SOURCE: Puda Coal, Inc.

December 05, 2006 10:06 ET

Puda Coal, Inc. Adds to Record Year With Fourth New Customer

TAIYUAN CITY, CHINA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2006 -- Puda Coal, Inc. ("Puda" or the "Company") (OTCBB: PUDC), a leading supplier of China's highest grade metallurgical coking coal -- which is used to make coke for steel manufacturing, announced today that it has achieved sales of cleaned coking coal to Gengyang Coal ("Genyang"). Puda launched the relationship with Gengyang in Q3 '06 and delivered approximately 25,000 metric tons (MT) for the quarter. Puda expects to deliver approximately 25,000 MT to Gengyang in Q4 '06, or approximately 50,000 MT on the year.

The Gengyang relationship is just one more addition to Puda's already record year. The Company believes that it will process and sell approximately 1.7 million MT of cleaned coking coal on the year, a 151% increase over total 2005 sales.

About Puda Coal, Inc.

Puda Coal, through its affiliates and controlled entities, supplies premium grade coking coal to the steel making industry for use in making coke. The Company currently possesses 2.7 million metric tons of annual coking coal cleaning capacity, and management believes it is the largest coking coal cleaning company in terms of capacity in Shanxi Province, China. Shanxi Province provides 20-25% of China's coal output and supplies nearly 50% of China's coke.


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