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 Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province" or the "Company") (TSX: MPVD) (OTCQX: MPVD) today announces that it has mailed to its shareholders a notice of special meeting and management information circular (collectively, the "Information Circular") and related materials for a special meeting of shareholders (the "Special Meeting") to be held on February 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time . The record date for determining the shareholders entitled to receive notice of and vote at the Special Meeting was set as the close of business on January 21, 2022 .

At the Special Meeting, the Company will seek disinterested shareholder approval for (i) the entry into a new US$50 million junior secured term loan credit facility (the "Proposed Loan Agreement") with an entity (the "Lender") ultimately beneficially owned by Dermot Desmond , and (ii) the issuance to the Lender or another entity ultimately beneficially owned by Dermot Desmond of warrants (the "Warrants" and together with the Proposed Loan Agreement, the "Proposed Transactions") to purchase up to 41,000,000 common shares of the Company for an aggregate exercise price of approximately US$25,000,000 . The Warrants will be exercisable in whole or in part at any time up to the Maturity Date (as defined below) by paying US$0.60975 per common share.

The Proposed Loan Agreement will mature on December 15, 2027 (the "Maturity Date") and be secured by substantially all of the properties and assets of the Company and its subsidiaries on a junior basis to the Company's existing second lien notes. The Proposed Loan Agreement will bear interest at a rate of 8% per annum until December 15, 2022 , after which the interest rate will be 2% per annum greater than the interest rate on the debt that replaces or refinances the Company's existing second lien notes, payable on a semi-annual basis. The Company will be entitled to prepay the Proposed Loan Agreement at any time prior to the Maturity Date without penalty.

The Company intends to issue the Warrants, as described above, as partial consideration for the extension of credit under the Proposed Loan Agreement. The exercise price and number of common shares underlying the Warrants will each be subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments.

Mark Wall , the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"This loan agreement represents a further vote of confidence from our largest shareholder, and long-standing supporter Mr. Dermot Desmond and positions the Company very well to execute on the broader bond refinancing later this year. With the rough diamond market fundamentals currently moving in our favour, the Company expects to be well placed to execute on its strategy through 2022 and beyond. The Company's strategy being to optimize operations and costs, focus on sustainability and CO₂ emissions reduction, effectively manage debt and grow the mine life through new discoveries. This proposed loan agreement forms an integral part of that plan."

Dermot Desmond is an insider and a related party of Mountain Province . The Proposed Transactions therefore each constitute a "related party transaction" within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 Protection of Minority Shareholders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101").

In accordance with MI 61-101 and the rules of the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX"), the shareholders' resolution approving the Proposed Transactions must be passed by a simple majority of the votes cast thereon by the disinterested shareholders present electronically or by proxy at the Special Meeting, which excludes the votes attached to common shares beneficially owned by Dermot Desmond , Brett Desmond and Jonathan Comerford .

The Proposed Loan Agreement constitutes the borrowing of money from, or the entering into of, a credit facility with a related party. Accordingly, pursuant to Section 5.4(1) of MI 61-101, a formal valuation in respect of the Proposed Loan Agreement is not required.

In respect of the Warrants, Section 6.3(1) of MI 61-101 provides the subject matter of a formal valuation are the non-cash assets involved in a related party transaction. Pursuant to Section 6.3(2) of MI 61-101, because the non-cash assets, being the Warrants, are securities of a reporting issuer, a formal valuation in respect of the Warrants is also not required.

On November 9, 2021 , the board of directors of the Company established a special committee of independent directors (the "Special Committee") in connection with the consideration and oversight of options to improve the Company's capital structure and its short and long-term liquidity, including by way of a restructuring or refinancing of its outstanding indebtedness.

The review, direction and supervision of the Proposed Transactions falls within the mandate of the Special Committee. Each member of the Special Committee is independent of the Company's management and the Lender and unrelated to the Proposed Transactions. The Special Committee was advised by independent legal counsel and an independent financial advisor, Eight Capital, in connection with the Proposed Transactions.

