Fording Canadian Coal Trust

Fording Canadian Coal Trust

May 02, 2005 23:59 ET

Media Advisory- Fording Canadian Coal Trust Annual and Special Meeting

CALGARY--(CCNMatthews - May 2) - Fording Canadian Coal Trust (TSX:
FDG.UN/NYSE: FDG) will be holding its Annual and Special Meeting on
Wednesday, May 4, 2005. Details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Time: 11:00 a.m. MST

Where: The Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Alberta Room

133 - 9th Avenue S.W.

Calgary, Alberta

Michael Grandin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Jim
Popowich, President, will be available to answer questions from the
media directly following the meeting in the Turner Valley Room.

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 approximately 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
    Catherine Hart
    Coordinator, Investor Relations
    (403) 260-9817