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Alpha Natural Resources Celebrates Safety Milestones at Seven Mining Operations in Virginia

July 23, 2012

BRISTOL, Va., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal company, today announced that seven affiliated operations have been recognized for their safety achievements in 2011. The Virginia Coal Mine Safety Board and Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy recognized the following Alpha-affiliated operations for their outstanding safety records:

  • Big Laurel Mining Corporation’s Mine No. 2 received top honors for a large underground mine working approximately 174,000 hours without a lost time accident.
  • Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC’s Deep Mine #35 was recognized as a large underground mine working approximately 144,700 hours without a lost time accident.
  • Dickenson-Russell Coal Company, LLC’s Roaring Fork No. 4 was recognized as a small underground mine working approximately 80,500 hours without a lost time accident.
  • Bluff Spur Coal Corporation’s Mine No. 1 was recognized as a large underground mine working approximately 137,000 hours without a lost time accident.
  • Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC’s Lovers Gap/Butcher Knife Surface Mine was recognized as a small surface mine working nearly 40,600 hours without a lost time accident.
  • Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC’s 88 Strip was recognized as a large surface mine working more than 153,200 hours without a lost time accident.
  • Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC’s Red Onion Surface Mine was recognized as a large surface mine working nearly 126,000 Hours without a lost time accident.

“We are proud of the continued commitment to safety shown at all of our operations. These awards help validate all of the hard work our miners do every day,” said Allen Dupree, Alpha’s business unit president for Virginia operations. The 2011 Virginia Coal Mine Safety Awards were presented at each of the mine sites during the week of July 16(th) – 22(nd).

About Alpha Natural Resources

With $7.1 billion in total revenue in 2011, Alpha Natural Resources ranks as America’s second-largest coal company by revenue and third-largest by production. Alpha is the nation’s largest supplier of metallurgical coal used in the steel-making process and is a major supplier of thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries. In 2011, the company had more than 200 customers on five continents. More information about Alpha can be found on the company’s Web site at www.alphanr.com.

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