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South American Silver Corporate Presentation
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South American Silver Corporate Presentation
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South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
South American Silver Corporate Presentation
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  • 1. A Growth Focused Exploration & Development Company<br />Growing and advancing one of the world’s largest <br />undeveloped silver and indium resources.<br />TSX: SAC, US OTC: SOHAF<br />Corporate Presentation<br />Q2 2011<br /><br />
  • 2. Forward Looking Statements<br />Certain statements contained herein constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements look into the future and provide an opinion as to the effect of certain events and trends on the business. Forward-looking statements may include words such as “plans,” “intends,” anticipates,” “should,” “estimates,” “expects,” “believes,” “indicates,” “targeting,” “suggests,” “potential,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and entail various risks and uncertainties. Actual results may materially differ from expectations, if known and unknown risks or uncertainties affect our business, or if our estimates or assumptions prove inaccurate. Investors are advised to review the Company’s Annual Information Form filed at for a detailed discussion of investment risks. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason.<br />TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />
  • 3. Investment Highlights<br />South American Silver Corp.<br /><ul><li>Experienced management team with track record of successful project development and value creation
  • 4. Two large-scale deposits in South America
  • 5. Malku Khota: one of the world’s largest silver-indium resources
  • 6. Escalones: high potential copper-silver-gold deposit
  • 7. Updated 2011 PEA study doubles estimated production to 13.2 M oz silver, 80 tonnes of indium and 15 tonnes of gallium per year, for first 5 yrs
  • 8. Measured and Indicated resources expanded 60% to 230 M oz silver
  • 9. Well definedbusiness plan to drive shareholder value
  • 10. Leveraged to silver nearly 4 oz of silver per share (6 oz silver equivalent)
  • 11. Attractive investment value relative to peers at low value per oz
  • 12. Exposure to the high-tech indium and gallium market
  • 13. Potential value from new copper-silver-gold resource
  • 14. Strong focus on community relations
  • 15. Well financed into feasibility</li></ul>TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />1<br />
  • 16. World-Class Deposits<br />Two large-scale assets in South America <br />Malku Khota, silver-indium project, Bolivia (100%)<br /><ul><li>Bulk mineable open-pit, sediment hosted deposit
  • 17. Low capital and operating costs as a heap leach or milling operation
  • 18. Update resource increases M&I 60% to 230 M oz silver
  • 19. Pre-Feasibility process to start in 2011 & Feasibility in 2012
  • 20. Resource expansion potential with only 4 km of 50 sq km </li></ul> property drill tested<br /><ul><li>Potential to be one of the top producing silver and indium mines
  • 21. Funded into Feasibility</li></ul>Escalones, copper-gold project, Chile (100%)<br /><ul><li>Large scale target in world-class mining district near El Teniente
  • 22. Exploration program and geophysics underway
  • 23. Resource definition program in 2011
  • 24. Potential significant copper, gold, silver deposit</li></ul> <br />*AgEq=total contained metal<br />2<br />
  • 25. Share Capitalization2<br />TSX:SAC, US OTC:SOHAF<br />Issued & Outstanding<br />Warrants<br />Options<br />Fully Diluted1<br />99.9M<br />117.3M<br />7.2M<br />10.0M<br />Major Shareholders <br /><ul><li>Zamin—19.7%
  • 26. Private Swiss investors--19%
  • 27. Management1 --15%</li></ul>Institutional Ownership<br /><ul><li>Sprott Asset Management
  • 28. Front Street
  • 29. K2 funds
  • 30. Kudu Partners
  • 31. ~$300 million Market Capitalization (1)
  • 32. Average trading volume 500,000 shares/day
  • 33. Well financed with +$30 million in cash(2)
  • 34. Potential NYSE-AMEX listing to increase visibility and liquidity</li></ul>As of November 8, 2010 with proposed $28 million financing<br />(1<br />(1) On a fully diluted basis<br />(2) As of March 31, 2011<br />3<br />
