Waratah Coal Inc.

Waratah Coal Inc.

March 30, 2009 13:44 ET

Waratah Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2009) - Waratah Coal Inc. ("Waratah" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:WCI)(ASX:WCI) announces that Mr. Clive Mensink, Mr. Geoffrey Stephen Smith and Mr. Domenic Martino (the "Outgoing Directors") have resigned from the Board of Directors. These resigning Board members have been replaced by Mr. Christopher Jones, effective March 27, 2009. Mr. Jones has also been named the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Peter Lynch, Waratah's President and Chief Executive Officer, and Professor Clive Palmer will continue to hold their positions as directors.

Mr Jones is a Canadian securities lawyer with substantial experience acting as counsel to public and private companies doing business in Canada.

Waratah would like to thank the Outgoing Directors for their contributions to the Company and welcome Mr. Jones as a director and the new Chairman of the Company.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any of the securities of Waratah in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("the U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities law and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

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Except for the historical and present factual information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release, including words such as "expects", "projects", "plans", "anticipates" and similar expressions, are forward-looking information that represents management of Waratah's internal projections, expectations or beliefs concerning, among other things, future operating results and various components thereof or the economic performance of Waratah. The projections, estimates and beliefs contained in such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Waratah's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, those described in Waratah's filings with the Canadian securities authorities. Accordingly, holders of Waratah shares and potential investors are cautioned that events or circumstances could cause results to differ materially from those predicted. Waratah disclaims any responsibility to update these forward-looking statements.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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