Fording Canadian Coal Trust
TSX : FDG.UN
NYSE : FDG

Fording Canadian Coal Trust

April 11, 2005 23:59 ET

Fording Provides Notice of Release of Financial Results and Conference Call

CALGARY--(CCNMatthews - April 11) - Fording Canadian Coal Trust (TSX:
FDG.UN, NYSE: FDG) will release its 2005 first quarter financial
results on April 25, 2005.

Jim Popowich, President of Fording Canadian Coal Trust, will host a
conference call with the investment community to discuss the results on
Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 8:00 a.m. MST, 10:00 a.m. EST. The media
are invited to participate in a listen-only mode.

To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-800-814-4859 or
416-850-1243 approximately 10 minutes prior to the call. An archived
recording of the call will be available shortly after the completion of
the call through Thursday, April 28, 2005 by dialling 1-877-289-8525 or
416-640-1917 and entering pass code 21120344 followed by the number
sign.

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, and expects to supply over 27 million tonnes of
high-quality coal products to the international steel industry in 2005.
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

  • Susan J. Soprovich
    Director, Investor Relations
    (403) 260-9834
    or
    Catherine Hart
    Coordinator, Investor Relations
    (403) 260-9817
    Email: investors@fording.ca
    Website: www.fording.ca