$20 Million Financing Closed


Stornoway Diamond Corporation ("Stornoway") is pleased to announce it has closed the $20 millionfinancing underwritten by Raymond James Ltd., with a syndicate of underwriters, including Canaccord Capital Corporation, TD Securities Inc. and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. originally announced on April 22,

Stornoway issued 8,000,000 Units each comprised of one common share and one half of one share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant is exercisable for one common share at a price of $3.00 per share until May 13, 2005. The underwriters completed the offering of Units at a price of $2.50 per unit for gross proceeds of $20 million. The underwriters received a 6% cash commission. All securities issued at closing are subject to a four month hold period, expiring September 13, 2004. The TSX Venture Exchange has issued conditional acceptance of this financing and final approval is pending.

After this financing, Stornoway has approximately $43 million in working capital. Proceeds of this financing will be used to fund the Company's diamond exploration projects in Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Quebec, and for general working capital.

Stornoway has been involved in 20 kimberlite discoveries in Nunavut since 2002 and currently maintains interests in more than 20 million acres of prospective landholdings throughout northern Canada. A preliminary budget of $18 million has been approved for diamond exploration on these landholdings in 2004. Stornoway's contribution to the budget is expected to exceed $11 million.

On behalf of the Board


/s/ "Eira Thomas"
Eira Thomas

For further information, please contact the Company at 604-687-7545 or (888) 338-2200

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