Dominion Diamond Corporation



Overview

Dominion Diamond Corporation is a Canadian diamond mining company with ownership interests in two major producing diamond mines and is the world’s third largest producer of rough diamonds by value. Both mines are located in the low political risk environment of the Northwest Territories in Canada.

The Company operates the Ekati Diamond Mine, in which it owns a controlling interest, and also owns 40% of the Diavik Diamond Mine. It supplies premium rough diamond assortments to the global market through its sorting and selling operations in Canada, Belgium and India.


Website: www.ddcorp.ca
Stock Market Listing: Toronto [TSX: DDC] New York [NYSE: DDC]
Bloomberg Ticker: DDC:CN DDC:US


Presentations

Investor Presentation  15-Feb-17
Analyst and Investor Day Presentation  28-Sep-16
FY17 Q2 Results Presentation  15-Sep-16 
Jay Feasibility Study Results Presentation 6-Jul-16
More Dominion Diamond presentations http://www.ddcorp.ca/investors/events-presentations/presentations


Sustainability Reports

Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2015  Dec-16
Ekati Socio-Economic Agreement Report 2015 2016
Diavik Sustainability Report 2015 30-Mar-16
Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2014  2015
More information: http://www.ddcorp.ca/responsibility


Annual/Quarterly Reports

Year ends 31 January

2018Q1 (covering Feb 2017 - Apr 2017) 12 June 2017
2017Q4 (covering Feb 2016 - Jan 2017) 12 April 2017
2016 (covering Feb 2015 - Jan 2016) 23 June 2016
More Dominion Diamond annual reports www.ddcorp.ca/investors/reports/annual-reports 


Production Reports

FY 2017Q4  (Nov 16 - Jan 17) 22-Feb-17
FY 2017Q3 (Aug - Oct 2016)  17-Nov-16 
FY 2017Q2 (May - Jul 2016) 8-Sep-16
FY 2017Q1 (Feb – Apr 2016)  8-Jun-16
FY 2016Q4 (Nov 15 - Jan 2016) See Annual Report
FY 2016Q3 (Aug - Oct 2015)  10-Dec-15 
More Dominion production reports  www.ddcorp.ca/investors/investors-overview


Mines

Dominion has significant interests in two of the world’s highest rock value diamond mines – Ekati and Diavik - located in Canada’s North West Territories approximately 300 kilometres north east of Yellowknife and approximately 200 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle. Together, these mines provide Dominion with a steady and reliable supply of rough diamonds that are highly prized in the world’s markets for their size, shape, color and clarity.

Dominion operates the Ekati Diamond Mine in which it has a controlling interest. The Ekati Diamond Mine (named after the Tlicho word meaning ‘fat lake’) is Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine. It officially began production in October 1998, following extensive exploration and development work dating back to 1981.

Dominion owns 40% of the Diavik Diamond Mine, Canada’s largest diamond mine in terms of carat production. Dominion pays 40 per cent of the mine’s operating and capital costs while receiving 40 per cent of the mine’s diamond output. The mine is operated by Dominion’s JV partner, Rio Tinto.

Mine Location  Mining Method  Production
2016
'000cts1
Dominion
share 
Dominion
Production
'000cts
Ekati  Canada Open pit and underground  5,2082 Controlling Interest  5,2081
Diavik  Canada Underground  6,658  40%  2,6633
TOTAL          7,871

1. On a 100% basis
2. Represents production from fiscal year 2017 (Feb 2016 to January 2017)
3. On a 40% basis.

Exploration and Development

Dominion has significant exploration potential on its existing land package. Four development projects are currently underway. At Ekati, the Lynx pipe is expected to begin production at the end of January 2017.  The Sable Pipe construction is underway with mining expected to start in 2018. The Jay project was approved for construction in July 2016 and is the most significant undeveloped deposit at Ekati due to its large size and high grade and extends the mine life by approximately 10 years beyond the current projected closure in 2023 to 2033; Mining and processing of Jay kimberlite is expected by late 2022. At Diavik, a fourth pipe – the A21 pipe - is being developed with mining operations scheduled to begin in 2018.



Diamond Sales and Marketing

Dominion Diamond Corporation sorts and values its rough diamonds at its own facilities and then sells them directly to manufacturers for cutting and polishing through its sales offices in the world’s major diamond centres, in Belgium and India. Dominion Diamond Corporation’s diamond market experts sell rough diamonds directly to manufacturers (who cut and polish diamonds), tailoring parcels to the customer’s needs. This minimizes the variation of stones in each parcel and generates a premium for the Company over prices charged by suppliers offering more variable parcels.

More information: www.ddcorp.ca/operations/sorting-and-selling

CanadaMark logo Integrity and heritage assured 

 

The CanadaMark™ hallmark program is a strategic initiative of Dominion Diamond Corporation to assure the integrity of the supply chain of Canadian diamonds from mine to retail, and gives the end consumers of diamond jewellery confidence in the origin and history of their polished diamonds. Every CanadaMark diamond is responsibly mined in Canada's Northwest Territories, natural and untreated, tracked through audited processes at every stage from country of origin to polished stone; and polished to meet specific quality standards.

More information: www.canadamark.com



Resources and Reservces

Mineral Reserves

  Mineral Reserves
Millions of carats
100% basis
Ekati Core Zone1 30.2
Ekati Buffer Zone (excl. the Jay Pipe)1 0.8
Ekati – Jay Pipe2 78.6
Ekati – Total Reserves 109.6
Diavik – Total Reserves3 52.8

1. Effective as of July 31, 2016. Ekati Mineral Reserves are Probable Mineral Reserves.
2. Effective as of July 31, 2016. Ekati Mineral Reserves are Probable Mineral Reserves.
3. Effective as of December 31, 2015. Diavik Mineral Reserves are the aggregate of Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves.


Mineral Resources

  Indicated Resources
Millions of carats
100% basis
Inferred Resources
Millions of carats
100% basis
Ekati Core Zone1 55.1 9.7
Ekati Buffer Zone (excluding the Jay Pipe) 1 1.1 0.2
Ekati – Jay Pipe2 89.8 8.7
Diavik3 1.0 5.0

1. Effective as of July 31, 2016. Ekati Mineral Resources are inclusive of Mineral Reserves.
2. Effective as of July 31, 2016. Ekati Mineral Resources are inclusive of Mineral Reserves.
3. Effective as of December 31, 2015. Diavik Mineral Resources are exclusive of Mineral Reserves.

For more information, please see the full Reserve and Resource Statement information relating to the Ekati Diamond Mine and Diavik Diamond Mine at the following links: