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Change in shareholders of RPG Industries SE


Amsterdam, 1 May 2009

New World Resources N.V. (“NWR”), Central Europe’s leading hard coal producer, announces that it has been informed by RPG Industries SE (“RPGI”) that American Metals and Coal International, Inc. (“AMCI”) and First Reserve Corporation (“First Reserve”) have entered into an agreement under which they will transfer their shares in RPGI (the “Transfer”).  From the time of the Transfer (expected to occur within approximately 4 months from the date of this announcement), AMCI and First Reserve will no longer have any ownership interest in RPGI.  Pursuant to the Transfer, RPG Partners Limited (“RPGP”) and certain affiliated persons will increase their shareholding in RPGI to 100%.

RPGI continues to hold approximately 63.8% of the A shares in NWR, all of which for Dutch shareholder reporting purposes are, and will continue to be, attributed to RPGP as the controlling shareholder of RPGI.

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Notes for editors:

New World Resources N.V.
New World Resources is the sole owner of OKD, a.s., the Czech Republic’s largest hard coal mining company and one of the largest producers in Central Europe by revenue and volume. Serving customers in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Germany, the Company produced 12.7 mt of coal in 2008, 7.4 mt of which was coking coal.

RPG Industries SE
An investment holding company that focuses on Central and Eastern Europe.

American Metals and Coal International, Inc. 
AMCI is a privately-owned mining and marketing company, founded in 1986 with interests in coal operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, South America, and China.

First Reserve Corporation
First Reserve is a leading private equity firm specialising in the energy industry with over USD 18 billion under management in three active funds.  Throughout its 25-year history, First Reserve has developed a strong franchise by investing exclusively in the energy industry.

For further information please contact:

New World Resources N.V.
Agnes Blanco Querido
Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +31 20 570 2270

Petra Masinova
Chief of Corporate Communications
Tel: +420 225 282 163


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