SOURCE: InsideMetals.com

July 03, 2008 05:00 ET

"InsideMetals.com" Adds Four More Coal Producers to Its Popular Gold & Mineral Stocks Shopping Mall

RENO, NV--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - InsideMetals.com, an internet website that provides easy access to a detailed, value-added, WORLD VIEW of Gold Producer Stocks, Mineral Producer Stocks, and Junior Gold & Mineral Stocks, reported today that it has added four additional coal producing stocks to its Mineral Producer Stocks section on the Insidemetals.com Gold & Minerals Shopping Mall.

This content area features metal and mineral producer stocks listed on U.S. and Canadian stock exchanges. Mineral Producer Stocks generate a majority of their revenue from non-precious metal resources such as base metals, fertilizer minerals, coal, uranium, diamonds, and industrial minerals.

The newly featured companies are described below as coal producers.

Foundation Coal Holdings Inc.: listed on the New York Stock Exchange; engages in the production of steam coal and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines. On June 9, 2008, Foundation reported that James J. Bryja, senior vice president of operations, exercised options for 10,000 shares under a prearranged trading plan.

Massey Energy Company: listed on the New York Stock Exchange; produces, processes and sells bituminous coal through its subsidiaries. On June 17, 2008, Massey reported that John M. Poma, its vice president of human resources, exercised options for 3,464 shares of Massey common stock at $39 per share. These shares were sold on the same day for $78.75 and $83.75 per share.

Westmoreland Coal Company: listed on the American Stock Exchange; mines, processes, and sells through its subsidiaries bituminous, steam and industrial grade coal. On June 16, 2008, Westmoreland announced that a new 3-year collective bargaining agreement had been reached at its Absaloka mine in Montana.

Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Ltd.: listed on the New York Stock Exchange; engages in underground coal mining in China, and owns interests in several coal mines in China and the Austar Coal mine in Australia. On June 4, 2008, Yanzhou ADRs along with other Chinese coal company ADRs declined as the government moved to have the mines increase production and lower prices.

"Three of the four listed coal companies had significant stock price gain in 2008," said InsideMetals.com editor, Mike Mapa. "Year to date, Massey is up 159%, Foundation is up 56%, and Westmoreland is up 43%. Yanzhou was down, 9%."

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