Prophecy Coal Corp.

Prophecy Coal Corp.

August 29, 2011 08:30 ET

Prophecy Secures Coal Offtake Agreements for 2011

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 29, 2011) - Prophecy Coal Corp. ("Prophecy") (TSX VENTURE:PCY)(OTCQX:PRPCF)(FRANKFURT:1P2) (the "Company") announces today that it has signed coal sales agreements with Mongolian and Russian buyers totalling 92,000 tonnes.

In particular, 22,000 tonnes of coal have been sold to Energy LLC, a company registered in the Buryatia Republic of the Russian Federation. This coal will be consumed in local Buryat power stations and boilers. During the next 60 days, the coal stockpiled at Sukhbataar rail station will be loaded and railed cross-border into the Republic of Buryatia in Russia via Naushki. Energy LLC had imported a landmark trial shipment from Prophecy in June.

The remaining four coal purchasers are two local Mongolian companies and two Mongolian government power plants, committing to buy a minimum of 70,000 tonnes to be delivered in 2011. Prophecy expects to deplete its coal stockpile and operate continually to meet the off take commitments.

John Lee, CEO and Chairman of Prophecy Coal states: "Ulaan Ovoo's clean coal with its low ash (8%) and sulphur (0.5%) is highly desired. We are making steady and solid progress to establish Ulaan Ovoo as a recognized coal supplier in local and international markets."

Ulaan Ovoo is now operating on 100% Company owned new mining fleet and coal transportation trucks.

The Company would like to thank the Mongolian local community and government in helping turn Ulaan Ovoo into a successful mine and reaffirm its commitment to supply coal to local power plants this coming winter.

About Prophecy Coal

Prophecy Coal Corp. is a Canadian listed company engaged in developing energy projects in Mongolia. The company has over 1.4 billion tonnes of surface minable thermal coal resources on two coal properties in Mongolia. Prophecy Coal's Ulaan Ovoo coal mine is in production and Chandgana mine mouth power plant is currently being permitted. Prophecy Coal is the controlling shareholder of Prophecy Platinum Corp (TSX VENTURE:NKL). Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Further information on Prophecy Coal can be found at


John Lee, CEO/Chairman

Forward Looking Statements: This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of the company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Although Prophecy believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include general economic, regulatory, market or business conditions, and other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the companies with securities regulators. Mineral exploration and development of mines is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on Prophecy and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review filings that are available at

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