October 2, 2013: Montreal, Quebec – Stornoway Diamond Corporation (Stock Profile – TSX:SWY) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an unsecured non-revolving bridge credit facility of up to $20 million with Ressources Québec, a subsidiary of Investissement Québec, Stornoway’s largest shareholder, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Diaquem Inc. (the “Lender”). The proceeds of the facility will be used in connection with the development of the Renard Diamond Project and for general corporate purposes, including costs relating to Stornoway’s ongoing project financing activities.
Matt Manson, Stornoway’s President and CEO, stated: “This credit facility is intended to provide Stornoway with good funding flexibility as we pursue our project financing activities and begin the ramp-up to the capital programs anticipated at Renard in 2014 and 2015. We are particularly pleased to acknowledge the continued and constructive support of our major shareholder, Investissement Québec, in the development of this important new Québec mining project. With major regulatory authorizations in hand and the Renard Mine Road now open for construction traffic, Stornoway’s primary objective is the timely conclusion of our principal project financing arrangements.”
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