CanAm Coal Corp.
TSX VENTURE : COE
OTCQX : COECF

CanAm Coal Corp.

November 27, 2012 07:30 ET

CanAm Obtains Knight Mine Permit

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2012) - CanAm Coal Corp. (TSX VENTURE:COE) (OTCQX:COECF) ("CanAm" or the "Company") is pleased to report that the Company's subsidiary, Birmingham Coal & Coke ("BCC"), was issued permit # 3970 by the Alabama Surface Mining Commission ("ASMC") for the Knight Mine. This permit is a 5 year surface mining permit covering a total of 178 acres. The Knight Mine is adjacent to the Bear Creek Mine and, with most infrastructure already in place, the Company is targeting an early December 2012 production startup. Annual productive capacity at the Knight mine is forecasted at 180,000 tons per annum.

The coal at the Knight mine is considered to have the same qualities/characteristics as the coal that is currently being mined from the existing Bear Creek mine. On average, the proximate analysis has indicated 12% ash, 0.7% sulfur and 11,500 BTU/lb. These average values are consistent with the assays reported from drilling; mine face sampling and product deliveries. (See NI 43-101 report dated July 2011 on www.sedar.com).

"We are excited about our new Knight Mine permit as it will allows us to further expand our mining operations, increase our production of high quality thermal coal and continue to meet our customer commitments", said Tom Lewis, Vice President of BCC. "This is our second new permit in the last 3 months; the Old Union II permit was obtained in August 2012, and we are expecting to receive our Posey Mill II permit in the next couple of weeks."

The Company is also announcing that it will release its full financial results for the nine month period ending September 30, 2012 on November 29, 2012.

About CanAm Coal Corp.

CanAm is a coal producer and development company focused on growth through the acquisition, exploration and development of coal resources and resource-related technologies. CanAm's main activities and assets include its coal operations in Alabama and the Buick Coal Project which holds significant coal resources, 188 million indicated and 103 million inferred resources, in Colorado, USA (see the technical report entitled "Limon Lignite Project, Elbert County, Colorado, USA," dated October 26, 2007 and filed on SEDAR on November 2, 2007). Other coal and related opportunities continue to be evaluated on an ongoing basis.

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