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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/13 -- EastCoal Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ECX)(AIM: ECX) ("EastCoal" or the "Company") announces its unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2013. These are provided in two sections below:

1. Management Discussion and Analysis of East Coal; and2. Unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2013.



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About EastCoal Inc.

This press release contains projections and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward looking information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

Management Discussion and Analysis

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013

This Management Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") of EastCoal Inc. (the "Company" or "EastCoal") provides analysis of the Company's financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and the Company's Annual Information Form ("AIF") all of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The MD&A is current as at May 29, 2013, the date of preparation.

The March 31, 2013 financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") applicable to the preparation of interim financial statements. All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise stated.

Certain statements made may constitute forward-looking statements. Such statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Actual results, performance and achievements may be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

1 Highlights

-- Verticalnaya development was halted during the course of the quarter due to the working capital challenges reported to the market on February 8, 2013 and March 12, 2013;-- Geological challenges forced the discontinuation of the long wall at the Menzhinsky underground mine whilst technical challenges at the wash plant continued throughout the quarter;-- On May 22, 2013 the Company's board of directors ("Board") resolved to place Inter-Invest Coal LLC ("Inter-Invest) into administration and/or liquidation, thereby crystalizing the Company's losses from the Menzhinsky Mine and wash plant. During this process, the Company will work with the relevant administrators and other stakeholders to inter alia seek an orderly disposal process of the assets or possible third party investment in an attempt to satisfy claims against Inter-Invest. This will allow the Company to focus on its primary asset, Verticalnaya; and-- EastCoal is presently in the final stages of completing an equity fundraising, principally with institutional investors and expects, very shortly, to be able make a further announcement in this regard. The Board is confident that the completion of that fundraising will provide the longer term financial solution required by the Company.



2 Business Overview

EastCoal Inc. is quoted on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V" or the "Exchange") and quoted on AIM under the symbol "ECX". The Company has one major asset, the Verticalnaya Mining Complex ("Verticalnaya") in South Eastern Ukraine. Verticalnaya comprises two operations; the existing H8 Deep Mine ("Verticalnaya Mine") and the Verticalnaya North Project ("VNP"), a newly developed incline mine just north of the Verticalnaya Mine. In October 2010, following a period of planning, permitting, and detailed improvements, the Company commenced construction of the VNP as a source of early coal production. To date, 2.5 kilometers of drift development has been completed at VNP. These drifts access the shallower H11 and H11B coal seams.

First production from VNP is expected by Q3, 2013. Target production from the both the Verticalnaya Mine and the VNP is circa 2.5 million tonnes per annum ("Mtpa") in aggregate of high quality anthracite for domestic and export markets.

In 2011, the Company, after commencing to de-water the lower levels of the Verticalnaya Mine, began rehabilitating previously flooded roadways. The roadways are generally in good condition, requiring only minor repair in some sections. As the water level is lowered, the Company will re-establish a ventilation circuit and repair the current conveyor route that will eventually transport coal by high-speed conveyor from the deep H8 seam to surface.

From the outset, the Company has required the introduction and maintenance of safety procedures in line with best global industry practice. International safety consultants have visited the Ukraine operations and their recommendations have been and are being implemented. Safety standards are being received favorably by the workforce. Verticalnaya Mine and VNP are categorized as non-gassy, with low explosive risk.

In September 2011, the Company entered into an option agreement to acquire a 100% interest in Inter-Invest from Aponet Enterprises ("Aponet"). In December 2011, the option was exercised and on April 11, 2012 the Company signed a Share Purchase Agreement (the "Share Purchase Agreement") with Aponet for the sale and purchase of 100% of the charter capital of Inter-Invest. By acquiring Inter-Invest, the Company indirectly acquired 100% interest in the Menzhinsky Coal Mine in Ukraine ("Menzhinsky Mine"). The transaction closed on May 31, 2012 after receiving approval of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine and final approval of the transaction from the TSX-V.

In October 2012 the construction of the new wash plant at the Menzhinsky Mine was completed. In mid-December 2012 the plant was temporarily shut down for two to three weeks during the winter due to bad weather. In early January, management decided to keep the wash plant closed for a further six to eight week period due to continued bad weather. The shutdown was used to address certain challenges identified during the start up period that resulted in disappointing levels of throughput.

During the first quarter of 2013 production at the Menzhinsky Mine was not at the level or quality anticipated due to the deterioration at the end of the current long wall. As a consequence some production had to be rewashed before delivery to the Company's main customer.

The geological challenges experienced at the Menzhinsky underground mine continued into March and, as a result, the Board ordered the immediate discontinuation of the current longwall, two months earlier than originally planned. The above situation created serious working capital challenges as Menzhinsky mine continued to incur significant losses and the wash plant had not only failed to perform even close to design capacity, but it was also taking up significant cash and management resources. In order to address this situation, the Board resolved to refocus its efforts and resources on Verticalnaya. The key contributing factors to this decision were:

-- Verticalnaya comprises the majority of the Group's assets;-- The Verticalnaya North Mine has the potential for significant ramp up if mechanised long walls are deployed, unlocking material value for the Group; and-- It is management's opinion that the coal would be of export quality.



On May 22, 2013 the Board resolved to place Inter-Invest (which operates the Menzhinsky mine and owns the wash plant) into administration and/or liquidation and to work with the relevant administrators and other stakeholders to inter alia seek an orderly disposal process of the assets or possible third party investment in an attempt to satisfy claims against Inter-Invest.

2.1 The vision

The Company's vision is to become a leading producer of high quality coal in the Ukraine.

Verticalnaya, with large resources, good location and an existing management, workforce and infrastructure, provides an exceptionally attractive development opportunity and cornerstone project for the future execution of the Company's vision.

The Company, deploying a strong and experienced team to develop value from Verticalnaya, is the leader of western investment into the Donbass coal basin - an area which has been identified as having tremendous potential.

2.2 Management Changes

In March 2013, the Company appointed Mr. Vernon (JR) King as Chief Operating Officer. Mr King. has 35 years' experience in the mining industry and has held several senior positions in the industry, including President of the Kentucky Division of Alpha Natural Resources. He holds a Mining Engineering Degree from Bryson University in the United States. Mr. King replaced Mr. Colin Stocks who retired from the Company in March 2013.

Mr. George Lawton, previous CFO and Company Secretary, left the Company in April 2013. Mr. Jonker was appointed acting CFO in his stead.

In addition to his role as General Counsel, Mr. Hendrik Dietrichsen was appointed Company Secretary in April 2013. Mr. Dietrichsen has more than 30 years' experience as a legal practitioner and advising at senior management and board level within private and public listed companies. He has also held various positions at board level.

2.3 Verticalnaya

2.3.1 Introduction

Verticalnaya comprises two operations, the Verticalnaya Mine accessing the lower level H8 seam and VNP, an incline mine in development accessing the upper level H11 and H11B seams. Production from VNP is expected in Q3 2013.

At VNP, the Company has completed the portals and in excess of 2,500 meters of drift and roadway development and commenced the drivage of the two surface drifts to access the H11 and H11B seams where the first coal production will take place. A full description of the mine and its operations is contained in the Competent Person Report (the "Verticalnaya CPR"), prepared by IMC Group Consulting Ltd. ("IMC Group") of the United Kingdom in November 2012, which is set out at Section A of Part III of the AIM Admission Document which can be found on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and the Company website at www.eastcoal.ca.

In addition, in April 2011 and amended in June 2012, the Company filed a NI 43-101 technical report prepared by IMC Group. This report may be viewed on SEDAR and the Company website at www.eastcoal.ca.

2.3.2 Location

Verticalnaya is located in the Donbass region. A number of settlements lie in the vicinity including the towns of Lunacharsk, Leninskiy, Volodarsk, Ustinovka and the villages of Malomedvezhje and Fedorovka; the latter is located only 1.5 kilometers from the mine.

EastCoal has been issued a mining license which allows the Company to extract coal from seams H11, H11B, H10B, H8 and H8B within the license area. This license is valid for 20 years from the date of issue and expires on the July 19, 2027.

EastCoal leases a land area totaling 23.73 Ha on which the main mine and process facilities, rail and road infrastructure and waste storage areas are located. The site leased for the VNP mine access and surface facilities occupies a slightly elevated position approximately 1.5 kilometers north-west of the main Verticalnaya Mine site.

2.3.3 Infrastructure

The shaft mine industrial surface covers some 10.4 Ha including 3.0 Ha of approach roads. Located in a rural area it has electrical power supply, mains water, mains sewage, and good access roads already established.

The VNP mine and surface facilities are easily accessible by road from the main Verticalnaya site and located nearby is a rail line with facilities for wagon loading. A new 6 kV power supply has been installed from the main Verticalnaya mine surface sub-station to the VNP site.