The Special Committee has reviewed and considered the Proposed Transactions and, giving due consideration to the best interests of the Company and the impact on shareholders and the Company's other stakeholders, unanimously concluded that the Proposed Transactions are in the best interests of the Company and that the terms of the Proposed Transactions are reasonable in the circumstances of the Company.

The final form of the Proposed Loan Agreement, Warrants and other definitive documents in respect of the Proposed Transactions will be subject to approval by the Special Committee.

The Information Circular contains a detailed description of the items to be considered at the Special Meeting, the Proposed Transactions, and other information relating to the Company. A copy of the Information Circular is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR.

In addition to disinterested shareholder approval, the Proposed Transactions are subject to final approval by the TSX.

About Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.

Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada's Northwest Territories . The Gahcho Kué Joint Venture property consists of several kimberlites that are actively being mined, developed, and explored for future development. The Company also controls 107,373 hectares of highly prospective mineral claims and leases surrounding the Gahcho Kué Mine that include an Indicated mineral resource for the Kelvin kimberlite and Inferred mineral resources for the Faraday kimberlites. Kelvin is estimated to contain 13.62 million carats (Mct) in 8.50 million tonnes (Mt) at a grade of 1.60 carats/tonne and value of US$63 /carat. Faraday 2 is estimated to contain 5.45Mct in 2.07Mt at a grade of 2.63 carats/tonne and value of US$140 /ct. Faraday 1-3 is estimated to contain 1.90Mct in 1.87Mt at a grade of 1.04 carats/tonne and value of US$75 /carat. All resource estimations are based on a 1mm diamond size bottom cut-off.

For further information on Mountain Province Diamonds and to receive news releases by email, visit the Company's website at www.mountainprovince.com .

Qualified Person

The disclosure in this news release of scientific and technical information regarding Mountain Province's mineral properties has been reviewed and approved by Tom E. McCandless , Ph.D., P.Geo., and Matthew MacPhail , P.Eng, MBA, both employees of Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. and Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Caution Regarding Forward Looking Information

This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information" under applicable Canadian and United States securities laws concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the ability to negotiate and enter into binding documentation for the Proposed Transactions, the ability to obtain necessary approvals for the Proposed Transactions, operational hazards, including possible disruption due to pandemic such as COVID-19, its impact on travel, self-isolation protocols and business and operations, estimated production and mine life of the project of Mountain Province ; the realization of mineral reserve estimates; the timing and amount of estimated future production; costs of production; the future price of diamonds; the estimation of mineral reserves and resources; the ability to manage debt; capital expenditures; the ability to obtain permits for operations; liquidity; tax rates; and currency exchange rate fluctuations.  Except for statements of historical fact relating to Mountain Province , certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "anticipates," "may," "can," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "projects," "targets," "intends," "likely," "will," "should," "to be", "potential" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may", "should" or "will" occur.  Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are based on a number of assumptions and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  Many of these assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of Mountain Province and there is no assurance they will prove to be correct.

Factors that could cause actual results to vary materially from results anticipated by such forward-looking statements include the negotiating stances taking by the parties with respect to the Proposed Transactions, the ability to obtain approval of regulators, parties and shareholders, as may be required, on conditions acceptable to the parties, the development of operation hazards which could arise in relation to COVID-19, including, but not limited to protocols which may be adopted to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and any impact of such protocols on Mountain Province's business and operations, variations in ore grade or recovery rates, changes in market conditions, changes in project parameters, mine sequencing; production rates; cash flow; risks relating to the availability and timeliness of permitting and governmental approvals; supply of, and demand for, diamonds; fluctuating commodity prices and currency exchange rates, the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated.

These factors are discussed in greater detail in Mountain Province's most recent Annual Information Form and in the most recent MD&A filed on SEDAR, which also provide additional general assumptions in connection with these statements. Mountain Province cautions that the foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. Investors and others who base themselves on forward-looking statements should carefully consider the above factors as well as the uncertainties they represent and the risk they entail. Mountain Province believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak only as of the date of this news release.

