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SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries to Change Company Name to Clean Synthetic Technologies

PINGDINGSHAN, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/14 -- SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOK) ("the Company" or "SinoCoking"), a vertically-integrated coal and coke processor, today said that, subject to shareholder approval and satisfaction of applicable laws, it intends to change its name to Clean Synthetic Technologies Corp. The name reflects the Company's new emphasis on the large-scale production of clean-burning synthetic gas and other clean energy products. Concurrent with the name change, the Company expects to change its stock trading symbol on Nasdaq.

SinoCoking is currently in construction on a green facility for the conversion of carbon dioxide into synthetic gas (syngas), a fuel utilized to produce clean energy and a wide range of fertilizers, solvents and other industrial products. This facility, which is scheduled to begin operations in the fourth quarter, will produce as much as 25,000 cubic meters of syngas per hour, among the highest outputs in China.

"Clean Synthetic Technologies is more than just a new name. It is a new identity," said Chairman and CEO, Mr. Jianhua Lv.

"Going forward, we have two primary objectives. First, we will strive to become one of China's leading producers of clean energy products -- products capable of generating new streams of high-margin revenue for our Company and allowing it to grow and prosper as never before.

"Second, and no less important, we are determined to help our nation alleviate the pressing air pollution and global warming problems we face. As President Xi has stated, the time has come for China to begin replacing coal with a cleaner energy source. The clean-burning syngas we will soon be producing at our new facility has the potential to do exactly that. The result, we believe, will be a healthier environment for our citizens and their children for decades to come."

Mr. Lv said the Company will shortly issue an update on construction progress at the new facility.

About SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc.

SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc. (www.scokchina.com), a Florida corporation, is a vertically-integrated coal and coke processor that uses coal from both its own mines and that of third-party mines to produce basic and value-added coal products for steel manufacturers, power generators, and various industrial users. SinoCoking has been producing metallurgical coke since 2002, and acts as a key supplier to regional steel producers in central China. The company also produces and supplies thermal coal to its customers in central China. SinoCoking currently owns its assets and conducts its operations through its subsidiaries, Top Favour Limited and Pingdingshan Hongyuan Energy Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd., and its affiliated companies, Henan Province Pingdingshan Hongli Coal & Coke Co., Ltd., Baofeng Coking Factory, Baofeng Hongchang Coal Co., Ltd., Baofeng Hongguang Environment Protection Electricity Generating Co., Ltd., Zhonghong Energy Investment Company, Henan Hongyuan Coal Seam Gas Engineering Technology Co., Ltd., Baofeng Shuangri Coal Mining Co., Ltd., and Baofeng Xingsheng Coal Mining Co., Ltd.

For further information about SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc., please refer to our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, particularly as related to, among other things, the business plans of the Company, statements relating to goals, plans and projections regarding the Company's financial position and business strategy. The words or phrases "plans", "would be," "will allow," "intends to," "may result," "are expected to," "will continue," "anticipates," "expects," "estimate," "project," "indicate," "could," "potentially," "should," "believe," "think", "considers" or similar expressions are intended to identify "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements fall within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934 and are subject to the safe harbor created by these sections. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, involve known and unknown risks, a reliance on third parties for information, transactions or orders that may be cancelled, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in our industry, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results include risks and uncertainties related to the fluctuation of local, regional, and global economic conditions, the performance of management and our employees, our ability to obtain financing, competition, general economic conditions and other factors that are detailed in our periodic reports and on documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on such statements. The Company does not undertake, and the Company specifically disclaims any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statement. Actual results may differ materially from the Company's expectations and estimates.

The Company provides no assurances that any potential acquisitions will actually be consummated, or if consummated that such acquisitions will be on terms and conditions anticipated on the date of this press release, and the Company makes no assurances with regard to any results of any such acquisitions.


SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chemical Industries, Inc.
Song Lv
Chief Financial Officer
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