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Peregrine Provides Corporate Update

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Peregrine Provides Corporate Update15:33 EDT Wednesday, August 29, 2012VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2012) - At the request of IIROC, on behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange, Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (TSX:PGD) is providing a corporate update. As announced on August 14, 2012, the company advised that it is in active discussions regarding corporate and financing options. These discussions with another company are now at an advanced stage but have not been concluded. The parties are bound by confidentiality and no further details can be provided at this time. There is no assurance that these discussions will result in any transaction whatsoever. About Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.Peregrine Diamonds is a diamond exploration and development company focussed on Canada's North. Peregrine has discovered two new diamond districts in Nunavut, Nanuq in 2007 and Chidliak in 2008. At its 72%-owned, nine hectare DO-27 kimberlite in the Northwest Territories, located 27 kilometres from the Diavik Diamond Mine, a NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource of 18.2 million carats in 19.5 million tonnes of kimberlite at a grade of 0.94 carats per tonne, which is open at depth, was confirmed in 2008. At its 100%-owned Chidliak project, located 120 kilometres from Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, the Company has discovered 61 kimberlites to date, and is preparing to collect the first bulk samples from up to 6 kimberlites that show economic potential. Peregrine also continues to evaluate earlier stage diamond exploration projects it controls in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. 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 programme, 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 programmes, 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 risk 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 applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such statements due to their inherent uncertainty.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Mr. Eric FriedlandPeregrine Diamonds Ltd.CEO604-408-8880ORMr. Brooke ClementsPeregrine Diamonds Ltd.President604-408-8880ORMr. Tom PeregoodoffPeregrine Diamonds Ltd.Executive VP, Business Development604-408-8880ORMr. Mike WesterlundPeregrine Diamonds Ltd.VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications604-408-8880ORInvestor RelationsPeregrine Diamonds Ltd.604-408-8880investorrelations@pdiam.comwww.pdiam.com