The Verticalnaya Mine has two shafts. The materials shaft was installed and has been operational for the transportation of men and material since 1975. The sinking of the second shaft was completed just prior to the mine closure in 1998 and was not fully equipped or commissioned.

2.3.4 Mine History

Mining operations began initially during 1912 when coal was accessed from its outcrop point on the surface via inclined drifts locally known as "number 10 mine". In 1975, mainly for ventilation purposes, a vertical shaft was sunk down to the then lower workings at the -600 meters horizon, approximately 845 meters below surface. This shaft was then used for the transportation of men and materials. Also installed within the same shaft is a second winding facility designed to wind out waste rock from development drivage.

Several phases of exploration drilling have been completed by the ministry since 1930, the most extensive phase being during the 1970s when over 200 cored boreholes were drilled in the area of the Verticalnaya and adjacent mines.

As the mine working progressed even deeper to -1,000 meters level, approximately 1,245 meters below surface, the government provided capital investment for the sinking of a second shaft for improved ventilation and also to be utilized for the winding of material (Skip shaft). The main objective of the new shaft was to replace the long string of conveyor belts installed along the length of the existing inclined drifts.

In 1998, due to a lack of the investment required to complete the new infrastructure and maintain the mine's equipment, the managers of the Verticalnaya mine were unable to achieve the mine's coal output target. The Verticalnaya mine was considered unprofitable and closed and passed to the UDKR. UDKR is responsible for the liquidation of closed mines and the management of those mines on a care and maintenance basis to enable them to act as water pumping stations to protect adjacent operating mines from increased water inflows from the closed mines.

EastCoal has leased the Verticalnaya mine until 26 may 2029 from the State Property fund. During the period when the mine was operational, no coal was mined in the areas of the H11B and H10B seams. The H8 seam was mined until the closure of the mine in 1998.

2.3.5 Resources and Reserves

The independent estimate of measured resources and Indicated resources contained in the Verticalnaya CPR carried out by IMC Group indicates that Verticalnaya has 5.6Mt of Proved reserves and 21.3Mt of Probable reserves. The coal in Seam H8 can only be reported as Probable reserves as the mine plan is dependent upon the pumping out of the mine water currently preventing access to the virgin areas of the coal seam.

The report states that reserves and resources, under JORC (2004) standards as of September 1, 2012, are as follows:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Proven Probable Measured Indicated Total Reserves Reserves Resources Resources ResourcesSeam MT MT MT MT MT----------------------------------------------------------------------------H11 5.6 2.0 41.6 3.0 44.6----------------------------------------------------------------------------H8 - 19.3 15.7 30.6 46.3--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 5.6 21.3 57.3 33.6 90.9----------------------------------------------------------------------------



(MT = millions of tonnes)

Reserves are quoted after allowing for all mining losses. Resources are quoted as in-situ totals, with no allowance for either mining or geological losses and are inclusive of reserves. The coal seams are contained in strong competent strata, predominantly siltstone and sandstone.

2.3.6 Mineralization, quality and coal seams

The coal deposits are of anthracite grade having volatile matter content of less than 8 per cent. on a dry, ash free basis. Moisture content of the coal is between 1.5 per cent. and 3 per cent. The calorific value of the coal is typically around 33.4mJ/kg. Ash contents are variable but average 15 per cent. to 20 per cent. on a dry basis.

The Verticalnaya CPR states that the coal from Verticalnaya has the following characteristics:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coal Ash Sulphur Volatiles CVSeam %d %d %daf MJ/kg -------------------------------------------------------------------- Min Max Av Min Max Av Min Max Av Min Max Av--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------H11B 2.1 40.0 15.4 0.8 4.2 1.9 1.3 7.1 2.8 32.05 33.89 33.05----------------------------------------------------------------------------H11 3.2 34.3 19.1 0.8 2.7 1.4 1.5 5.4 2.6 32.55 34.02 33.42----------------------------------------------------------------------------H8 4.3 39.3 15.6 0.8 7.3 2.8 1.7 5.8 3.5 33.22 34.31 34.31--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The coal seam structure, thickness and quality are well defined by the exploration programs undertaken and the mining history of the area confirms the quality of coal being mined.

EastCoal intends to begin working coal from the H11 seam and resume working coal from the H8 seam. The H11 seam is approximately 320 - 350 meters above the H8 seam, separated by predominantly competent sandstone and siltstone strata.

The H11 and H11B seams are split seams occurring throughout the mine area with only a relatively small area where the splits combine to form a single seam H11. This single seam area occurs close to the central faulted area and has a thickness from 1.24 to 1.46 meters with an average of 1.34 meters.

In the majority of the mine area the upper split of the seam H11B is of exploitable thickness, being 0.60 meters or thicker.

There are coal resources below the -1000 meter level in H8 seam but these can only be exploited after the water level has been pumped down. The H8 seam below the -1000 m level has an average thickness of 1.15 meters. To the west of the faulted area and the abandoned workings, the H8 seam becomes thinner being predominantly less than 0.60 meters thick and is of no current economic interest.

2.3.7 Mine development plan

To the north of the main mine site H11 coal seam outcrops, and access into the seam will be via two inclined drifts which are being driven from a point near to the outcrop. The site of the portals is some 1.5 kilometers to the north of the main mine curtilage and is called the VNP. The first 560 meters of the two drifts is now complete, and access into the first longwall to the east of the drifts (east one longwall) has been developed. To date, more than 2,500 meters of roadway development has been completed.

To produce "early coal", 4,000 tonnes of coal will be mined at VNP on a manual basis for a period of three months from the East 1 block, increasing to 11,000 tonnes per month by applying conventional mining methods and local manufactured equipment.

As the inclined drifts are extended and more working places opened up additional developments can be introduced and retreat longwall production established. Retreat longwall mining is accepted globally as being significantly more productive than advance longwall, and this has also been demonstrated at Verticalnaya in the past. Typically the output from three advance longwalls can be achieved with two retreat longwalls.

The mining sequence plan at VNP has East1 as the first advancing face followed by West1.

East1 will set off with conventional props and bars which will initially constrain the output to around one strip of coal per shift. West1 will also utilize the same equipment and will therefore also be limited to around one strip per shift due to the laborious task of advancing the face supports. The opportunity does exist to significantly increase early production from the mine through the use of mechanized long wall sets, subject to the availability of finance.

The inclination of the coal seam is 18 degrees therefore, all longwall gate roadways will be driven along the strike maintaining the longwall face on full dip.

The thicker section of the seam h11 is irregular in shape with some minor associated faulting. Therefore some of the longwalls planned will operate in both h11B and h11 as they work across particular blocks of Coal reserves.

Therefore the longwall equipment specified will be a ranging drum shearer cutting machine, together with heavy duty hydraulic roof support. The height range of the roof supports being 0.8 to 1.6 meters to accommodate the variable coal seam sections.

H8 coal seam will be accessed and operated via the existing Verticalnaya Mine shafts. The skip shaft will not be used for coal winding but will be equipped for the winding of men and materials down to the lower horizon at 1,250 meters. A cross measure drift will be driven to intersect the H11 seam being developed from VNP before continuing on to the H8 seam. This is to establish a mineral clearance system from both H8 and H11 seams to the surface VNP site.

Using a conveyor belt for coal clearance compared to skip winding provides the following advantages.

-- higher production capacity, not restricted by maximum skip capacities;-- longer periods of operation per day, skip and shaft maintenance requires an average of 4 hours per day;-- Coal from the two seams can be kept separate if required for process and marketing purposes; and-- Provision of a walk-able outlet as a second means of egress.



By utilizing a conveyor belt for coal clearance, the equipping of the skip shaft for the winding of men and materials from the lower 1,245 meter horizon can be delayed until revenues are being generated.

One of the first operations at the Verticalnaya Mine will be to pump out the water from the flooded area and examine the roadways of the previously developed area of the H8 seam. It is calculated that this activity will take approximately one year to establish an efficient mine water pumping system and pump out the water. To date some 120 meters of flooded roadway have been recovered, showing little or no signs of deterioration associated with being submersed under water for a long period of time. Therefore, it is anticipated that the roadway conditions will not have deteriorated significantly and the repair of the main materials and conveyor drifts will not be significant.

The original conveyor roadway above the water line, from -845 to -137 meters horizons, will be recovered and repaired during the same one year period that water pumping is undertaken. New permanent conveyor belts and associated equipment will be installed as repairs progresses.

Having recovered and re-instated the conveyor belts and materials system down to the Coal reserves below the 1,250 meters horizon, development of the Coal reserves below that point can commence.

Two main lateral drivages, conveyor and materials, will be driven into the new reserve block and longwall panels developed on each side. The overall plan is to operate two longwalls simultaneously in the H8 seam to generate a continuous rom production of 1.7mtpa.

