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De Beers Group completes acquisition of Peregrine Diamonds

The acquisition includes the high quality Chidliak diamond resource located in Canada’s Nunavut Territory and other properties elsewhere in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories

De Beers Group has completed the acquisition of Peregrine Diamonds for a total cash consideration of C$107m (£62.6m).

The transaction, which was originally announced on 19 July 2018, was approved by Peregrine’s securityholders on 31 August 2018 and by the Supreme Court of British Columbia in its final order dated 10 September 2018.

The common shares of Peregrine have been approved for delisting from the Toronto Stock Exchange and will be delisted at the end of trading on 14 September 2018.

Bruce Cleaver, CEO of the De Beers Group, said: “We are very pleased to complete the addition of the Chidliak resource to De Beers Group’s world-leading diamond resource portfolio, and to extend our presence in Canada. We look forward to developing the resource further and are excited about its potential for contributing to our future diamond production.”

Kim Truter, CEO, De Beers Canada, said: “We are very excited about the Chidliak cluster, an asset with very strong development potential. Having built and operated three diamond mines in Arctic-like conditions in the past 15 years, our expertise in bringing projects of this nature to fruition is unparalleled. We look forward to accelerating our understanding of this property and how we can move it forward.”

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