  • 35. Zamin Group - Strategic Investment<br />A Key Regional Player<br /><ul><li>Well funded regional player in South American resources industry with major projects in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Chile
  • 36. Strategic 19.7% investment positions SAC in strong financial and operational position to advance projects to feasibility
  • 37. Track record of successfully facilitating South American project development through relationships with national and state governments in the region
  • 38. Portfolio of South American projects with strong government support in permitting, rail and port infrastructure
  • 39. Bamin Project-Brazil
  • 40. Valintine Project-Uruguay
  • 41. Acquiring assets in Bolivia over past year</li></ul>TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />4<br />
  • 42. Comparative Resources in the Americas<br />Second largest development stage silver resource<br />$1.71<br />Millions of Silver Ounces & (Enterprise Value Per Oz)<br />$0.72<br />$11.30<br />$3.37<br />Millions of Silver Ounces<br />$2.17<br />$2.44<br />$8.08<br />$1.87<br />$5.82<br />$17.89<br />$9.13<br />$39.35<br />Mexico<br />El. Salvador<br />Peru<br />Yukon<br />Peru<br />Mexico<br />Nunavut<br />Mexico<br />Mexico<br />Mexico<br />Argentina<br />Bolivia<br />Chile<br />Guatemala<br />Source: CanaccordReport resource numbers as of January 11, 2011<br />Based Msy 24, 2011 share price<br />Note: All companies have projects in South and/or North America<br />5<br />
  • 43. Enterprise Value per Resource Oz <br />By project development stage<br />Producer Average <br />>$20/oz<br />EV of >$0.85 base on 230.3 million M&I oz Ag<br />Advanced Development Stage Average >$6/oz<br />Development Stage <br />Average >$3.50/oz<br />Source: Canaccord & Intierra as of May 24, 2011,<br />Note: All companies have projects in South and/or North America<br />*EV/oz truncated to $25<br />6<br />
  • 44. Development Stage Value Curve<br />Potential value growth with project advancement<br />Production<br />Average Enterprise Value per Oz of Silver by Stage<br />Take-Over offers or Partnerships common at this stage<br />$20/oz<br />Construct<br />Increased value through resource expansion <br />Increasing Market Value<br />Permits<br />FS<br />$6/oz<br />PFS<br />Resource<br />Definition<br />PEA<br />3/oz<br />Advanced<br />Development Stage (Reserves)<br />Early Stage<br />Exploration & Development<br />Production<br />Discovery<br />Increasing value with project advancement<br />Source: Recent average enterprise value per ounce of silver at various development stages for North and South American based projects. Canaccord, Wellington West and Company reports.<br />7<br />
  • 45. Current Silver Company Valuations by Stage<br />Circle size represents EV/oz<br />500<br />EARLY DEVELOPER STAGE<br />ADVANCED DEVELOPER STAGE<br />US Gold<br />PRODUCER STAGE<br />Esperanza<br />$2,000<br />Source: Canaccord Report January 17, 2011<br />Intierra, May 24, 2011<br />Note: All companies have projects in South and/or North America<br />8<br />
  • 46. Positive Silver Fundamentals<br />A Paradigm Shift for Silver?<br /><ul><li>Silver remains well below inflation adjusted highs of $130/oz ($50 in 1980)
  • 47. Silver is a “hybrid” precious and industrial metal due to its scarcity and unique properties including superior electrical and thermal conductivity, malleability, reflectance, and catalytic/biologic reactivity
  • 48. Price increases driven by 40% increase in investment demand and 21% increase in industrial demand in 2010
  • 49. Total annual mine production growth only 2.5% last year with reduced contribution of by-product silver from copper and gold production
  • 50. Projected new mine supply anticipated to be consumed by new industrial demand through at least 2015
  • 51. Chinese imports up 4x since 2009 with change from net sellers of more than 100 M oz of silver in 2005 to net buyers of more than 120 M oz in </li></ul>2010<br /><ul><li>Few major new deposit discoveries and growing </li></ul>time lag from time of discovery to metal production<br />Source: 1) GFMS World Silver Survey 2011<br />2) BMO Capital Markets Global Mining Research April 2011<br />10<br />
  • 52. Silver Supply/Demand Fundamentals<br /><ul><li>Dramatically increased demand growth driven by strong investment demand plus increased industrial consumption(1)
