Campbell Resources Obtains Creditor Protection Under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act

    MONTREAL, Jan. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Campbell Resources Inc. (the
"Corporation") (NEX CCH.H-X, OTC Bulletin Board:   CBLRF) announced today that
the Superior Court of Québec (Commercial Division) has granted an initial
order to it under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (R.S.C. 1985, c.
C-36) (the "CCAA"). The Corporation intends to avail itself of the provisions
of the CCAA to prepare and present a plan of arrangement to its creditors.
Under the terms of the order, Raymond Chabot Inc. will serve as the
Court-appointed monitor under the CCAA process and will assist the Corporation
in formulating its restructuring plan. No restructuring plan has yet been
determined by the Corporation. The management intends to provide regular
updates with respect to its restructuring plan.
    On December 12, 2008, the Corporation announced the discontinuation of
all mining operations at its Copper Rand mine. The decision to terminate
operations at the Copper Rand mine was originally announced on September 9,
2008. Campbell also suspended its bulk sample exploration program at the
Corner Bay property in October 2008 because of extreme difficulties in
securing financing in the current marketplace and the decline in copper
    As a result of current economic circumstances, the Corporation's board of
directors has determined that it is in the best interests of its shareholders,
employees and creditors to seek protection pursuant to the CCAA. The
Corporation's board of directors is now composed of four members: MMssrs.
Louis Archambault, Alain Blais, André Y. Fortier and Réal Savoie.

    Certain information contained in this release contains "Forward-Looking
Statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995 and is subject to certain risks, assumptions and uncertainties,
including those "Risk Factors" set forth in the Campbell's current Annual
Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2007, which may cause
actual future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in
any forward-looking statement. Such factors include, but are not limited to:
differences between estimated and actual mineral reserves and resources;
changes to exploration, development and mining plans due to prudent reaction
of management to ongoing exploration results, engineering and financial
concerns; and fluctuations in the gold price which affect the profitability
and mineral reserves and resources of Campbell. The key assumptions underlying
the forward looking statements contained in this release are that the gold and
copper prices remain equal to or above the prices disclosed herein. Readers
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
which speak only as of the date hereof. Forward-looking statements are
expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

For further information:

For further information: André Fortier, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Campbell Resources Inc., (514) 875-9037, Fax: (514) 875-9764,

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