2.3.8 Environment, Health and Safety

From the outset, EastCoal has set out to introduce safety procedures across its operations that are in line with best global industry practice. International safety consultants have visited EastCoal's operations in Ukraine and their recommendations are being implemented. The Company's focus on ensuring high safety standards are adhered to across its Ukraine operations and is being received favorably by its workforce.

The Company has all environmental documentation that is required for it to operate the Verticalnaya mine and an environmental management committee has been established by the Company for the routine management of environmental operating issues, permitting and licensing.

The estimated mass emissions to air of dust and combustion gases are relatively small. The Verticalnaya mine's anthracite is non-gassy, with low explosive risk. The mitigation measures proposed, together with establishment of sanitary protection zones, are designed so that ambient Ukrainian air quality standards are complied with.

The systems proposed to minimize the impact of mine and waste water discharge are appropriate and consistent with international best practice. According to the EIA the surface waters in the Donbass region are already influenced by discharges from communities, mining and other industries and any further impact from the Verticalnaya mine is not likely to be significant.

Waste rock from the mine and tailings from the coal preparation plant will be stored on a site already used for dumping low hazard mine waste. This is good practice and avoids the need to use and disturb greenfield areas.

The social impact is assessed as positive on the basis of providing direct employment for approximately 1,200 people from the local communities, in addition to the related economic benefits for the region.

The site for the VNP mine access and surface facilities is on land designated for industrial use. Grassland in the immediate vicinity of the VNP site shows evidence of disturbance by previous activities, is not privately owned and is not presently used.

On the basis of the environmental assessment, the potential for significant environmental impact of the VNP is considered low to moderate.

Water discharged from the VNP will be treated to an acceptable standard for reuse or discharge to the local river.

2.3.9 Anticipated Production

The Company's current mine plan and associated cash flows has been reviewed by the Competent Person. The production that this plan anticipates is as follows:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Seam 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 --------------------------------------------------------------- Mt--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------H11 0.08 0.20 0.34 0.34 0.61 0.68 0.78 0.83 0.82----------------------------------------------------------------------------H8 - - - - - 0.30 1.51 1.53 1.47----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total - - - - - 0.98 2.29 2.36 2.29----------------------------------------------------------------------------Seam 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 --------------------------------------------------------------- Mt--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------H11 0.83 0.85 - - - - - - -----------------------------------------------------------------------------H8 1.51 1.48 1.49 1.60 2.06 1.89 1.56 0.72 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 2.34 2.33 1.49 1.60 2.06 1.89 1.56 0.72 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



In the course of reviewing the plan, (and as set out on Page 57 et seq of the Verticalnaya CPR the Competent Person considered the current mine plan, the forecast selling price, production, operating and capital expenditures and other key assumptions and concluded that the base case net present value of the project (assuming a 10 per cent. discount rate) is US$358.8 million.

A price of US$100/sales tonne has been used in the technical economic model. The operating cost per tonne, including depreciation, used in the life of plan was US$46.74. The Competent Person considers the production plans and budgets to be attainable with good management and that the costs used were reasonable and the method used for estimation was logical.

2.4 Menzhinsky

On May 31, 2012 the Company acquired 100% of the charter capital of Inter-Invest, the company that operated the Menzhinsky coal mine. In October 2012 the construction of the new wash plant at the Menzhinsky Mine was completed.

In mid-December 2012 the plant was temporarily shut down for two to three weeks during the winter due to bad weather. In early January 2013, management decided to keep the wash plant closed for a further six to eight week period to address certain challenges identified during the start up period that resulted in disappointing levels of throughput.

During the first quarter of 2013 production at the Menzhinsky Mine was not at the level or quality anticipated due to the deterioration at the end of the current long wall. As a consequence some production had to be rewashed before delivery to the Company's main customer.

The geological challenges experienced at the Menzhinsky underground mine continued into March 2013 and, as a result, the Board ordered the immediate discontinuation of the current longwall, two months earlier than originally planned. The above situation created serious working capital challenges as Menzhinsky mine continued to incur significant losses and the wash plant had not only failed to perform even close to design capacity, but it was also taking up significant cash and management resources.

As a result of the significant and continued challenges experienced at the mine and the wash plant and the capital required to bring the operation back to profitability, the Company investigated various ways to extract value from the operations. Having exhausted all of its options, the Board of Directors resolved on 22 May 2013 to place Inter-Invest into administration and/or liquidation as discussed above.

2.5 Results of Operations

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- For the three months ended----------------------------------------------------------------------------In thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise March 31, March 31, noted 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Financial Highlights Revenue $ 661 $ - Cost of sales (2,965) - ---------------------- Gross loss (2,304) - Other (expenses) income (17,428) (304) Net interest (expense) income (175) 39 ----------------------Loss for the period before tax $ (19,907) $ (265) ---------------------- ----------------------Production (tonnes) Coking coal 7,457 -Sales (tonnes) Coking coal 6,968 -Per sales tonne Coal price realized $ 95 $ -----------------------------------------------------------------------------



All of the above revenue and cost of sales relate to the Menzhinsky Mine.

2.6 Operating mine - Menzhinsky Coal Mine, Ukraine

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Inventory Saleable Inventory opening coal closing balance produced Coal sold Other balanceMonth Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes Tonnes----------------------------------------------------------------------------Q1 2013 310 7,457 (6,968) (772) 27----------------------------------------------------------------------------



Note: Inventory closing balance excludes 817 tonnes ROM coal

All of the above inventory relates to the Menzhinsky operations.

2.7 Development mine - Verticalnaya

The development of VNP continues as expected, although there were delays in the development as a result of the working capital challenges experienced during the quarter.

First coal production is now expected to be in the first half of Q3, 2013. For safety reasons, it has been decided to provide the two drifts with full concrete support into solid strata.

Development costs to date at Verticalnaya are as follows:

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, December 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Verticalnaya Coal Mine, Ukraine Mineral property Balance, beginning of period $ 16,417 $ 16,816 Mine license (4) (15) Change due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations 459 (384) ---------------------------- Balance, end of period $ 16,872 $ 16,417 ---------------------------- Deferred costs Balance, beginning of period $ 31,579 $ 17,507 Lease and operating costs 2,395 13,307 Interest and accretion expense on convertible debt 97 1,160 Change due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations 872 (395) ---------------------------- Balance, end of period $ 34,943 $ 31,579--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Verticalnaya Coal Mine, Ukraine - Balance, end of period $ 51,815 $ 47,996----------------------------------------------------------------------------



2.8 Other expenses

----------------------------------------------------------------------------In thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted 2013 2012---------------------------------------------------------------------------- General and administrative expenses (1,857) (604) Impairment of assets (17,947) - Gain (loss) on revaluation of derivative liability - 339 Gain on settlement of debt 2,376 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- $ (17,428) $ (265)----------------------------------------------------------------------------



General and administrative expenses increased in the three months ended March 31, 2013 over the same period in 2012 predominantly as a result of expenses from the Menzhinsky Mine, and legal and consulting fees associated with the dual listing of the Company on both the TSX-V and the AIM.

The impairment charge of $17,947,180 in the three month period ended March 31, 2013 relates to the write down of assets owned by the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Inter-Invest, which owns the Menzhinsky Mine and wash plant.

The gain on settlement of debt of $2,375,644 relates to the Aponet Debenture as the shares issued were valued at $1,043,478 in order to settle a liability of $3,419,122.

The asset value of Inter-Invest was impaired to a net asset value of nil to reflect the Board's view that the Company will not be able to gain any surplus value from the administration and/or liquidation process, nor will any of the Inter-Invest liabilities revert to the EastCoal Group.

2.9 Interest

----------------------------------------------------------------------------In thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted 2013 2012---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interest income $ 9 $ 34 Interest expense (184) (34)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Net interest (expense) income $ (175) $ -----------------------------------------------------------------------------



For the three months ended March 31, 2013 the Company earned $9,338 of interest on its excess cash deposits compared to $33,571 for the same period in the prior year. The decrease in interest earned was due to a decrease in the balance of cash held.

For the three months ended March 31, 2013 the Company incurred $183,846 of financing costs compared to $33,489 for the same period in the prior year.

2.10 Trends

Outlays at the Company's Ukraine mine project increased substantially during 2011 and 2012 and will continue to trend upwards as construction proceeds at VNP during 2013. Costs are expected to be mitigated by the mine going into production during Q3, 2013.

The Company is examining possible additions to its coal assets in Ukraine and is investigating other operating mines and greenfield projects.

As discussed above and in the technical reports filed by the Company, the development of the Ukraine coal mining interests is expected to have a material effect upon the Company's revenues, income from continuing operations, profitability and financial situation. Reported historical financial information will not be indicative of future operating results or financial condition.

