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Alpha Natural Resources Announces Results for First Quarter 2013

May 2, 2013

– First quarter 2013 revenue and adjusted EBITDA of $1.3 billion and $117 million, respectively

BRISTOL, Va., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal producer, reported a first quarter 2013 net loss of $111 million or $0.50 per diluted share compared with a net loss of $29 million or $0.13 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012. Excluding the items described in our “Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Loss to Net Loss,” the first quarter 2013 adjusted net loss was $104 million or $0.47 per diluted share compared with an adjusted net loss of $58 million or $0.27 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2012.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization (EBITDA) for the first quarter of 2013 was $105 million, compared with $222 million in the year ago period. Excluding the items described in our “Reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Loss,” the first quarter 2013 Adjusted EBITDA was $117 million, compared with $210 million in the first quarter of 2012.

                                       Quarterly Financial & Operating Highlights

                                    (millions, except per-share and per ton amounts)

                                              Q1                         Q4                 Q1

                                                       2013                       2012          2012(2)

                                                   $1,140.4                   $1,355.2         $1,639.6

    Coal revenues

    Net loss                                        ($110.8)                   ($127.6)          ($28.8)

    Net loss per
     diluted
     share                                           ($0.50)                    ($0.58)          ($0.13)

    Adjusted net
     loss(1)                                        ($104.4)                    ($41.4)          ($58.2)

    Adjusted net
     loss per
     diluted
     share(1)                                        ($0.47)                    ($0.19)          ($0.27)

    EBITDA(1)                                        $104.8                     $192.6           $222.0

    Adjusted
     EBITDA(1)                                       $117.1                     $217.2           $210.2

    Tons of coal
     sold                                              22.9                       25.9             28.1

    Weighted
     average coal
     margin per
     ton                                              $6.12                     $17.45            $8.72

    Adjusted
     weighted
     average coal
     margin per
     ton(1)                                           $6.23                     $10.14            $9.45

    1. These are non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of adjusted net loss to net
     loss, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to net loss, and adjusted cost of coal sales per ton
     to cost of coal sales per ton are included in tables accompanying the financial
     schedules. Adjusted weighted average coal margin per ton is defined as the weighted
     average total sales realization per ton, less the adjusted weighted average total cost
     of coal sales per ton.

    2. Adjusted to reflect certain reclassifications and the impact of retrospective
     adjustments made as a result of applying acquisition accounting for Massey.

“Considering continued difficult market conditions, Alpha delivered solid results during the first quarter of 2013, maintaining a sharp focus on operational execution and building on our recent strategic restructuring,” said Kevin Crutchfield, chairman and CEO. “Our safety performance was outstanding, and stronger than expected shipment volumes and lower unit costs, driven in part by the success of our recent cost control initiatives, helped offset lower realizations on metallurgical coal, resulting in first quarter adjusted EBITDA of $117 million.”

“The restructuring plan we announced in September of 2012 is largely behind us, and we’ve taken many necessary steps to align our business with current market conditions from both an operational and capital spending standpoint. Going forward, we will continue to assess the need for further adjustments to our portfolio and marketing strategy where necessary to position ourselves for both sides of the commodity cycle.”

Alpha’s workforce delivered excellent safety performance during the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, Alpha’s incident rate improved 15 percent sequentially and days lost improved by 24 percent. In addition, the Republic Energy Surface Mine was awarded the Bart B. Lay, Jr. Milestones of Safety award as the most outstanding surface mine in the state of West Virginia. “We applaud the successful efforts of our workforce, and we will continue to focus on continually improving our safety performance and advancing the objective of ‘Running Right’ at all of our operations,” said Mr. Crutchfield.

Across all production basins, Alpha demonstrated strong operational execution in the first three months of 2013. On an annualized basis shipment volumes during the quarter were pacing ahead of the midpoint of prior full-year guidance for both Eastern and Western thermal coals. Due primarily to strong shipment volumes and the benefits of our restructuring efforts, Alpha’s cost of coal sales per ton were also better than the midpoint of previous guidance. In particular, very strong production at the Pennsylvania longwall mines drove unit costs lower across all Eastern tons. While Eastern unit costs were favorable in the first quarter, per ton costs are expected to normalize to the $69 to $73 as longwall production levels vary, and production cutbacks implemented thus far impact shipment volumes and product mix in future quarters.