  • 53. Demand expected to outstrip production growth(2)</li></ul>Source: 1) GFMS World Silver Survey 2011<br />2) BMO Capital Markets Global Mining Research April 2011<br />9<br />
  • 54. Silver Primary and By-Product Production(1)<br /><ul><li>70% of silver is by-product production from base metals and gold
  • 55. Reduced by-product silver production expected from base metal sector(2)</li></ul>Source: 1) GFMS World Silver Survey 2011<br />2) BMO Capital Markets Global Mining Research April 2011<br />11<br />
  • 56. Indium & Gallium—two key strategic metals<br />Rapidly growing market for high-tech uses <br />Uses<br /><ul><li>Indium-tin oxide (ITO) a key component of flat panel displays (FPDs) and touch screens
  • 57. High-efficiency CIGS (copper, indium, gallium, selenide) photo-voltaic thin-film solar panels, and LED lighting
  • 58. Fiber optics, specialized and transparent semiconductors</li></ul>Supply<br /><ul><li>Global indium use growing rapidly and could surpass available supply from by-product zinc refining at current price range
  • 59. One of the most scarce strategic metals due to low recycling and few primary producers</li></ul>TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />11<br />
  • 60. Indium & Gallium Fundamentals<br />Compelling supply/demand dynamics<br />Indium and Gallium Supply/Demand dynamics<br /><ul><li>Indium and gallium highlighted in UN and US DOE studies as a critical technology metals in potential shortage, along with several key rare earth metals, due to rapidly increasing growth, low recycling rates and low primary production
  • 61. China is largest producer and consumer of indium and has imposed export quotas and tariffs like other key high-technology specialty metals
  • 62. Indium market estimated to see 15-20% annual growth with most indium produced as by product of zinc refining growing at 1-3% annually
  • 63. Current indium and gallium price ~$900-1000/kg up from lows of 2008-2009 of $400-500/kg
  • 64. Gallium market estimated to be a conservative 15% annual growth rate which could increase significantly with more rapid growth in photovoltaics or as a rare earth substitute</li></ul>Malku Khota annual indium and gallium production<br /><ul><li>Malku Khota projected to be one of the world’s largest indium & gallium producers (80 tonnes and 15 tonnes per year)
  • 65. Potential to represent 10% or more of global mine supply of indium and over 5% of global supply for gallium</li></ul>12<br />
  • 66. Indium Demand Growth<br />Growing demand in high-tech markets<br />5 year projected demand growth <br />End-use Market Demand (tonnes)<br />2010 total indium production level<br />Growth assumptions based on data from Displaybank in LCD TV Association “LCD TV Matters”-Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2010 , Strategies Unlimited, August 2009 , Solarbuzz, Photon International, GFMS , Nanomarkets, and the US Department of Energy Critical Minerals Strategy Report<br />13<br />
  • 67. Indium Fundamentals<br />World indium demand vs price (1969-2013*)<br />Current Indium Price<br />X<br />Indium Demand<br />Indium Price/kg ($US)<br />Source: Indium: Global Industry Markets and Outlook, 9th Edition 2010 (Roskill)<br />*2011-2013 Data are estimates only<br />14<br />
  • 68. Opportunity in Bolivia<br />An emerging resource based economy<br /><ul><li> Bolivian government encouraging private investment
  • 69. Member of Mercosur Regional trade organization with Brazil as largest trading partner
  • 70. Government bond rating upgraded by Moody’s & Fitch
  • 71. Mining second largest economic sector representing 40% of GDP
  • 72. One of the world’s premier silver districts with billions of ouncesof historical production
  • 73. Planned $32 billion 5-7 year infrastructure build-out by Bolivian government for new rail and road corridors and hydropower generation
  • 74. Three Major silver mines built within last four years by Pan American Silver, Coeur D’Alene, and Sumitomo
  • 75. Substantial resource industry investments in Bolivia
  • 76. Jindal Steel of India investing US$2.3 billion for 50% interest in El Mutun iron ore deposit
  • 77. Petrobras of Brazil—Latin America’s largest publicly traded oil company – investing US$1 billion of new capital into the Bolivian gas fields
