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Tuesday 19 August, 2008

Kopane Diamond

Appointment of Director



                                               PRESS RELEASE

                                      KOPANE DIAMOND DEVELOPMENTS Plc
                                     (FORMERLY EUROPEAN DIAMONDS Plc)
                                              (the "Company")

                                          APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR

19 August 2008

The Company is today pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Michael John Carter Wittet, aged 60, as a
non-executive Director of the Company. Mr Wittet, a chemical engineer and engineering consultant, worked
for DeBeers for 36 years and is formerly a Non-Executive Director of African Minerals Limited. Further
details of Mr Wittet are set out at the end of this Announcement.

Tim Read, Chairman of the Company, today commented:

"We are delighted that Mike will be joining the Kopane Board, bringing to it extensive experience of
diamond mining in Africa and sound business judgement. He will add considerable value in bringing the
Liqhobong Main Pipe into full production."

There is no information in relation to Mr Wittet's appointment required pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph
(g) of the AIM rules for Companies other than as follows:

Current Directorships
Molalatau Investments
Past Directorships
African Minerals Limited
Morupule Colliery Limited
Masedi Farms (Pty) Limited
PEO Holdings (Pty) Limited
Botswana Ash (Pty) Limited

For further information contact:                     
Kopane Diamond Developments Plc                      Threadneedle Communications
Tim Read, Executive Chairman                         Laurence Read/Graham Herring
James Cable, Finance Director                        +44 (0) 20 7936 9600
+44 (0) 20 7529 7502                                 

Canaccord Adams Limited
Robert Finlay
Bhavesh Patel
+44 (0) 20 7050 6500

e-mail: ir@kopanediamonds.com
website: www.kopanediamonds.com

Kopane Diamond Developments PLC