3 Selected Annual Information

No cash dividends have been declared or paid since the date of incorporation and the Company has no present intention of paying dividends on its common shares. The Company anticipates that all available funds will be invested to finance the growth of its business.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Fiscal Year / $000's except per share amounts 2012 2011 2010----------------------------------------------------------------------------Net Sales $ 3,988 Nil NilComprehensive (loss) income $ (6,686) $ 1,370 $ 3,841Basic and diluted income (loss) per share $ (0.02) $ (0.01) $ (0.04)Total Assets $ 93,322 $53,003 $31,088Total Long-term liabilities $ 12,475 $ - $ 3,591Cash dividends per share, common N/A N/A N/A----------------------------------------------------------------------------



4 Summary of Quarterly Results

Selected financial information for each of the eight most recently completed quarters are as follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------$000's except 2013 2012 2011 per share----------------------------------------------------------------------------Amounts Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2----------------------------------------------------------------------------Net Sales 661 1,463 1,702 823 Nil Nil Nil NilComprehensive (loss) income (16,361) (1,053) (5,469) 230 (404) (728) 2,643 640Basic and diluted income (loss) per share $ (0.05) $ (0.01) $ (0.01) $0.00 $0.00 $(0.01) $ 0.01 $ 0.01----------------------------------------------------------------------------



5 Risks and uncertainties

Risks and uncertainties are discussed in detail in the Company's AIF and AIM Admission Document. The Company's activities, programs and ability to raise finance are driven by market and technical factors. While the Company considers that the business outlook is good based on market trends and the operating plans that have been developed, there are significant uncertainties and market perceptions can be highly variable. Factors affecting the Company's risk profile and business outlook currently include the under-noted.

5.1.1 The business cycle, global demand and commodity prices

The pace of the economic recovery in the US and the resolution of the debt problems in Europe cannot be forecast with confidence. A long term demographic shift in commodity usage continues and increases reliance on newly developing economies. High growth rates being recorded by China, India and a number of other countries are currently positive for commodity prices, but to be highly variable.

In addition to Ukraine, demand for coal for the steel and other industries of growth countries such as Turkey and India may be important for the Company in future. While the rates of growth in various areas will vary, the Company expects that global demand for coal, and more particularly anthracite, will be strong for a period of years. There may be an increase in anthracite usage for PCI for steel blast furnaces and as a replacement for expensive coke in other uses. The Company believes it has based its projections conservatively as compared to current markets and trends; however, fluctuations in market demand and prices and periodical economic downturns must be expected over time.

5.1.2 Ukraine country risk

Political stability in Ukraine improved following elections in 2010 that ended differences between the offices of the Prime Minister and President. Efforts are being made to resolve differences with the European Union on the one hand and with Russia on the other hand.

The Ukraine Hryvnia ("UAH") is maintaining a close but not fixed relationship with the US dollar, in the range of approximately 8.0 UAH to one US dollar. The Canadian dollar, however, continues to fluctuate against the US currency. Appreciation of the Canadian currency versus the UAH favorably impacts capital and operating costs to be expended in US or Ukraine currency, while any weakening of the Canadian dollar has the opposite effect.

The Company is exposed to risks associated with currency fluctuations and inflationary and other changes in costs being incurred in Ukraine. To date, such changes have not had a major impact.

5.2 Conflicts of interest

Certain officers and directors of the Company are officers and/or directors of, or are associated with, other natural resource companies that acquire interests in mineral properties. Such associations may give rise to conflicts of interest from time to time. The directors are required by law, however, to act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Company and its shareholders and to disclose any personal interest which they may have in any material transaction which is proposed to be entered into with the Company and to abstain from voting as a director for the approval of any such transaction.

5.3 Limited operating history: losses

In common with most other exploration and development stage companies, the Company has experienced losses in all years of its operations. There can be no assurance that the Company will operate profitably in the future, if at all. As at March 31, 2013, the Company's deficit was $40,838,550.

5.4 Price fluctuations: share price volatility

Over the past year, securities markets worldwide have experienced high price and volume volatility. The price of the Company's shares has fluctuated similarly. It is not possible to forecast future volatility and fluctuations in price based on past experience of the Company's shares.

6 Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company is focused on Verticalnaya located in the Donbass Region of Ukraine. Verticalnaya is an advanced anthracite coal project in the construction phase. Recovery of the carrying value of the Verticalnaya assets depends on the attainment of profitable production on time and within budget, its profitable disposition or the introduction of a joint venture partner.

The Company also owns the Menzhinsky Mine and wash plant, but due to operational failure and ongoing technical challenges the Board of Directors resolved on May 22, 2013 to place Inter-Invest, the wholly owned subsidiary that owns the Menzhinsky operations, into administration and/or liquidation.

The Company has experienced recurring operating losses and has accumulated a deficit of $40,838,550 at March 31, 2013. For the period ended March 31, 2013 the Company incurred a loss of $18,054,609 and used cash in operating activities totaling $4,430,592. The Company had cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $1,228,367 and a working capital deficit of $7,782,265 at March 31, 2013. Working capital is defined as current assets less current liabilities and provides a measure of the Company's ability to settle liabilities that are due within one year with assets that are also expected to be converted into cash within one year. The Company is presently in the final stages of completing an equity fundraising, principally with institutional investors and expects, very shortly, to be able make a further announcement in this regard. The Board is confident that the completion of that fundraising, combined with the closure of the Menzhinsky operations, is expected to provide the Company with sufficient working capital for a 12 month period.

To date the Company's primary source of funding has been the issuance of equity securities for cash, primarily through private placements to sophisticated investors and institutions. The Company has issued common shares in each of the past few years, pursuant to private placement financings and the exercise of warrants or stock options. There can be no assurance that equity financings in the future will be timely and in the amounts necessary to fund the Company's activities. There are many conditions beyond the Company's control which have a direct bearing on the level of investor interest in the purchase of Company securities.

The Company's continued operations are dependent upon the Verticalnaya mine being brought into production on budget and on time. The Company does not have any financing facilities in place and would be dependent on its ability to raise additional funding in the event of significant delays or cost overruns at Verticalnaya. Although the directors are confident that the Company will be able to secure future additional funding as required, there are no assurances that the Company will be successful in achieving these goals. The consolidated financial statements do not include adjustments to the amounts and classifications of assets and liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. These adjustments may be material.

Debt financing has not been used to fund the Company's property acquisitions and exploration activities, apart from the convertible debentures. The Company expects to make arrangements for debt financing in future. The Company does not have "standby" credit facilities, or off-balance sheet arrangements and it does not use hedges or other financial derivatives.

At March 31, 2013, the Company held cash and cash equivalents of $228,367 (2012 - $807,987; while short term investments in Guaranteed Investment Certificates were $1,000,000 (2011 - $3,450,000).

7 Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

The Company does not utilize off-balance sheet arrangements.

8 Transactions with Related Parties

During the three months ended March 31, the Company paid or accrued:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------In thousands of Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Directors fees 25,000 25,000Consulting fees to directors and officers - expensed 118,525 42,060Consulting fees to directors and officers - capitalized - 18,042Office rent paid to a company with a director in common - 6,000Office rent paid to a director 15,000 2,550----------------------------------------------------------------------------



Included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities is a total of $101,439 (December 31, 2012 - $78,383) due to related parties for office costs, directors' fees, and consulting fees and expenses. The amounts due to related parties are unsecured, non-interest bearing and have no specific terms of repayment.

9 Critical Accounting Estimates and accounting policies

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with IFRS requires management to make estimates and assumptions which affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and revenues and expenses for the periods reported. The Company's accounting policies are described in Note 3 to the December 31, 2012 audited consolidated financial statements. The policies that the Company believes are most critical to assist with understanding and evaluating its reported financial results are described below. The Company's accounting policies relating to business combinations, revenue, inventory, investment in mineral properties and the translation of foreign currencies are critical accounting policies that are subject to estimates and assumptions regarding future activities.

9.1 Business Combinations

The fair value of identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed and the resulting goodwill, if any, requires that management make estimates based on the information provided by the acquiree. Changes to the provisional values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed, deferred income taxes and resulting goodwill, if any, will be retrospectively adjusted when the final measurements are determined (within one year of acquisition date).

9.2 Revenue

Sales of coal are recognized when title transfers and the rights and obligations of ownership pass to the customer, which occurs upon delivery, and the price is reasonably determinable.

9.3 Inventory

Coal and coal stockpile inventories are valued at the lower of average cost and net realizable value. Coal stockpiles include materials previously processed and discarded as waste, which have been determined to contain coal. Coal inventories include coal located at the mine or in transit. Coal stockpiles not expected to be processed in the next twelve months, are included in non-current inventory.

