VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coalspur Mines Limited ("Coalspur" or "Company") (ASX:CPL) (TSX:CPT) announced today that it has filed the unaudited consolidated interim financial report and Management Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for the three months ended March 31, 2014 (together, the "Interim Financial Report"). The Interim Financial Report provides an update on the Company's financial position and activities, including the fact that it no longer intends to commence construction in June 2014, due to delays in securing all financing and permits necessary for the development of Phase 1 of the Vista project ("Vista"). The Alberta Energy Regulator approved Vista on February 27, 2014 and subsequently issued a mine permit, processing plant approval and pit and dump licences. The Company continues to work with regulators to finalize the few remaining permits and licences. The Company is progressing its funding plans for Vista and is in advanced discussions with potential strategic investors relating to its future financing. The Company is also considering other financing alternatives and will provide an update on its expected schedule for construction and operations based on the outcome of those discussions. No assurance can be given at this stage that any definitive agreements or arrangements will be entered into with any party. The Interim Financial Report is available on the Company's website, www.asx.com.au and www.sedar.com. About Coalspur Coalspur is a coal development company with approximately 55,000 hectares of coal leases located within the Hinton region of Alberta, Canada. Coalspur's flagship project is Vista, which covers approximately 10,000 hectares and provides a large scale, surface mineable, thermal coal development opportunity. Vista is located adjacent to CN Rail's main line, which is suitable for the transport of coal to deepwater ports on Canada's west coast. Coalspur has secured a port allocation agreement with Ridley Terminals Inc., which is essential to the logistics supply chain necessary to export coal from Vista to the growing demand from the Asia Pacific countries.
No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved of the information contained in this release.This release contains forward-looking information concerning Coalspur, including information regarding Coalspur's plans for Vista, expected commencement of development, and other matters. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that Coalspur expects to occur, are statements of forward-looking information. Although Coalspur believes that such forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions, such information is not a guarantee of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from the forward-looking information. Material factors or assumptions used by Coalspur to develop forward-looking information include the following: (a) additional financing for the development of Vista will be available on reasonable terms; (b) coal price and currency exchange rate assumptions; (c) regulatory approvals, permits and licences for the development, construction and operation of Vista will be obtained on a basis consistent with Coalspur's current expectations; (d) Coalspur, EPC and mining contractors will execute construction and production plans on cost and on schedule; (e) key personnel will be retained or recruited; (f) accuracy of mineral resource and reserve estimates; (g) Coalspur's title to mineral and surface rights will be maintained; and (h) no significant disruptions affecting operations, whether due to labour disruptions, supply disruptions, power disruptions, damage to equipment or otherwise. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information include: (i) uncertainties relating to obtaining the additional financing required for the development of Vista; (ii) conditions for drawdown and other requirements under existing credit facilities; (iii) fluctuations in coal prices and currency exchange rates; (iv) uncertainties regarding the receipt and conditions of regulatory approvals, permits and licences required for the development, construction and operation of Vista; (v) uncertainties relating to the ability of Coalspur, EPC or mining contractors to execute construction or production plans on cost or on schedule; (vi) uncertainties relating to the retention or recruitment of key personnel; (vii) take or pay commitments with Ridley Terminals; (viii) uncertainties in Coalspur's mineral resource or reserve estimates; (ix) any significant disruptions affecting operations; (x) uncertainties related to aboriginal claims and overlapping mineral or surface rights; and (xi) uncertainties related to general economic, market and business conditions. For more information on Coalspur, investors should review Coalspur's continuous disclosure filings that are available at www.sedar.com and www.asx.com.au.
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