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Jun 15, 2010 - 12:02 PM ET

Lucara Appoints Managing Director of Mothae Mine in Lesotho

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) - Lucara Diamond Corp. (TSX VENTURE:LUC) ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Nyakallo Mpatuoa as Managing Director of Mothae Diamonds, the operating subsidiary of Lucara's Mothae mine in Lesotho. Ms. Mpatuoa is a professional geologist with 30 years experience in mineral exploration, and, most recently, served for 9 years as the Lesotho Commissioner of Mines.

Mr. William Lamb, President and CEO of Lucara, commented, "We are very pleased that Ms. Mpatuoa's has joined the Mothae Diamonds team. Her technical background and extensive experience in all aspects of mineral exploration and in the development of Lesotho's mining is a great asset as we move through this exciting phase of trial mining and beyond."

Lucara is an African focused diamond production company with currently two mines under development: the newly commissioned Mothae mine in Lesotho and the AK6 project in Botswana. Both projects are known for their large, high-quality, high-value diamonds including Type IIA stones produced from the Mothae mine. 

On Behalf of the Board,

William Lamb
President and CEO




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