Coal inventory costs include all direct costs incurred in production including direct labor and materials, freight, depreciation and amortization, and directly attributable overhead costs. Coal stockpiles are valued at fair value at acquisition and are depleted on a units of production basis.

When inventories have been written down to net realizable value, a new assessment of net realizable value is made in each subsequent period. If the circumstances that caused the write-down no longer exist, the amount of the write-down is reversed.

Consumables are stated at the lower of cost and net realizable value. Cost is determined using the first-in, first out ("FIFO") method. Net realizable value is the estimated selling price less applicable selling expenses. Cost includes acquisition, freight, and other directly attributable costs.

9.4 Mineral Properties

The Company records its interests in mineral properties and areas of geological interest at cost less option payments received and other recoveries. All direct and indirect costs relating to the acquisition of these interests are capitalized on the basis of specific claim blocks or areas of geological interest until the properties to which they relate are placed into production, sold, abandoned or management has determined there to be an impairment. These costs will be amortized over the proven reserves available on the related property following commencement of production. The amounts shown for mineral properties represent costs incurred to date and are not intended to reflect present or future values.

Mineral properties which are sold before that property reaches the production stage will have all revenues from the sale of the property credited against the cost of the property. Properties which have reached the production stage will have a gain or loss calculated based on the portion of that property sold.

The Company defers all exploration expenses relating to mineral properties and areas of geological interest until the properties to which they relate are placed into production, sold, abandoned or management has determined there to be an impairment. These costs will be amortized over the reserves available on the related property following commencement of production.

Management's estimates of recoverability of the Company's investment in various projects have been based on current conditions. However, it is reasonably possible that changes could occur in the near term which could adversely affect management's estimates and may result in material future write-downs of capitalized property carrying values.

9.5 Translation of foreign currencies

The interim consolidated financial statements are presented in Canadian dollars, which is the Company's presentation currency. The Company's subsidiaries' functional currency under IFRS is now the Ukraine Hryvnia. Monetary assets and liabilities are translated into Canadian dollars at period-end exchange rates, non-monetary items are translated at historic rates, and revenues and expenses are translated at the average rate of the period (as this is considered a reasonable approximation to actual rates). Gains or losses from translation are recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Loss, Comprehensive Loss and Deficit.

When the settlement of a monetary item receivable from or payable to a foreign operation is neither planned nor likely in the foreseeable future, foreign exchange gains and losses arising from the item are considered to form part of the net investment in a foreign operation and are recognized in other comprehensive income.

When an entity disposes of its entire interest in a foreign operation, or loses control, joint control, or significant influence over a foreign operation, the foreign currency gains or losses accumulated in other comprehensive income related to the foreign operation are recognized in profit or loss. If an entity disposes of part of an interest in a foreign operation which remains a subsidiary, a proportionate amount of foreign currency gains or losses accumulated in other comprehensive income related to the subsidiary are reallocated between controlling and non-controlling interests.

10 Outstanding Share data as at May 29, 2013:

a) Authorized and issued share capital:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Class Par Value Authorized Issued Number----------------------------------------------------------------------------Common No par value Unlimited 343,048,493----------------------------------------------------------------------------



b) Summary of warrants outstanding:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Security Number Exercise Price Expiry Date----------------------------------------------------------------------------Warrants 4,000,000 0.70 May 31, 2014----------------------------------------------------------------------------Warrants 2,916,000 0.35 May 31, 2015----------------------------------------------------------------------------Warrants 48,600,000 0.55 May 31, 2015-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 55,516,000----------------------------------------------------------------------------



c) Summary of options outstanding:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Security Number Exercise Price Expiry Date----------------------------------------------------------------------------Options 1,500,000 0.50 June 24, 2013Options 1,975,000 0.30 September 15, 2014Options 1,200,000 0.30 July 27, 2015Options 750,000 0.70 February 4, 2016Options 750,000 0.70 March 14, 2016Options 750,000 0.70 July 6, 2016Options 150,000 0.65 January 19, 2017Options 3,500,000 0.41 May 31, 2017-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10,575,000----------------------------------------------------------------------------



11 Subsequent Events

11.1 Private Placement

The Company is presently in the final stages of completing an equity fundraising, principally with institutional investors and expects, very shortly, to be able make a further announcement in this regard. The Board is confident that the completion of that fundraising will provide the longer term financial solution required by the Company.

11.2 Insolvency of Inter-Invest Coal LLC

On May 22, 2013, after considering and exhausting all of its options with respect to Menzhinsky Mine and wash plant, the Board resolved to place Inter-Invest into administration and/or liquidation. This process will be carried out in accordance with the Law of Ukraine No. 2343 - XII dated 14 May 1992 "On Restoring of Debtor's Solvency or Declaring the Debtor Bankrupt", or such other legislation in force at such time.

12 Internal Control and Disclosure Controls Over Financial Reporting:

On November 23, 2007, the British Columbia Securities Commission exempted Venture Issuers, such as the Company, from certifying disclosure controls and procedures, as well as internal controls over financial reporting as of December 31, 2007 and thereafter. The Company is now required to file basic certificates. The Company makes no assessment relating to establishment and maintenance of disclosure controls and procedures as defined under National Instrument 52-109 as at December 31, 2012.

13 Other Information:

For additional disclosures concerning the Company's general and administrative expenses and mineral properties, please refer to the audited consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012, which are available on the Company's website at www.eastcoal.ca or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

UNAUDITED INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the three months ended March 31, 2013

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION(all tabular amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, December 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------ASSETSCurrent Cash and cash equivalents $ 228 $ 4,773 Short term investments (Note 5) 1,000 5,000 Trade and other receivables (Note 6) 592 1,300 Inventory (Note 4) 1,099 1,769 Prepaid expenses 334 481 ---------------------------Total current assets 3,253 13,323Non-current assets Mineral properties (Note 7) 56,268 57,618 Non-current inventory (Note 4) 2,342 4,992 Property, plant and equipment (Note 8) 8,932 12,115 Goodwill (Note 9) - 4,940 Intangibles 284 327 Reclamation bond 7 7 ---------------------------TOTAL ASSETS $ 71,086 $ 93,322--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------LIABILITIESCurrent Trade and other payables (Note 12) $ 7,228 $ 8,211 Pension liabilities 625 619 Borrowings (Note 10) 3,182 5,298 --------------------------- 11,035 14,128Non-current liabilities Asset retirement obligations 620 588 Borrowings (Note 10) 1,947 4,801 Deferred tax 2,364 4,114 Pension liabilities 3,097 2,972 ---------------------------TOTAL LIABILITIES 19,063 26,603 ---------------------------EQUITY Share capital (Note 11) 82,687 81,626 Contributed surplus 9,968 9,364 Accumulated other comprehensive loss 206 (1,487) Deficit (40,838) (22,784) ---------------------------TOTAL EQUITY 52,023 66,719 ---------------------------TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $ 71,086 $ 93,322--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Corporate information and going concern (Note 1)

On behalf of the Board:

John Byrne Director, Abraham Jonker Director

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF LOSS - For the periods ended March 31(all tabular amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share figures)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Revenue $ 661 $ -Cost of sales (2,965) - -----------------------------Gross loss (2,304) - -----------------------------General and administrative expenses (Note 3) (1,857) (604)Impairment of assets (Note 9) (17,947) -Gain on revaluation of derivative liability - 339Gain on settlement of debt (Note 10) 2,376 - ----------------------------- (17,428) (265) -----------------------------Interest income 9 34Finance expense (184) (34) -----------------------------Net interest (expense) income (175) - -----------------------------Loss for the period before income tax (19,907) (265)Income tax recovery (expense) 1,853 - -----------------------------Loss for the period $ (18,054) $ (265)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Net loss per common share Basic and diluted $ (0.05) $ (0.00)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Weighted average number of common shares outstanding Basic and diluted 329,325,743 195,163,839--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS - For the periods ended March 31(all tabular amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Loss for the period $ (18,054) $ (265)Other comprehensive income (loss) Cumulative translation adjustment 1,693 (139) -----------------------------Other comprehensive income (loss) for the period 1,693 (139) -----------------------------Comprehensive loss for the period $ (16,361) $ (404)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.



INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY - For the periods ended March 31, 2013 & 2012(all tabular amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accumulated Number other of Share Contributed comprehensive Total shares capital surplus income Deficit Equity----------------------------------------------------------------------------Balance - January 1, 2012 195,164 $57,577 $ 2,792 $ (153) $(17,432) $ 42,784Net loss for the period - - - - (265) (265)Other comprehensive income - - - (139) - (139) -------------------------------------------------------------- - - - (139) (265) (404) --------------------------------------------------------------Employee share options granted - - 27 - - 27 --------------------------------------------------------------Balance - March 31, 2012 195,164 $57,577 $ 2,819 $ (292) $(17,697) $ 42,407--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Balance - January 1, 2013 325,569 $81,626 $ 9,364 $ (1,487) $(22,784) $ 66,719Net loss for the period - - - - (18,054) (18,054)Other comprehensive income - - - 1,693 - 1,693 -------------------------------------------------------------- - - - 1,693 (18,054) (16,361) --------------------------------------------------------------Issue of shares 17,479 1,061 - - - 1,061Issue of convertible debt - - 604 - - 604 --------------------------------------------------------------Balance - March 31, 2013 343,048 $82,687 $ 9,968 $ 206 $(40,838) $ 52,023--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS - For the periods ended March 31(all tabular amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------OPERATING ACTIVITIES Loss for the period $ (18,054) $ (265) Add items not affecting cash Depletion, depreciation and amortisation 81 5 Impairment charge 17,947 Share-based compensation - 27 Gain on revaluation of derivative liability - (339) Gain on settlement of debt (2,376) - Deferred income tax recovery (1,853) - Accretion expense 218 10 Unrealized foreign exchange (gains) losses 52 (41) ----------------------------- (3,985) (603) Changes in non-cash working capital balances related to operations Trade and other receivables 297 (477) Prepaid expenses 152 33 Inventories (130) 42 Trade and other payables (765) 144 -----------------------------Cash used in by operating activities (4,431) (861) -----------------------------INVESTING ACTIVITIES Mineral properties (2,484) (3,605) Property, plant and equipment (368) (582) Intangibles - (48) Business combination - (1,303) Reclamation bonds - 2 Short term investments 4,000 4,550 -----------------------------Cash used in investing activities 1,148 (986) -----------------------------FINANCING ACTIVITIES Repayment of debt (1,283) - -----------------------------Cash generated by financing activities (1,283) - -----------------------------Net increase (decrease) in cash for the period (4,566) (1,847)Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 4,773 2,655Exchange gains/(losses) on cash and cash equivalents 21 - -----------------------------Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 228 $ 808--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Supplemental cash flow information - Note 13

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

NOTES TO THE INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the periods ended March 31, 2013 and 2012

(all tabular amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars except per share figures and unless otherwise noted)

1 Corporate information and going concern

EastCoal Inc. (the "Company") was incorporated on December 15, 1986 under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, CANADA. Its principal business activity is the acquisition and development of mineral properties and its registered address is 20th floor, 250 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA, V6C 3R8 and its head office is located at Suite 130, 889 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA, V7P 3S1.

The Company is focused on the Verticalnaya Mine located in the Donbass Region of Ukraine. The Verticalnaya Mine is an advanced anthracite coal project in the construction phase. Recovery of the carrying value of the Verticalnaya assets depends on the attainment of profitable production on time and within budget, its profitable disposition or the introduction of a joint venture partner. The Company also owns the Menzhinsky Mine and wash plant, but due to operational failure and ongoing technical challenges the Board of Directors resolved on May 22, 2013 to place Inter-Invest LLC ("Inter-Invest"), the wholly owned subsidiary that owns the Menzhinsky operations, into administration and/or liquidation.

The Company has experienced recurring operating losses and has accumulated a deficit of $40,838,550 at March 31, 2013. For the period ended March 31, 2013 the Company incurred a loss of $18,054,609 and used cash in operating activities totaling $4,430,592. The Company had cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments of $1,228,367 and a working capital deficit of $7,782,265 at March 31, 2013. Working capital is defined as current assets less current liabilities and provides a measure of the Company's ability to settle liabilities that are due within one year with assets that are also expected to be converted into cash within one year. The Company is presently in the final stages of completing an equity fundraising, principally with institutional investors and expects, very shortly, to be able make a further announcement in this regard. The Board is confident that the completion of that fundraising, combined with the closure of the Menzhinsky operations, is expected to provide the Company with sufficient working capital for a 12 month period.

The Company's continued operations are dependent upon the Verticalnaya mine being brought into production on budget and on time. The Company does not have any financing facilities in place and would be dependent on its ability to raise additional funding in the event of significant delays or cost overruns at Verticalnaya. Although the directors believe that the Company should be able to secure the current equity fundraising as well as future additional fundraising as required, there are no assurances that the Company will be successful in achieving these goals. These consolidated financial statements do not include adjustments to the amounts and classifications of assets and liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. These adjustments may be material.

2 Basis of presentation

These interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting ("IAS 34") and follow the same accounting policies and methods of application as contained in the annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012 with the exception of those outlined below. Accordingly, they should be read in conjunction with the Company's most recent annual financial statements. These interim condensed consolidated financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on May 27, 2013.

2.1 New IFRS Pronouncements

The accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the interim condensed consolidated financial statements are consistent with those followed in the preparation of the Company's annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012, except for the adoption of new standards and interpretations effective as of January 1, 2013.

IFRS 7, "Financial instruments: Disclosure" has been amended to require additional disclosure on offsetting of financial assets and financial liabilities.

IFRS 13, "Fair Value Measurement" sets out in a single IFRS a framework for measuring fair value. IFRS 13 defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. This definition of fair value emphasizes that fair value is a market-based measurement, not an entity-specific measurement. In addition, IFRS 13 also requires specific disclosures about fair value measurement.

Amendments to IAS 19, "Employee Benefits" outlines the accounting requirements for employee benefits, including short-term benefits (e.g. wages and salaries, annual leave), post-employment benefits such as retirement benefits, other long-term benefits (e.g. long service leave) and termination benefits.

There was no material impact on the consolidated financial statements from the adoption of any of these accounting pronouncements.

Several other new standards and amendments apply for the first time in 2013. However, they do not impact the annual consolidated financial statements of the Company or the interim condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company.

3 Expenses by Nature

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, March 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Employee benefit expense $ 1,762 $ 52Consulting and professional fees 1,032 323Materials 1,028 -Depreciation, amortisation and depletion 140 5Mine lease payments 205 -Other 655 224 -------------------------Total cost of sales, general and administrative expenses $ 4,822 $ 604 ------------------------- -------------------------



4 Inventory

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, December 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Consumables and spares $ 1,012 $ 856Coal stockpile 789 832Coal inventory 81 81Impairment (Note 9) (783) - ---------------------------- 1,099 1,769Non-current coal stockpile 5,196 4,992Impairment (Note 9) (2,854) - ---------------------------- $ 3,441 $ 6,761 ---------------------------- ----------------------------



The cost of inventories recognized as an expense and included in cost of sales amounted to $2,965,520 (2012 - $nil).

5 Short term investments

At March 31, 2013, the Company's short term investments consist of a guaranteed investment certificate, which is redeemable, in whole or in part, at any time, as detailed in the table below.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Expiry Date Interest rate At Mar 31, 2013 At Dec 31, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------December 27, 2013 Prime rate less 1.95% 1,000 5,000---------------------------------------------------------------------------- $ 1,000 $ 5,000--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The Prime rate above refers to the prime lending rate for Canadian dollar loans to borrowers in Canada offered by the Company's Canadian bank.

6 Trade and other receivables

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, December 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Trade receivables $ 292 $ 792Other receivables 867 508Impairment (Note 9) (567) - ---------------------------- $ 592 $ 1,300 ---------------------------- ----------------------------



As of March 31, 2013, trade receivables relate entirely to sales of coal to the Company's sole customer, MetInvest Holding LLC.

7 Mineral properties

7.1 Verticalnaya Coal Mine, Ukraine

Detailed costs to date:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, December 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Verticalnaya Coal Mine, Ukraine Mineral property Balance, beginning of period $ 16,417 $ 16,816 Mine license (4) (15) Change due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations 459 (384) ----------------------------- Balance, end of period $ 16,872 $ 16,417 ----------------------------- Capitalized costs Balance, beginning of period $ 31,579 $ 17,507 Lease and other costs 2,395 13,307 Interest and accretion expense on convertible debt 97 1,160 Change due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations 872 (395) ----------------------------- Balance, end of period $ 34,943 $ 31,579 -----------------------------Verticalnaya Coal Mine, Ukraine - Balance, end of period $ 51,815 $ 47,996--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The Verticalnaya Coal Mine is an anthracite coal mine located on the Eastern side of Ukraine. The Company acquired the rights to Verticalnaya in 2009.

7.2 Menzhinsky Coal Mine, Ukraine

Detailed costs to date:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, December 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Menzhinsky Coal Mine, Ukraine Mineral property Balance, beginning of period $ 9,622 $ - Acquisition through business combination - 9,953 Depletion (7) (31) Change due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations 265 (300) Impairment charge (Note 9) (5,427) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Menzhinsky Coal Mine, Ukraine - Balance, end of period $ 4,453 $ 9,622--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The Menzhinsky Coal Mine is an underground metallurgical coal mine also located on the Eastern side of Ukraine. The Company impaired the carrying value of the mine in the period ended March 31, 2013 to bring it down to its recoverable amount. Details are disclosed in Note 9.