  • 78. Repsol of Spain investing $1.6 billion to increase gas production in Bolivia</li></ul>TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />15<br />
  • 79. Silver Mines in Bolivia<br />One of the world’s premier silver mining districts<br /><ul><li>Historical district production of billions of ounces of silver
  • 80. Highly prospective & under-explored
  • 81. Increase from 9th largest global silver producer to 5th largest with completion of three major silver mines in past four years:
  • 82. Pan American Silver – San Vicente
  • 83. Coeur D’Alene - San Bartolome
  • 84. Sumitomo - San Cristobal</li></ul>TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />16<br />
  • 85. Malku Khota Project<br />One of the world’s largest silver-indium resources<br /><ul><li>50 square km, 100% owned, road accessible project
  • 86. Low capital and operating costs on a per ounce basis
  • 87. Potential to be one of the top primary silver and indium producing mines at 13.2 M oz silver per year and 80 tonnes of indium1
  • 88. Project base case annual Cash flows and NPV’s more than doubled
  • 89. 60% expansion of Measured and Indicated Resources2
  • 90. Pit model 80% M&I resources for conversion to reserves with PFS
  • 91. Excellent resource expansion potential with just 4 km tested of trend
  • 92. Moving into Pre-Feasibility in 2011 and Feasibility in 2012</li></ul>on average for the first 5 years of production<br />See March 31, 2011 News Release for detailed resource estimate<br /> Total contained metal<br />17<br />
  • 93. Established Infrastructure<br />Low projected capital and operating costs<br /><ul><li>Open pit, bulk mineable
  • 94. Accessible by road
  • 95. Commercial power within 15km
  • 96. Access to water</li></ul>TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />18<br />
  • 97. Mineralization<br />Open pit, bulk mineable deposit <br />Host rock sandstone with disseminated <br />silver, indium, gallium, lead, zinc and copper<br />Enrichment starts at surface <br />Average grade first five years:<br /><ul><li> Silver: 42.2 g/t (58 g/t Ag Eq) 1
  • 98. Indium: 7.55 g/t
  • 99. Economic cut-off grade <15 g/t(at $18/oz Ag) 2</li></ul>AgEq comprised of all contained metals<br /> Economic cut-off grade comprised only of silver and indium<br />19<br />
  • 100. Mineralization<br />High Grade Sandstone1160 g/t Silver<br />Geological formations looking south from Limosna<br />Malku Khota<br />Sandstone<br />Aroifilla Fm<br />WaraWara<br />Sandstone<br />TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />20<br />
  • 101. Malku Khota Drilling<br />Grade thickness map<br /><ul><li>115 drill holes in current resource with updated resource Q1-2011
  • 102. Updated resource results increase total M&I oz to 230 Moz Ag (a 60% increase in M&I oz) plus an additional 140 M inferred Ag oz
  • 103. 2011 program to target conversion from resources to reserves & expansion drilling
  • 104. Mineralization begins at surface
  • 105. Deposit open along trend and down dip with excellent potential for expansion
  • 106. New discovery of higher grade zones and down dip expansion of surface mineralization</li></ul>21<br />
  • 107. New Exploration Results<br />Discovery of broad continuous mineralization horizon<br />LMD048: 286 meters grading 76 g/t Ag Eq Grade thickness values of over 21,500 g-m AgEq<br />OPEN<br />OPEN<br />TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />22<br />
  • 108. Malku Khota Deposit<br />Only 4km of 50 sqkm property drill tested<br /><ul><li>2010 program focused on in-fill and confirmation drilling for March 2011PEA Update
  • 109. Excellent potential to expand resources</li></ul>Wara Wara Area<br />Sucre Area<br />Concession Boundary<br />Limosna Area<br />Continuation of favourable sedimentary host rocks<br />TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />23<br />
  • 110. Production Processes<br />From ore to metal<br />Open Pit Mining<br /><ul><li>Large scale shovel and truck open pit mining operation
  • 111. Ore crushed in preparation for leaching
  • 112. Acid-chloride leaching in captures silver, indium, copper, lead, zinc, gallium and gold
  • 113. Metal recovery in several steps:
  • 114. Acid recovery
  • 115. Silver-gold-copper cementation
  • 116. Indium-gallium precipitation
  • 117. Lead and zinc sulfides
