Defiance Appoints Mine Developer as Chairman

July 21st, 2016

Defiance Silver Corp. (“Defiance”) is pleased to announce that Peter J. Hawley, BSc, BEng, PGeo. has joined Defiance as a Director and Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Hawley adds significant depth to the board with his 36 years of geological and mining experience spanning grassroots exploration through to development and production. Having worked extensively with a large number of intermediate and senior mining companies including Teck, Noranda, Placer Dome and Barrick Gold, Mr. Hawley was also the founder, CEO & Chairman of Scorpio Mining Corporation from 1998 to December 2014 when Scorpio combined with U.S. Gold and Silver Inc to form Americas Silver Corporation, where he still remains a Director. Peter is also the CEO of Scorpio Gold Corporation, a low cost open pit heap leach gold producer in Nevada, USA. Mr. Hawley has a track record of raising significant funds for private and public companies along with structuring mergers and acquisitions.

Bruce Winfield, President & CEO of Defiance, stated, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome Peter to the Defiance team. Peter brings another experienced mine finder and developer to the Board. His success in both fund-raising and deal structuring will be a tremendous asset to Defiance as we advance the San Acacio Silver deposit.”

Defiance has granted 200,000 incentive stock options to Mr. Hawley. The options are exercisable on or before July 20, 2021, at a price of $0.41. The grant of stock options is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.

A Panoramic Video on the San Acacio Deposit is available on our website, or Click Here to visit our Defiance YouTube Channel. Defiance Silver Corp. is a silver explorer and developer advancing the San Acacio Deposit, located in the historic Zacatecas Silver District of central Mexico. Defiance is managed by a team of proven mine developers with a track record of exploring and developing 11 operating mines to date. Defiance’s corporate mandate is to expand San Acacio to become one of Mexico’s premier high grade wide vein silver deposits. For more information on the property or Defiance, please visit Defiance’s website at www.DefianceSilver.com.

On behalf of Defiance Silver Corp.

“Bruce Winfield”

President and CEO

2300 - 1177 West Hastings Street

www.defiancesilver.com; info@defiancesilver.com

Vancouver, BC V6E 2K3

Tel: 604-669-7315

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