As a result of the strong operational execution, timing of scheduled interest payments on senior notes and a disciplined approach to capital expenditures in the first quarter, Alpha generated $21 million of free cash flow (non-GAAP measure defined as cash flow from operations of $65 million, less capital expenditures of $44 million). This solid financial performance enabled Alpha to maintain liquidity of approximately $2.1 billion as of March 31, 2013, including approximately $1 billion in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities.

Financial Performance

  • Total revenues in the first quarter of 2013 were $1.3 billion compared with $1.9 billion in the first quarter of 2012, and coal revenues were $1.1 billion, down from $1.6 billion in the year-ago period. The decreases in total revenues and coal revenues were primarily attributable to lower average realizations for metallurgical and Eastern steam coal and lower steam coal shipment volumes. Freight and handling revenues and other revenues were $157 million and $36 million, respectively, during the first quarter of 2013 versus $209 million and $86 million, respectively, in first quarter of 2012.
    During the first quarter of 2013, metallurgical coal shipments were 5.1 million tons, compared with 4.9 million tons in both the first quarter of 2012 and the prior quarter (the fourth quarter of 2012). Alpha shipped 10.0 million tons of Powder River Basin (PRB) coal during the quarter, compared with 11.8 million tons in the year-ago period and 11.6 million tons in the prior quarter. Eastern steam coal shipments were 7.9 million tons, compared with 11.5 million tons in the year-ago period and 9.4 million tons in the prior quarter. The average per ton realization on metallurgical coal shipments in the first quarter was $103.28, down from $145.51 in the first quarter last year and $121.27 in the prior quarter. Average per ton realization for PRB shipments rose slightly to $13.03, compared with $12.95 in the first quarter last year and $13.00 in the prior quarter. The per ton average realization for Eastern steam coal shipments was $61.90, compared with $67.48 in the year-ago period and $64.55 in the prior quarter.
  • Total costs and expenses during the first quarter of 2013 were $1.5 billion, compared with $2.0 billion in the first quarter of 2012. Cost of coal sales was $1.0 billion, compared with $1.4 billion in the year-ago period. The cost of coal sales in the East averaged $69.52 per ton, compared with Eastern cost of coal sales per ton of $77.25 in the first quarter last year. Excluding $0.19 per ton of merger-related expenses, the adjusted cost of coal sales in the East averaged $69.33 per ton, compared with $76.00 in the first quarter last year which excluded $1.11 of merger-related expense and a $0.14 impact of the write-off of weather-related property damage. The decrease in adjusted Eastern cost of coal sales per ton during the first quarter of 2013 primarily reflects the impact of strong production and unit cost performance from the Pennsylvania longwall mines, Alpha’s restructuring and cost control measures, the related shift in mix with the relatively lower-cost longwall mines contributing a larger percentage of overall Eastern production, and lower variable costs (royalties and taxes) driven by lower average per ton realizations on both metallurgical and thermal coal. The cost of coal sales per ton for Alpha Coal West’s PRB mines was $10.02 during the first quarter of 2013, compared with cost of coal sales per ton of $10.96 in the first quarter of 2012, partially due to mining a higher proportion of coal owned in fee for which is there is no production royalty expense.
  • Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense in the first quarter of 2013 was $44 million, compared with selling, general and administrative expense of $65 million in the first quarter of 2012 which included $6 million of merger-related expenses. Depreciation, depletion and amortization (DD&A) decreased to $239 million during the first quarter of 2013 from $286 million in the year-ago period primarily due to lower cost depletion resulting from lower thermal coal production volumes, and lower cost depletion rates per ton at certain mines as a result of long-lived asset impairments recorded in 2012. The benefit from amortization of acquired intangibles, net, fell to $5 million, compared with a benefit of $36 million last year, primarily due to the completion of shipments under many of the coal supply agreements acquired from Massey.
  • Alpha recorded a net loss of $111 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, during the first quarter of 2013, compared with a net loss of $29 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, during the first quarter of 2012. The year-over-year increase in Alpha’s net loss is primarily attributable to lower per ton realizations on metallurgical and Eastern thermal coal and lower shipment volumes of Eastern and Western thermal coal, partly offset by lower cost of coal sales per ton, and lower SG&A and DD&A expenses.
    Excluding the items described in our “Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Loss to Net Loss,” the adjusted net loss was $104 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, compared with an adjusted net loss of $58 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2012.
  • EBITDA was $105 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared with $222 million in the year ago period. Excluding the items described in the “Reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Loss,” adjusted EBITDA was $117 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared with $210 million in the first quarter of 2012.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash provided by operating activities for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $65 million, compared with $167 million for the first quarter of 2012. Capital expenditures for the first quarter of 2013 were $44 million, compared with $126 million in the first quarter of 2012.

