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Silver Standard Resources Inc.: Pirquitas Achieves 2010 Production Goal

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - 01/10/11) - Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX:SSO - News)(NASDAQ:SSRI - News) ("Silver Standard" or the "Company") is pleased to report full year silver production results. For the year ended December 31, 2010, silver production at the Pirquitas mine reached 6.3 million ounces. These results include 2.1 million ounces of silver produced in the fourth quarter of 2010, a production increase in line with expectations.The Company will produce approximately 8.5 million ounces of silver in 2011.Silver Standard is a silver mining company that seeks growth through discovery, the development of its project pipeline, and accretive acquisition opportunities.To receive Silver Standard's news releases by e-mail, contact Michelle Romero, Communications Director at invest@silverstandard.com or call (888) 338-0046.Cautionary Statements on Forward-Looking Information: Statements in this news release relating to the estimated production of silver and all relating to the Pirquitas Mine are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information within Canadian securities laws (collectively "forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and that are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to Silver Standard's ability to raise sufficient capital to fund development; changes in economic conditions or financial markets; changes in prices for the Company's mineral products or increases in input costs; uncertainty of production and cost estimates for the Pirquitas Mine; risks and uncertainties associated with new mining operations including start-up delays and operational issues; risks relating to the interpretation of drill results and the geology, grade and continuity of our mineral deposits; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the United States and other jurisdictions in which Silver Standard may carry on business; technological and operational difficulties or the delay, non-compliance or inability to obtain permits encountered in connection with exploration and development activities; labour relations matters; and changing foreign exchange rates, all of which are described more fully in the Company's most recent Form 20-F, and in the Management Discussion and Analysis under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" and in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian regulatory authorities. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, other than as required by applicable law. (Source: Silver Standard Resources Inc.)The TSX has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained herein.