Stornoway Reports Fatality in Accident on the Winter Road

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX: SWY) regrets to report the accidental death of a truck driver working for a transport company in an isolated incident which occurred before midnight on March 11, 2013 on the winter road which links Route 167 to the Renard Project in the Northern Quebec region.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic event, and extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the driver. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time," said Matt Manson, President and CEO of Stornoway.

The truck driver was part of a convoy transporting materials to the project site when the accident occurred. Stornoway promptly notified the Surete du Quebec and the Commission de la Sante et de la Securite du Travail du Quebec of the tragic event. Stornoway is providing its support to the family and colleagues of the victim and the third party contractors involved, and will work closely with the authorities investigating the accident.

About Stornoway Diamond Corporation

Stornoway is a leading Canadian diamond exploration and development company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY and headquartered in Montreal. Our flagship asset is the 100% owned Renard Diamond Project, on track to becoming Quebec's first diamond mine. Stornoway also maintains an active diamond exploration program with both advanced and grassroots programs in the most prospective regions of Canada. Stornoway is a growth oriented company with a world class asset, in one of the world's best mining jurisdictions, in one of the world's great mining businesses.

On behalf of the Board


Matt Manson, President and Chief Executive Officer

Stornoway Diamond Corporation
Matt Manson
President and CEO

Stornoway Diamond Corporation
Nick Thomas
Manager Investor Relations
604-983-7754 or toll free at 1-877-331-2232

Stornoway Diamond Corporation
M. Ghislain Poirier
Vice-president Affaires publiques

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