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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2009) - Lucara Diamond Corp. (TSX VENTURE:LUC) is pleased to announce that Ms. Eira Thomas has joined the Board of Directors. Ms. Thomas is a respected Canadian geologist who brings extensive experience to her role with Lucara. She served as a geologist with Aber Resources Ltd. (now Harry Winston Diamond Corporation) from 1992 to 1997, leading the field exploration team that discovered the Diavik Diamond Project pipes in the Northwest Territories in 1994. She was promoted to Vice-President Exploration for Aber in 1997, a post she held for two years. She served as a director of Aber Diamond Corporation from April 1998 to August 2006.

Ms. Thomas, in addition to Lucara, is also a director of a number of other public companies and organizations, including Stornoway Diamond Corporation, Suncor Energy Ltd, Strongbow Exploration Inc., Fortress Minerals Corp., the Northwest Territories Chamber of Mines and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Previously, Ms. Thomas held the positions of President of Stornoway Diamond Corporation, Navigator Exploration Corporation and CEO and Director of Stornoway Ventures Limited. 

William Lamb commented, "We look forward to working with Eira as we develop the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and continue to develop and expand on Lucara's exploration portfolio." 

On Behalf of the Board, 

William Lamb, President and COO 

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