As of the end of the first quarter of 2013, Alpha maintained total liquidity above $2 billion, with total liquidity as of March 31, 2013 of $2.06 billion, consisting of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $1.03 billion, plus $1.03 billion available under the company’s secured credit facility and accounts receivable securitization facility. Total long-term debt, including the current portion of long-term debt as of March 31, 2013 was relatively unchanged from December 31, 2012 at $3.4 billion.

Market Overview

Nationwide utility inventories stood at an estimated 174 million tons at the end of March 2013. While this level is below the 2012 peak of 214 million tons, it is still elevated relative to the 5-year historical average. Elevated utility inventories and the gradual, secular shift away from coal-fired generation continue to drive weakness in the domestic thermal coal market; however, differences are clearly emerging between the various production basins in the United States. In the PRB, the annualized production in the first quarter of 2013 was approximately 380 million tons, compared to production capacity in the PRB of nearly 500 million tons. Even with the forecast of a modest recovery in nationwide coal consumption of 40 million to 50 million tons in 2013 as a result of sustained natural gas prices above the $4 level, barring any unforeseen supply or transportation disruption, it is unrealistic to expect the latent capacity in the PRB to be absorbed in the near-term, suggesting a period of relatively stagnant market conditions for PRB coal.

In the eastern United States, inventories of NAPP thermal coal at utilities are approximately equal to the 5-year historical average providing a fairly balanced supply-demand landscape, and opportunities exist for producers to contract additional volumes with utility customers. However, despite the relatively healthy inventory levels, the ability of electrical generators to switch to other low cost coals, such as from the Illinois Basin, has created a somewhat stagnant pricing environment. Inventories of CAPP thermal coals have roughly doubled from their historical average in terms of days of burn to approximately 137 days as of the end of March 2013. This inventory situation has been driven by a reduction in utility consumption owing to a host of factors, including fuel switching in favor of gas due to the relatively high cost of CAPP thermal coal, coal-fired plant retirements which are disproportionately impacting the regions served by CAPP thermal coal, and encroachment of other lower cost coals, such as from the Illinois Basin. We believe a significant portion of the decreased consumption of CAPP thermal coal is a structural phenomenon, and Alpha has accordingly substantially reduced its production of CAPP thermal coal through its recent restructuring activities. Furthermore, at today’s seaborne thermal coal prices in the Atlantic, most eastern U.S. production is uneconomic, adding to the difficult supply/demand environment and general market weakness.

As a key objective of its repositioning plan, Alpha is primarily focused on supporting and augmenting its global metallurgical coal business, which is the third largest in the world. The second quarter Asian benchmark price announced in March 2013 increased $7 to $172 per metric tonne on an FOBT basis. However, recent transactions have been reported at levels $10 to $12 below the benchmark, likely due to the perception of slowing growth in Chinese steel production, which accounts for approximately 60 percent of global blast furnace steel production, along with continuing economic weakness in Europe. Chinese steel production is projected to grow between 4 percent and 5 percent in 2013, and any uptick in Chinese imports should lead to improved conditions for the seaborne met market. Steel production in Europe during the first two months of 2013 was down approximately 5 percent year-over-year, reducing demand for metallurgical coals in the Atlantic basin and weighing on the prices of U.S. exports. The supply/demand picture for lower quality met coals remains imbalanced, and these coals are being discounted, pressuring margins which may trigger additional production cutbacks. In general, conditions in the metallurgical coal markets remain challenging. However, met coal is a highly cyclical and volatile product, with the highest qualities found in relatively few locations around the globe. In the intermediate to long run, the world is expected to require increasing volumes of met coal, and when market conditions improve, we believe Alpha is well-positioned to benefit from its leadership position in met coal reserves, met coal production and export terminal capacity.

