the increase in tonnes of ore milled during the current quarter. For the nine months ended December 31, 2012, a total of 616,389 tonnes of ore were milled compared to 530,485 tonnes in the same prior year period. Over the same comparative period, the cash milling cost per tonne was $12.92 compared to $13.43.

Total and cash costs per ounce of silver in Q3 Fiscal 2013 for the Ying Mining District were $1.52 and negative $0.17, compared to negative $2.67 and negative $4.64, in Q3 Fiscal 2012, respectively. For the nine months ended December 31, 2012, total and cash costs per ounce of silver were $1.66 and negative $0.26, compared to negative $3.52 and negative $5.28, in the same prior year period, respectively. The increase in total and cash costs per ounce of silver was due to higher production costs and a decrease in by-product metal credits.

The operational results for the past five quarters at the Ying Mining District are summarized in the table below:


Quarterly opertional results - Ying Mining District

                            Q3 2013   Q2 2013   Q1 2013   Q4 2012   Q3 2012
                          31-Dec-12 30-Sep-12 30-Jun-12 31-Mar-12 31-Dec-11
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Ore Mined (tonne)                                                          
  Direct Smelting Ore                                                      
   (tonne)                    2,334     2,442     2,250     2,761     4,151
  Stockpiled Ore (tonne)    234,360   203,369   178,768   132,986   169,926
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                            236,694   205,811   181,018   135,747   174,077
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Run of Mine Ore (tonne)                                                    
  Direct Smelting Ore                                                      
   (tonne)                    2,334     2,442     2,250     2,761     4,151
  Ore Milled (tonne)        224,430   200,728   184,205   133,848   171,243
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                            226,764   203,170   186,455   136,609   175,394
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Metal Sales                                                                
  Silver (in thousands of                                                  
   ounces)                    1,508     1,277     1,223     1,082     1,542
  Gold (in thousands of                                                    
   ounces)                      1.3       1.3       0.8       1.0       1.0
  Lead (in thousands of                                                    
   pounds)                   15,642    13,403    13,713    14,668    20,551
  Zinc (in thousands of                                                    
   pounds)                    3,231     3,412     2,974     2,637     3,525
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Head Grade of Run of Mine                                                  
 Ore                                                                       
  Silver (gram/tonne)           222       224       227       275       296
  Lead (%)                      3.2       3.4       3.6       5.2       5.5
  Zinc (%)                      1.0       1.2       1.1       1.4       1.4
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Recovery Rate of Run of                                                    
 Mine Ore                                                                  
  Silver (%)                   93.3      92.7      91.7      93.2      93.3
  Lead (%)                     95.1      94.3      94.0      96.4      96.4
  Zinc (%)                     70.4      69.6      63.0      64.6      67.7
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Cash Mining Cost ($ per                                                    
 tonne)                       54.92     53.27     55.47     57.62     55.92
Total Mining Costs($ per                                                   
 tonne)                       64.47     62.56     69.02     73.52     70.23
Cash Milling Cost ($ per                                                   
 tonne)                       12.61     12.12     14.17     16.84     14.76
Total Milling Cost ($ per                                                  
 tonne)                       14.20     13.84     16.05     19.40     16.42
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Cash Cost per Ounce of                                                     
 Silver ($)                   (0.17)    (0.74)     0.16     (4.22)    (4.64)
Total Production Cost per                                                  
 Ounce of Silver ($)           1.52      1.05      2.49     (1.84)    (2.67)
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2. BYP Mine, Hunan Province, China

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, the Company mined 35,558 tonnes of ore at the BYP mine with a gold head grade of 3.7 g/t compared to 41,197 tonnes and a gold head grade of 2.3 g/t in Q3 Fiscal 2012. During the quarter, 4,309 ounces of gold were sold at a cash cost per ounce of gold of $266 compared to 1,841 ounces of gold sold at cash cost per ounce of gold of $547 in the same period last year. In Q3 Fiscal 2013, total and cash mining costs per tonne were $70.48 per tonne and $24.72 per tonne compared to $40.27 and $19.36 in Q3 Fiscal 2012, respectively.

DEVELOPMENT AND EXPLORATION

1. Ying Mining District, Henan Province, China

SGX (Ying) Mine

As at the end of Q3 Fiscal 2013, the Company had completed a total of 1,670 metres ("m") of ramp development as part of a 5,200m ramp at the SGX mine. The ramp is designed to follow the main S7-1 and S8 veins from the 450m elevation to the 150m elevation and then bottom at the zero metre elevation, where it will be connected to three existing vertical blind shafts to provide ventilation and access. The Company expects to complete construction of the ramp in calendar year 2015. As construction progresses, the ramp is expected to increase production capacity at the SGX mine starting from the second quarter of Fiscal 2014.

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, the Company also developed 8,800m of horizontal tunnels and completed 20,500m of underground drilling at the SGX mine.

During the quarter, to support the ongoing expansion work at the SGX mine, the Company has completed the design work for a new 5,000 square metre ("m2") surface facility which will include offices and dormitories. Construction is expected to commence in March 2013.

LM Mine and LM Mine West ("LM West")

At the LM mine, tunnel development on five mining levels continued and new stopes at both the 750m elevation and the 700m elevation were put into production during the quarter which contributed to the increase in ore mined.

At the end of Q3 Fiscal 2013, the Company completed a total of 1,482m of the development work for a 4,800m access ramp at the LM West. The ramp was collared at the 980m elevation and is designed to provide access to veins LM7, LM8, LM10, LM11, LM12, LM13 at the northern end of LM West and veins LM14, LM16, and LM17 at the southern end of LM West. The upper portion of the ramp has already been connected to existing tunnels at LM West resulting in improved tunnel ventilation and hauling capacity.

