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Colonial Coal appoints new board member

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World Coal,

Colonial Coal’s Chairman Dave Austin, has announced that David Fawcett has kindly agreed to be appointed as an advisory member to the company’s board of directors.

Fawcett is a mining engineer with over 40 years of experience in the coal industry, primarily in the western Canadian coal industry. He holds a BSc Engineering Degree from the University of Alberta and is a registered professional engineer.

During the first half of his career, Fawcett held positions with companies such as Consolidation Coal Co., BC Hydro, Dentherm Resources (Denison Mines) and Smoky River Coal. Through the second half of his career, Fawcett worked in in start-up and development companies such as Pine Valley Coal, Western Canadian Coal, NEMI Northern Energy & Mining, Hillsborough Resources, Jameson Resources and Allegiance Coal.

Fawcett has been the recipient of several coal industry awards including the Canadian Institute of Mining Coal Award in 2011, the British Columbia Association of Mineral Exploration EA Scholz Award in 2012 and the Coal Association of Canada’s Award of Distinction in 2015.

Austin stated: “We are extremely excited to have David join our Advisory Board. I am very proud to have worked with David on many projects over the years and I know that David will provide Colonial Coal with very sound and practical advice as the company considers its various business development options going forward. We are very excited by what the future holds for our company and its shareholders and having David work with us is a great asset indeed.”

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