Media release

1 December 2016

Premier Coal committed to returning rehabilitated mine void to State

Premier Coal is in the process of formally applying to hand back the area known as Lake Kepwari, about 10km south-east of Collie, to the State Government.

The Company will shortly submit an application under its State Agreement to surrender the rehabilitated mine void, known as Western Open Cut 5, which it operated between 1969 and 1997.

Premier Coal General Manager, Glenn Burlinson, said: "Our priority is to surrender the area having worked for more than 15 years to meet legislative and environmental management requirements."

"The future potential use of the area will ultimately be a matter for the State to progress."


Media contact:

James Rickards

General Manager Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs

Yancoal Australia Ltd

Phone: +612 8583 5922

Mobile: +61419 731 371