Gahcho Kué Receives Environmental Impact Review Board Approval

YELLOWKNIFE, TORONTO and NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - De Beers Canada and 
Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPV, NYSE MKT: MDM) are pleased to announce 
that the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (MVEIRB) has 
concluded the Gahcho Kué Environmental Impact Assessment and has recommended 
approval of the proposed Gahcho Kué diamond mine subject to measures and 
follow-up programs. 
In a July 19, 2013 letter to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern 
Development Canada, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, the MVEIRB stated: "The 
Gahcho Kué Panel recommends, pursuant to sub-section 134(2) of the Mackenzie 
Valley Resource Management Act, that this development be allowed to proceed 
subject to implementation of the measures and follow-up programs described in 
this Report which are necessary to prevent potentially significant adverse 
impacts on the environment." A full copy of the Report of Environmental Impact 
Review and Reasons for Decision is available at 
Glen Koropchuk, De Beers Canada Chief Operating Officer, stated: "We are 
pleased to receive the Report of Environmental Impact Review and Reasons for 
Decision by the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board on the 
proposed Gahcho Kué diamond mine. This represents an important step forward 
for the proposed new diamond mine. We are reviewing the Report to better 
understand the implications of the measures and follow-up programs recommended 
by MVEIRB. We look forward to proceeding to the next stages in the regulatory 
approval process. 
"We want to thank the Panel and staff of the MVEIRB for considering all of the 
evidence in preparing the Report. We also appreciate the continued 
participation by Aboriginal parties and other community and regulatory 
stakeholders as the Gahcho Kué Project moves ahead." 
Patrick Evans, Mountain Province Diamonds President and CEO, added: "The 
Gahcho Kué joint venture has successfully demonstrated to the Review Board 
that the Gahcho Kué diamond mine can be successfully constructed and 
operated. Completion of the environmental review is a significant milestone". 
The Gahcho Kué Project is a joint venture between De Beers (51%) and Mountain 
Province Diamonds (49%). Located at Kennady Lake, 280 km northeast of 
Yellowknife, the Gahcho Kué Project will recover an average of 4.5 million 
carats of diamonds annually over an 11 year life of mine. The Gahcho Kué 
diamond mine will employ up to 700 people during construction and between 360 
and 380 during operations. 
About De Beers Group 
De Beers Group is a member of the Anglo American plc group. Established in 
1888, De Beers is the world's leading diamond company with unrivalled 
expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of diamonds. Together with 
its joint venture partners, De Beers employs approximately 16,000 people 
across the diamond pipeline, and is the world's largest diamond producer by 
value, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. 
In Canada, De Beers operates the Snap Lake Mine in the Northwest Territories 
and the Victor Mine in northern Ontario. De Beers is also a joint venture 
partner in the Gahcho Kué Project in the Northwest Territories. For further 
information about De Beers visit 
About Mountain Province Diamonds 
Mountain Province Diamonds discovered the first kimberlite at Kennady Lake in 
1995 and in 1997 entered into a joint venture with Monopros, a subsidiary of 
De Beers. Mountain Province is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the 
Gahcho Kué JV located in Canada'sNorthwest Territories. Gahcho Kué is the 
world's largest and richest new diamond mine development. A December 2010 
feasibility study filed by Mountain Province (available on SEDAR) indicates 
that the Gahcho Kué project has an IRR of 33.9%. Further information is 
available at 
Forward-Looking Statements 
This news release may contain forward-looking statements, within the meaning 
of the "safe-harbor" provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act 
of 1995, regarding Mountain Province's business. Actual results could differ 
materially from those described in this news release as a result of numerous 
factors, some of which are outside the control of the Company.

SOURCE  Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. 
Cathie Bolstad Director, External & Corporate Affairs De Beers Canada 
Tel: (867) 766-7300 
Patrick Evans President and CEO Mountain Province Diamonds 
Tel: (416) 361-3563 
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