VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - 11/10/10) - Silvercorp Metals Inc. (TSX:SVM - News)(NYSE:SVM - News) ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has declared its second quarter dividend of CAD$0.02 per share, to be paid on or before January 21, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2010.About Silvercorp Metals Inc.Silvercorp Metals Inc. is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of high-grade silver-related mineral properties in China and Canada. Silvercorp is the largest primary silver producer in China through the operation of the four silver-lead-zinc mines at the Ying Mining Camp in the Henan Province of China. The Company has applied for a mining permit for its GC silver-lead-zinc mine in the Guangdong Province and recently announced the acquisition of a 70% interest in the BYP gold-lead-zinc mine in Hunan province. In Canada, Silvercorp is in preparation of applying for a Small Mine Permit for the Silvertip high grade silver-lead-zinc mine project in northern British Columbia to provide a further platform for growth and geographic diversification. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange and are included as a component of the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Indexes.