Although Mountain Province has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended.  There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Mountain Province undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Statements concerning mineral reserve and resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements to the extent they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered as the property is developed. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Further, Mountain Province may make changes to its business plans that could affect its results. The principal assets of Mountain Province are administered pursuant to a joint venture under which Mountain Province is not the operator. Mountain Province is exposed to actions taken or omissions made by the operator within its prerogative and/or determinations made by the joint venture under its terms. Such actions or omissions may impact the future performance of Mountain Province . Under its current note and revolving credit facilities Mountain Province is subject to certain limitations on its ability to pay dividends on common stock. The declaration of dividends is at the discretion of Mountain Province's Board of Directors, subject to the limitations under the Company's debt facilities, and will depend on Mountain Province's financial results, cash requirements, future prospects, and other factors deemed relevant by the Board.

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Mountain Province Diamonds Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

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Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (TSX: MPVD) (OTC: MPVDF) ("Mountain Province", or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kelly Stark-Anderson to its Board of Directors. Her appointment follows the departure of Dean Chambers who has chosen the step-down due to other commitments.

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STAR DIAMOND CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THE RESULTS OF 2022 ANNUAL MEETING

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Star Diamond Corporation ("Star Diamond" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated March 29, 2022 were elected as directors of the Corporation at its annual meeting of shareholders held on May 18, 2022 (the "Meeting").

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Mountain Province Diamonds Announces Successful Exploration Update for Kennady North

TSX and OTCQX: MPVD

 Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPVD) (OTC: MPVD) today announces interim exploration results for its 100%-held Kennady North Project. The Kennady North Project consists of over 107,000 hectares of claims and leases that completely surround the Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine. The 2022 exploration program is focussed on finding new kimberlites based on a detailed analysis of historical technical information including ground and airborne geophysics, kimberlite indicator minerals, and geological mapping. Approximately 3,000 of the ongoing 6,000 meter winter drill program have been completed.

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STAR DIAMOND CORPORATION ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2022 RESULTS

TSX: DIAM

Star Diamond Corporation ("DIAM", "Star Diamond" or the "Company") reports that the unaudited results of its operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 will be filed today on SEDAR and may be viewed at www.sedar.com once posted. A summary of key financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2022 is as follows:

Star Diamond Corporation logo (CNW Group/Star Diamond Corporation)

Highlights
  • Reported on technical and joint venture meetings with Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc. ("Rio Tinto Canada") concerning the Fort à la Corne mineral properties (referred to by Rio Tinto Canada as the "FalCon" Project) regarding the data analysis and exploration activities that have been undertaken by Rio Tinto Canada over the last two years
  • Provided an update regarding the FalCon 'Orbit' exploration program being conducted by Rio Tinto Canada to review and prioritize the Fort à la Corne kimberlites outside of the Star and Orion South Kimberlites (the "Star – Orion South Diamond Project" or the "Project") which has highlighted the kimberlites of Orion North (K120, K147, K148) as having significant potential and Orion Centre (K145), Taurus (K150, K118, K122) and K119 as having a number of the attributes sought but require further evaluation
  • Announced study results identifying the abundance of Type IIa diamonds in the diamond parcels recovered from the Early Joli Fou ("EJF") Geological Units at Orion North and Taurus Kimberlites
  • Acquired an additional interest in the Buffalo Hills joint venture project
  • Completed a $5.0 million private placement

Overview
Star Diamond Corporation is a Canadian natural resource company focused on exploring and developing Saskatchewan's diamond resources. Star Diamond holds, through a joint venture arrangement with Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc. ("Rio Tinto Canada", a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc or "Rio Tinto"), a 25% interest in certain Fort à la Corne kimberlites (including the Star – Orion South Diamond Project, or "Project"). These properties are located in central Saskatchewan , in close proximity to established infrastructure, including paved highways and the electrical power grid, which provide significant advantages for future mine development. Rio Tinto Canada refers to their Fort à la Corne mineral properties as "Project FalCon".