8 Property, plant and equipment

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Assets under Buildings Equipment Vehicles construction Total -------------------------------------------------------Year ended December 31, 2012At January 1, 2012 $ 1,132 $ 2,064 $ 256 $ 1,322 $ 4,774Additions 99 $ 1,437 - 3,332 4,868Business combination 987 1,318 31 1,320 3,656Commissioned - 3,746 - (3,746) -Disposals - (3) - - (3)Depreciation (118) (947) (39) - (1,104)Change due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations (43) (11) (4) (18) (76)----------------------------------------------------------------------------At December 31, 2012 $ 2,057 $ 7,604 $ 244 $ 2,210 $12,115----------------------------------------------------------------------------At December 31, 2012Cost 2,616 9,470 487 2,210 14,783Accumulated depreciation (559) (1,866) (243) - (2,668)----------------------------------------------------------------------------Net book value $ 2,057 $ 7,604 $ 244 $ 2,210 $12,115--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Period ended March 31, 2013At January 1, 2013 $ 2,057 $ 7,604 $ 244 $ 2,210 $12,115Additions - 253 - 114 367Commissioned - - - - -Disposals - (287) - - (287)Depreciation (34) (187) (12) - (233)Change due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations 57 209 7 61 334Impairment (Note 9) (642) (1,298) (121) (1,303) (3,364)----------------------------------------------------------------------------At March 31, 2013 $ 1,438 $ 6,294 $ 118 $ 1,082 $ 8,932----------------------------------------------------------------------------At March 31, 2013Cost 2,689 9,692 500 2,385 15,266Accumulated depreciation (609) (2,100) (261) - (2,970)Impairment (Note 9) (642) (1,298) (121) (1,303) (3,364)----------------------------------------------------------------------------Net book value $ 1,438 $ 6,294 $ 118 $ 1,082 $ 8,932--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Of the depreciation of $232,871 (2012 - $118,768) for the period ended March 31, 2013, $66,210 (2012 - $nil) was charged to the statement of loss as part of Cost of Sales, $2,504 (2012 - $218) was charged to the statement of loss as part of Depreciation, and $164,157 (2012 - $118,550) was capitalized to mineral properties.

9 Impairment

On May 22, 2013 the Board of directions resolved to place Inter-Invest, the wholly owned subsidiary of EastCoal Inc., that owns and operated the Menzhinsky Mine and wash plant, into administration and/or liquidation. The reason for the board decision was the continued geological and technical challenges at these operations and the resulting operating losses that the Company could no longer afford. As a result, the asset value of Inter-Invest was impaired to a net asset value of nil to reflect the Board's view that the Company will not be able to gain any surplus value from the administration and/or liquidation process, nor will any of the Inter-Invest liabilities revert to other EastCoal Group companies.

The impairment charge applied to the assets of Inter-Invest in the three month period ended March 31, 2013 was $17,947,180 and was allocated to the assets of Inter-Invest as follows:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Inter-Invest----------------------------------------------------------------------------Period ended March 31, 2013Goodwill $ 5,076Trade and other receivables 567Inventories 783Mineral properties 5,427Non-current inventory 2,854Property, plant and equipment 3,364Intangibles 40----------------------------------------------------------------------------Impairment recognized at March 31, 2013 $ 18,111Change due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations (164)----------------------------------------------------------------------------Impairment Charge $ 17,947--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



10 Borrowings

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, December 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------CurrentConvertible debentures $ - $ 2,196Other loans 3,182 3,102 --------------------------- $ 3,182 $ 5,298 --------------------------- ---------------------------Non-currentConvertible debentures $ 977 $ 3,334Other loans 970 1,467 --------------------------- $ 1,947 $ 4,801 --------------------------- ---------------------------



10.1 Convertible debentures

10.1.1 Surrey Dynamics

On November 26, 2009, the Company acquired a 49% interest in East Coal Company from Surrey Dynamics Limited ("Surrey Dynamics") of the United Kingdom. Consideration paid was 5,000,000 common shares and an unsecured, three year, convertible US$3,000,000 debenture ("Original Debenture"), maturing on 26 November 2012 ("Original Maturity Date").

The debenture could be converted at any time during the term into 8.0 million common shares of the Company at a conversion price of US$0.3739. The principal amount bore interest at the rate of 2% over the three month USD Libor rate per annum, payable quarterly.

As the debenture was considered to be a compound financial instrument, the principal amount was allocated between liability and equity components. The equity component was determined to be a derivative liability as the conversion price of the loan is denominated in a currency other than the Company's functional currency. The fair value of the equity component was initially valued at issuance at $2,476,000 using the Black-Scholes option pricing model assuming a risk free rate of 1.88%, expected life of 3 years, volatility of 183.66% and share price of US$0.35. The debt component was initially valued at $702,500 and was accreted up to the principal balance over the term of the debenture using the effective interest method.

On November 26, 2012, by way of a Supplemental Indenture (the "Supplemental Indenture"), the Company and Surrey Dynamics amended the Original Debenture to extend the Original Maturity Date to December 17, 2012 at which point the Company would repay US$1,500,000 and enter into a new debenture for US$1,500,000 plus outstanding accrued interest on the Original Debenture (the "New Debenture"). Further on December 14, 2012, the Company paid US$800,000, plus a financing charge of $50,000, to Surrey Dynamics and agreed to extend the Original Maturity Date to January 3, 2013, at which point the Company made further payment of US$700,000 to Surrey Dynamics.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Debt DerivativeConvertible debenture component liability Total----------------------------------------------------------------------------Balance at January 1, 2012 $ 1,949 $ 1,146 $ 3,095Interest accreted 1,102 - 1,102Interest capitalised 17 - 17Principal repayment (800) - (800)Gain on revaluation - (1,146) (1,146)Foreign exchange change upon conversion of USD (72) - (72) --------------------------------------------Balance at December 31, 2012 $ 2,196 $ - $ 2,196Interest capitalised - - -Principal repayment (689) - (689)Conversion to New Debenture (1,499) - (1,499)Foreign exchange change upon conversion of USD (8) - (8) --------------------------------------------Balance at March 31, 2013 $ - $ - $ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



On January 3, 2013, following the repayment of US$700,000 to Surrey Dynamics, the Company and Surrey Dynamics rolled over the outstanding balance of the Original Debenture (US$1,517,174) into a new convertible debenture for a term of 2 years, an interest rate of 10%, and a conversion price of $0.23 per share ("New Debenture"). The remaining terms of the New Debenture are the same as the Original Debenture.

Under the terms of the convertible debenture, the Company may elect to prepay it prior to its maturity upon provision of 90 days written notice to the holder. Should the Company choose to issue prepayment of the debenture, Surrey Dynamics has the right to elect to (a) receive payment in cash of the principal amount and all unpaid accrued interest or (b) convert the principal and all unpaid accrued interest into common shares of the Company at a conversion price of $0.23 per share.

As the New Debenture is considered to be a compound financial instrument, the principal amount has been allocated between liability and equity components. The fair value of the equity component was valued at issuance at $614,817 using the Black-Scholes option pricing model assuming a risk free rate of 1.19%, expected life of 2 years, volatility of 80.25% and share price of $0.22. The debt component was initially valued at $902,357 and will accrete up to the principal balance over the term of the debenture using the effective interest method.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Convertible debenture Amount----------------------------------------------------------------------------Proceeds on issuance of debenture 902Interest accreted 59Foreign exchange change upon conversion of USD 16 -------------------------Balance at March 31, 2013 $ 977--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



10.1.2 Aponet

On May 31, 2012, the Company acquired a 100% interest in Inter-Invest Coal LLC ("Inter-Invest") from Aponet Enterprises Limited ("Aponet") of Cyprus. Consideration paid was 4,000,000 common shares, $2 million cash, options to purchase 4,000,000 common shares of the Company at a price of $0.70 and an unsecured, four-year, convertible $4,000,000 debenture. The debenture may be converted at any time during the term into 6,153,846 common shares of the Company at a conversion price of $0.65. The principal amount bears interest at the rate of 2% over the three month USD Libor rate per annum, payable quarterly.

As the debenture is considered to be a compound financial instrument, the principal amount has been allocated between liability and equity components. The debt component was initially valued at $3,091,684 and will accrete up to the principal balance over the term of the debenture using the effective interest method. The fair value of the equity component was valued at issuance at $908,316 using the Black-Scholes option pricing model assuming a risk free rate of 1.34%, expected life of 4 years, volatility of 73.22% and share price of $0.36.

