DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - Liberty Coal Energy (OTCQB: LBTG) (the "Company," or "Liberty Coal") is pleased to announce that it has closed an equity placement of $9,196,500.00 (Nine million, One Hundred Ninety Six Thousand, Five Hundred dollars) with 10 institutional accredited investors, through its equity advisor Catwalk Capital, LLC. Ed Morrow, CEO of Liberty Coal Energy had this to say, "This funding provides Liberty Coal the financial capability to complete its plan on the Owsley County, Kentucky coal property and to make additional acquisitions to grow its business plan. We are grateful to Catwalk Capital for their diligence and aid in the acquisition of this capital facility."
The Owsley property comprises approx. 1000 acres of fee surface and coal rights, and has a mine plan in place and a phase 1 permit technically approved by the Kentucky Department of Natural Resources. The permit may be activated by posting the required reclamation bonds and liability insurance. The coal quality is excellent thermal coal, used primarily for generation of electricity.
The recoverable thermal coal resource on the Owsley project is in excess of 5.7 million tons. 3.5 million tons are recoverable with surface and highwall mining, and an additional 2.2 million tons are recoverable by underground deep mining. Owsley resources have a sales value in excess of $300 million over 10 years of planned production.
About Liberty Coal Energy Corp.
Liberty Coal Energy is a resource development and production company with coal property in eastern Kentucky. Liberty Coal's plan is that the Owsley production will be followed by a series of similar sized projects in the Appalachian coal fields over the next three plus years. The Company is building the foundation for success in the United States' most active coal mining regions. Liberty Coal Energy is dedicated to the acquisition, development and production of coal in North America. The Company is committed to creating value for its shareholders by maintaining the highest environmental standards to produce clean coal for the nation's energy needs. Please visit the Company's website www.libertycoal.com for additional information.
About Catwalk Capital, LLC:
Catwalk Capital is the equity funding advisor to Ferme Group, www.fermegroup.com. Ferme assists private and public companies, investment banks and institutional investors in their drive to create value. Ferme's advisors are versatile and have worked extensively in many industries and transaction types. Ferme's worldwide network of channel partners provides a large geographic capability.
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