2013 Outlook

Alpha now expects to ship between 83 and 93 million tons during 2013, including 19 to 22 million tons of Eastern metallurgical coal, 27 to 31 million tons of Eastern steam coal, and 37 to 40 million tons of Western steam coal out of the PRB. As of April 19, 2013, 73 percent of the midpoint of anticipated 2013 metallurgical coal shipments were committed and priced at an average per ton realization of $103.93. Based on the midpoint of guidance, 100 percent of anticipated Eastern steam coal shipments were committed and priced at an average per ton realization of $61.96; and 99 percent of the midpoint of anticipated PRB shipments were committed and priced at an average per ton realization of $12.74. The Company’s 2013 cost of coal sales is expected to range between $69 and $73 per ton in the East and between $10 and $11 per ton in the West. Selling, general and administrative expenses are anticipated to range from $140 million to $160 million for 2013. Interest expense and DD&A expense are anticipated to be in the ranges of $230 million to $240 million and $875 million to $975 million, respectively, and capital expenditures for 2013 are expected to fall within the range of $300 million to $350 million.

                           Guidance

    (in millions, except per ton and percentage amounts)

                                                                      2013

    Average per Ton Sales Realization on

    Committed and Priced Coal Shipments1,2

        West                                                        $12.74

        Eastern Steam                                               $61.96

        Eastern Metallurgical                                      $103.93

    Coal Shipments (tons)3,4                                    83 - 93

        West                                                    37 - 40

        Eastern Steam                                           27 - 31

        Eastern Metallurgical                                   19 - 22

    Committed and Priced (%)5                                           93%

        West                                                            99%

        Eastern Steam                                                  100%

        Eastern Metallurgical                                           73%

    Committed and Unpriced
     (%)5,6                                                              4%

        West                                                             0%

        Eastern Steam                                                    0%

        Eastern Metallurgical                                           16%

    West - Adjusted Cost of Coal
     Sales per Ton                                         $10.00 - $11.00

    East - Adjusted Cost of Coal
     Sales per Ton                                         $69.00 - $73.00

    Selling, General &
     Administrative Expense                                    $140 - $160

    Depletion, Depreciation &
     Amortization                                              $875 - $975

    Interest Expense                                           $230 - $240

    Capital Expenditures7                                      $300 - $350

    Notes:

    1. Based on committed and priced coal shipments as of
     April 19, 2013.

    2. Actual average per ton realizations on committed
     and priced tons recognized in future periods may
     vary based on actual freight expense in future
     periods relative to assumed freight expense embedded
     in projected average per ton realizations.

    3. Eastern shipments in 2013 include an estimated 0.5
     to 1.0 million tons of brokered coal.

    4. The 2013 shipment range for Eastern steam coal
     reflects the impact of anticipated longwall moves at
     the Cumberland mine in June/July and at the Emerald
     mine in October/November.

    5. As of April 19, 2013, compared with the midpoint
     of shipment guidance range.

    6. In 2013, committed and unpriced Eastern tons
     include approximately 3.2 million tons of
     metallurgical coal subject to market pricing,
     approximately 0.2 million tons of steam coal tons
     subject to market pricing, approximately 0.2 million
     tons of steam coal subject to collared pricing with
     an average pricing range of approximately $83 to
     $101 per ton, and approximately 0.1 million tons of
     steam coal subject to average indexed pricing
     estimated at approximately $35 per ton.

    7. Includes the annual bonus bid payment on the
     Federal Lease by Application for the Belle Ayr mine
     of $42 million.

About Alpha Natural Resources

Alpha Natural Resources is one of the largest and most regionally diversified coal suppliers in the United States. With mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, Alpha supplies metallurgical coal to the steel industry and thermal coal to generate power to customers on five continents. Alpha is committed to being a leader in mine safety with our Running Right safety process, and an environmental steward in the communities where we operate. For more information, visit Alpha’s official website at www.alphanr.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release includes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on Alpha’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. These factors are difficult to predict accurately and may be beyond Alpha’s control. The following factors are among those that may cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements:

