Fording Canadian Coal Trust
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NYSE : FDG

Fording Canadian Coal Trust

January 20, 2005 23:59 ET

Fording provides notice of release of financial results and conference Call

CALGARY--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 20) - Fording Canadian Coal Trust (TSX:
FDG.UN, NYSE: FDG) intends to release its financial results for the
2004 fourth quarter on Wednesday, February 2, 2005.

Mr. Jim Popowich, President of Fording Canadian Coal Trust, will host a
conference call with the investment community to discuss the results on
Thursday, February 3, 2005, at 8:00 a.m. Mountain time, 10:00 a.m.
Eastern time. The media are invited to participate in a listen-only
mode.

To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-800-814-3911 or
416-640-4127 approximately 10 minutes prior to the call. An archived
recording of the call will be available shortly after the completion of
the call through Saturday, February 5, 2005 by dialling 1-877-289-8525
or 416-640-1917 and entering pass code 21107828 as directed.

A live and archived audio webcast of the conference call will also be
available on Fording's website at www.fording.ca.

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, capable of 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.

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