Coeur Receives Socially Responsible Business Distinction Award in Mexico

  Coeur Receives Socially Responsible Business Distinction Award in Mexico

Business Wire

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- April 25, 2013

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (“Coeur”) (NYSE: CDE) (TSX: CDM) announced
that its Mexican subsidiary Coeur Mexicana was recognized with the Socially
Responsible Business Distinction Award for 2012 ("Distintivo Empresa
Socialmente Responsable 2012") for its Palmarejo silver-gold mine operation in
Chihuahua, Mexico.

Coeur Mexicana received this national award for the fifth consecutive year in
recognition of its demonstrated leadership excellence in corporate social
responsibility, environmental stewardship and sustainability in Mexico. The
award also recognized the way Coeur Mexicana personnel conduct business in
Mexico and the positive working environment Coeur Mexicana creates for
employees and contractors.

“We are honored that the Mexican Centre for Philanthropy has once again
recognized Coeur for its dedication to corporate social responsibility in
Mexico,” said Mitchell J. Krebs, Coeur’s President and Chief Executive
Officer. “We are solidly committed to conducting all of our operations in a
socially and environmentally responsible manner that respects our workers, the
environment and our host communities.”

Each year the Mexican Centre for Philanthropy ("Centro Mexicano para la
Filantropia") recognizes companies that have demonstrated responsible
corporate ethics and governance practices as well as a dedication to improving
the social and environmental landscapes in which they operate.

The Palmarejo mine, located in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, is a
silver and gold mine commissioned in 2009. Mining at Palmarejo is conducted
both underground and on the surface. Coeur’s operations in Mexico employ over
880 people.

About Coeur

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation is the largest U.S.-based primary silver
producer and a growing gold producer. Coeur 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. Coeur also owns a non-operating interest in a mine in Australia,
and conducts ongoing exploration activities in Mexico, Argentina, Nevada,
Alaska and Bolivia. In addition, Coeur owns strategic investment positions in
eight silver and gold development companies with projects in North and South


Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation
Wendy Yang, Vice President, Investor Relations
(208) 665-0345
Stefany Bales, Director, Corporate Communications
(208) 667-8263
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