  • our liquidity, results of operations and financial condition;
  • decline in coal prices;
  • worldwide market demand for coal, electricity and steel;
  • utilities switching to alternative energy sources such as natural gas, renewables and coal from basins where we do not operate;
  • our production capabilities and costs;
  • availability of mining and processing equipment and parts;
  • changes in environmental laws and regulations, including those directly affecting our coal mining and production, and those affecting our customers’ coal usage, including potential climate change initiatives;
  • changes in safety and health laws and regulations and their implementation, and the ability to comply with such changes;
  • competition in coal markets;
  • regulatory and court decisions;
  • our ability to obtain, maintain or renew any necessary permits or rights, and our ability to mine properties due to defects in title on leasehold interests;
  • global economic, capital market or political conditions, including a prolonged economic downturn in the markets in which we operate and disruptions in worldwide financial markets;
  • the outcome of pending or potential litigation or governmental investigations, including with respect to the Upper Big Branch explosion;
  • our relationships with, and other conditions affecting, our customers, including the inability to collect payments from our customers if their creditworthiness declines;
  • changes in, renewal or acquisition of and terms of long-term coal supply arrangements;
  • reductions or increases in customer coal inventories and the timing of those changes;
  • inherent risks of coal mining beyond our control;
  • cybersecurity attacks or failures, threats to physical security, extreme weather conditions or other natural disasters;
  • the geological characteristics of the Powder River Basin, Central and Northern Appalachian coal reserves;
  • the inability of our third-party coal suppliers to make timely deliveries and the refusal by our customers to receive coal under agreed contract terms;
  • disruptions in delivery or changes in pricing from third party vendors of key equipment and materials that are necessary for our operations, such as diesel fuel, steel products, explosives and tires;
  • inflationary pressures on supplies and labor;
  • funding for and changes in postretirement benefit obligations, pension obligations, including multi-employer pension plans, and federal and state black lung obligations;
  • increased costs and obligations potentially arising from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act;
  • reclamation, water treatment and mine closure obligations;
  • our assumptions concerning economically recoverable coal reserve estimates;
  • significant or rapid increases in commodity prices;
  • railroad, barge, truck and other transportation availability, performance and costs;
  • disruption in coal supplies;
  • attract and retain key personnel and other employee workforce factors, such as labor relations, our ability to negotiate new United Mine Workers of America (“UMWA”) wage agreements on terms acceptable to us, increased unionization of our workforce in the future, and any strikes by our workforce;
  • future legislation and changes in regulations, governmental policies or taxes or changes in interpretation thereof;
  • our ability to integrate successfully operations that we have acquired or developed with our existing operations, as well as those operations that we may acquire or develop in the future, or the risk that any such integration could be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected;
  • the consummation of financing transactions, acquisitions or dispositions and the related effects on our business;
  • indemnification of certain obligations not being met;
  • fair value of derivative instruments not accounted for as hedges that are being marked to market;
  • our substantial indebtedness and potential future indebtedness;
  • restrictive covenants in our secured credit facility and the indentures governing our outstanding debt securities;
  • certain terms of our outstanding debt securities, including any conversions of our convertible senior debt securities, that may adversely impact our liquidity;
  • our ability to obtain or renew surety bonds on acceptable terms or maintain self-bonding status;
  • goodwill impairment charges; and
  • other factors, including the other factors discussed in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

These and other risks and uncertainties are discussed in greater detail in Alpha’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements in this news release or elsewhere speak only as of the date made. New uncertainties and risks arise from time to time, and it is impossible for Alpha to predict these events or how they may affect the Company. Alpha has no duty to, and does not intend to, update or revise the forward-looking statements in this news release after the date it is issued. In light of these risks and uncertainties, investors should keep in mind that the results, events or developments disclosed in any forward-looking statement made in this news release may not occur.

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to the results prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) provided throughout this press release, Alpha has presented the following non-GAAP financial measures, which management uses to gauge operating performance: EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net loss, adjusted diluted loss per common share, adjusted cost of coal sales per ton, adjusted coal margin per ton, and adjusted weighted average coal margin per ton. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude various items detailed in the attached “Reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Loss” and “Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Loss to Net Loss.” Alpha has also presented free cash flow, which is a non-GAAP measure defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less capital expenditures and annual lease-by-application bonus bid payments.

The definition of these non-GAAP measures may be changed periodically by management to adjust for significant items important to an understanding of operating trends. These measures are not intended to replace financial performance measures determined in accordance with GAAP. Rather, they are presented as supplemental measures of the Company’s performance that management finds useful in assessing the company’s financial performance and believes are useful to securities analysts, investors and others in assessing the Company’s performance over time. Moreover, these measures are not calculated identically by all companies and therefore may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

                   Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries

                   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

                   (In Thousands Except Shares and Per Share Data)

                                     (Unaudited)

                                                       Three Months Ended March 31,
                                                     ----------------------------

                                                              2013                    2012(1)
                                                              ----                     ------

    Revenues:

       Coal revenues                                    $1,140,389                 $1,639,558

