The annual program recognizes exemplary industry leadership around the world. A panel of international judges selected Peabody as Energy Company of the Year for its “best-in-class performance, demonstration of a corporate philosophy that is fast-moving, adaptive and forward-thinking and for its perseverance in a time when competitors are faltering and its powerful position as demand for coal continues to grow.” The judges credited Boyce as being “the driving force behind the best coal company in the industry, one that is surviving and thriving in a challenging market. Under Boyce’s leadership, Peabody has demonstrated success across multiple market environments and expanded globally to access higher-growth markets.

The company made significant investments in the low-cost, higher-growth U.S. Powder River and Illinois basins, completed a series of acquisitions in Australia and expanded its global reach through its trading and business development activities.