On March 11, 2013 the Company and Aponet agreed to amend the conversion price of the convertible debenture in Note 10.1 from $0.65 to $0.23 per share and to convert the debenture into 17,391,305 common shares, effective March 12, 2013. The market price on the date of conversion was $0.06 and this resulted in a gain on settlement of $2,375,644. Accordingly, no liability remained at March 31, 2013.

Convertible debenture Amount----------------------------------------------------------------------------Proceeds on issuance of debenture 3,092Interest accreted 327Conversion to equity (3,419) --------------------------Balance at March 31, 2013 $ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



10.2 Other loans

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, December 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Inter-Invest loan $ 3,952 $ 4,369Directors' loan 200 200 --------------------------- $ 4,152 $ 4,569 --------------------------- ---------------------------



10.2.1 Inter-Invest loan

At acquisition, Inter-Invest had certain liabilities owing to a Ukrainian financial institution. The loan is unsecured, repayable in quarterly instalments of US$583,333 and bears no interest.

As long as Inter-Invest continues to meet its repayment obligations, the last payment is due on September 30, 2014. In the event that Inter-Invest does not pay the loan instalments up to September 30, 2014, an additional US$4,213,376 will become due and payable by Inter-Invest.

10.2.2 Directors' Loan

On November 28, 2012 three of the Company's directors agreed to provide bridging finance to the Company for general working capital. The loan amounted to $600,000 with a term of 12 months. The loan bore an interest rate of 12.0% per annum compounded annually and payable at the time that the principal becomes due and payable.

In order to secure the performance of the Company's obligations to the lenders under the loan agreement, the Company executed GSAs, pursuant to which the Company granted to the lenders security interests in all present and future undertaking and property, both real and personal located in the province of British Columbia, of the Company, as described in the GSA.

On December 31, 2012, $400,000 plus accrued interest of $4,077 was repaid to two of the directors. As at March 31, 2013, $200,000 of the $600,000 loan was payable and is included in borrowings.

11 Share capital

11.1 Share issue

On January 3, 2013, the Company issued 88,271 common shares priced at $.193675 per share as full settlement for $17,095.89 of accrued interest due pursuant to the terms of a $2,000,000 loan provided by Salida Capital LP to the Company.

11.2 Conversion of Convertible Debt

On March 12, 2013, the Company reached an agreement with Aponet Enterprises Limited to amend the $0.65 conversion price of its US$4 million debenture, issued as part of the acquisition of Inter Invest, to CDN$0.23, and to convert the debenture into 17,391,305 common shares of EastCoal Inc. effective on that date. The closing market price of the company's shares on the day of the conversion was $0.06.

11.3 Warrants

At March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 the following share purchase warrants were outstanding:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Expiry Date Exercise Price March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------May 31, 2014 $ 0.70 4,000,000 4,000,000May 31, 2015 $ 0.35 2,916,000 2,916,000May 31, 2015 $ 0.55 48,600,000 48,600,000---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 55,516,000 55,516,000--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



11.4 Stock options

The Company has established a stock option plan (the "Plan") to provide incentives to employees, directors, officers, and consultants to carry out the business of the Company. The Board of Directors may grant up to a total of 25,009,244 options, not to exceed 20% of the issued and outstanding capital stock to employees, directors, officers, and consultants. The maximum term of any option is ten years. The exercise price of an option is fixed at the time of grant and is not less than the closing price on the TSX-V on the last trading day preceding the grant date, less any discounts permitted by the TSX-V.

At March 31, 2013, a total of 10,075,000 options had been granted to directors, officers, employees and consultants under the Plan, and were outstanding as summarized below:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012 ------------------------------------------------------ Weighted Weighted Average Average Number Exercise Number Exercise of Shares Price of Shares Price----------------------------------------------------------------------------Opening balance 10,075,000 $ 0.45 7,225,000 $ 0.48 Granted - - 3,650,000 0.42 Exercised - - - - Expired - - (300,000) 0.75 ------------------------------------------------------Ending balance 10,075,000 $ 0.45 10,075,000 $ 0.45----------------------------------------------------------------------------Options exercisable 10,075,000 $ 0.45 10,075,000 $ 0.45--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



All stock options have exercise prices that are higher or equal to market prices at the date of grant.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Number NumberExpiry Date Outstanding Exercisable----------------------------------------------------------------------------June 24, 2013 1,500,000 1,500,000September 15, 2014 1,975,000 1,975,000July 27, 2015 1,200,000 1,200,000February 4, 2016 750,000 750,000March 14, 2016 750,000 750,000July 6, 2016 750,000 750,000January 19, 2017 150,000 150,000May 31, 2017 3,500,000 3,500,000---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10,575,000 10,575,000--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



12 Related party transactions

During the period ended March 31, 2013, the Company paid $15,000 (2012 - $8,550) for office costs, of which $nil (2012 - $6,000) was paid to a company with a director in common and $15,000 (2012 - $2,550) was paid to a director.

Consulting fees totalling $118,525 (2012 - $60,102) to directors and officers of the Company, of which $nil (2012 - $18,042) was capitalized to the Verticalnaya mine project and $118,525 (2012 - $42,060) was expensed.

Included in accounts payable and accrued liabilities is a total of $101,439 (March 31, 2012 - $78,383) due to related parties for office costs, directors' fees, and consulting fees and expenses. The amounts due to related parties are unsecured, non-interest bearing and have no specific terms of repayment.

13 Supplemental cash flow information

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For the three months ended March 31, March 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Cash paid during the period for: Interest paid $ 42 $ 20 Interest received 1 20 Income taxes paid - -Non-cash financing and investing activities: Share-based compensation included in mine/deferred costs - - Mine/deferred costs included in accounts payable - 125 Share issuance costs included in accounts payable - -



14 Segmented information

The Company's Verticalnaya and Menzhinsky mines are operated as separate business units and are considered to be distinct operating segments based on geographic location. The Company's identifiable property, plant and equipment are located primarily in Ukraine. Geographic information is as follows:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For the three months ended March 31, March 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Revenue Menzhinsky $ 661 $ -(Loss) income for the period Verticalnaya $ (38) (16) Menzhinsky (18,745) - Corporate 729 (249) ----------------------------- (18,054) (265)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 31, December 31, 2013 2012----------------------------------------------------------------------------Mineral properties Verticalnaya $ 51,815 $ 47,996 Menzhinsky 4,453 9,622 --------------------------- 56,268 57,618 --------------------------- ---------------------------Coal Stockpile - Menzhinsky (long term) $ 2,342 $ 4,992Property, plant & equipment Verticalnaya $ 6,160 $ 5,886 Menzhinsky 2,760 6,222 Corporate 12 7 --------------------------- 8,932 12,115 --------------------------- ---------------------------Intangibles Verticalnaya $ 5 $ 6 Menzhinsky 32 70 Corporate 247 251 --------------------------- 284 327 --------------------------- ---------------------------Goodwill - Menzhinsky $ - $ 4,940Reclamation bond - Corporate $ 7 $ 7Current assets Verticalnaya $ 654 $ 1,309 Menzhinsky 1,237 2,933 Corporate 1,362 9,081 --------------------------- 3,253 13,323 --------------------------- ---------------------------Total assets Verticalnaya $ 58,634 $ 55,198 Menzhinsky 10,824 28,778 Corporate 1,628 9,346 --------------------------- 71,086 93,322 --------------------------- ---------------------------Total liabilities Verticalnaya $ 5,698 $ 5,962 Menzhinsky $ 10,824 $ 12,242 Corporate 2,541 8,399 --------------------------- $ 19,063 $ 26,603--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



15 Subsequent Events

15.1 Private Placement

The Company is presently in the final stages of completing an equity fundraising, principally with institutional investors and expects, very shortly, to be able make a further announcement in this regard. The Board is confident that the completion of this fundraising should provide the longer term financial solution required by the Company.

15.2 Insolvency of Inter-Invest Coal LLC

On May 22, 2013, after considering and exhausting all of its options with respect to Menzhinsky Mine and wash plant, the Board resolved to place Inter-Invest into administration and/or liquidation. This process will be carried out in accordance with the Law of Ukraine No. 2343 - XII dated 14 May 1992 "On Restoring of Debtor's Solvency or Declaring the Debtor Bankrupt", or such other legislation in force at such time.

Neither the 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.



Contacts:
EastCoal Inc.
Abraham Jonker
President
+1 (604) 681-8069
www.eastcoal.ca

Cenkos Securities plc
Ken Fleming/Alan Stewart/Derrick Lee
+44 (0) 131 220 6939

Tavistock Communications
Jos Simson/Emily Fenton/Mike Bartlett
+44 (0) 207 920 3150



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