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Renard Team Wins All Awards at the Québec Provincial Mine Rescue Competition

Press Release

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, May 06, 2019 — Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX-SWY; the “Corporation” or “Stornoway”) is proud to announce that the Renard Mine rescue team composed of Danny Bérubé, Mathieu Dresdell, Raphaël Duchesne, Simon Gélinas, François Gilbert, Guillaume Lemay, Rachel Major, Adam Paquet and Patrick Tremblay led by Yannick Savard, emergency coordinator, won all awards at the 57th Québec Provincial Mine Rescue Competition. The competition took place between May 2nd and 4th in La Sarre, Québec. The Renard Mine team won all awards: “Best BG4 Breathing Apparatus Mechanic”, “Best Theoretical and Technical Performance”, “Best First Aid Performance”, “Best Team Management” and “Best Team in the Field”. On account of this extraordinary performance, the team was awarded the overall title for a second consecutive year.

Patrick Sévigny, Stornoway’s Vice President, Operations, commented: “This second championship is a testament to the very high level of skill of all our Renard Mine rescuers. The team demonstrated a remarkable devotion in their preparation and training, which enabled an exceptional performance. I would like to highlight the excellent work of the CNESST and of the Casa Berardi Mine organization team, which allowed this event to be a success.”


The Renard Diamond Mine is Quebec’s first producing diamond mine and Canada’s sixth. It is located approximately 250 km north of the Cree community of Mistissini and 350 km north of Chibougamau in the James Bay region of north-central Québec. Construction on the project commenced on July 10, 2014, and commercial production was declared on January 1, 2017. Average annual diamond production is forecast at 1.8 million carats per annum over the first 10 years of mining. Readers are referred to the technical report dated January 11, 2016, in respect of the September 2015 Mineral Resource estimate, and the technical report dated March 30, 2016, in respect of the March 2016 Updated Mine Plan and Mineral Reserve Estimate for further details and assumptions relating to the project.


Stornoway is a leading Canadian diamond exploration and production company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY and headquartered in Montreal. A growth oriented company, Stornoway owns a 100% interest in the world-class Renard Mine, Québec’s first diamond mine.

On behalf of the Board
/s/ “Patrick Godin”
Patrick Godin
President and Chief Executive Officer

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