Western Canadian Coal Reschedules Third Quarter 2009 Release and Conference Call

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - Western Canadian Coal Corp (TSX: WTN, WTN.WT
and WTN.DB and AIM: WTN) ("Company") announces that its previously scheduled
earnings release date and conference call has been rescheduled. The Company
expects to release the third quarter fiscal 2009 financial and operating
results after market close on February 12, 2009 and hold its conference call
to discuss those results on February 13, 2009 at 8:00 AM PST.
    Following the Company's December 24, 2008 announcement that it is in
merger discussions with Cambrian Mining Plc, the Company was recently made
aware of additional UK regulatory requirements in accordance with the merger
prior to the release of its third quarter results. As a result, the release of
third quarter fiscal 2009 results has been rescheduled. These UK regulatory
requirements have no impact on the results of the Company.

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    About Western Canadian Coal

    Western Canadian Coal Corp. produces high quality metallurgical coal from
mines located in the northeast of British Columbia. The coal is sold to many
of the top steelmakers in the world. The Company also has interests in various
coal properties in northern and southern British Columbia and a 50% interest
to explore and develop the Belcourt and Saxon group of properties in northern
BC. Currently, these properties provide the company with an estimated 15 years
of coal reserves at current production levels. For more information, please
visit www.westerncanadiancoal.com

For further information:

For further information: David Jan, Manager, Investor Relations &
Corporate Development, Phone: (604) 608-2692, Email: djan@westerncoal.com

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