Pacific Coal Announces Resignation of Directors

TORONTO, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PAK) has announced today that in an effort to reduce the general and administrative expenses of the Company and recognizing that the size of the board of directors of the Company is larger than other comparable companies of similar size, Federico Restrepo and Laureano von Siegmund, have resigned from the board of directors of the Company.

Luis Carvajales, Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Coal, said, "On behalf of the company, I would like to extend our thanks to Messrs. Restrepo and von Siegmund for their efforts and contributions to advance the Company's assets and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours."

About Pacific Coal Resources Ltd.

Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. is a Canadian-based mining company focused on coal, coking coal, asphalt and asphaltite exploration, development and production from prospective producing, development-stage and exploration-stage properties in Colombia. The Company has acquired or entered into agreements to acquire various interests in several operating coal mines and projects, representing a substantive coal and asphaltite exploration and production area throughout Colombia. Pacific Coal is committed to implementing its exploration and development strategy with a comprehensive environment, safety and community program, meeting international standards of best practice.

Forward Looking Information:

This news release contains "forward-looking information", which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Pacific Coal to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and Pacific Coal disclaim, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

For further information:

Peter Volk
General Counsel
(416) 360-8725

(PAK.WT. PAK.)

SOURCE Pacific Coal Resources Ltd.




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