Coeur Appoints Joe Phillips to Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer and William N. Holder to Vice President of

  Coeur Appoints Joe Phillips to Senior Vice President and Chief Development
  Officer and William N. Holder to Vice President of Health and Safety

Business Wire

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- March 21, 2013

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (the “Company” or “Coeur”)  (NYSE: CDE, TSX:
CDM) today announced that Joe Phillips has been appointed to Senior Vice
President and Chief Development Officer where he will oversee all of Coeur’s
capital projects, including the new La Preciosa Project in Mexico, which is
the major asset of Coeur’s pending acquisition of Orko Silver Corp., subject
to Orko shareholder approval and other closing conditions. In addition,
William N. (Bill) Holder has been appointed Vice President of Health and
Safety and will be responsible for designing and implementing the Company’s
global safety and health systems and programs and improving health and safety
performance Company-wide.

Mr. Phillips brings 40 years of experience in mine development and operations.
Most recently, Mr. Phillips served as Senior Vice President of Operations and
Development and acting Chief Operating Officer at Silver Standard Resources.
Prior to that, Mr. Phillips served as Senior Vice President of Project
Development at Pan American Silver where he was a member of the senior
leadership team and led the construction and commissioning of four mines over
seven years in Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia.

Mr. Phillips is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and has completed
graduate studies in engineering management at the University of South Florida.
He has served as a Director of the Chambers of Mines of Mexico, Chile and
Ghana, Africa.

Bill Holder will join Coeur in mid-April as Vice President of Health and
Safety after transitioning from his current role as Director of Health, Safety
and Security for the potash division of The Mosaic Company, where he
implemented ISO 18001 standards, a method of assessing and auditing
occupational health and safety management systems. In addition to safety
management expertise, Mr. Holder’s background also includes environmental,
operations, maintenance and continuous improvement leadership experience.

Mr. Holder holds a Bachelor of Science in business management  with an
emphasis on leadership and human relations from the University of the
Southwest in New Mexico.

About Coeur

Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation is the largest U.S.-based primary silver
producer and a growing gold producer. The Company has four precious metals
mines in the Americas generating strong production, sales and cash flow in
continued robust metals markets. Coeur produces from its wholly owned
operations: the Palmarejo silver-gold mine in Mexico, the San Bartolomé silver
mine in Bolivia, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada and the Kensington
gold mine in Alaska. The Company also owns a non-operating interest in a mine
in Australia, and conducts ongoing exploration activities in Mexico,
Argentina, Nevada, Alaska and Bolivia.

Contact:

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation
Wendy Yang, 208-665-0345
Vice President, Investor Relations
or
Stefany Bales, 208-667-8263
Director, Corporate Communications
www.coeur.com