TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Tahera Diamond Corporation (TSX-TAH) ("Tahera")
announces that Daniel Johnson, Executive Vice President Operations, has
advised of his intention to step down from his position at Tahera to pursue
other business interests. Mr. Johnson was hired by Tahera in 2004 to lead the
development and construction of the Jericho Diamond Mine.
As part of Tahera's technical support agreement with Teck Cominco Limited
and as previously disclosed, Teck Cominco has seconded one of its senior
mining professionals to Tahera to provide technical support and advice in
connection with Tahera's on-going program of operational improvements at the
Jericho Diamond Mine. The individual seconded by Teck Cominco will eventually
be replaced by a permanent site-based Director of Operations.
Tahera is grateful to Mr. Johnson for having fulfilled his role in
connection with the development and construction of the Jericho Diamond Mine.
The construction of the mine proceeded on schedule during 2005, with
substantial completion of construction of the mine occurring in less than
twelve months. Commercial production of the Jericho Diamond Mine was declared
on July 1, 2006. Mr. Johnson will remain with the company until the annual
meeting of shareholders, and will assist with corporate development activities
at Tahera during this period.
R. Peter Gillin, Chairman and CEO
Tahera Diamond Corporation
For further information:
For further information: Investor Relations, Tel: (416) 777-1998, Fax:
(416) 777-1898, Toll free: (877) 777-2004, Email:
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