Mountain Province Diamonds Production Report for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2017

TORONTO and NEW YORK, April 25, 2017  - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPVD, NASDAQ: MPVD) today announced the production for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 from the Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine ("GK Mine").
 
Highlights
The GK Mine declared commercial production on March 1, 2017 having achieved more than 70 percent of nameplate capacity of 8,333 tonnes per day over the preceding 30-day period.
Mining of overburden, waste rock and ore in the 5034 open pit for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was approximately 7.7 million tonnes, with approximately 222,600 tonnes of ore (100 percent basis) stockpiled at period end.
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Dominion Diamond receives $13.50-(U.S.)-a-share offer

Mr. James Gowans of Washington Companies reports
 
THE WASHINGTON COMPANIES DISCLOSE ALL-CASH PROPOSAL TO ACQUIRE DOMINION DIAMOND CORPORATION FOR US$13.50 PER SHARE
 
The Washington Companies, a group of privately held North American mining, industrial and transportation businesses founded by industrialist and entrepreneur Dennis R. Washington, has made a proposal to the board of directors of Dominion Diamond Corp. for a transaction in which Washington would acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Dominion for $13.50 (U.S.) per share in cash, representing a 36-per-cent premium to Dominion's closing stock price on March 17, 2017, and a 54-per-cent premium to the price when discussions ended on March 15, 2017.
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Mountain Province Diamonds Provides Corporate Update

TORONTO and NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX and NASDAQ: MPVD) today announced the completion of the second sale of Gahcho Kué diamonds at which the Company sold 277,646 carats. The Company received bids on all parcels offered, including unsold parcels carried over from the January sale, and sold all the parcels offered.
 
The Company's third sale of approximately 193,900 carats of Gahcho Kué diamonds is scheduled for late March 2017. Detailed results of the cumulative first quarter sales will be released with the Company's Q1 2017 financial results. Diamond sales will continue to occur once every five weeks and all future sales results will be reported with the Company's quarterly and annual financial results.
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Lucara Provides Exploration Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(March 6, 2017) -Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") (TSX:LUC)(BOTSWANA:LUC)(NASDAQ OMX Stockholm:LUC), is pleased to announce the results of the second BK02 mini-bulk sample and provide an update on other exploration activities.
 
A total of 309.79 carats were recovered from the processing of 5,021 tonnes of BK02-2, for a sample grade of 6.2 cpht (carats per hundred tonne). The largest diamond recovered was a 4.56 white/grey octahedron. A total of 22 stones were recovered greater than 1 carat in weight, including 5 diamonds in excess of 2 carats in weight (inclusive of the 4.56 carat diamond). The sample was collected from the same location as the results announced on 13 June 2015, after a drill and blast sample was taken to deepen the sample pit, followed by excavation and trucking to the Karowe Mine where processing was conducted through a 15 tonne per hour Bulk Sample Dense Media and X-ray Recovery Plant.
 
Diamonds were exported to the Lucara Sales and Sorting office for final cleaning and sizing. The second phase sample results confirm the coarse size distribution of the BK02-1 sample.
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Gahcho Kué in Commercial Production

World's largest new diamond mine achieves operational milestone
 
CALGARY and TORONTO, March 2, 2017 - Gahcho Kué, the world's largest new diamond mine in the last 13 years, officially began commercial productioni today (2 March 2017). The mine, a joint venture with The De Beers Group of Companies (51 per cent) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49 per cent), is expected to produce approximately 54 million carats of rough diamonds over its lifetime.ii
 
Production ramp up began on 1 August 2016 and the Official Opening Ceremony took place on 20 September 2016, with 200 guests in attendance from across Canada and around the world.
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