Stornoway Diamond Corporation
TSX : SWY

Stornoway Diamond Corporation

January 06, 2011 09:03 ET

Stornoway Closes $35 Million Equity Financing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 6, 2011) -

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Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX:SWY) ("Stornoway" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the equity financing previously announced on December 14, 2010 pursuant to which Stornoway has sold 57,400,000 common shares at a price of $0.61 per share for gross proceeds of $35,014,000 (the "Offering"). The transaction was completed by a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets and including Desjardins Securities, BMO Capital Markets and Canaccord Genuity (the "Underwriters"). The Underwriters received a cash fee equal to 6% of the gross proceeds from the sale of the common shares.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to complete a feasibility level program of work at the Renard Diamond Project, located in north-central Québec, and for general working capital purposes.

The common shares referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), or under any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, or delivered within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy such securities in the United States.

About Stornoway Diamond Corporation

Stornoway Diamond Corporation is one of Canada's leading diamond exploration and development companies, involved in the discovery of over 200 kimberlites in seven Canadian diamond districts. The Company benefits from a diversified diamond property portfolio, a strong financial platform and management and technical teams with experience in each segment of the diamond "pipeline" from exploration to marketing.

On behalf of the Board

STORNOWAY DIAMOND CORPORATION

Matt Manson, President and Chief Executive Officer

This news release includes certain forward¬looking statements or information. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the use of proceeds, future plans and objectives of the Company are forward¬looking statements that involve various certain risks and uncertainties. In certain cases, forward¬looking statements can be identified by the use of words 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 statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward¬looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward¬looking statements. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's plans or expectations include availability of capital and financing, general economic, market or business conditions, regulatory changes, timeliness of government or regulatory approvals, risks inherent in the mineral exploration and production industry, and other risks detailed herein and in the prospectus and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators, most of which filings are available at www.sedar.com. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities laws.

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