Archangel Diamond Corporation

Archangel Diamond Corporation

September 04, 2009 09:25 ET

Archangel Diamond Corporation (AAD.H) Files a Chapter 11 Plan

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2009) - The Board of Archangel Diamond Corporation ("ADC") (NEX BOARD:AAD.H) has filed a notice to convert a pending chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding to a chapter 11 bankruptcy. The chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding is captioned 09-22621 HRT. The notice of conversion, a Plan, and a motion to approve a loan to finance ADC until the effective date of the Plan was filed after the close of business on September 3, 2009.

The Plan describes ADC's plan to protect its assets, including its litigation against Lukoil in Colorado state court through the operation of a liquidating trust established for the benefit of its creditors and shareholders. This trust will be funded by exit financing provided by Firebird Global Master Fund, Ltd., on terms that have generally been approved by a number of ADC's major creditors and equity holders. If the Disclosure Statement that will be filed regarding the Plan is approved by the court, appropriate details concerning the Plan will be timely sent to creditors and shareholders.

Additionally, ADC is currently involved in an arbitration against Arkhangelskgeoldobycha in Stockholm, Sweden. ADC is in the process of making representations to the arbitral tribunal in view of the current situation of the Company.

CAUTIONARY NOTE TO SHAREHOLDERS CONCERNING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AND FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS - This news release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the outcome of future negotiations, completion of the Transaction, execution of definitive agreements, exercise of future call rights, success of financing activities, identification or upgrade of mineral resources, requirements for additional capital, government regulation, results of future diamond exploration, results of diamond marketing, changes in legal requirements, changes in the political environment, environmental liabilities and title disputes. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual outcomes, results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Archangel Diamond Corporation to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: risks described in the above news release; those risks set out in Archangel's disclosure documents and its annual, interim management discussion and analysis and annual reports. Although Archangel has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Archangel does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements or financial projections, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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