Fording Canadian Coal Trust

Fording Canadian Coal Trust

March 23, 2005 23:59 ET

Fording Files 2004 Documents

CALGARY--(CCNMatthews - March 23) - Fording Canadian Coal Trust (TSX:
FDG.UN, NYSE: FDG) today announced that it has filed its audited
consolidated financial statements for the year-ended December 31, 2004
and related management's discussion and analysis with Canadian security
regulatory authorities. The financial statements and management's
discussion and analysis have also been filed with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the respective documents
are available at, and the Trust's website at

About Fording

Fording Canadian Coal Trust is an open-ended mutual fund trust. Through
investments in metallurgical coal and industrial minerals mining and
processing operations, the Trust makes quarterly cash distributions to
unitholders. The Trust, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fording
Inc., holds a 60% interest in the Elk Valley Coal Partnership and is
the world's largest producer of the industrial mineral wollastonite.
Elk Valley Coal Partnership, comprised of Canada's senior metallurgical
coal mining properties, is the world's second largest exporter of
metallurgical coal, currently supplying approximately 25 million tonnes
of high-quality coal products annually to the international steel
industry. The Trust's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
under the ticker symbol FDG.UN and on the New York Stock Exchange under
the symbol FDG.

Contact Information

  • Fording Canadian Coal Trust
    Susan J. Soprovich
    Director, Investor Relations
    (403) 260-9834
    Fording Canadian Coal Trust
    Catherine Hart
    Coordinator, Investor Relations
    (403) 260-9817