Coalcorp Announces Appointment of Colombian Chief Operating Officer

    TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - Coalcorp Mining Inc. (TSX-CCJ) announced today
the appointment of John Malysa as the Chief Operating Officer of the company's
Colombian operations effective June 1, 2008. John will be based in Colombia
with a particular focus on the implementation of the company's recently
announced strategic plan.
    John is a Registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Mining Engineering and an MBA. John has over thirty years of
experience in all aspects of both surface and underground mine exploration,
design, feasibility, construction and operations management, including over
eighteen years of experience working in South America. His recent work
experience in South America includes acting as General Manager of a gold mine
in Venezuela for Gold Fields Limited, as President of Ecuadorian Operations
for Ecuacorriente Resources (a subsidiary of Corriente Resources Inc.), and as
General Manager of a coal mine in Venezuela for Carbones de la Guajira (a
subsidiary of Interamerican Coal N.V.).

    Coalcorp is a coal mining, exploration and development company with
interests in the La Francia and La Caypa coal mines and related infrastructure
projects and a number of coal exploration properties, all located in Colombia.
Further information can be obtained by visiting our website

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For further information:

For further information: Peter Volk, General Counsel and Secretary,
(416) 360-4653

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