At LM West, Shaft 969 is on schedule to become operational in the coming quarter and is expected to commence ore production during the third quarter of Fiscal 2014. Once Shaft 969 and the access ramp and all of the mining levels are completed down to the 500m elevation at LM West in Fiscal 2015, the combined production capacity of the LM and LM West mines is expected to be 300,000 tonnes of ore per year.

To support the expansion in operations at the LM mine and LM West, the Company expects to commence construction of a 3,000m2 surface facility, including offices and a dormitory building during the next quarter.

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, the Company also developed 4,900m of decline and horizontal tunnels and completed 13,800m of underground drilling at the LM mine and LM West.

TLP Mine

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, the Company developed over 5,200m of horizontal tunnels and completed 8,100m of underground drilling during the quarter.

HPG Mine

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, the Company developed over 3,100m of decline and horizontal tunnels and completed 4,600m of underground drilling.

Adoption of the Shrinkage Mining Method

As reported in the prior quarter, following a reduction in the cut-off grades for the Ying Mining District Resource, as per the recommendation of the 2012 NI 43-101 Technical Report prepared by AMC Consultants, the Company has begun to gradually reduce the use of the re-suing method and increase the use of the shrinkage method for mining. This change is expected to increase ore production and lower the cost of extraction per tonne thus increasing cost efficiencies at the Ying Mining District. The Company adopted this mining strategy in October 2012 and implementation will gradually occur over the next six months.

To successfully implement the new mining method, an intensive infill drill program was initiated to more clearly define the ore body boundaries, as they can no longer be visually identified by the occurrences of lead and zinc sulfide as practiced previously (since the elevated silver content occurring in alteration rocks does not contain visually identifiable galena) and as such need to be identified using assay results.

2. GC Project, Guangdong Province, China

The Company continued to make progress with the development of the GC project towards production.

As at the end of Q3 Fiscal 2013, 476m of the 618m main shaft was completed. The shaft is expected to reach its designed elevation of -370m in the second quarter of Fiscal 2014. Installation of the hoist system, including hoist tower, for the shaft is expected to be completed by the beginning of Fiscal 2015.

In Fiscal 2014, the Company will use the main ramp and the exploration ramp access for mining. The main access ramp is now 91% complete with a cumulative total of 2,011m of the 2,210m ramp having been developed as at the end of the current quarter. Development for mining stopes through the main ramp along the V2 vein has accessed at the 10m elevation of the V2 veins through cross-cut tunnels. The Company is assessing the most suitable mining method amendable to the V2 vein as recent infill drilling has indicated that the V2 vein's true width can be more than 30m.

As of the end of the quarter, 1,334m of the 4,600m exploration ramp was completed. Once the exploration ramp is completed, it will provide access to all known veins within a horizontal distance of 250m. The exploration ramp has accessed the V9, V9-1, V9W-1 and V9W-2 vein groups at the 100m, 50m and 0m elevations through cross-cut already. The exploration ramp is expected to cut through the V2 vein at -50m elevation by March 2013. The exploration ramp has also connected to the main ramp at the 100m and 0m elevations, and connected to the main shaft at the 100m elevation to provide ventilation and safety exit.

The construction of the 1,600 tonne per day ("t/d") floatation mill had been completed. The Company will commence trial production after the Chinese New Year Holiday, which ends before the end of February 2013. The trial runs, which are expected to last several months, will fine tune the mill circuit to achieve the desired metallurgical recovery rates for silver, lead, zinc, tin, and sulphur in concentrates. The construction of the dry stack tailings storage facility and the related safety and environmental protection facilities is expected to be completed by the end of March 2013.

During the 2012 calendar year, the construction of the mill and underground development work at the GC project was constrained by insufficient power supply. The construction of a new power supply system, consisting of a 5.8 kilometre power line, a 110 KV substation, and a 10KV safety back-circuit began in late September 2012 to provide sufficient power to the site. By the end of the current quarter, construction of the new power supply system was complete and it has passed an inspection by local utility authorities. Since then, power at the GC project has been supplied through this new system, which has sufficient capacity to even support production expansion in the future.

In August 2012, the National Development and Reform Commission ("NDRC") of China introduced a new state regulation, FaGaiTouZi (2012) No. 2492, which was implemented by the Guangdong Provincial government during the quarter. According to the new regulation, all major capital asset investment projects in China are subject to a Social Impact and Stability Assessment ("SISA") review. Accordingly, the Company has engaged a qualified Chinese engineering firm, Guangdong Metallurgical and Architectural Design Institute ("GMADI") to complete a SISA Review report. The report has gone through a local community consultation and has received a positive review by an independent qualified panel commissioned by local authorities. The Company will submit the report to the NDRC of Guangdong Province for final approval and filing after the Chinese New Year.

To achieve formal commercial production, the Company is required to pass a series of regulatory inspections to ensure it has complied with safety and environmental protection requirements, described in the previously submitted reports to regulators. Those reports include the Mine Design and its related Safety Measures and Facilities Report ("MDSMF"), Environmental Assessment Study Report, Soil Conservation Report, and Tailings Storage Facility Safety Measures Report.

The Administration of Work Safety of Guangdong Province ("AWSGP") shall perform a MDSMF inspection, which is expected to focus on areas of rock stability and treatment, the ventilation system, water sunk and pump station, underground power supply system, and safety escape system. As subsequent improvements were made during mine development to adapt to actual underground rock conditions, the Company may be required to modify the MDSMF and re-submit to AWSGP. Accordingly, the Company has engaged GMADI to conduct a review and comparison of the completed mine development work with the original MDSMF, in order to identify and re-submit any required modifications. Once the final inspection is completed by the AWSGP, a Safety Production Permit shall then be granted. The Company expects to complete the required Phase One MDSMF and pass the inspection by the second quarter of Fiscal 2014.

