L&L Responds to GeoInvesting Article

SEATTLE, January 17, 2012.  L & L Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLEN) (“L&L” or the “Company”), a U.S. based company since 1995
with coal mining and distribution businesses in southwest China, announced today it reaffirms its ownership in Ping Yi Mine (“Ping Yi”)
and states it has not posted Ping Yi for sale.  

A GeoInvesting blog/article recently cites three questions, regarding ownership of Ping Yi, availability of Ping Yi for sale, and coal
production at DaPuAn Mine (“DaPuAn”).

Regarding ownership, the Company reaffirms its ownership rights in Ping Yi Mine.  As the Company has disclosed in its most recent
10-K, “effective November 1, 2009, KMC (a wholly owned subsidiary of L&L) through its subsidiary Baoxing Co., entered into an
agreement to acquire 100% of Ping Yi mine operations.”  The disclosure is consistent with both legal opinion (issued by a large and
reputable law firm in China) and audit opinion (issued by an independent auditing firm after its FY 2011 year-end audit on the

Ed Moy, L&L Board Director and Vice President commented, “Last April, I led investors on a tour of our operations in Yunnan and
Guizhou Provinces of China, which included a visit to Ping Yi Mine.  Investors had a chance to meet and talk with our staff and local
mine management. I can therefore confirm our ownership of Ping Yi Mine.”

Regarding the sale notices mentioned by GeoInvesting in its article, the Company never authorized or prepared such sale notices.  
Accordingly, the Company does not know the source of such notices.

As stated in the Company’s last quarterly report, an accident that happened at a mine not owned by L&L (located a few miles from
DaPuAn) had caused DaPuAn to be temporarily idled.  The Company is currently working with the local government to reach full
production.  However, due to the way local governments and agencies operate, it is often extremely difficult to predict the overall
impact of any governmentally initiated interruption on coal production.  Therefore, as already stated in our most recent 10-Q, “we
believe that the Company will continue to experience periodic to frequent idling or production slowdowns until the consolidation
process reaches critical mass and closes down small or high risk mines that were not acquired by a consolidator.”

Dickson Lee, Chairman and CEO of L&L further commented, “L&L made an officer available to GeoInvesting for interview and also
offered to answer GeoInvesting’s questions directed to me in writing.  But GeoInvesting refused and insisted on speaking with me
personally, at a time when I have been traveling extensively in Asia and frequently in very remote mining areas.”

Given that GeoInvesting has made publication without proper verification, the Company with due respect, does not plan to respond to
any of GeoInvesting’s future publications.  

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained words that are not historical fact, including statements related to Company's future performance, are all
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and involve a number of risks
and uncertainties. Actual results of the future events described in this document could differ materially due to numerous factors and
other made by the company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other than as required under the securities laws, the
Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements

L&L Energy, Inc.
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