Peregrine Increases Previously Announced Private Placement

November 1, 2010 PDF version

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Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (“Peregrine” or “the Company”) (TSX:PGD) today reported that due to institutional demand for the previously announced brokered private placement of up to 4 million units (“Units”) at a price of $2.50 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $10 million (the “Private Placement”), Peregrine has granted to the agency syndicate an over-allotment option (“Over-allotment Option”) to issue up to an additional 800,000 Units at a price of $2.50 per Unit for additional gross proceeds of up to $2 million.

Each Unit shall consist of one common share of Peregrine and one-half of one non-transferable common share purchase warrant, with each whole common share purchase warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one common share of Peregrine at a price of $3.00 for a period of 12 months from closing, which is anticipated to occur on or about November 3, 2010.

The Private Placement is being conducted on a best efforts agency basis by a syndicate led by Dundee Securities Corporation and including Salman Partners Inc. and Cormark Securities Inc. (collectively, the “Agents”). The Over-allotment Option may be exercised by the Agents in whole or in part prior to the closing of the Private Placement.

Net proceeds from the sale of the Units will be used for exploration and development of Peregrine’s projects in Canada, and for general working capital purposes. The private placement is subject to regulatory approval and resale of the Units will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day following the date of closing.

The securities referred to in this press release have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or applicable state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration requirements is available. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities within any jurisdiction, including the United States.

For further information, please contact Eric Friedland, CEO or Mike Westerlund, Vice President Investor Relations, or at 604-408-8880 or at investorrelations@pdiam.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements relating to the proposed exploration program, funding availability, anticipated exploration results, resource estimates, and future exploration and operating plans) are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements and, even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, uncertainties relating to the availability and cost of funds, timing and content of work programs, results of exploration activities, interpretation of drilling results and other geological data, world diamond markets, future diamond prices, reliability of mineral property titles, changes to regulations affecting the Company’s activities, delays in obtaining or failure to obtain required project approvals, operational and infrastructure risks, and other risks involved in the diamond exploration business. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by ap