The Company is also required to pass an environmental protection facility inspection by the Guangdong Department of Environment Protection. The construction of the required environmental protection facilities for the mill, mine, tailings storage, as well as implementation of soil conservation measures is well underway. The Company expects to complete the construction of these facilities and pass the inspection by the end of April 2013.

Prior to passing these inspections and the commencement of commercial production, trial mining production and trial processing at the mill will commence after the Chinese New Year holiday.

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, the Company completed 6,600m of diamond drilling using five underground drill rigs and two surface drill rigs currently on site at the GC project. During the quarter, exploration, mine development, mill and facility construction expenditures at the GC project were $18.5 million, with development expenditure of the project now totalling $58.5 million as of the end this quarter. The cost of building the GC mine and mill is expected to be within the original budget of approximately US$70 million.

3. BYP Mine, Hunan Province, China

In Q3 Fiscal 2013, the Company continued with the installation of shaft equipment and construction of the head frame for the 265m deep shaft. Once completed, this shaft which will facilitate mining of the #3 gold mineralization body and the #5 zinc and lead ore body. In addition, the construction of a 1,500 t/d tailings-backfill facility is expected to be completed in the first quarter of Fiscal 2014.

4. X Mines, Henan Province, China

At the X mines (the XHP and XBG projects), the construction of two declines is currently underway with completion expected in the first quarter of Fiscal 2014. During the quarter, approximately 1,300m of tunneling and 6,300m of diamond drilling were also completed at the X mines.

The X mines will continue to focus on an exploration program that will include surface and underground mapping and systematic sampling as well as surface and underground diamond drilling, with the goal of defining an initial NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource. Exploration and mine development at the X mines will be partially supported from cash flows generated from limited development ore and existing ore stockpiles.

5. RZY Project, Qinghai Province, China

In December 2012, the Company signed a binding letter of agreement to sell its interest in the RZY project to New Pacific Metals Corp. through the sale of 80% interest of its wholly owned subsidiary Fortress Mining Inc. and its 82% Qinghai Found Mining Co., Ltd. for a cash consideration of $3.5 million. The transaction is pending approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange.

6. Silvertip Project, British Columbia, Canada

The Company is in the process of preparing a Small Mine Permit application to be submitted to the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines. A Small Mine Permit will allow a 75,000 tonnes per year mining operation.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST INFORMATION

An investor conference call will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss the results. Participants may join the call by dialing 1-866-226-1793 toll-free or 1-416-340-2218 for calls outside of Canada and the U.S. Members of the media are invited to attend on a listen-only basis.

A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with supporting presentation slides, will be available on the home page of the Company's website, www.silvercorp.ca. The webcast will be archived and available on the Company's website for up to one year.

An audio replay will be available until February 21, 2013 by calling 1-800-408-3053 toll free or 1-905-694-9451 for calls outside Canada and the U.S. and entering pass code 9248269.

About Silvercorp

Silvercorp is a low-cost silver-producing Canadian mining company with multiple mines in China which has paid a cash dividend since 2007. The Company is currently developing the GC project in southern China which it expects will become its next operating mine in 2013. The Company's vision is to deliver shareholder value by focusing on the acquisition of under developed projects with resource potential and the ability to grow organically. For more information, please visit our website at www.silvercorp.ca.

CAUTIONARY DISCLAIMER - FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain of the statements and information in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian provincial securities laws. Any statements or information that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects", "is expected", "anticipates", "believes", "plans", "projects", "estimates", "assumes", "intends", "strategies", "targets", "goals", "forecasts", "objectives", "budgets", "schedules", "potential" or variations thereof or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements or information relate to, among other things: the price of silver and other metals; the accuracy of mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates at the Company's material properties; the sufficiency of the Company's capital to finance the Company's operations; estimates of the Company's revenues and capital expenditures; estimated production from the Company's mines in the Ying Mining Camp; timing of receipt of permits and regulatory approvals; availability of funds from production to finance the Company's operations; and access to and availability of funding for future construction, use of proceeds from any financing and development of the Company's properties.

Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks relating to: fluctuating commodity prices; calculation of resources, reserves and mineralization and precious and base metal recovery; interpretations and assumptions of mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates; exploration and development programs; feasibility and engineering reports; permits and licences; title to properties; First Nations title claims and rights; property interests; joint venture partners; acquisition of commercially mineable mineral rights; financing; recent market events and conditions; economic factors affecting the Company; timing, estimated amount, capital and operating expenditures and economic returns of future production; integration of future acquisitions into the Company's existing operations; competition; operations and political conditions; regulatory environment in China and Canada; environmental risks; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; insurance; risks and hazards of mining operations; key personnel; conflicts of interest; dependence on management; internal control over financial reporting as per the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; and bringing actions and enforcing judgments under U.S. securities laws.

This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company's forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements or information are statements about the future and are inherently uncertain, and actual achievements of the Company or other future events or conditions may differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, without limitation, those referred to in the Company's Annual Information Form for the year ended March 31, 2012 under the heading "Risk Factors". Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, described or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

The Company's forward-looking statements and information are based on the assumptions, beliefs, expectations and opinions of management as of the date of this press release, and other than as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements and information if circumstances or management's assumptions, beliefs, expectations or opinions should change, or changes in any other events affecting such statements or information. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information.


SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheets
(Unaudited) (Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)

                                                    December 31,   March 31,
                                                           2012        2012
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ASSETS                                                                     
Current Assets                                                             
  Cash and cash equivalents                            $ 69,018   $ 109,960
  Short-term investments                                 61,290      44,551
  Accounts receivable                                     2,619      12,904
  Inventories                                             7,771       7,006
  Due from related parties                                  104         679
  Prepaids and deposits                                   4,460       5,210
  Assets held for sale                                    3,355           -
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                                                        148,617     180,310
                                                                           
Non-current Assets                                                         
  Long term prepaids and deposits                         1,911       6,015
  Investment in an associate                              6,626      15,872
  Other investments                                      41,240      45,757
  Plant and equipment                                    97,280      68,788
  Mineral rights and properties                         304,358     258,521
  Deferred income tax assets                                  -         171
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TOTAL ASSETS                                          $ 600,032   $ 575,434
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LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                                                     
Current Liabilities                                                        
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities             $ 36,127    $ 23,590
  Deposits received                                       6,931       7,268
  Dividends payable                                       4,291       4,271
  Income tax payable                                      4,661       5,082
  Liabilities held for sale                                  71           -
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                                                         52,081      40,211
                                                                           
Non-current Liabilities                                                    
  Deferred income tax liabilities                        23,353      19,991
  Environmental rehabilitation                            4,535       4,400
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Total Liabilities                                        79,969      64,602
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Equity                                                                     
  Share capital                                         233,030     232,678
  Share option reserve                                    7,593       5,552
  Reserves                                               24,717      24,717
  Accumulated other comprehensive income                 25,073      25,285
  Retained earnings                                     153,660     145,580
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Total equity attributable to the equity holders of                         
 the Company                                            444,073     433,812
                                                                           
Non-controlling interests                                75,990      77,020
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Total Equity                                            520,063     510,832
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TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                          $ 600,032   $ 575,434
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SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Income
(Unaudited) (Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for per share
 figures) 

                                 Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
                                        December 31,            December 31,
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                                   2012        2011        2012        2011
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Sales                          $ 58,717    $ 61,876   $ 148,475   $ 193,650
Cost of sales                    21,241      18,326      56,681      46,820
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Gross profit                     37,476      43,550      91,794     146,830
                                                                           
General and administrative        6,445       6,681      19,482      19,082
General exploration and                                                    
 property investigation           1,345         449       3,198       3,450
Other taxes                         854         953       2,502       3,130
Foreign exchange (gain)                                                    
 loss                              (697)        451        (332)       (309)
Loss (gain) on disposal of                                                 
 plant and equipment                 60          (5)         85         248
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Income from operations           29,469      35,021      66,859     121,229
                                                                           
Share of loss in associate          (42)       (137)       (231)        (45)
Impairment on associate          (9,640)          -      (9,640)          -
Write down of inventories             -           -        (348)          -
(Loss) gain on investments          (78)      1,543        (671)       (286)
Other income                        214       1,316         382       1,617
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Income before finance items                                                
 and income taxes                19,923      37,743      56,351     122,515
                                                                           
Finance income                      999         936       2,841       2,716
Finance costs                       (24)        (22)        (69)        (68)
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Income before income taxes       20,898      38,657      59,123     125,163
                                                                           
Income tax expense               10,267      11,631      25,471      37,991
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Net income                     $ 10,631    $ 27,026    $ 33,652    $ 87,172
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Attributable to:                                                           
  Equity holders of the                                                    
   Company                      $ 5,236    $ 20,025    $ 20,850    $ 64,138
  Non-controlling interests       5,395       7,001      12,802      23,034
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                               $ 10,631    $ 27,026    $ 33,652    $ 87,172
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Earnings per share                                                         
 attributable to the equity                                                
 holders of the Company                                                    
Basic earnings per share         $ 0.03      $ 0.12      $ 0.12      $ 0.37
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Diluted earnings per share       $ 0.03      $ 0.12      $ 0.12      $ 0.37
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Weighted Average Number of                                                 
 Shares Outstanding - Basic 170,748,449 170,612,865 170,720,668 173,095,228
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Weighted Average Number of                                                 
 Shares Outstanding -                                                      
 Diluted                    171,072,001 171,279,402 171,072,034 173,851,015
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SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flow
(Unaudited) (Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars) 

                                 Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
                                        December 31,            December 31,
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                   2012        2011        2012        2011
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Cash provided by                                                           
Operating activities                                                       
  Net income                   $ 10,631    $ 27,026    $ 33,652    $ 87,172
  Add (deduct) items not                                                   
   affecting cash:                                                         
    Unwinding of discount                                                  
     of environmental                                                      
     rehabilitation                  24          24          69          70
    Depreciation,                                                          
     amortization and                                                      
     depletion                    4,463       4,065      11,653       9,946
    Share of loss in                                                       
     associate                       42         137         231          45
    Impairment on associate       9,640           -       9,640           -
    Write down of                                                          
     inventories                      -           -         348           -
    Income tax expense           10,267      11,631      25,471      37,991
    Loss (gain) on                                                         
     investments                     78      (1,543)        671         286
    Loss (gain) on disposal                                                
     of plant and equipment          60         (5)          85         248
    Share based                                                            
     compensation                   546         767       2,154       2,386
  Income tax paid                (7,948)     (8,871)    (22,323)    (25,661)
  Changes in non-cash                                                      
   operating working                                                       
   capital                           20      (1,664)      9,341     (11,802)
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Net cash provided by                                                       
 operating activities            27,823      31,567      70,992     100,681
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Investing activities                                                       
  Mineral rights and                                                       
   properties                                                              
    Capital expenditures        (15,442)    (17,761)    (41,855)    (31,462)
  Plant and equipment                                                      
    Additions                   (10,990)     (9,251)    (24,475)    (19,401)
  Other investments                                                        
    Acquisition                       -           -        (595)     (1,020)
  Net redemptions                                                          
   (purchases) of short-                                                   
   term investments             (13,884)      5,639     (16,239)     13,459
  Acquisition of                                                           
   Zhongxing/Chuanxin (net                                                 
   of cash acquired, $20)             -      (1,144)          -      (4,547)
  Acquisition of SX Gold                                                   
   (net of cash acquired,                                                  
   $554)                              -     (11,112)          -     (11,112)
  Payment of debts assumed                                                 
   from acquisition                   -     (16,095)          -     (16,095)
  Changes in long term                                                     
   prepaids and deposits          3,852      18,342        (248)     (2,753)
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Net cash used in investing                                                 
 activities                     (36,464)    (31,382)    (83,412)    (72,931)
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Financing activities                                                       
  Net repayment from                                                       
   (advance to) related                                                    
   parties                          297       8,275         607      (4,015)
  Non-controlling interests                                                
    Contribution                      -         361           -       5,519
    Distribution                 (7,224)    (13,804)    (14,612)    (13,804)
  Cash dividends                                                           
   distributed                   (4,295)     (3,381)    (12,820)    (10,686)
  Proceeds from issuance of                                                
   common shares                    126          45         239         996
  Common shares repurchased                                                
   as part of normal course                                                
   issuer bid                         -           -           -     (35,380)
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Net cash used in financing                                                 
 activities                     (11,096)     (8,504)    (26,586)    (57,370)
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Effect of exchange rate                                                    
 changes on cash and cash                                                  
 equivalents                      1,239       5,410        (118)      3,530
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Decrease in cash and cash                                                  
 equivalents                    (18,498)     (2,909)    (39,124)    (26,090)
                                                                           
