Rockwell Ventures Inc.
TSX VENTURE : RVI
OTC Bulletin Board : RVINF

Rockwell Ventures Inc.

October 23, 2006 09:30 ET

Key Step in Rockwell Acquisition of Diamond Properties Completed

Durnpike and HC Van Wyk Diamonds receive unconditional approval to merge from Competition Commission

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 23, 2006) - Rockwell Ventures Inc. ("Rockwell" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RVI)(OTCBB:RVINF) announces that Durnpike Investments (Pty) Limited ("Durnpike") and HC Van Wyk Diamonds (Pty) Limited ("HCVW") have received unconditional approval from the South African Competition Commission to proceed with the merging of their diamond assets. This approval represents a key step forward in respect of Rockwell's proposed acquisition of the merged Durnpike-Van Wyk Diamond assets. Granting of the approval certificate by the Competition Commission was a prerequisite for Rockwell to secure control of Durnpike.

The successful conclusion of this important regulatory requirement paves the way for the Company to proceed with the next stage of its acquisition of up to 74% of the HCVW diamond assets. Further details were provided in the Company's June 30, 2006 news release. This acquisition will advance the Company's objective to build a mid-tier diamond mining company with producing assets in South Africa as well as excellent opportunities for development in other jurisdictions.

Commenting on receipt of the certificate from the Competition Commission, President and COO John Bristow said, "I would like to thank our legal advisors and other members of the team who worked hard to advance this process. Certification was achieved within a period of three weeks. Achievement of this important milestone allows the Company to move forward aggressively with project acquisition and development."

John Bristow, President and COO

No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this news release. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". Other than statements of historical fact all statements in this release that address future production, reserve or resource potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that each Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. There is no certainty of the financing completing. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, changes in and the effect of government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, availability of capital and financing, geopolitical uncertainty and political and economic instability, and general economic, and market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on Rockwell, Investors should review Rockwell's annual Form 20-F filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission www.sec.com and the Company's home jurisdiction filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

Contact Information

  • Rockwell Ventures Inc.
    Shawn Wallace
    Investor Services
    (604) 684-6365 or Toll Free: 1-800-667-2114
    (604) 684-8092 (FAX)
    Website: www.rockwellventures.com