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Arch Coal Foundation Honors Eight Area Teachers with Golden Apple Awards Certificates

PRICE, Utah, May 21, 2013 - The Arch Coal Foundation honored eight Utah classroom teachers today with Golden Apple Awards certificates.

The Golden Apple Awards are part of the Arch Coal Foundation's Teacher Achievement Awards program, which honored five outstanding Utah teachers earlier this month. Golden Apple Award recipients earned finalist status in the program, distinguishing them as the top tier of the 2013 nominees along with those recognized as Teacher Achievement Award recipients.

This is the seventh year of the foundation's teacher recognition program in Carbon, Emery, Sanpete and Sevier counties, which surround the Skyline, Sufco and Dugout Canyon mines operated by Canyon Fuel Company, a subsidiary of Arch Coal.

"We are proud to recognize these outstanding teachers and all they do for the children of our communities," said Rick Parkins, general manager of the Dugout Canyon mine. "We admire the dedication of the Golden Apple recipients."

Educators are nominated for the awards by members of the public and selected by a panel of previous award winners. Honorees receive certificates of achievement.

Teachers receiving Golden Apple Awards are:

Paul Allred North Sanpete High School Mt. Pleasant
Camille Carlson Carbon High School Price
Jessica Jones North Sevier Middle School Salina
Robyn Lloyd Red Hills Middle School Richfield
Stephanie Johnson Richfield High School Richfield
James Nelson Ephraim Middle School Ephraim
Anne Henrie Gunnison Valley Elementary School Gunnison
Wesley Torgersen Ashman Elementary School Richfield

The teacher recognition awards are underwritten by the Arch Coal Foundation. Partners for the program include the Utah State Office of Education, Utah Education Association, Utah School Superintendents Association, Carbon County School District, Emery County School District, Sevier County School District, North Sanpete School District, South Sanpete School District, Far West Bank, radio stations KMTI, KLGL, KMGR, KSVC, KWUT, KOAL, KARB, KRPX, and Market Express, TacoTime and Bookcliff Sales in Price.

The Arch Coal Foundation also supports teacher-recognition and grants programs in West Virginia, Wyoming and Colorado, as well as a number of other education-related causes.

St. Louis-based Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) is one of the world's top coal producers for the global steel and power generation industries, serving customers in 25 countries on five continents. Its network of mining complexes is the most diversified in the United States, spanning every major coal basin in the nation. Arch Coal's Canyon Fuel Company is Utah's largest coal producer, with a workforce of more than 700. Arch Coal and the Arch Coal Foundation have a long history of supporting educational and community causes in Utah. For more information, visit archcoal.com.