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  • Kuya Silver (KUYA) receives authorization for the construction of the Bethania processing plant in Peru
  • The authorization permits construction of a 350 tonne per day processing plant as well as tailings management facilities and other infrastructure
  • Kuya is currently reviewing the development schedule for the remainder of the year
  • Javier Del Rio has been appointed to the Kuya Silver Board of Directors
  • Del Rio has held management positions at Hudbay since 2010 in business development and operations roles in Canada and Peru and prior to 2010
  • Kuya Silver Corporation (KUYA) is down 8.41 per cent, trading at C$0.98 at 11:46 am EST

Kuya Silver (KUYA) has received authorization for the construction of the Bethania processing plant in Peru.

The plant will have an installed capacity of 350 tonnes per day according to the specifications submitted for the application.

The authorization also grants Kuya Silver title to a 36.3969 ha beneficiation concession immediately south of its mining concession.

Kuya Silver has worked with several independent engineering consulting firms to design and plan the facilities and related infrastructure covered by the authorization, including a conventional 350 tonne per day flotation processing facility, a tailings management facility, and surface infrastructure.

Kuya is currently reviewing the development schedule for the remainder of the year, now that it is in the position to proceed with the construction of the Bethania Plant, and expects to provide regular updates on the progress.

David Stein, President and CEO of Kuya Silver stated, “The construction authorization represents an important milestone for Kuya Silver. With this authorization, [Kuya] is fully permitted to proceed with construction of the Bethania Plant with the ultimate goal of restarting production from the Bethania mine.”

“I would like to commend the Kuya Silver team in Peru for all the technical, legal, and administrative expertise required to realize this achievement,” added Stein.

Christian Aramayo, Kuya Silver’s Chief Operating Officer, added, “Kuya Silver’s investment in construction and mining operations at Bethania will be a boost to the local economy in the Central Andes region of Peru as we continue to make a contribution as a responsible participant in the Peruvian mining industry.”

“Our goal is to be a leader in sustainable silver mining, starting with the Bethania Plant,” concluded Aramayo.

Kuya Silver has also appointed Javier Del Rio to the Board of Directors. Del Rio is a Peruvian mining executive with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry in both corporate and business unit roles and in open-pit, underground and expansion initiatives.

Currently, as VP South America and U.S. for Hudbay Minerals Inc., he is responsible for the strategic and operational performance of the business units located in Peru, Arizona and Nevada, which also includes executive oversight of human and capital resources, environmental management, health and safety performance and community relations.

Del Rio has held management positions at Hudbay since 2010 in business development and operations roles in Canada and Peru and prior to 2010, held management positions with Newmont Mining Corporation in Peru and the U.S.

He also has a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (UNI), as well as an MBA with specialization in finance from Daniels College of Business of Denver University. He recently completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

In addition, Kuya Silver’s President and CEO, David Stein, will be presenting an overview of the recently announced initial mineral resource estimate for the Bethania silver project, in a live webinar taking place on Wednesday, January 26th, at 1 pm PT 4 pm EST.

Kuya Silver Corporation (KUYA) is down 8.41 per cent, trading at C$0.98 at 11:46 am EST.

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