2012

December 19, 2012
Endeavour Silver Drilling Extends High Grade Silver-Gold Mineralization on the San Sebastian Property in Jalisco State, Mexico; Drilling Intersects 301 gpt Silver and 0.32 gpt Gold Over 16.2 m True Width

Vancouver, Canada - December 19, 2012 - Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK, TSX: EDR, Frankfurt: EJD) announces that exploration drilling on the San Sebastian property in Jalisco State, Mexico has now extended the recently discovered high grade silver-gold mineralization in the Terronera vein to more than 900 meters (m) long by 300 m deep, still open for expansion.

The latest drilling highlights at San Sebastian include 301 grams per tonne (gpt) silver and 0.32 gpt gold over a 16.2 m true width (9.2 ounces per ton (opT) silver equivalents over 53.2 feet (ft)) in hole TR9-1 based on a silver: gold ratio of 50:1; including a very high grade interval of 4,460 gpt silver and 2.24 gpt gold over 0.42 m true width (133.3 opT silver equivalents over 1.4 ft).

Drilling highlights are as follows: Click here to view Longitudinal Section

San Sebastian Drill Highlights

Hole
Vein
From
True Width
Au
Ag
AgEq
(m)
(m)
(gpt)
(gpt)
(gpt)
TR07-1
Terronera
199.30
6.75
1.07
413
466
Including
205.20
1.40
0.53
973
1,000
TR08-1
Terronera
212.95
3.25
0.28
124
138
Including
215.00
0.59
0.27
229
243
TR08-3
Terronera
159.20
4.12
1.10
377
432
Including
163.70
0.77
0.41
802
822
TR09-1
HW Terronera
56.40
7.65
0.87
485
529
Including
60.05
0.48
1.11
1,845
1,901
Terronera
69.00
16.21
0.32
301
317
Including
84.15
0.42
2.24
4,460
4,572
TR09-2
Terronera
213.40
2.54
0.29
130
144
Including
217.85
0.30
0.64
446
478
TR09-3
Terronera
266.65
3.80
0.83
184
225
Including
271.35
0.86
0.80
441
481
TR10-1
Terronera
233.00
2.95
1.12
144
200
Including
237.90
0.50
0.47
476
500
FW Terronera
265.70
7.75
0.34
141
158
Including
270.30
0.96
1.24
500
562
TR12-2
FW Terronera
452.30
10.73
0.36
355
373
Including
462.00
0.96
1.30
1,195
1,260
TR13-2
Terronera
394.60
6.6
1.90
98
185
Including
396
0.49
2.28
132
246
TR18-1
HW Terronera
253.4
8.99
2.17
62
170
Including
256.5
1.08
3.87
147
340
Terronera
359.85
9.25
3.32
103
269
Including
367.8
0.84
12.30
323
938

Luis Castro, Vice President, Exploration, commented, "Our 2012 exploration drilling program on the San Sebastian property continues to extend the zone of high grade silver-gold mineralization in the Terronera vein announced earlier this year (see news release dated May 22, 2012). We have had two drill rigs working this year to delineate this exciting new discovery, the zone of mineralization is still open along strike and we look forward to resuming our drill program after the holiday break."

Godfrey Walton, M.Sc., P.Geo. President and COO, is the Qualified Person who reviewed and approved this news release and supervised the drilling programs on the San Sebastian property. A Quality Control sampling program of reference standards, blanks and duplicates has been instituted to monitor the integrity of all assay results. All samples were split at the San Sebastian field office and shipped to ALS-Chemex Labs, where they are dried, crushed, split and 50 gram pulp samples are prepared for analysis. Gold and silver are determined by fire assay with an atomic absorption (AA) finish and other elements are determined by AA.

ENDEAVOUR SILVER CORP.
Per:

/s/ "Bradford J. Cooke"

BRADFORD COOKE
Chief Executive Officer

About Endeavour Silver Corp. - Endeavour Silver is a premier mid-tier silver mining company focused on the growth of its silver production, reserves and resources in Mexico. Since start-up in 2004, Endeavour has posted seven consecutive years of growing silver production, reserves and resources. The organic expansion programs now underway at Endeavour's three operating silver mines in Mexico combined with its strategic acquisition and exploration programs should facilitate Endeavour's goal to become the next premier senior silver mining company.

Contact Information - For more information, please contact:
Lana McCray, Manager, Corporate Communications
Toll free at 877-685-9775
Tel: (604) 685-9775
Fax: (604) 685-9744
Email: lmccray@edrsilver.com
Website: www.edrsilver.com

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