CALGARY, June 21, 2011 /CNW/ - Coalspur Mines Limited ("Coalspur" or "Company") (ASX: CPL) (TSX: CPT) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its previously announced private placement of 6,000,000 ordinary shares at C$1.85 each to raise a further C$11.1 million, before costs ("Private Placement").

The Private Placement was made to the Highland Park Group, a strategic shareholder, and was completed following shareholder approval.

The Private Placement formed part of a capital raising for a total of C$55.5 million, and also included a public offering of 24,000,000 ordinary shares (the "Ordinary Shares") of the Company at an issue price of C$1.85 per Ordinary Share for gross proceeds to the Company of C$44.4 million ("Public Offering"). The Public Offering was announced to the market on April 13, 2011 and completed on May 3, 2011.

The Public Offering was managed by a syndicate of agents led by Haywood Securities Inc., BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets and included Salman Partners Inc.

Commenting on the completion of the capital raising, Mr Gene Wusaty, Managing Director and CEO said, "The capital raising has placed Coalspur in a very strong position financially and has further expanded its investor base. With over A$60 million in cash reserves Coalspur is sufficiently funded to complete the Bankable Feasibility Study ("BFS"), pursue exploration and development activities and finalize all permitting required to begin construction of the Vista Coal Project ("Vista")."

"We are now firmly focused on the progression of the BFS and will provide updates as we reach key milestones on the mine design and other key parameters in the development of Vista."

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities to be offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or in accordance with an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.

The full version of this news release is available on the Company's website at and SEDAR at

Regulatory Disclosures

For further information regarding the Vista Coal Project and Vista South Project, including a description of Coalspur's quality assurance program, quality control measures, the geology, samples collected and testing procedures in respect of the projects, please refer to the technical report on the Vista Coal Project titled "Vista Coal Project Prefeasibility Study" dated January 25, 2011 and the technical report on the Vista South Project titled "Resource Estimate for the Vista South Coal Property" dated December 15, 2010 , which are compliant with National Instrument 43-101 - "Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects" ("NI 43-101") and are available for review on SEDAR at

Competent Person / Qualified Person Statements

All scientific and technical information in this news release is based on information compiled by Mr. Eugene Wusaty, who is a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. Mr. Wusaty is a full-time employee of Coalspur.  Mr. Wusaty has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a "Competent Person" as defined in the JORC Code, and a "Qualified Person" under NI 43-101. Mr. Wusaty consents to the inclusion of such information in this news release in the form and context in which it appears.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains 'forward-looking information' that is based on the Company's expectations, estimates and projections as of the date on which the statements were made.  This forward-looking information includes, among other things, statements with respect to the Company's permits and approvals, business strategy, plans, development, objectives, performance, outlook, growth, cash flow, projections, targets and expectations, mineral reserves and resources, scoping, pre-feasibility, feasibility and other studies, results of exploration and related expenses.  Generally, this forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as 'expect', 'potential', 'outlook', 'anticipate', 'project', 'target', 'likely', 'believe', 'estimate', 'intend', 'may', 'would', 'could', 'should', 'scheduled', 'will', 'plan', 'forecast', "evolve" and similar expressions. Persons reading this news release are cautioned that such statements are only predictions, and that the Company's actual future results or performance may be materially different.

Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information.  Forward-looking information is developed based on assumptions about such risks, uncertainties and other factors set out herein, including but not limited to the risk factors set out in the Company's Annual Information Form.  This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect our forward-looking information.  These and other factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking information.

The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, estimates or options, future events or results or otherwise, unless required to do so by law.

SOURCE Coalspur Mines Limited

For further information:

Gene Wusaty 
Managing Director and CEO
Telephone: +1 403 975 7901

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