People - July 2014

Donald RatliffDonald “Donnie” Ratliff has been named the new chairman of the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance Inc. Ratliff is vice president of state governmental affairs for Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Wyoming for Alpha Natural Resources.

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People - June 2014

Nick DeluliisCONSOL Energy announced that Nicholas J. DeIuliis has taken over as president and CEO. Former CEO, J.Brett Harvey, took the new position of executive chairman. In addition, DeIuliis was elected to CONSOL Energy’s Board of Directors. DeIuliis has served as president of CONSOL Energy since February 2011.

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People - May 2014

Peabody Energy, Chairman and CEO Gregory H. Boyce Peabody Energy has extended the term of employment for Chairman and CEO Gregory H. Boyce through June 30, 2015, as the next phase in the company’s executive succession planning process. President and COO Glenn Kellow recently assumed executive responsibility for corporate strategy, global analytics and business development, in addition to overseeing all aspects of the company’s global operations including worldwide sales and trading activities. Boyce continues his term as executive chairman through June 30, 2016.

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People - April 2014

Westmoreland, Keith AlessiExecutive Chairman Keith Alessi has reassumed the role of CEO of Westmoreland Coal Co. amid leadership changes pending its acquisition of Sherritt International’s Canadian assets. Alessi held the role for five years leading up to 2013. Richard Klingaman, meanwhile, reassumed his board chairman title. Klingaman was also chairman from 2009 to 2013, and has served as lead independent director since Q2 2013. Robert King has become president of U.S. operations. Alessi will become interim president for Canadian operations, too, directly overseeing the Canadian business transition.

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People - March 2014

Chairman Steven Leer will retire from Arch Coal’s board on April 24.

Steven Leer

Chairman Steven Leer will retire from Arch Coal’s board on April 24. Leer served as the CEO from 1997 to 2012, and as president of Arch Mineral Corp., a predecessor company, from 1992 to 1997. He was elected chairman in 2006. Wesley Taylor will succeed Leer as chairman. Taylor joined Arch’s board in 2005 and was elected lead independent director in 2013. Prior to joining the board, Taylor served as president of TXU Generation for 13 years and president of Dallas Power & Light for three years during a 38-year tenure with TXU. Executive Vice President and COO Paul Lang has been elected to the company’s board of directors. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the corporation’s executive vice president of operations and senior vice president of operations.

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