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09/13/16Arch Coal Plan of Reorganization Confirmed by Court
Expects to Emerge from Chapter 11 in the Coming Weeks ST. LOUIS , Sept. 13, 2016 -- Arch Coal, Inc. ("Arch" or the "company") today announced that, just over eight months after filing for Chapter 11, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has confirmed its Amended Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan"). Arch expects to emerge from bankruptcy in early October. "The Court's confirmation of our Plan is the final legal step in our successful fina... 
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09/09/16Arch Continues Teacher Recognition Programs in West Virginia, Wyoming
ST. LOUIS , Sept. 9, 2016- Arch Coal kicked off its signature Teacher Achievement Awards Program today in West Virginia and Wyoming . It is the longest-running, privately sponsored teacher recognition program in both states. "Arch Coal relies on superior classroom teachers to engage and instruct their students so they will become leaders in the workforce, pillars of our communities and well-rounded citizens of our nation," said Deck Slone, senior vice president of Arch C... 
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09/06/16Arch Coal Announces Proposed Board of Directors
Board to Consist of Seven Highly-Qualified and Experienced Executives ST. LOUIS, September 6, 2016 – Arch Coal, Inc. today announced the proposed composition of its new board of directors. Subject to the Court's confirmation of the company's Plan of Reorganization, the term of the new board members will begin upon the company's emergence from Chapter 11.In addition to John W. Eaves, Arch's chief executive officer, the Arch board will be comprised of the following six directors: Patrick J.... 
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07/25/16Arch Coal’s Coal Creek and West Elk Mines Earn Top Safety Awards Among Mines in Eight States
ST. LOUIS, July 25, 2016 – Arch Coal today announced that Thunder Basin Coal Company’s Coal Creek mine and Mountain Coal Company’s West Elk mine recently received major multi-state safety awards from the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute (RMCMI). Coal Creek mine received the RMCMI 2015 Safety Award among small surface mines for achieving a perfect safety record. Coal Creek employees worked 310,145 hours with a lost-time incident rate of zero, compared to the national surface coal avera... 
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07/08/16Arch Coal Disclosure Statement Approved By Court
ST. LOUIS, July 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. ("Arch" or the "company") today announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has approved the Disclosure Statement filed in connection with the company's proposed Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan"). With this approval, Arch can begin to solicit approval of the Plan from its creditors. A hearing to consider confirmation of the Plan by the Bankruptcy Court is scheduled to commence on September 13. ... 
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07/05/16Arch Coal Announces Global Settlement That Facilitates Consensual Completion of Financial Restructuring
ST. LOUIS – July 5, 2016 – Arch Coal, Inc. ("Arch" or the "company") today announced that it has secured a global settlement with certain of its senior secured lenders that hold more than 66 2/3% of its first lien term loan and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (the "UCC"). The company has filed an amended Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan") that incorporates and implements the global settlement and a related Disclosure Statement with the United States Bankruptcy Court for ... 
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06/21/16Arch Coal's Thunder Basin Honored with Top Safety and Reclamation Awards in Wyoming
ST. LOUIS, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. today announced that its Thunder Basin Coal Company subsidiary recently earned top honors for reclamation excellence from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and for surface mine safety from the State Mine Inspector at the Annual Wyoming Mining Association Convention held on June 17.  The 2015 State of Wyoming Reclamation Award was presented to Thunder Basin's Black Thunder mine for its strong reclamation management... 
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06/15/16Arch Coal Files Amended Plan of Reorganization and Disclosure Statement
ST. LOUIS, June 15, 2016 -- Arch Coal, Inc. ("Arch" or the "company") today announced that it has filed an amended Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan") and a related Disclosure Statement with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The Plan is supported by certain of the company's senior secured lenders that hold more than 66 2/3% of its first lien term loan.  "The filing of this amended Plan moves Arch another significant step closer to a successful com... 
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05/25/1613 Wyoming Teachers Receive 2016 Arch Coal Golden Apple Certificates
Wright, Wyo., May 25, 2016 – Golden Apple Awards certificates were presented to 13 excellent classroom teachers today by the Arch Coal Foundation. The Golden Apples are part of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards program, which recently recognized 10 outstanding Wyoming teachers with its top honor. Golden Apple recipients earned finalist status in the program, distinguishing them among the top tier of the 2016 nominees."Wyoming is fortunate to have many excellent classroom teachers,"... 