Activities Relating to the Fort à la Corne mineral properties (including the Project)
During technical meetings concerning the FalCon Project held in March 2022 , Rio Tinto Canada indicated to the Company that a number of desktop studies have been undertaken to evaluate the mineability and economic viability of the Project (see News Release dated February 17, 2022 ). Star Diamond recently received presentations from both Rio Tinto Canada and Rio Tinto personnel concerning data analysis and exploration activities that have been undertaken by Rio Tinto Canada over the last two years (see News Release dated March 9, 2022 ). Topics of interest covered during these technical meetings included: 1) Star Kimberlite trench cutter bulk sampling program results, 2) Diamond size and quality analysis, 3) 'Orbit' program update, 4) Mineability study, 5) Geological model and resource update, 6) Community and stakeholder engagement, 7) Environmental and permitting and, 8) Green energy and carbon mineralization. As the Company analyzes the information presented at these technical meetings and materials relating to these topic areas, the Company may provide further details and/or results of these studies.

The FalCon 'Orbit' exploration program conducted by Rio Tinto Canada has resulted in a number of kimberlites being prioritized for additional diamond evaluation work (see News Release dated April 12, 2022 ). Rio Tinto Canada geologists of the Orbit exploration team have, over the past few years, used a spectrum of evaluation techniques to review and prioritize the Fort à la Corne kimberlites outside of the Star and Orion South Kimberlites, which have already been subject to extensive evaluation. This program has highlighted the kimberlites of Orion North (K120, K147, K148) as having significant potential to add to the FalCon Project. Orion Centre (K145), Taurus (K150, K118, K122) and K119 stand out in the field as having number of the attributes sought but require further work to completely evaluate. The locations of these kimberlites relative to Star and Orion South are shown on the map, which is available on the Star Diamond website. Rio Tinto Canada has indicated that it is in the process of developing additional diamond evaluation work to be conducted on these kimberlites. The evaluation techniques used thus far by the Orbit exploration team to prioritize these Orion North, Orion Centre and Taurus Kimberlites have included: componentry method of core logging; diamond inclusion studies; garnet colour studies; trace element geochemistry; thermobarometry; and microdiamond sampling. These studies have highlighted the kimberlites of Orion North (K120, K147, K148) as satisfying Rio Tinto Canada's Ore Grade Width Intercept ("OGWI") requirements and that these kimberlites will require additional evaluation work. Orion Centre (K145), Taurus (K150, K118, K122) and K119 indicate the potential to deliver OGWIs.

The Company recently announced the completion of a major study into the abundance of Type IIa diamonds in the diamond parcels recovered from the Early Joli Fou ("EJF") Geological Units at the Orion North and Taurus Kimberlites. These diamonds were recovered by Star Diamond between 2006 and 2008 from 48-inch large diameter drilling ("LDD") programs. This study confirms that unusually high proportions of Type IIa diamonds are present in both the Orion North and Taurus Kimberlites. Of particular note is the remarkably high proportion of Type IIa diamonds in the Orion North 147/148 EJF (52%) of which 66% of the 24 stones, 3 grainer (0.66 carats) and above are Type IIa. This study also confirms and augments an earlier study of Type IIa diamonds being present in the Fort a la Corne kimberlites with Star at (26.5 percent) and Orion South Kimberlite (12.5 percent) (see News Releases dated June 09, 2010 & March 04, 2019 ). Type IIa diamonds are very rare and account for less than 2 percent of all natural rough diamonds mined from kimberlites. Many high-value, top colour, large specials (greater than 10.8 carats) are Type IIa diamonds, which include all ten of the largest known rough diamonds recovered worldwide.

Activities relating to other mineral properties
The Company recently announced that pursuant to a Quitclaim, Surrender and Assignment of Interest Agreement dated May 11, 2022 , the Company has acquired an additional joint venture interest of approximately 17% in the Buffalo Hills project for nominal consideration (see News Release dated May 12, 2022 ). As a result of the transaction, Star Diamond and Canterra Minerals Corporation each hold a 50% interest in the Buffalo Hills project. Located approximately 400 kilometres  northwest of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada , the Buffalo Hills project is a significant and accessible field of diamond bearing kimberlites, with similarities to the Fort á la Corne kimberlites in Saskatchewan, Canada .

Year to Date Results
For the quarter ended March 31, 2022 , the Company recorded a net loss of $0.9 million or $0.00 per share (basic and fully diluted) compared to a net loss of $1.1 million or $0.00 per share for the same period in 2021. The losses during these quarters were due to operating costs and exploration and evaluation expenditures incurred by the Company exceeding interest income earned on cash and cash equivalents.

