Corsa Announces Underwriters' Option To Increase Bought Deal Private Placement To C$23,000,000


TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2011 – Corsa Coal Corp. (TSXV: CSO) (“Corsa” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that, in connection with its previously announced C$20,000,000 bought deal private placement, it has granted to the Underwriters named below, an option (the “Option”) to increase the number of common shares to be issued and sold as part of the Offering to a maximum of 46,000,000 common shares at a price of C$0.50 for aggregate gross proceeds of C$23,000,000 (assuming full exercise of the Option).  The Option is exercisable by the Underwriters (in whole or in part) at least 48 hours prior to the time of closing. 

On November 28, 2011, the Company announced that it had entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and including Dundee Securities Ltd.,  Haywood Securities Inc. and Cormark Securities Inc. (collectively, the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal private placement basis, 40,000,000 common shares of the Company at a price of C$0.50 per share for aggregate gross proceeds to Corsa of C$20,000,000 (the “Offering”).  

The Offering is expected to close on or about December 15, 2011 and is subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable securities regulatory authorities.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for the continued exploration and development at the Company’s metallurgical coal operations in Pennsylvania and Maryland, USA and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The Company has agreed to pay to the Underwriters, in aggregate, a cash fee equal to 5% of the gross proceeds of the Offering, subject to an exception for certain investors.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States.  The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a U.S. person (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

Certain of the subscribers in respect of the Offering are related parties of the Company within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws.  The proposed date for completion of the Offering is less than 21 days from the date of this release to ensure the availability of the proceeds to the Company on a timely basis.

Information about Corsa

Corsa’s main operating subsidiary is Wilson Creek Energy LLC based in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Its primary business is the mining, processing and selling of metallurgical coal, as well as actively exploring, acquiring and developing resource properties consistent with its coal business.

Certain information set forth in this press release contains "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information" under applicable securities laws. Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements which include management's assessment of future plans and operations and are based on current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "estimates", "expects" "anticipates", "believes", "projects", "plans", "outlook" and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Corsa's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: risks that the Offering will not be completed; risk that regulatory approvals will not be obtained; the risk the that proceeds will not be sufficient to satisfy the Company’s proposed uses; the fact that the Underwriters are not under any obligation to exercise the Option; liabilities inherent in coal mine development and production; geological, mining and processing technical problems; inability to obtain required mine licenses, mine permits and regulatory approvals required in connection with the mining and processing of coal; unexpected changes in coal quality and specification; risks that the Wilson Creek coal preparation plant will not operate at production capacity during the relevant period; variations in the coal preparation recovery rates; dependence on third party coal transportation systems; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; changes in commodity prices and exchange rates; changes in the regulations in respect to the use, mining and processing of coal; changes in regulations on refuse disposal; the effects of competition and pricing pressures in the coal market; the oversupply of, or lack of demand for, coal; currency and interest rate fluctuations; various events which could disrupt operations and/or the transportation of coal products, including labor stoppages and severe weather conditions; the demand for and availability of rail, port and other transportation services; and management's ability to anticipate and manage the foregoing factors and risks. 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. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update such forward looking statements, unless required to do so by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information:
Corsa Coal Corp.:
Don Charter
President and Chief Executive Officer