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Press release from CNW Group

Purchase of Pacific Coal common shares by directors

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Purchase of Pacific Coal common shares by directors07:30 EDT Tuesday, August 14, 2012TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PAK) announced today that two of its directors, Mr. Serafino Iacono and Mr. Ronald Pantin have purchased 535,500 and 1,110,000 common shares of the Company, respectively, on the open market at an average price of $0.1675 and $0.1748, respectively. In addition to the common shares owned, directly or indirectly, by each of them prior to their appointment as directors of the Company, they collectively now own, directly or indirectly, approximately 3.25 million common shares of the Company, being approximately 1% of the current issued and outstanding shares of the Company. The purchase is a reflection of their commitment and long-term confidence in the Company.About Pacific Coal Resources Ltd.Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. is a Canadian-based mining company focused on coal, coking coal, asphalt and asphaltite exploration, development and production from prospective producing, development-stage and exploration-stage properties in Colombia. The Company has acquired or entered into agreements to acquire various interests in several operating coal mines and projects, representing a substantive coal and asphaltite exploration and production area throughout Colombia. Pacific Coal is committed to implementing its exploration and development strategy with a comprehensive environment, safety and community program, meeting international standards of best practice.Forward Looking Information:This news release contains "forward-looking information", which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Pacific Coal to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and Pacific Coal disclaim, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is definedin the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy oraccuracy of this news release. SOURCE: Pacific Coal Resources Ltd.For further information: Peter Volk General Counsel (416) 360-8725