Cash and cash equivalents,                                                 
 beginning of the period         89,334     124,043     109,960     147,224
Cash and cash equivalents                                                  
 included in held for sale                                                 
 assets                          (1,818)          -      (1,818)          -
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Cash and cash equivalents,                                                 
 end of the period             $ 69,018   $ 121,134    $ 69,018   $ 121,134
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SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining data figures) 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Three months ended December 31, 2012
                            -----------------------------------------------
                            Ying Mining                                    
                             District(1)  X Mines(2)        BYP       Total
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Production Data                                                            
  Mine Data                                                                
    Ore Mined (tonne)                                                      
      Direct Smelting Ore                                                  
       (tonne)                    2,334           -           -       2,334
      Stockpiled Ore                                                       
       (tonne)                  234,360     8,932(i)     35,558     278,850
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                236,694       8,932      35,558     281,184
                            -----------------------------------------------
    Run of Mine Ore (tonne)                                                
      Direct Smelting Ore                                                  
       (tonne)                    2,334           -           -       2,334
      Ore Milled (tonne)        224,430    27,265(i)     32,699     284,394
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                226,764      27,265      32,699     286,728
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                                                           
    Mining cost per tonne                                                  
     of ore mined ($)             64.47           -       70.48       65.26
      Cash mining cost per                                                 
       tonne of ore mined                                                  
       ($)                        54.92           -       24.72       50.98
      Non cash mining cost                                                 
       per tonne of ore                                                    
       mined ($)                   9.55           -       45.76       14.28
                                                                           
    Unit shipping costs ($)        3.62           -           -        3.62
                                                                           
    Milling cost per tonne                                                 
     of ore milled ($)            14.20           -       14.39       14.23
      Cash milling cost per                                                
       tonne of ore milled                                                 
       ($)                        12.61           -       13.49       12.72
      Non cash milling cost                                                
       per tonne of ore                                                    
       milled ($)                  1.60           -        0.89        1.51
                                                                           
    Average Production Cost                                                
      Silver ($ per ounce)         8.53           -           -        8.53
      Gold ($ per ounce)            409           -         646         412
      Lead ($ per pound)           0.27           -           -        0.27
      Zinc ($ per pound)           0.22           -           -        0.22
                                                                           
    Total production cost                                                  
     per ounce of Silver                                                   
     ($)                           1.52           -                    1.52
    Total cash cost per                                                    
     ounce of Silver ($)          (0.17)          -                   (0.17)
                                                                           
    Total production cost                                                  
     per ounce of Gold ($)                                  630         630
    Total cash cost per                                                    
     ounce of Gold ($)                                      266         266
                                                                           
    Total Recovery of the                                                  
     Run of Mine Ore                                                       
      Silver (%)                   93.3           -                    93.3
      Gold (%)                                             92.7        92.7
      Lead (%)                     95.1           -                    95.1
      Zinc (%)                     70.4           -                    70.4
                                                                           
    Head Grades of Run of                                                  
     Mine Ore                                                              
      Silver (gram/tonne)           222           -                     222
      Gold (gram/tonne)                                     3.7         3.7
      Lead (%)                      3.2           -                     3.2
      Zinc (%)                      1.0           -                     1.0
                                                                           
Sales Data                                                                 
  Metal Sales                                                              
    Silver (in thousands of                                                
     ounces)                      1,508        11(i)          -       1,519
    Gold (in thousands of                                                  
     ounces)                        1.3       0.1(i)        4.3         5.7
    Lead (in thousands of                                                  
     pounds)                     15,642       788(i)          -      16,430
    Zinc (in thousands of                                                  
     pounds)                      3,231       463(i)        283       3,977
                                                                           
  Metal Sales                                                              
    Silver (in thousands of                                                
     $)                          37,551           -           -      37,551
    Gold (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                           1,533           -       4,934       6,467
    Lead (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                          12,480           -           -      12,480
    Zinc (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                           2,061           -         158       2,219
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                 53,625           -       5,092      58,717
                            -----------------------------------------------
  Average Selling Price, Net of Value                                      
   Added Tax and Smelter Charges                                           
    Silver ($ per ounce)          24.90           -           -       24.90
    Gold ($ per ounce)            1,193           -       1,145       1,155
    Lead ($ per pound)             0.80           -           -        0.80
    Zinc ($ per pound)             0.64           -        0.56        0.63
                                                                           
(1) Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX (Ying), TLP, HPG&LM.          
(2) X Mines includes the XBG project and XHP project.                      
(i) Represents development tunnelling ore at the X mines.                  


SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining data figures) 

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                                       Three months ended December 31, 2011
                            -----------------------------------------------
                            Ying Mining                                    
                             District(1)  X Mines(2)        BYP       Total
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Production Data                                                            
  Mine Data                                                                
    Ore Mined (tonne)                                                      
      Direct Smelting Ore                                                  
       (tonne)                    4,151           -           -       4,151
      Stockpiled Ore                                                       
       (tonne)                  169,926           -      41,197     211,123
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                174,077           -      41,197     215,274
                            -----------------------------------------------
    Run of Mine Ore (tonne)                                                
      Direct Smelting Ore                                                  
       (tonne)                    4,151           -           -       4,151
      Ore Milled (tonne)        171,243    11,667(i)     32,408     215,318
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                175,394      11,667      32,408     219,469
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                                                           
    Mining cost per tonne                                                  
     of ore mined ($)             70.23           -       40.27       64.50
      Cash mining cost per                                                 
       tonne of ore mined                                                  
       ($)                        55.92           -       19.36       48.92
      Non cash mining cost                                                 
       per tonne of ore                                                    
       mined ($)                  14.31           -       20.91       15.58
                                                                           
    Unit shipping costs ($)        3.76           -           -        3.76
                                                                           
    Milling cost per tonne                                                 
     of ore milled ($)            16.41     29.65(i)      13.21       16.64
      Cash milling cost per                                                
       tonne of ore milled                                                 
       ($)                        14.76     26.86(i)      12.89       15.12
      Non cash milling cost                                                
       per tonne of ore                                                    
       milled ($)                  1.66      2.80(i)       0.32        1.52
                                                                           
    Average Production Cost                                                
      Silver ($ per ounce)         6.81     22.25(i)          -        7.44
      Gold ($ per ounce)            315     1,392(i)        943         378
      Lead ($ per pound)           0.22      0.81(i)          -        0.24
      Zinc ($ per pound)           0.17           -           -        0.19
                                                                           
    Total production cost                                                  
     per ounce of Silver                                                   
     ($)                          (2.67)    21.17(i)                  (2.58)
    Total cash cost per                                                    
     ounce of Silver ($)          (4.64)    17.20(i)                  (4.56)
                                                                           
    Total production cost                                                  
     per ounce of Gold ($)                                  943         943
    Total cash cost per                                                    
     ounce of Gold ($)                                      547         547
                                                                           
    Total Recovery of the                                                  
     Run of Mine Ore                                                       
      Silver (%)                   93.3           -                    93.3
      Gold (%)                                             91.2        91.2
      Lead (%)                     96.4           -                    96.4
      Zinc (%)                     67.7           -                    67.7
                                                                           
    Head Grades of Run of                                                  
     Mine Ore                                                              
      Silver (gram/tonne)           296           -                     296
      Gold (gram/tonne)                                     2.3         2.3
      Lead (%)                      5.5           -                     5.5
      Zinc (%)                      1.4           -                     1.4
                                                                           
Sales Data                                                                 
  Metal Sales                                                              
    Silver (in thousands of                                                
     ounces)                      1,542         6(i)          -       1,548
    Gold (in thousands of                                                  
     ounces)                        1.0       0.1(i)        1.8         2.9
    Lead (in thousands of                                                  
     pounds)                     20,551       444(i)          -      20,995
    Zinc (in thousands of                                                  
     pounds)                      3,525           -           -       3,525
                                                                           
  Metal Sales                                                              
    Silver (in thousands of                                                
     $)                          38,734       121(i)          -      38,855
    Gold (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                           1,075       155(i)      2,444       3,674
    Lead (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                          16,719       359(i)          -      17,078
    Zinc (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                           2,269           -           -       2,269
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                 58,797         635       2,444      61,876
                            -----------------------------------------------
  Average Selling Price, Net of Value                                      
   Added Tax and Smelter Charges                                           
    Silver ($ per ounce)          25.12       22.04           -       25.10
    Gold ($ per ounce)            1,159       1,379       1,376       1,276
    Lead ($ per pound)             0.81        0.81           -        0.81
    Zinc ($ per pound)             0.64           -           -        0.64
                                                                           
(1) Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX (Ying), TLP, HPG&LM.          
(2) X Mines includes the XBG project and XHP project.                      
(i) Represents development tunnelling ore at the X mines.                  


SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining data figures) 

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                                        Nine months ended December 31, 2012
                            -----------------------------------------------
                            Ying Mining                                    
                             District(1)  X Mines(2)        BYP       Total
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Production Data                                                            
  Mine Data                                                                
    Ore Mined (tonne)                                                      
      Direct Smelting Ore                                                  
       (tonne)                    7,027           -           -       7,027
      Stockpiled Ore                                                       
       (tonne)                  616,496    19,309(i)     89,759     725,564
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                623,523      19,309      89,759     732,591
                            -----------------------------------------------
    Run of Mine Ore (tonne)                                                
      Direct Smelting Ore                                                  
       (tonne)                    7,027           -           -       7,027
      Ore Milled (tonne)        609,362    58,349(i)     77,862     745,573
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                616,389      58,349      77,862     752,600
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                                                           
    Mining cost per tonne                                                  
     of ore mined ($)             65.16           -       60.76       64.60
      Cash mining cost per                                                 
       tonne of ore mined                                                  
       ($)                        54.53           -       23.86       50.67
      Non cash mining cost                                                 
       per tonne of ore                                                    
       mined ($)                  10.62           -       36.89       13.93
                                                                           
    Unit shipping costs ($)        3.72           -           -        3.72
                                                                           
    Milling cost per tonne                                                 
     of ore milled ($)            14.64           -       15.10       14.56
      Cash milling cost per                                                
       tonne of ore milled                                                 
       ($)                        12.92           -       14.00       13.04
      Non cash milling cost                                                
       per tonne of ore                                                    
       milled ($)                  1.72           -        1.10        1.52
                                                                           
