Pacific Coal announces appointment of director

Aug 19, 2013, 07:30 ET from Pacific Coal Resources Ltd.

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PAK) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Octavio Arbelaez as a director of the Company, effective immediately.

Mr. Arbelaez has over 15 years of experience in the Colombian energy sector and agricultural industries. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Proelectrica & Cía. S.C.A. E.S.P. since 2007 and was the former manager of Comercializadora Andina de Energia S.A. E.S.P.

Mr. Arbelaez is joining the board of the Company to replace Mr. Oscar Ordonez who recently resigned from the board. Hernan Martinez, the Company's Executive Chairman said, "We are very pleased to welcome Octavio Arbelaez to our board of directors and look forward to the value and experience he will bring to the board."

About Pacific Coal Resources Ltd.

Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. is a Canadian-based mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and production of coal and coal-related assets from properties located in Colombia. The Company's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and trade under the symbol "PAK".

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