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Jun 30, 2009 - 10:43 AM ET

Lucara Appoints William Lamb as President and COO

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2009) - Lucara Diamond Corp. (TSX VENTURE:LUC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. William Lamb as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2009. Mr. Lamb has been the Company's General Manager since April, 2008. Mr. Lukas Lundin will remain Chief Executive Officer of the Company and has been appointed Chairman.

Mr. Lamb has a Masters of Business Administration and has over two decades of experience in the mining and mineral processing industry with particular expertise in the diamond sector. Before joining Lucara, Mr. Lamb was the Process Plant Manager for De Beers Canada Victor Mine where he held senior level responsibilities, including the management and operation of the Victor Mine processing facility in Northern Ontario.

Lukas Lundin commented, "William has been a major asset to the Company since he joined us just over a year ago. He has been instrumental in the success of the Mothae Diamond project to date and we look forward to continued growth and success under his leadership as we build Lucara into a leading diamond producer in Africa."

On Behalf of the Board,

Lukas H. Lundin, President and CEO

Forward-looking statements: This press release contains statements about expected or anticipated future events and financial results that are forward-looking in nature and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, such as general economic, market and business conditions, the regulatory process and actions, technical issues, new legislation, competitive and general economic factors and conditions, the uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans, the occurrence of unexpected events and management's capacity to execute and implement its future plans. Actual results may differ materially from those projected by management.


Lucara Diamond Corp.
Sophia Shane
Corporate Development
(604) 689-7842
www.lucaradiamond.com