Silver Standard Resources Inc.

The Northern Miner

The Board of Directors of Silver Standard Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of John Smith as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company.

Mr. Smith has over 30 years of varied experience in the resources industry. He started his career in the North Sea oil industry and has spent the last 18 years with BHP Billiton, where he has worked in various operational, strategic, M&A, and commercial roles. In his most recent operational role, he was President Integration for the planned combination of the iron ore operations of BHP and Rio Tinto. Prior to that, he was CEO of the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, which operates one of the world’s largest coal operations.

Mr. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce degree from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, and an MBA with Distinction from Aberdeen University.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. is a silver producer with a pipeline of 15 projects in seven countries, ranging from exploration to production. Silver Standard is pursuing growth through discovery, project development, and accretive acquisition opportunities.