  • 118. Downstream processing to metal products</li></ul>Crushing<br />Leaching<br />Metal Recovery <br />& Processing<br />Silver, Gold, Copper <br />Indium & Gallium ingots<br />Lead and Zinc concentrates<br />TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />24<br />
  • 119. 2011 Economic Assessment<br />Metal Prices ($US)<br />Mid Case<br />Recent<br />Base Case<br />Mining Rate<br />Life of Mine <br />Ore Mined (LOM)3<br />Average Silver Grade 2<br />Average Indium Grade2<br /> Ag Eq grade<br />40,000 tpd<br />15 years<br />200M tonnes<br />42.2 g/t<br />7.55 g/t<br />58 g/t<br />$35/oz<br />$650/kg<br />$730/kg<br />Silver : $18/oz<br />Indium : $500/kg<br />Gallium: $500/kg <br />$25/oz<br />$570/kg<br />$570/kg<br />LOM <br />Annual<br />First <br />5 years<br />Total<br />Recovered Metals<br />Silver (oz)<br />Indium (tonnes)<br />Lead (lbs)<br />Zinc (lbs)<br />Copper (lbs)<br />Gallium (kgs)<br />158 M<br />1,184<br />191M<br />135 M<br />88 M<br />212,962 <br />13.2 M<br />80.7 <br />12.48M<br />4.42M<br />5.64M<br />15,184<br />10.5 M<br />78.9 M <br />12.7 M<br />9 M<br />5.87 M<br />14,198<br />Base Case<br />Mid Case<br />Recent<br />First 5 years cash flow <br />Net cash flow <br />NPV (5% discount rate)1<br />Internal Rate of Return<br />Payback period (years)<br />$185M/yr<br />$1,261M<br />$704M<br />37.7%<br />27 months<br />$287M/yr<br />$2,528M<br />$1482M<br />63%<br />19 months<br />$430M/yr<br />$4,298M<br />$2571M<br />92.9%<br />15 months<br />In US dollars, March 2011, PEA<br />First 5 years of production (average)<br />LOM = Life of Mine<br />25<br />
  • 120. Near Term Mine Development Projects<br />MalkuKhota one of largest near-term producers at over 13 Moz/yr<br />Estimated potential annual silver production of new development projects anticipated within the next 2-4 years<br />Barrick Gold<br />South American Silver<br />Pan American Silver<br />Bear Creek Mining<br />Gold Resource Corp<br />Silver Standard<br />Polymetal MNPO<br />Bear Creek Mining<br />Fortuna Silver Mines<br />Hochschild Mining<br />Minco Silver Corp<br />Andean Resources<br />Wildcat Silver Corp. <br />Continental Minerals Corp<br />Aurcana Corp<br />Yamana Gold<br />CobarConsilidated<br />Alexco Resource<br />Augusta Resource<br />Malachite Resources<br />Kimberley Metals <br />CS T Mining Group<br />Silvercorp Metals Ltd<br />Silver Standard<br />Hellas Gold SA<br />CBH Resources<br />Argent Minerals<br />Silvercorp Metals<br />Conquest Mining<br />Troy Resources<br />Antofagasta<br />Source: CPM Silver Yearbook 2011<br />*Based on mine production of 13.2 Moz /year for first five years<br />26<br />
  • 121. Global Silver Industry Cash Cost Curve<br />Anticipated low-cost silver production<br />Cumulative Percentile of Silver Mine Production Cost<br />Malku Khota<br />13.25 Mozs/yr (1) <br />~ $2.94/oz (2) <br />Total Cash Cost Per Ounce of Silver<br />Industry AverageCash Cost<br />$5.27/oz<br />Source: GFMS World Silver Survey 2011<br />Average first 5 years of production<br />Silver cash costs after credits ($US)/oz<br />27<br />
  • 122. Advancing to Production<br />Development Timeline for MalkuKhota<br />2011<br />Pre-Feasibility Studies<br />2012<br />Feasibility <br />Study<br />2013-14<br />Projected<br />Mine Development<br />TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />28<br />
  • 123. Escalones-Copper-Gold project, Chile<br />High potential, large-scale target<br /><ul><li>70 square km, road accessible, large scale system
  • 124. Located in world-class copper mining district near El Teniente
  • 125. Historic drilling shows >1% copper grades at surface and untested porphyry system grading 0.6% copper
  • 126. Additional significant gold, silver and molybdenum credits
  • 127. Exploration program underway
  • 128. Resource estimate targeted for 2nd half of 2011</li></ul>TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />29<br />
  • 129. Escalones<br />Exploration<br />Ownership: 100% through Lease<br />Location: 35km E of El Teniente<br />Elevation: 3800m<br />6,889 hectares <br />Escalones porphyry prospect located 97 km southeast of Santiago in central Chile<br />12,666m drilled in 30 DDH <br /><ul><li>10,159m in the skarn
  • 130. 500m in the porphyry</li></ul>SAC property<br />Gas pipeline<br />Access Road<br />TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />30<br />
  • 131. Drill Results Grade Thickness Map<br />Large-scale porphyry system<br /><ul><li>Open in all directions
