|Arch 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:
"We look forward to welcoming a new board of independent directors with the right mix of experience and business acumen to help guide Arch in a rapidly evolving and highly dynamic market environment," said Eaves. "These directors bring proven track records and diverse perspectives from both inside and outside our industry. I am confident that their leadership will contribute to Arch's future success. I look forward to working with the new board to create value, to achieve operational excellence, to maintain our leadership in mine safety and environmental stewardship, and to serve the needs of our customers in the metallurgical and power generation industries."
"I would also like to thank Arch's outgoing board members for their exemplary service to the company over many years," Eaves continued. "Their leadership was instrumental in enabling Arch to become a top U.S. coal producer, a low-cost operator and a recognized leader in safety and environmental performance, and they have played a pivotal role in guiding us through our successful financial restructuring."
A hearing to consider confirmation of the Plan by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is scheduled to commence on September 13, 2016.
U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. is a top coal producer for the global steel and power generation industries, reliably serving customers worldwide. Its network of large-scale, low-cost mining complexes and high-quality metallurgical and thermal reserves are located in the most strategic coal supply basins in the United States. For more information, visit www.archcoal.com.
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