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Challenger Signs LOI for the Sale of its Barito Coal Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/14 -- Challenger Deep Resources Corp. ("Challenger" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CDE) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding Letter of Intent ("LOI") for the sale of its Barito coal project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Under the terms of the LOI the purchaser, a private Australian company, will purchase all of the outstanding shares of PT Bestindo Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Challenger which holds all of the Corporations rights to the Barito project.

The purchase price under the LOI is $2 million (USD) payable as to $50,000 on signing of the LOI, $100,000 on signing the formal Conditional Share Purchase and Sale Agreement ("CSP&SA"), $150,000 within 60 days of signing the CSP&SA, $500,000 on preliminary forestry permit approval for the project and $1,200,000 on final approval of the forestry permit and commencement of commercial production. Challenger will also be granted a royalty of $2 (USD) per ton on all coal produced from the project lands and from lands within a 2 km area of interest surrounding the project lands in which the purchaser may acquire further coal rights.

Effective immediately, the purchaser has assumed responsibility for all ongoing expenses of PT Bestindo Energy and the Barito project.

As a consequence of its significant financial interest in the project going forward, Challenger will provide such advice to the purchaser in its development efforts as may be appropriate. Challenger will continue its efforts to finance or to find a joint venture partner for its Tabang coal project located in East Kalimantan, Indonesia and will continue to review business opportunities in both the resource and non-resource sectors.

About Challenger

Challenger Deep Resources Corp. is an exploration company focused on the Asian coal industry. Challenger's business plan is to acquire, explore and to bring its viable coal projects into production. Challenger has an experienced Indonesian exploration and mining team with offices in Calgary, Singapore and Jakarta.

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 of accuracy of this news release.


No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.


Statements in this press release may contain forward-looking information including, statements regarding exploration and production and marketing activities. Any statements that are contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Challenger. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include, granting of exploration and mining permits, surface access and other licenses from Indonesian regulatory authorities, exploration results, the continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions in North America and in the Asia Pacific region. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that the proposed exploration and development programs in Indonesia or other project acquisitions will be completed or, if completed, will be successful or that coal production and sale will be achieved. Readers are cautioned that there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource on either the ABBR license or the KEM license and that it is uncertain when or if the Barito Project will be put into production.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Challenger does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by securities law.

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