Motapa Diamonds Inc.

Motapa Diamonds Inc.

June 26, 2009 15:00 ET

Motapa Shareholders Approve Plan of Arrangement With Lucara

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 26, 2009) - Motapa Diamonds Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MTP) ('Motapa') is pleased to report that the previously announced acquisition of all of the outstanding shares in Motapa by Lucara Diamond Corp. ('Lucara') pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (B.C.) has been overwhelmingly approved by Motapa shareholders. The transaction was approved by a vote of 99.7% in favour at a special meeting of Motapa shareholders held today.

Under the plan of arrangement, each Motapa share will be exchanged for 0.9055 shares of Lucara. The convertible securities of Motapa will be acquired based on the same exchange ratio.

The completion of the transaction remains subject to the final hearing of the British Columbia Supreme Court, currently expected to take place on July 2, 2009, with the closing of the transaction to occur shortly thereafter.

On behalf of the Board


Dr. Larry Ott, Chief Executive Officer

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