JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KAL Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: KALG), a thermal coal exploration and development company, announced today the opening of its Jakarta office and the completion of its extensive company restructuring.
William Bloking, executive chairman and president of KAL Energy, Inc. said, "I am pleased to report that, in line with last quarter's announcement, the move to Jakarta was completed on time and on budget. We believe the transition to Jakarta reaffirms our commitment and focus on our Indonesian coal interests. The move to Jakarta provides to KAL, a significant reduction in overhead by exiting our London operations and reducing our presence in Singapore. We expect to complete the transition from Singapore by the end of this calendar year.
"KAL is entering into a new pivotal phase in the Company's life cycle which requires the right team to ensure excellent execution of the Company's strategic plans. The Company is now firmly focused on exploring and developing its thermal coal resources in Kalimantan, Indonesia, one of the world's most prolific coal exporting areas.
"While this has entailed tough staffing decisions, we believe these changes will maximize shareholder value while putting the company on a solid platform for growth. We have consolidated our geographic footprint, restructured management, and hired key local staff, which allows KAL to have a fully independent operation geared towards execution," concluded Mr. Bloking. As part of the comprehensive restructuring, KAL has also terminated contracts with service providers including PT Montraco Internusa, Mining House Ltd and associated companies.
About KAL Energy, Inc.
KAL Energy, Inc, through its wholly owned subsidiary of Thatcher Mining Pte. Ltd., has economic rights to two coal concessions near the Mahakam River in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, one of which has a JORC Compliant resource of 204 million tones. KAL Energy has commenced exploration programs and feasibility studies on these concessions to determine their commercial viability. The Company intends to develop and produce coal from these concessions in a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable manner, as guided by the Equator principles. End markets for KAL's thermal coal product include local Indonesian consumers as well as export markets in India, China, North Asia, and Southeast Asia. KAL Energy is incorporated in the State of Delaware and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ OTCBB.
For further information regarding KAL Energy, Inc., please visit the website at http://www.kalenergyinc.com.
The Jakarta office contact details are:
World Trade Center 14th Floor
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 29-31
Jakarta 12920, Indonesia
T: +62 21 521-1110
F: +62 21 521-1112
Executive Chairman and President
KAL Energy, Inc.
Lucia Domville - Investor Relations
T: +1 (646) 284-9416
Ivette Almeida - Media Relations
T: +1 (646) 284-9455
SOURCE KAL Energy, Inc.