CanAm Renews Customer Contracts for 2014 and Beyond

CanAm Coal Corp.

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CanAm Renews Customer Contracts for 2014 and Beyond

Calgary, AB - January 7, 2014 - CanAm Coal Corp. (TSXV: COE) (OTCQX: COECF) ("CanAm" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has renewed two customer contracts that expired on December 31, 2013. Both contracts are with industrial users and total contracted volume for 2014 is 96,000 to 120,000 tons at pricing which is either the same or slightly up from 2013. One of the customers increased its volume commitment for 2014 by 50%. Also, one contract extends into 2017 which include price escalation provisions for each of the contract years.

"We are very excited about this renewed commitment from our customers," said Jos De Smedt, President & CEO of the Company. "This is further evidence of the quality of our coals and the outstanding service that our team delivers on a day-to-day basis to our customers and this has certainly paid off with increased volumes and a commitment into 2017 from one of our customers."

About CanAm Coal Corp.

CanAm is a coal producer and development company focused on growth through the acquisition, exploration and development of coal resources. CanAm's main activities and assets include its operating coal mines in Alabama and the Buick Coal Project which holds significant coal resources, 188 million indicated and 103 million inferred resources, in Colorado, USA (see the technical report entitled "Limon Lignite Project, Elbert County, Colorado, USA," dated October 26, 2007 and filed on SEDAR on November 2, 2007). Other coal and related opportunities continue to be evaluated on an ongoing basis.

For Further Information:

CanAm Corporate Office:

Jos De Smedt, President & CEO

Tel: 403.262.3797

Toll Free: 1.877.262.5888

Email: [email protected]

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This news release may contain certain forward-looking information. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, is forward-looking information and such information involves various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. A description of assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information and a description of risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in the Company's disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.