Stornoway Diamond Corporation

Stornoway Diamond Corporation

September 19, 2007 11:07 ET

Yves Harvey Appointed Member of Stornoway Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2007) - Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX:SWY) is pleased to announce that Mr. Yves Harvey has joined the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Harvey is currently the executive director of COREM, the Quebec City based minerals industry research laboratory, a collaborative industry/government consortium. He served as president and executive director of SOQUEM (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Societe generale de financement du Quebec) from 1991 until 2006. Mr. Harvey is a member of the Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec, the Association des Prospecteurs du Quebec, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada; and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ("CIM"), of which he served as President in 1998-99. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in economic geology which he received from Universite Laval, Quebec in 1984 and a Master's degree in geological engineering, which he obtained from Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, in 1975 (for a more in-depth biography of Yves Harvey please go to

Catherine McLeod-Seltzer, Chairman of the Board, stated, "As part of our developing growth strategy, we are very pleased to be welcoming Yves Harvey to the Stornoway board. Mr. Harvey's extensive knowledge and experience in the Quebec minerals sector will be invaluable to our Company as we work to advance our large and diversified portfolio of Canadian diamond properties that includes Renard, a development track diamond project with the potential to become Quebec's first diamond mine."

Following the acquisitions by Stornoway of Ashton Mining of Canada Inc. and Contact Diamond Corporation, Stornoway has reorganized its management team, including its Board of Directors. In conjunction with the appointment of Yves Harvey as a director, Matt Manson, Bruce McLeod and Jeff Stibbard have stepped down as directors of the Corporation. Mr. Manson will continue to play a key executive role as President of Stornoway, while Mr. McLeod and Mr. Stibbard have agreed to act as ongoing technical advisors to the Corporation. Stornoway would like to thank the outgoing directors for their valuable contributions in helping Stornoway to achieve its goal of becoming one of Canada's premier, mid-tier, diamond exploration and development companies. The Board now consists of seven members.

Stornoway Diamond Corporation is one of Canada's leading diamond exploration and development companies, involved in the discovery of over 150 kimberlites in six 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. Stornoway's diamond exploration programs are conducted under the direction of Robin Hopkins P.Geol. (NT/NU), Vice President, Exploration, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

On behalf of the Board


Eira Thomas, Chief Executive Officer

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