    Average Production Cost                                                
      Silver ($ per ounce)         8.69           -           -        8.69
      Gold ($ per ounce)            425           -         760         444
      Lead ($ per pound)           0.29           -           -        0.29
      Zinc ($ per pound)           0.23           -           -        0.23
                                                                           
    Total production cost                                                  
     per ounce of Silver                                                   
     ($)                           1.66           -                    1.66
    Total cash cost per                                                    
     ounce of Silver ($)          (0.26)          -                   (0.26)
                                                                           
    Total production cost                                                  
     per ounce of Gold ($)                                  752         752
    Total cash cost per                                                    
     ounce of Gold ($)                                      356         356
                                                                           
    Total Recovery of the                                                  
     Run of Mine Ore                                                       
      Silver (%)                   92.6           -                    92.6
      Gold (%)                                             92.5        92.5
      Lead (%)                     94.5           -                    94.5
      Zinc (%)                     67.8           -                    67.8
                                                                           
    Head Grades of Run of                                                  
     Mine Ore                                                              
      Silver (gram/tonne)           224           -                     224
      Gold (gram/tonne)                                     3.1         3.1
      Lead (%)                      3.4           -                     3.4
      Zinc (%)                      1.1           -                     1.1
                                                                           
Sales Data                                                                 
  Metal Sales                                                              
    Silver (in thousands of                                                
     ounces)                      4,009        21(i)          -       4,030
    Gold (in thousands of                                                  
     ounces)                        3.4       0.2(i)        7.2        10.8
    Lead (in thousands of                                                  
     pounds)                     42,757     1,313(i)          -      44,070
    Zinc (in thousands of                                                  
     pounds)                      9,617       574(i)        283      10,474
                                                                           
  Metal Sales                                                              
    Silver (in thousands of                                                
     $)                          95,241           -           -      95,241
    Gold (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                           3,894           -       8,667      12,561
    Lead (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                          34,412           -           -      34,412
    Zinc (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                           6,103           -         158       6,261
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                139,650           -       8,825     148,475
                            -----------------------------------------------
  Average Selling Price, Net of Value                                      
   Added Tax and Smelter Charges                                           
    Silver ($ per ounce)          23.76           -           -       23.76
    Gold ($ per ounce)            1,162           -       1,196       1,185
    Lead ($ per pound)             0.80           -           -        0.80
    Zinc ($ per pound)             0.63           -        0.56        0.63
                                                                           
(1) Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX (Ying), TLP, HPG&LM.          
(2) X Mines includes the XBG project and XHP project.                      
(i) Represents development tunnelling ore at the X mines.                  


SILVERCORP METALS INC.
Mining Data
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except for mining data figures)

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                                        Nine months ended December 31, 2011
                            -----------------------------------------------
                            Ying Mining                                    
                             District(1)  X Mines(2)        BYP       Total
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Production Data                                                            
  Mine Data                                                                
    Ore Mined (tonne)                                                      
      Direct Smelting Ore                                                  
       (tonne)                    9,838           -           -       9,838
      Stockpiled Ore                                                       
       (tonne)                  516,987           -      74,863     591,850
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                526,825           -      74,863     601,688
                            -----------------------------------------------
    Run of Mine Ore (tonne)                                                
      Direct Smelting Ore                                                  
       (tonne)                    9,838           -           -       9,838
      Ore Milled (tonne)        520,647    11,667(i)     60,185     592,499
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                530,485      11,667      60,185     602,337
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                                                           
    Mining cost per tonne                                                  
     of ore mined ($)             62.42           -       36.87       59.24
      Cash mining cost per                                                 
       tonne of ore mined                                                  
       ($)                        50.05           -       16.26       45.84
      Non cash mining cost                                                 
       per tonne of ore                                                    
       mined ($)                  12.38           -       20.61       13.40
                                                                           
    Unit shipping costs ($)        3.78           -           -        3.78
                                                                           
    Milling cost per tonne                                                 
     of ore milled ($)            15.02     29.65(i)      14.06       15.20
      Cash milling cost per                                                
       tonne of ore milled                                                 
       ($)                        13.43     26.86(i)      13.56       13.70
      Non cash milling cost                                                
       per tonne of ore                                                    
       milled ($)                  1.58      2.80(i)       0.50        1.50
                                                                           
    Average Production Cost                                                
      Silver ($ per ounce)         6.57     22.25(i)          -        6.88
      Gold ($ per ounce)            263     1,392(i)        709         303
      Lead ($ per pound)           0.20      0.81(i)          -        0.20
      Zinc ($ per pound)           0.16           -           -        0.16
                                                                           
    Total production cost                                                  
     per ounce of Silver                                                   
     ($)                          (3.52)    21.33(i)                  (3.49)
    Total cash cost per                                                    
     ounce of Silver ($)          (5.28)    17.27(i)                  (5.25)
                                                                           
    Total production cost                                                  
     per ounce of Gold ($)                                  708         708
    Total cash cost per                                                    
     ounce of Gold ($)                                      399         399
                                                                           
    Total Recovery of the                                                  
     Run of Mine Ore                                                       
      Silver (%)                   92.8           -                    92.8
      Gold (%)                                             92.2        92.2
      Lead (%)                     95.9           -                    95.9
      Zinc (%)                     68.9           -                    68.9
                                                                           
    Head Grades of Run of                                                  
     Mine Ore                                                              
      Silver (gram/tonne)           290           -                     290
      Gold (gram/tonne)                                     2.5         2.5
      Lead (%)                      5.2           -                     5.2
      Zinc (%)                      1.4           -                     1.4
                                                                           