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05/19/16Arch Coal Foundation Awards Scholarships to 11 High School Graduates
ST. LOUIS, May 19, 2016 – The Arch Coal Foundation announced today that 11 high school graduating seniors were chosen as 2016 Arch Coal Scholars. Each student will receive a $2,000 annual scholarship to an accredited college or university for up to four years."We are pleased to introduce the 2016 class of Arch Coal Scholars," said John W. Eaves, Arch Coal chairman and chief executive officer. "The scholarship program is an important piece of the company's efforts to provide quality educati... 
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05/12/16Arch Coal Honors 10 Wyoming Classroom Teachers
ST. LOUIS, May 12, 2016 – The Arch Coal Foundation recently named 10 exceptional Wyoming classroom teachers as recipients of the prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award. It is Wyoming's longest-running, privately sponsored teacher recognition program, now in its 16th year.The announcement was made by John W. Eaves, Arch Coal's chairman and chief executive officer. Each recipient was honored at a special assembly held in front of students and faculty at his or her individual school... 
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04/19/16West Virginia Teachers Honored with 2016 Arch Coal Golden Apple Awards
Charleston, W.Va., April 19, 2016 – The Arch Coal Foundation presented 11 West Virginia teachers today with its Golden Apple Award. The Golden Apple Awards are part of the Arch Coal Foundation's prestigious teacher recognition program, which recently honored 10 outstanding West Virginia classroom teachers with its highest award – the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award. Golden Apple Award recipients earned finalist status in the program, distinguishing them as being in the top tier of the 201... 
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03/28/16Arch Coal Honors 10 West Virginia Classroom Teachers
ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2016 – The Arch Coal Foundation recently named 10 exceptional West Virginia classroom teachers as recipients of the prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award. It is West Virginia's longest-running, privately sponsored teacher recognition program, now in its 28th year. The announcement was made by John W. Eaves, Arch Coal's chairman and chief executive officer. Each award recipient was honored at a special assembly held in front of students and faculty at his or her in... 
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03/10/16Arch Coal Suspends Permitting Efforts for Otter Creek Reserves
Emphasizes focus on core assets ST. LOUIS, March 10, 2016 – Arch Coal, Inc. today announced that it is suspending efforts to secure a mining permit for the Otter Creek coal reserves near Ashland in southeastern Montana, due to capital constraints, near-term weakness in coal markets and an extended and uncertain permitting outlook.Arch secured lease rights to approximately 8,300 acres of state-owned minerals in the Otter Creek area in 2010. Since that time, Arch has engaged state regulator... 
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01/28/16Arch Coal Achieves Record Safety and Environmental Performance
Earns top West Virginia honors; Garners 14 state awards overallST. LOUIS, January 28, 2016 – Arch Coal, Inc. today announced that it set new records in safety and environmental performance in 2015, surpassing the company's previous best-in-class performance. Arch's total incident rate was 0.99 incidents per 200,000 hours worked – a 10 percent improvement over 2014 – ranking Arch first among its diversified industry peers. Arch also achieved its best year on record for Surface Mining Contr... 
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01/12/16Arch Coal Receives Court Approval of "First Day" Motions to Support Business
Obtains interim approval of $275 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing Mining operations and customer shipments to continue in the ordinary course ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. ("Arch" or the "company") (NYSE: ACI) today announced that the company has received approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri for all of its First Day motions related to its Chapter 11 restructuring. Collectively, the First Day orders... 
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01/11/16Arch Coal Reaches Agreement with Senior Lenders to Restructure Balance Sheet and Reduce Debt
Elects to file Chapter 11 reorganization to facilitate financial restructuring Mining operations and customer shipments to continue uninterrupted Company has sufficient liquidity to support mining activities throughout restructuring process ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. ("Arch" or the "company") (NYSE: ACI) today announced that it has reached an agreement with a majority of the lenders under its $1.9 billion first lien financing facility to significantly ... 
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