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Quarterly Activities Report
Quarterly Activities Report

Brisbane, Oct 31, 2012 AEST (ABN Newswire) - During the Reporting Period Bandanna Energy Limited (googlechartASX:BND) continued laying the foundations for the development of the Springsure Creek coal project and execution of its strategy to become Australia's next coal producer.

Key activities for the Reporting Period, with the strategic objective of bringing the underground Springsure Creek coal project into production in the second half of 2014, include:
- finalisation of agreements with Acacia Coal Limited (googlechartASX: AJC) for the development and operation of the Triumph Creek train loadout infrastructure
- acceptance of a senior secured debt facility with Credit Suisse for $67.3 million
- completion of consultants' input into the definitive feasibility study
- a significant JORC compliant Resource upgrade including a maiden Measured Resource
- preparation for submission of a replacement mining lease application over part of EPC 891
- continued development of Bandanna's agriculture strategy, with respected agricultural science input, to further improve surface level agriculture production in co-existence with underground coal mining at Springsure Creek
- committing investment to increasing agricultural production through improved irrigation infrastructure at Springsure Creek as part of the co-existence strategy,
together with release of the Company's Financial Reports and Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2012 and preparation for the Company's Annual General Meeting to be held on 15 November 2012.

The Company notes that during the Reporting Period, there was significant decline in current thermal coal prices. Notwithstanding this decline, Bandanna notes that Wood Mackenzie, one of the world's leading commodity analysts, predicts significant demand growth for the period from 2015 to 2030, leading to increased thermal coal prices in the long term.

Bandanna shares this view of long-term demand and, as outlined in the Company's 2012 Annual Report, remains fully committed to progressing development of the Springsure Creek Project for first coal production in the second half of 2014. First production will coincide with the completion of Stage 1 of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET).

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Bandanna Energy Limited
Michael Gray, CEO
T: +61-7-3041-4400
F: +61-7-3041-4444

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