SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2012 /Coal Geology/ — L & L Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: “LLEN”) (“L&L” or the “Company”), a U.S.-based company with a track record of profitable coal operations in China, announced today that it has entered a strategic agreement with GuangShunYuan Group Mining Co. (“GSY”) to expand the Company’s wholesale and logistics operations in China.
GSY is a large, privately owned, integrated coal supplier based in Guizhou Province. It operates twenty-six (26) coal mines that have 7.5 million tons of coal mining capacity annually. GSY also has a wholesale network handling 1.6 million tons of coal annually, as well as chain stores selling coal related machinery and equipment. The agreement allows L & L to access GSY’s vast mining resources and assist in securing additional coal from GSY. In return, GSY can leverage L & L’s existing business relationship with Datang International, one of the largest utility companies in China.
Furthermore, L & L will work with GSY to develop a new coal washing, blending, and wholesale facility on 33 acres of GSY land, located near the ZhaZuo Railway Station, a key rail access point in Guizhou. GSY also operates a loading facility next to L & L’s ShinPingBa loading station. The new strategic rail terminal, in addition to L & L facilities at ShinPingBa, will boost L & L’s capabilities to serve additional large-scale customers.
Dickson Lee, L & L’s Chairman and CEO, commented, “We are delighted to reach this strategic partnership with GSY. By leveraging on GSY’s vast mining assets, we have demonstrated our innovative ability to expand business effectively with less capital investment. Moving forward, we plan to develop a joint venture with GSY to accelerate our revenue and profit growth.”
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