During April 2022 , the Company completed a private placement whereby an aggregate of 16,666,667 Units were issued for proceeds of $5.0 million (see News Releases dated April 6, 2022 and April 22, 2022 ). Each Unit was comprised of one common share and one warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one common share at a price of $0.40 , for a period of two years from the closing of the private placement.

Selected financial highlights include:

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

As at

March 31,

2022

As at

December  31,

2021

Current assets

$    3.3  M

$    1.5  M

Exploration and evaluation, capital and other assets

67.7  M

67.9  M

Current liabilities

5.0  M

3.1  M

Non-current liabilities

1.0  M

1.1  M

Shareholders' equity

65.0  M

65.2  M

Consolidated Statements of Loss

Quarter Ended
March 31,

2022

Quarter Ended
March 31,

2021

Interest and other income

$    0.0  M

$    0.0  M

Expenses

0.7  M

1.4  M

Investment in Wescan Goldfields Inc.

(0.2) M

0.3  M

Net loss for the period

0.9  M

1.1  M

Net loss per share for the period (basic and diluted)

0.00

0.00

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Quarter Ended
March 31,

2022

Quarter Ended
March 31,

2021

Cash flows from operating activities

$   1.1 M

$  (1.6) M

Cash flows from investing activities

0.0  M

0.0  M

Cash flows from financing activities

0.5 M

1.9 M

Net increase in cash

1.6  M

0.3  M

Cash – beginning of period

1.3 M

4.8 M

Cash – end of period

2.9  M

5.1  M

Outlook
The provincial environmental approval of the Project received in 2018, alongside the previous positive federal decision, marked a major milestone for the Project. In addition, the positive results of the 2018 independent PEA show that the Project can be economically developed and operated while providing direct employment for hundreds of people throughout the construction phase and hundreds of people continuously over its estimated 38 year mine life.

The successful completion of the 2017 consolidation of the Fort à la Corne mineral properties (including the Project) and the amended Fort à la Corne joint venture agreement that was announced in December 2021 defines a new phase for the Company. The arrangements announced in December 2021 are intended to ensure that key project milestones, and the certainty associated with them, will have been achieved before Star Diamond has to contribute any additional capital. Star Diamond will have no obligation to fund or contribute to carried interest costs until the commencement of commercial production, which will not occur until after the completion of construction of the diamond mine with it generally operating at certain specified thresholds for 90 days. Once a decision to develop the mine has been made and publicly announced, Star Diamond will have six months before it is required to begin contributing to its share of capital costs and expenditures incurred for construction of the mine.

As of May 12, 2022 , the Company had approximately $3.4 million in cash and cash equivalents (excluding $0.6 million in restricted cash). A portion of the Company's cash and cash equivalents will be used for programs (including remaining flow-through commitments) to further assess, evaluate and advance certain aspects of the Company's mineral properties, as well as for general corporate matters.

About Star Diamond Corporation
Star Diamond Corporation is a Canadian based corporation engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Shares of Star Diamond trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "DIAM". Star Diamond holds, through a joint venture arrangement with Rio Tinto Canada (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto), a 25% interest in certain Fort à la Corne kimberlites (including the Star – Orion South Diamond Project). These properties are located in central Saskatchewan , in close proximity to established infrastructure, including paved highways and the electrical power grid, which provide significant advantages for future mine development. Rio Tinto refers to their Fort à la Corne mineral properties as "Project FalCon". During 2018, Star Diamond announced the positive results of an independent Preliminary Economic Assessment on the Project. The PEA (on a 100% basis) estimated that 66 million carats of diamonds could be recovered in a surface mine over a 38-year Project life, with a Net Present Value ("NPV") (7%) of $2.0 billion after tax, an Internal Rate of Return ("IRR") of 19% and an after-tax payback period of 3.4 years after the commencement of diamond production (see news release dated April 16, 2018 ).

