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Charles & Colvard announces date of annual meeting
Apr '08
Charles & Colvard Ltd, announced that the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of the Company, to be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, North Carolina, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time due to time needed to complete the director nomination process.

Bob Thomas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, “The Company will be nominating Richard A. Bird, George R. Cattermole and Ollin B. Sykes as new members of the Board.

On behalf of the entire Charles & Colvard family I give our sincere thanks to Lisa A. Gavales, Geraldine L. Sedlar and Robert A. Leggett, III for the time, effort and passion these individuals have extended, as Directors, towards the success of the Company. We look forward to their continued support as shareholders in our Company.”

“The director nomination process involved thorough consideration of more than a dozen names suggested by significant shareholders of the company. We are deeply grateful for their strategic advice,” said Thomas.

“Together with our returning nominees Laura C. Kendall, Lynn L. Lane, Frederick A. Russ, and I, the new nominees will provide the strong oversight and leadership the company needs as we face the challenges that lie ahead of us.”

Richard Bird is President of System Strategies, Inc., and Bird Capital Group, Inc., both Houston, Texas, advisory firms for private equity investments, corporate development, strategy and mergers and acquisitions. George Cattermole is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Outlast Technologies Inc (OTI), a Boulder, Colorado technology company that provides phase change materials to markets worldwide.

He was with E.I. DuPont for 33 years in a variety of positions last serving as Chairman of the Corporate Marketing Committee. Ollin Sykes is President of Sykes & Company, P.A., a North Carolina accounting firm. Mr. Sykes was on the original public Board of Directors of Charles & Colvard.

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