       Freight and handling revenues                       157,167                    209,350

       Other revenues                                       36,035                     85,705
                                                            ------                     ------

          Total revenues                                 1,333,591                  1,934,613
                                                         ---------                  ---------

    Costs and expenses:

       Cost of coal sales (exclusive
        of items shown separately
        below)                                           1,011,841                  1,415,396

       Freight and handling costs                          157,167                    209,350

       Other expenses                                        6,999                     19,393

       Depreciation, depletion and
        amortization                                       239,013                    285,772

       Amortization of acquired
        intangibles, net                                    (5,431)                   (35,512)

       Selling, general and
        administrative expenses
        (exclusive of depreciation,

          depletion and amortization
           shown separately above)                          43,626                     65,011

       Restructuring expenses                               11,076                      4,056
                                                            ------                      -----

          Total costs and expenses                       1,464,291                  1,963,466
                                                         ---------                  ---------

    Loss from operations                                  (130,700)                   (28,853)
                                                          --------                    -------

    Other income (expense):

       Interest expense                                    (59,401)                   (45,434)

       Interest income                                       1,026                      1,097

       Miscellaneous income, net                             1,929                        637
                                                             -----                        ---

          Total other expense, net                         (56,446)                   (43,700)
                                                           -------                    -------

    Loss before income taxes                              (187,146)                   (72,553)

    Income tax benefit                                      76,358                     43,785
                                                            ------                     ------

    Net loss                                             $(110,788)                  $(28,768)

    Loss per common share:

       Basic loss per
        common share:                                       $(0.50)                    $(0.13)

       Diluted loss per
        common share:                                       $(0.50)                    $(0.13)

    Weighted average shares
     outstanding:

       Weighted average shares--
        basic                                          220,741,805                219,785,981

       Weighted average shares--
        diluted                                        220,741,805                219,785,981

    (1) The results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 have been
     restated to reflect the impact of certain reclassifications and the
     impact of retrospective adjustments made as a result of applying
     acquisition accounting for Massey.

    This information is intended to be reviewed in conjunction with the company's filings with the U.S.
     Securities and Exchange Commission.

                                                  Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries

                                                Supplemental Sales, Operations and Financial Data

                                                (In Thousands, Except Per Ton and Percentage Data)

                                                                   (Unaudited)

                                                                               Three Months Ended
                                                                               ------------------

                                            March 31, 2013                December 31, 2012                             March 31, 2012
                                            --------------                -----------------                             --------------

    Tons sold (1):

       Powder River Basin                                          9,953                           11,580                                     11,772

       Eastern steam                                               7,901                            9,429                                     11,476

       Eastern metallurgical                                       5,051                            4,914                                      4,898
                                                                   -----                            -----                                      -----

           Total                                                  22,905                           25,923                                     28,146
                                                                  ======                           ======                                     ======

    Average realized price per ton
     sold (2)(9):

       Powder River Basin                                         $13.03                           $13.00                                     $12.95

       Eastern steam                                              $61.90                           $64.55                                     $67.48

       Eastern
        metallurgical                                            $103.28                          $121.27                                    $145.51

          Weighted average
           total                                                  $49.79                           $52.28                                     $58.25

    Coal revenues:

       Powder River Basin                                       $129,690                         $150,546                                   $152,441

       Eastern steam                                             489,044                          608,686                                    774,424

       Eastern metallurgical                                     521,655                          595,923                                    712,693
                                                                 -------                          -------                                    -------

          Total coal revenues                                 $1,140,389                       $1,355,155                                 $1,639,558

    Adjusted cost of coal sales per
     ton (3)(7)(8)(11)(12)(13):

       Powder River Basin                                         $10.02                            $9.43                                     $10.96

       East (4)                                                   $69.33                           $68.55                                     $76.00

          Adjusted weighted
           average total                                          $43.56                           $42.14                                     $48.80

    Adjusted weighted
     average coal
     margin per ton (9)                                            $6.23                           $10.14                                      $9.45

    Adjusted weighted average coal
     margin percentage (10)                                         12.5%                            19.4%                                      16.2%

    Cost of coal sales per ton
     (3)(7)(11)(12):

       Powder River Basin                                         $10.02                            $9.21                                     $10.96

       East (4)                                                   $69.52                           $55.51                                     $77.25

          Weighted average
           total                                                  $43.67                           $34.83                                     $49.53

    Weighted average
     coal margin per
     ton (5)                                                       $6.12                           $17.45                                      $8.72

    Weighted average coal margin
     percentage (6)                                                 12.3%                            33.4%                                      15.0%

    Net cash provided
     by operating
     activities                                                  $65,398                         $212,772                                   $166,629

    Capital
     expenditures                                                $44,186                          $69,785                                   $125,774

    (1) Stated in thousands of short tons.

    (2) Coal revenues divided by tons sold.  This statistic is stated as free on board (FOB) at the processing plant.

    (3) Cost of coal sales divided by tons sold.  The cost of coal sales per ton only includes costs in our Eastern and Western Coal Operations.

    (4) East includes the Company's operations in Central Appalachia (CAPP) and Northern Appalachia (NAPP).

    (5) Weighted average total sales realization per ton less weighted average total cost of coal sales per ton.

    (6) Weighted average coal margin per ton divided by weighted average total sales realization per ton.

    (7) Amounts per ton calculated based on unrounded revenues, cost of coal sales and tons sold.

    (8) For the three months ended March 31, 2013, December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2012, adjusted cost of coal sales per ton for East includes adjustments to exclude the
     impact of certain charges set forth in the table below.

    (9) Weighted average total sales realization per ton less adjusted weighted average total cost of coal sales per ton.

    (10) Adjusted weighted average coal margin per ton divided by weighted average total sales realization per ton.

    (11) Adjusted cost of coal sales per ton for our Eastern Operations reconciled to the unadjusted amounts is as follows:

                                                                               Three months ended
                                                                               ------------------

                                            March 31, 2013                December 31, 2012                             March 31, 2012
                                            --------------                -----------------                             --------------

    Cost of coal sales
     per ton-East                                                 $69.52                           $55.51                                     $77.25

    Impact of merger-related
     expenses                                                      (0.19)                           (0.45)                                     (1.11)

    Impact of changes in future
     costs of asset retirement
     obligations                                         -                            10.73                                          -

    Impact of benefits-related
     accrual reversal                                    -                             2.76                                          -

    Impact of write-off of
     weather-related property
     damage                                              -                                -                                      (0.14)

    Adjusted cost of
     coal sales per
     ton-East                                                     $69.33                           $68.55                                     $76.00

    (12) The results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 have been restated to reflect the impact of certain

    reclassifications and the impact of retrospective adjustments made as a result of applying acquisition accounting for Massey.

    (13) For the three months ended December 31, 2012, adjusted cost of coal sales per ton for the Powder River Basin was $9.43, which excludes the impact of $0.22 for a
     benefits-related accrual reversal from cost of coal sales per ton of $9.21.

    This information is intended to be reviewed in conjunction with the company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

                                           Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries

                                Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and Supplemental Liquidity Data

                                                           (In Thousands)

                                                             (Unaudited)

                                                             March 31, 2013                            December 31, 2012
                                                            --------------                            -----------------

    Cash and cash
     equivalents                                                          $610,395                                    $730,723

    Trade accounts receivable, net                                         402,249                                     418,166

    Inventories, net                                                       417,711                                     398,060

    Short-term marketable
     securities                                                            289,091                                     297,452

    Prepaid expenses and other
     current assets                                                        450,569                                     488,821
                                                                           -------                                     -------

          Total current assets                                           2,170,015                                   2,333,222

    Property, equipment and mine
     development costs, net                                              2,108,221                                   2,219,016

    Owned and leased mineral
     rights and land, net                                                7,353,695                                   7,428,192

    Goodwill, net                                                          567,665                                     567,665

    Long-term marketable
     securities                                                            133,900                                         755

    Other non-current assets                                               513,988                                     540,956
                                                                           -------                                     -------

          Total assets                                                 $12,847,484                                 $13,089,806

    Current portion of
     long-term debt                                                       $104,912                                     $95,015

    Trade accounts payable                                                 257,576                                     255,191

    Accrued expenses and other
     current liabilities                                                   917,599                                     872,402
                                                                           -------                                     -------

          Total current liabilities                                      1,280,087                                   1,222,608

    Long-term debt                                                       3,277,030                                   3,291,037

    Pension and postretirement
     medical benefit obligations                                         1,198,643                                   1,195,187

    Asset retirement obligations                                           772,760                                     763,482

    Deferred income taxes                                                  881,656                                     971,001

    Other non-current liabilities                                          573,546                                     678,676
                                                                           -------                                     -------