Sales Data                                                                 
  Metal Sales                                                              
    Silver (in thousands of                                                
     ounces)                      4,512         6(i)          -       4,518
    Gold (in thousands of                                                  
     ounces)                        2.7       0.1(i)        4.0         6.8
    Lead (in thousands of                                                  
     pounds)                     57,691       444(i)          -      58,135
    Zinc (in thousands of                                                  
     pounds)                     10,858           -           -      10,858
                                                                           
  Metal Sales                                                              
    Silver (in thousands of                                                
     $)                         128,467       121(i)          -     128,588
    Gold (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                           2,998       155(i)      5,353       8,506
    Lead (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                          48,798       359(i)          -      49,157
    Zinc (in thousands of                                                  
     $)                           7,399           -           -       7,399
                            -----------------------------------------------
                                187,662         635       5,353     193,650
                            -----------------------------------------------
  Average Selling Price, Net of Value                                      
   Added Tax and Smelter Charges                                           
    Silver ($ per ounce)          28.47       22.04           -       28.46
    Gold ($ per ounce)            1,140       1,379       1,324       1,254
    Lead ($ per pound)             0.85        0.81           -        0.85
    Zinc ($ per pound)             0.68           -           -        0.68
                                                                           
(1) Ying Mining District includes mines: SGX (Ying), TLP, HPG&LM.          
(2) X Mines includes the XBG project and XHP project.                      
(i) Represents development tunnelling ore at the X mines.                  

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Samsung promises to be one of the 800-pound gorillas of the IoT, if its success in recent years with Android devices and other consumer electronics is any guide. Showing its willingness to be a big IoT player, the company recently acquired SmartThings, a recent startup that's developed an open smarthome appliation that currently supports 1,000 devices and 8,000 apps. SmartThings will now work under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovation Center (OIC). SmartThings Founder and CEO Alex Hawkinson...
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Ashar Baig, Research ...
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, will focus on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments. Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19+ years in high tech. At Verizon Enterprise, she focuses on driving growth for the Verizon Cloud pla...
As Platform as a Service (PaaS) matures as a category, developers should have the ability to use the programming language of their choice to build applications and have access to a wide array of services. Bluemix is IBM's open cloud development platform that enables users to easily build cloud-based, creative mobile and web applications without having to spend large amounts of time and resources on configuring infrastructure and multiple software licenses. In this track, you will learn about the...
General Electric (GE) has been a household name for more than a century, thanks in large part to its role in making households easier to run. Starting with the light bulb invented by its founder, Thomas Edison, GE has been selling devices (“things”) to consumers throughout its 122-year history. Last week, GE announced that it is officially leaving that job to others. While the lighting division will stay, GE will now turn its attention to selling industrial machinery and analytics as a service t...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, will discuss how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money! Speaker Bio: ...
How do you know when a technology has become mainstream? A good clue may be when politicians start talking about it on the campaign trail and with mainstream media. David Cameron, the UK prime minister, was the latest, indicating that the world was now on “fast-forward” with the Internet of Things (IoT) ushering in the new industrial revolution. No mention of IoT targeted at the masses would be complete without the clichéd example of the communicating fridge. While it is easy to get caught up in...
Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the resulting Internet of Things are leading us inexorably toward everything-as-a-service (XaaS). As more things get connected, the range of service opportunities expands. And as those services are presented online, they become available for use, re-use and re-purposing. At first thought, the idea of more connected devices suggests simply that there will be more devices around, and as such, more products for manufacturers to make and sell. That’s true, bu...
Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi, who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson. IoT Journal: SmartThings was developed in an open, standards-agnostic platform, and will now be part of Samsung's Open Innovation Center. Can you elaborate on your commitment to keep the platform open? Jacopo Lenzi: S...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, will discuss how SAP and partners provide cloud and hybrid cloud solutions as well as real-time Big Data offerings that help companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP launched an application challenge to award the most innovative SAP HANA and SAP ...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Verizon has been named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and move society forward. With industry-specific solutions and a full range of global wholesale offerings provided over the company's secure mobility, cloud, strategic network...
SimpleECM is the only platform to offer a powerful combination of enterprise content management (ECM) services, capture solutions, and third-party business services providing simplified integrations and workflow development for solution providers. SimpleECM is opening the market to businesses of all sizes by reinventing the delivery of ECM services. Our APIs make the development of ECM services simple with the use of familiar technologies for a frictionless integration directly into web applicat...
The only place to be June 9-11 is Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo 2015 East at the Javits Center in New York City. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data companies. Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo are the leading events covering the booming market of Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data for the enterprise. Speakers from all over the world will be hand-picked for their ability to explore the economic...
Cloudwick, the leading big data DevOps service and solution provider to the Fortune 1000, announced Big Loop, its multi-vendor operations platform. Cloudwick Big Loop creates greater collaboration between Fortune 1000 IT staff, developers and their database management systems as well as big data vendors. This allows customers to comprehensively manage and oversee their entire infrastructure, which leads to more successful production cluster operations, and scale-out. Cloudwick Big Loop supports ...
Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiation that drive front-line agility. We offer four on-ramps to the Digital Enterprise: alignment through collaborative process analysis; transformation through portfolio management; agility through process automation...
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Bitium was founded by Kriz and Erik Gustavson. The 1,500 cloud-based application using Bitium’s analytics, app management, and single sign-on services include bug trackers, customer service dashboards, Google Apps, and social networks. The firm states website administrators can do multiple tasks online without revealing passwords. Bitium’s advisors include Microsoft’s former CMO and the former senior vice president of strategy, the founder and CEO of Li...
Things are being built upon cloud foundations to transform organizations. This CEO Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Roger Strukhoff, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo conference chair, will address the big issues involving these technologies and, more important, the results they will achieve. How important are public, private, and hybrid cloud to the enterprise? How does one define Big Data? And how is the IoT tying all this together?
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.