Stornoway Diamond Corporation Announces Equity Financing



Vancouver, British Columbia - Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX:SWY) ("Stornoway" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement for a private placement of "Flow-Through" common shares with a syndicate of agents (the "Agents") led by Desjardins Securities Inc. on a best efforts basis. The offering is subject to certain conditions, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The offering will be priced in the context of the market with final terms of the offering to be determined at the time of pricing. The proceeds from the offering will be used to fund Stornoway's exploration programs within Canada, including exploration at the Renard Diamond Project in Quebec. Stornoway has agreed that expenditures incurred with proceeds will constitute Canadian exploration expense ("CEE") (as defined in the Income Tax Act) and will be renounced to the subscribers.

Closing of the offering is anticipated to occur on or before June 29th, 2010 and is subject to receipt of applicable regulatory approvals including approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The Flow-Through shares 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


/s/ "Matt Manson"

Matt Manson
President and Chief Executive Officer

For more information, please contact Nick Thomas at 604-983-7754 or 1-877-331-2232
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This news release includes certain forward-looking statements or information relating to the pricing and completion of a proposed private placement. 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 that all of the conditions of the private placement will be satisfied and that it will complete by June 29, 2010 or at all. 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 and timeliness of government or regulatory approvals. 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.