Diadem Resources Ltd.

Diadem Resources Ltd.

October 14, 2005 09:01 ET

Diadem Appoints Lee Barker as a Director

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 14, 2005) - Diadem Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DIR) announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed A. Lee Barker M. Sc, P. Eng, P. Geol. as a Director.

Mr. Barker is an independent geological consultant, with over 35 years of broad experience in the mining industry. He has advised Diadem with respect to its Franklin and Otish Mountains projects. Mr. Barker was part of the gold exploration team at Lacana Mining Corporation and Corona Corporation and was active in diamond exploration for SouthernEra Resources Limited. Currently, as President of Sparton Resources Inc., he is active in gold exploration in southwestern China. Mr. Barker also was heavily involved in exploration and development of Diavik, Canada's second diamond mine.

Lee Barker succeeds Derek Bartlett who has been on the board of Diadem for several years and has retired to allow time to concentrate on his other business interests in the mineral industry. Paul Carroll, Chairman of Diadem, said "Derek has been a valued director and we are sorry to see him leave. However, he thought the timing was good in view of the Company's upcoming annual shareholders meeting in November. We wish him every good fortune in his other endeavours."

Diadem is a Toronto-based diamond exploration and development company. Currently, the Company is focused on its substantial land holdings in the Franklin Bay area within and south of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories and on the Attawapiskat property located southeast of De Beers' Victor diamond mine development in the James Bay Lowlands Region of Ontario. Diadem also holds mineral claims in the Otish Mountains region of Quebec.

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