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Macarthur Coal Increased Resources Middlemont

Macarthur Coal Limited ( MCC) is pleased to announce that Middlemount Coal Pty Ltd (an incorporated joint venture between Macarthur Coal and Noble Group) has reported an increase in JORC Resource as follows: The upgrade in the Resource is the result of further exploration drilling across the Middlemount Mining Lease. This Resource Statement has been compiled by Greg Jones BSc (Hons) MAusIMM, MAIG, a Principal Consultant of JB Mining Services Pty Ltd based on geological data provided by Rees Thomas BSc (Hons) (Geol) of Macarthur Coal Limited. Greg Jones is a qualified geologist with over 20 years experience in coal geology and over 15 years experience in resource evaluation. Greg is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and as such qualifies as a Competent Person under the JORC code. Rees Thomas is a qualified geologist with over 14 years experience in coal geology. Rees is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. This Resource Statement has been prepared in accordance with the 2004 edition of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (The JORC Code) under the guidelines of the Australian Guidelines for Estimating and Reporting of Inventory Coal, Coal Resources and Coal Reserves (2003 Edition).