PROMONTORIO - Kristian Whitehead, B.Sc., P.Geo. Joins Exploration and Development Team as Project Manager of Promontorio Silver Project

February 13, 2013

Vancouver, British Columbia: Kootenay Silver Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KTN.V) is pleased to announce Mr. Kristian Whitehead, B.Sc., P.Geo. has been appointed to the position of Project Manager of the Promontorio Silver Project in Sonora, Mexico. Mr. Whitehead brings Kootenay over 10 years experience as a project geologist, specializing in the implementation and management of drilling and advance staged programs. In his capacity as Project Manager, he will report directly to Kootenay VP of Exploration Dr. Tom Richards, B.Sc., PhD. and will be responsible for directing and overseeing the Company's current 30,000 meter, multi-phase drill and resource expansion program currently in progress on the Promontorio Silver Project.

Mr. Whitehead boasts a wealth of technical, management and geological experience in all aspects of underground and surface exploration program management, crew duty delegation, mine budgeting and design. States Kootenay President and CEO James McDonald, "We are very pleased to welcome Kristian Whitehead to the Kootenay team and look forward to his valued contributions going forward. His geological and technical experience will undoubtedly play a vital role in the continued success of our ongoing resource expansion program at the Promontorio Silver Project."

Among his credentials, Mr. Whitehead is a former Senior Project Geologist for Hawthorne Gold Corporation, former Senior Project Geologist for StrataGold Corporation and former Project and Mine Geologist for Fire River Gold Corporation. As an independent Geological Consultant, he has managed numerous strategic projects, overseeing and implementing multi-million dollar operational budgets. His duties and responsibilities have included camp construction/demobilization and maintenance, in addition to directing numerous multi-phase drill and resource expansion programs. Mr. Whitehead has acted on behalf of several exploration and mining entities, including, Southbridge Resources, Teslin River Resources, Hunter Dickinson, Taseko Mines, Fortunate Sun Mining and Copper Creek Gold.

Mr. Whitehead's exploration/development assignments have spanned globally and have included projects in Guyana, Brazil, the United States - Alaska, Canada -- Yukon, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and NWT. He has extensive experience working in Mexico having worked on several regional projects that include, the Santa Lucia, Sonora/Mexico, Golconda, Sonora/Mexico, Comacho, Zacatecas/Mexico.

Mr. Whitehead received his BSc. Degree from The University of Victoria, British Columbia and his P.Geo designation from the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC). Mr. Whitehead is a "qualified person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

Kootenay Silver Inc. is actively developing mineral projects in the Sierra Madre Region of Mexico and in British Columbia, Canada. Its flagship property is the former producing Promontorio Silver mine in Sonora State, Mexico. Kootenay's objective is to develop near term discoveries and long-term sustainable growth. Its management and technical team are proven professionals with extensive international experience in all aspects of mineral exploration, operations and venture capital markets. Multiple, ongoing J/V partnerships in Mexico and Canada maximize potential for additional, new discoveries while maintaining minimal share dilution.


For additional information, please contact:

James McDonald, CEO and President at 403-238-6986

Ken Berry, Chairman at 604-601-5652; 1-888-601-5650

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The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release. Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. 2013 number 03


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