Caution Regarding Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by certain securities laws, including the "safe harbour" provisions of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "forecast", "target", "project", "guidance", "may", "will", "should", "could", "estimate", "predict" or similar words suggesting future outcomes or language suggesting an outlook. In particular, statements regarding the Company's future operations, future exploration and development activities or other development plans constitute forward-looking statements. By their nature, statements referring to mineral reserves, mineral resources or the PEA constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained or implied in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the Company's ability to continue as a going concern; statements regarding programs previously performed by Rio Tinto Canada; statements regarding future programs by Rio Tinto Canada; statements related to diamond breakage and other reporting; disclosure regarding the economics and project parameters presented in the PEA, including, without limitation, IRR, NPV and other costs and economic information, carats of diamonds to be recovered, after-tax payback period, tonnes of kimberlite to be mined, carats per tonne to be recovered (grade), diamond prices, project life, life of mine, capital costs, and length of pre-production period; statements related to mineral resources and/or reserves; statements related to the approval of the development of the Star - Orion South Diamond Project; statements relating to future development of the Star - Orion South Diamond Project and associated timelines; statements with respect to environmental permitting and approvals; the Company's need for and intention to seek additional financing; statements with respect to metallurgical and diamond investigations, assessments and test work including diamond breakage studies; the potential proportion of Type IIa diamonds in the Star, Orion South , Orion North and Taurus kimberlites and the potential for the recovery of large, high-quality diamonds.

These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to it and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific.  Risks exist that forward-looking statements will not be achieved due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, developments in world diamond markets, changes in diamond valuations, risks relating to fluctuations in the Canadian dollar and other currencies relative to the US dollar, changes in exploration, development or mining plans due to exploration results and changing budget priorities of Rio Tinto Canada or the Company, the nature and outcome of studies, analyses, criteria or conditions that Rio Tinto Canada may consider relevant to its assessment of whether to seek to further invest in the Project or seek to develop the Project into an operating mine, the effects of competition in the markets in which the Company operates, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, risks related to diamond breakage from extraction and diamond recovery, risks related to the Company's need for additional financing and the Company's ability to raise that financing, the impact of changes in the laws and regulations regulating mining exploration and development, judicial or regulatory judgments and legal proceedings, operational and infrastructure risks and the additional risks described in the Company's most recently filed Annual Information Form, annual and interim MD&A, news releases and technical reports. The Company's anticipation of and success in managing the foregoing risks could cause actual results to differ materially from what is anticipated in such forward-looking statements.

Although the Company considers the assumptions contained in forward-looking statements to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, those assumptions may prove to be incorrect. When making decisions with respect to the Company, investors and others should not place undue reliance on these statements and should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Unless required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that is made herein.

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STAR DIAMOND CORPORATION OBTAINS ADDITIONAL INTEREST IN BUFFALO HILLS JOINT VENTURE

Stock Symbol: DIAM: TSX

Star Diamond Corporation (TSX: DIAM) ("Star Diamond" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that, pursuant to a Quitclaim, Surrender and Assignment of Interest Agreement dated May 11, 2022 the Corporation has acquired an additional joint venture interest of approximately 17% in the Buffalo Hills project in north central Alberta, Canada for nominal consideration. As a result of the transaction, Star Diamond and Canterra Minerals Corporation (TSXV: CTM) each hold a 50% interest in the Buffalo Hills project.

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Tres-Or Confirms a Preliminary Prospectus Was Filed by Kiboko for the Amended and Restated Option on It's Fontana Gold Project in Québec

Tres-Or Confirms a Preliminary Prospectus Was Filed by Kiboko for the Amended and Restated Option on It's Fontana Gold Project in Québec

Tres-Or Resources Ltd. (TSXV: TRS) (OTC Pink: TRSFF) ("Tres-Or" or the "Company") announces that as contemplated by the Amended and Restated Option Agreement with Kiboko Gold Inc. ("Kiboko") dated November 30, 2021, a preliminary long form prospectus has been filed and can be found on Kiboko's SEDAR profile. Tres-Or also reports that Kiboko has filed an accompanying Technical Report (NI 43-101 report) titled "Harricana Gold Project Technical Report, Duverny Township, Quebec".

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