  • 132. Strong historic results</li></ul>TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />31<br />
  • 133. Escalones<br />Geological cross-section<br /><ul><li>Enriched zones with high grades at surface at over >1% copper with significant gold and molybdenum
  • 134. Large scale porphyry target intercept of 176 m @ 0.6% copper with additional gold, silver and molybdenum</li></ul>Alto<br />Bajo<br />TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />32<br />
  • 135. Community Relations<br />A key to successful project development<br /><ul><li>Recent key additions to community relations team:
  • 136. Jim Mallory, VP Operations and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • 137. Miguel Angel, Director of Community Relations
  • 138. Objectives to facilitate economic development in communities as part of project exploration, development and construction activities
  • 139. Project construction will see workforce of over 1,000 with mine workforce of 400 or more</li></ul>*Business for Social Responsibility, San Francisco, CA<br />33<br />
  • 140. Project Milestones<br />Value drivers over the next 6-12 months<br /><ul><li>Malku Khota, silver-indium-gallium project, Bolivia
  • 141. Updated resource estimate & PEA more than doubles annual production to 13.2 M oz of silver, 80.7 tonnes of indium and 15 tonnes of gallium per year*
  • 142. Updated resource results show 60% increase in M&I ounces to 230 M oz of silver with an additional 140M oz inferred, and indium to 1,481 tonnes M&I and 935 tonnes inferred
  • 143. Cash flows, project valuations and rates of return significantly expanded over previous studies
  • 144. Pre-Feasibility work beginning in second half of 2011
  • 145. Feasibility work to begin in 2012
  • 146. Escalones, copper and gold porphyry project, Chile
  • 147. Exploration and Geophysics program underway
  • 148. Target for initial resource estimate in 2nd half of 2011
  • 149. Potential for significant deposit of copper, gold and silver</li></ul>*Average first five years of production<br />34<br />
  • 150. Leveraged to Silver<br />Value of silver per dollar invested<br />Silver value per $1 invested<br /> SAC has some of the best leverage to silver of any development stage company with nearly $40 of silver value per $1 invested<br />Average value of silver <$8 of silver per $1 invested*<br />Source: Canaccord as of January 17, 2011, Share prices updated May 24, 2011<br />Note: all companies have projects in South and/or North America<br />Calculated using $25/oz Ag. Dollar value of silver per $1 invested = (silver resource/shares outstanding) x $25/oz silver) divided by share price<br />Value only shown for silver with no contribution from other metals<br />35<br />
  • 151. Why South American Silver?<br />Investment highlights<br /><ul><li>World-class scale projects with excellent expansion potential
  • 152. Track record of discovery and successful project development
  • 153. Growing shareholder value through resource expansion and advancing projects up the development value curve toward feasibility
  • 154. Leveraged to silver with nearly 4 oz of silver per share
  • 155. Attractive investment value relative to peers at low value per oz
  • 156. Exposure to rapidly growing indium and gallium high-technology market
  • 157. Potential new value from copper resource definition and expansion
  • 158. Continued investor outreach to broaden market awareness of Company
  • 159. Potential near-term NYSE-AMEX listing in the U.S.</li></ul>TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />36<br />
  • 160. TSX: SAC<br />OTC: SOHAF<br />Phone: 604.681.6926<br />1.855.681.6926<br /><br />Greg Johnson<br />President & CEO<br />TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />
  • 161. Relative Stock Performance<br />SAC outperforming key silver & gold indices<br /><ul><li>Trading liquidity increasing with average volume of 500,000 shares/day
  • 162. SAC undervalued relative to peers at >$0.80 Enterprise Value/oz vs average of more than $4/oz for early stage resources</li></ul>TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />
  • 163. Management Team<br />A track record of success<br />Ralph Fitch, Executive Chairman<br /><ul><li>Co-founder of South American Silver, High Desert Gold, and General Minerals
