February 20, 2009

Directorate Change

The Board of West African Diamonds plc (‘the Company’) announces that Non-Executive Director Julian Treger has offered his resignation from the board of the

Company with immediate effect in order to pursue other opportunities.

Enquiries:

West African Diamonds
John Teeling, Chairman +353 1 833 2833
James Campbell, Deputy Chairman +27 83 457 3724
Blue Oar +44 (0)20 7448 4400
Nick Lovering
Toby Gibbs
College Hill +44 (0) 20 7457 2020
Paddy Blewer
Nick Elwes