Coalcorp Announces Appointment to, and Resignation from, its Board of Directors

    TORONTO, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Coalcorp Mining Inc. (TSX-CCJ) today announced
that Luisa Fernanda Lafaurie has been appointed to its board of directors,
effective immediately. Ms. Lafaurie's appointment remains subject to
regulatory approval.
    Ms. Lafaurie currently is a consultant on the management, formulation and
implementation of financial and corporate strategies and serves on a number of
boards of Colombian and Brazilian enterprises, including Fondo de Inversion
Petrolera (an oil investment fund), Emgesa S.A (an electrical generator),
Tejido Humano (a social foundation assisting victims of Colombia's internal
conflicts), Carulla S.A (a retailer), ISA (an electricity transmission
company), AVIANCA (a Colombian airline), and CTEEP (a Brazilian electrical
transmitter). She has served, since 2004, as the Chairwoman of Oleoducto
Central de Colombia (OCENSA), Colombia's 850 kilometer long oil pipeline
connecting the crude oil production fields of Cusiana and Cupiagua with the
port of Covenas in the Caribbean Sea.
    Previously, Ms. Lafaurie has served as both the Minister and Deputy
Minister of Mines and Energy for Colombia and was employed for a number of
years, in increasingly senior positions, with Carbocol, the Colombian
government-owned company created for the administration of the country's coal
resources, in particular the Cerrejón North Zone Association Contract. She
holds degrees in Economics and in Finance, and an MBA, from Colombian
    The company also announced that Luis Carlos Valenzuela has resigned as a
director of the company. The company wishes to thank Mr. Valenzuela for his
service and dedication to the company and wishes him well in his future

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

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For further information: Peter Volk, General Counsel and Secretary,
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