Rockwell Completes $9.5 Million Convertible Note Financing For South African Acquisition

July 27, 2006, Vancouver, BC – Rockwell Ventures Inc. (“Rockwell” or the “Company”) announces that it has closed the $9.5 million private placement of convertible promissory notes, on the terms previously announced by the Company on July 7, 2006. In connection with the private placement, the Company issued 678,572 shares to the purchasers of the promissory notes. The purpose of the private placement is to fund the acquisition of and working capital requirements for four alluvial diamond properties, namely the Holpan/Klipdam Property, Wouterspan Property, and Galputs Minerale Project in South Africa, and the Kwango River Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as announced in Rockwell’s June 30, 2006 news release. Insiders participated in the private placement and acquired $1.4 million of convertible promissory notes and received 100,000 of the shares issued. The placement was approved by the disinterested directors of Rockwell. All securities issued in connection with the private placement will be subject to a hold period expiring November 15, 2006.

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Ronald W. Thiessen
President and CEO

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