Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.

Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.

October 31, 2006 13:42 ET

Hugo Grenon and Maiko Sell Join Peregrine Diamonds

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 31, 2006) - Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (TSX:PGD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hugo Grenon as Exploration Field Manager and Mr. Maiko Sell as Project Geophysicist.

Mr. Grenon graduated from the University of Sherbrooke in 1998 with an (Honours) Bachelor of Science degree and immediately began work with DeBeers Canada Exploration Inc. Initially his work experience was on advanced diamond exploration and evaluation programs in Russia, including the Lomonosov bulk sampling project in the Arkhangelsk region, followed by the underground large diameter RC bulk sampling at the Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa. Following this, Mr. Grenon was involved as Project Manager on sediment sampling and exploration drill programs in northern Alberta, Victoria Island and Quebec. The last position held by Mr. Grenon was as DeBeers' Technical Director of Exploration in the Central African Republic responsible for the design and implementation of modern drainage sampling programs in 2005-2006.

After graduation with an (Honours) Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from the University of Western Ontario in 2002, Mr. Sell was employed by DeBeers Canada Exploration Inc. as Project Geophysicist based in DeBeers' Yellowknife, NWT office until 2005. His responsibilities included the design and interpretation of all airborne and ground geophysical surveys in the Northwest Territories and western Nunavut which lead to kimberlite discoveries. Subsequently in 2005-2006, Mr. Sell worked at Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. as Consulting Geophysicist and was involved in successful programs that culminated in several kimberlitic discoveries during both years.

Peregrine is a well funded Canadian diamond exploration/development company that is managed by experienced geoscientists. The company is completing a Preliminary Technical Assessment Report on the 9 hectare DO-27 and 3 hectare DO-18 diamondiferous kimberlite pipes, and is exploring for other diamondiferous kimberlites on its extensive land holdings in Canada. The company trades on the TSX Exchange under the symbol "PGD".

On Behalf of the Board of Directors:

Eric Friedland, President and CEO

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