Oremex Silver enters into disposition agreement for Cerro del Oro Gold Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Feb. 23, 2012) – Oremex Silver Inc. ("Oremex Silver" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:OAG)(OTCQX:ORAGF)(FRANKFURT:OSI) reports that its wholly-owned Mexican subsidiary, Minera Mantos S. de R.L. de C.V.("Minera Mantos"), entered into an agreement with Oremex Gold Inc. ("Oremex Gold") to dispose of the Cerro del Oro (Golden Hill) project comprising of two concessions totaling 78.9 hectares in the Melchor Ocampo district, Zacatecas state, Mexico. The acquisition remains subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.

Agreement Terms:

Oremex Gold Inc.'s ("Oremex Gold") wholly-owned Mexican subsidiary, Minera Tres Diamantes, S. de R.L. de C.V., acquired a 100% interest in the Cerro del Oro concessions through an assignment agreement with Minera Mantos, in exchange for the cash payment of US $108,100 and a 1.5 % NSR in favour of Minera Mantos on future production from the project.

Relationship between Oremex Silver Inc. and Oremex Gold Inc.

Oremex Silver currently holds approximately 40% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Oremex Gold which was acquired during the spin-out of gold assets owned by Oremex Silver to Oremex Gold in 2011. In addition, certain directors and officers of Oremex Gold are also directors and officers of Oremex Silver. Due to the relationship between Oremex Gold and Oremex Silver, the transaction is a related party transaction within the meaning of applicable securities laws and a non-arm's length transaction within the meaning of the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Oremex Silver Inc.

Oremex Silver Inc. is a Canadian company focusing on the exploration and development of silver projects along the highly productive mineralized belt in Mexico. The Company has a portfolio of silver projects including a mineral resource of 50.8 million ounces of silver at its Tejamen deposit. The Company's projects are located in mining-friendly jurisdictions and the Management Team has successful track record of mine building in Mexico.

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