  • 164. Key role in discovery of Collahuasi copper porphyry , Malku Khota, Vizcachitas, and Escalones deposits</li></ul> Greg Johnson, President and CEO<br /><ul><li>Co-founder of NovaGold, key role in growing company from $50 million to $2 billion market capitalization
  • 165. Recognized for discovery and advancement of the 40 M oz Donlin Creek gold deposit for NovaGold and Barrick</li></ul>William Filtness, Chief Financial Officer<br /><ul><li>Chartered Accountant with twenty plus years of financial experience, including Manager, Corporate Development at Aurizon Mines</li></ul>Felipe Malbran, Vice President of Exploration<br /><ul><li>Extensive experience in exploration management in Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Argentina
  • 166. Key role in discovery of MalkuKhota, Vizcachitas, and Escalones deposits</li></ul>Phillip Brodie-Hall, Vice President of Project Development<br /><ul><li>Global industry experience in engineering construction and project development experience covering nearly every aspect of evaluation, feasibility studies and project development in the mining and mineral processing industries</li></ul>David Dreisinger,Vice President of Metallurgy<br /><ul><li>Professor and Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy at the University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • 167. Actively involved in developing and commercializing hydrometallurgical process at a number of operating mines in Australia and Southeast Asia.</li></ul>Richard Doran, Vice President and corporate secretary<br /><ul><li>Former VP Investor Relations for General Minerals and Marketing Manager for Chevron Resources</li></ul>Andrew Clark,Manager of Project Implementation<br /><ul><li>Global industry experience in the design and management of industrial, mining, materials handling, chemical and petrochical projects from feasibility studies through to commissioning and handover of completed facilities. </li></ul> Xavier Gonzales Yutronic,General Manager Compañía Minera Malku Khota S.A.<br /><ul><li>Mining Industry experience in finance, accounting, logistics, human resources and community relations at Comsur S.A., SinchiWayra (Glencore) from 2005-2007, and CompañíaMinera Malku Khota S.A. from October 2008 to date</li></ul>TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />
  • 168. Board of Directors<br />Strong industry and financial experience<br />Ralph Fitch, Executive ChairmanGreg Johnson, President and CEO<br />Antonio Canton, Director - Mr. Canton is an independent consultant for international companies in marketing, finance and real estate. He is a director of a number of Swiss companies and brings to the board extensive experience in accounting and finance.<br />Peter Harris, Director - Mr. Harris is an engineer with over 40 years of mining industry experience including as Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer at Nova Gold Resources Inc., and Senior VP of Project Development at Placer Dome Inc. He has been involved in the construction and operation of over 20 different mines in North and South America, Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. <br />William Murray, Director - Mr. Murray is an engineer in the mining industry with over 33 years of experience in construction management and project evaluation in North America and Africa. He currently serves as the executive chairman and director of Polymet Mining Corp. Mr. Murray has been involved in numerous successful projects while working at Fluor Daniel, Denison Mines, Optimum Project Services and Anglo American Corp. in South Africa. <br />Paul Haber, Director - Mr. Haber is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant with a strong background in US/Canadian accounting and finance. Presently manages Haber & Co. Ltd. Has previously been Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of a TSX Venture listed company. <br />John Watson, Director - Mr. Watson has been the President of a TSX Venture Exchange listed company since 2002. He is also the manager/member of a limited liability corporation that owns and manages commercial real-estate.<br />Tina Woodside, Director - Ms. Woodside is currently the head of the corporate finance department in Gowlings’ Toronto office and a member of the firm’s National Executive Committee. Ms. Woodside practices corporate and securities law with particular emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. <br />TSX:SAC<br />US OTC:SOHAF<br />