Grande Cache Coal Corporation

Grande Cache Coal Corporation

April 15, 2009 08:00 ET

Grande Cache Coal Corporation: Robert Stan Appointed to Coal Industry Advisory Board

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) - Grande Cache Coal Corporation (TSX:GCE) ("Grande Cache Coal" or the "Corporation") today announced that Robert H. Stan, President and Chief Executive Officer has been appointed by the Government of Canada and the International Energy Agency ("IEA") to serve as one of the Canadian representatives on the Coal Industry Advisory Board ("CIAB").

The Coal Industry Advisory Board is a group of high level executives from coal-related industrial enterprises. It was established by decision of the International Energy Agency Governing Board in July 1979 to provide advice to the IEA from an industry perspective on matters relating to coal. CIAB members are drawn from countries accounting for over 80% of world coal production. The CIAB role is defined by the IEA as providing a source of advice and suggestions to the IEA, reporting to the Governing Board of the IEA on developments and trends related to coal production, transport, trade and utilization, and reporting on any other matters requested by the Governing Board or the Executive Director.

Mr. Stan's nomination for CIAB membership was endorsed by the IEA Governing Board at their most recent meeting.

"It is an honor to be considered and recommended for this appointment" said Robert Stan. "My first association with the CIAB came in 1981 and I have followed the work of the organization since that time. I look forward to being a strong voice representing the Canadian coal industry as we fulfill the CIAB mandate and provide our counsel to the IEA."

Grande Cache Coal is an Alberta based metallurgical coal mining company whose experienced team of coal professionals are operating a mining operation that produces metallurgical coal for the steel industry and holds coal leases covering over 22,000 hectares in the Smoky River Coalfield located in west-central Alberta. Grande Cache Coal's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "GCE".

This news release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on Grande Cache Coal's current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. The forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Actual results may differ materially as a result of any number of factors and uncertainties, many of which factors are beyond the Corporation's control. Many of these risks and uncertainties are described in Grande Cache Coal's 2008 annual information form, Grande Cache Coal's management's discussion and analysis and other documents Grande Cache Coal files with the Canadian securities authorities. Grande Cache Coal undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by applicable securities laws.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Grande Cache Coal Corporation
    Robert H. Stan
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 543-7070
    (403) 543-7092 (FAX)