          Total liabilities                                              7,983,722                                   8,121,991

    Total stockholders' equity                                           4,863,762                                   4,967,815
                                                                         ---------                                   ---------

          Total liabilities
           and stockholders'
           equity                                                      $12,847,484                                 $13,089,806

                                                                 As of
                                                                 -----

                                                             March 31, 2013                            December 31, 2012
                                                            --------------                            -----------------

    Liquidity ($ in 000's):

       Cash and cash
        equivalents                                                       $610,395                                    $730,723

       Marketable securities with
        maturities of less than one
        year                                                               289,091                                     297,452

       Marketable securities with
        maturities of greater than
        one year                                                           133,900                                         755
                                                                           -------                                         ---

          Total cash, cash equivalents
           and marketable securities                                     1,033,386                                   1,028,930

       Unused revolving credit and A/
        R securitization facilities
        (1)                                                              1,031,941                                   1,023,300
                                                                         ---------                                   ---------

          Total liquidity                                               $2,065,327                                  $2,052,230

    (1) The revolving credit facility is subject to a minimum liquidity requirement of $500 million.

    This information is intended to be reviewed in conjunction with the company's filings with the U.S.
     Securities and Exchange Commission.

                  Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries

                 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

                                  (In Thousands)

                                   (Unaudited)

                                                        Three Months Ended March
                                                                31,
                                                     -------------------------

                                                           2013                 2012(1)
                                                           ----                  ------

    Operating
     activities:

        Net
        loss                                          $(110,788)               $(28,768)

       Adjustments
        to
        reconcile
        net loss to
        net cash
        provided by

          operating
           activities:

           Depreciation,
           depletion,
           accretion
           and
           amortization                                 266,340                 311,706

          Amortization
           of acquired
           intangibles,
           net                                           (5,431)                (35,512)

          Mark-to-
           market
           adjustments
           for
           derivatives                                    5,347                 (36,025)

          Stock-based
           compensation                                   5,734                   7,014

          Employee
           benefit
           plans, net                                    14,522                  20,463

          Deferred
           income
           taxes                                        (78,224)                (44,394)

          Other, net                                       (830)                 (6,937)

       Changes in
        operating
        assets and
        liabilities:

          Trade
           accounts
           receivable,
           net                                           15,918                 201,510

          Inventories,
           net                                          (19,651)                (59,912)

          Prepaid
           expenses
           and other
           current
           assets                                        22,186                  63,188

          Other non-
           current
           assets                                         8,411                  10,914

          Trade
           accounts
           payable                                       (1,014)               (128,865)

          Accrued
           expenses
           and other
           current
           liabilities                                   46,888                 (86,296)

          Pension and
           postretirement
           medical
           benefit
           obligations                                  (15,025)                (10,980)

          Asset
           retirement
           obligations                                  (11,356)                (10,141)

          Other non-
           current
           liabilities                                  (77,629)                   (336)
                                                        -------                    ----

    Net cash
     provided by
     operating
     activities                                          65,398                 166,629
                                                         ------                 -------

    Investing
     activities:

       Capital
        expenditures                                    (44,186)               (125,774)

       Purchases of
        marketable
        securities                                     (258,633)               (194,965)

       Sales of
        marketable
        securities                                      132,211                  72,290

       Purchase of
        equity-
        method
        investments                               -                  (6,100)

       Other, net                                         4,205                   3,262
                                                          -----                   -----

    Net cash
     used in
     investing
     activities                                        (166,403)               (251,287)
                                                       --------                --------

    Financing
     activities:

       Principal
        repayments
        on long-
        term debt                                       (15,000)                 (7,500)

       Principal
        repayments
        on capital
        lease
        obligations                                      (3,385)                    (25)

       Common stock
        repurchases                                        (938)                 (6,327)

       Other                                      -                     135
                                                ---                     ---

    Net cash
     used in
     financing
     activities                                         (19,323)                (13,717)
                                                        -------                 -------

     Net
     decrease
     in
     cash
     and
     cash
     equivalents                                      $(120,328)               $(98,375)

     Cash
     and
     cash
     equivalents
     at
     beginning
     of
     period                                            $730,723                $585,882

     Cash
     and
     cash
     equivalents
     at
     end
     of
     period                                            $610,395                $487,507

    (1) The results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 have been
     restated to reflect the impact of certain

    reclassifications and the impact of retrospective adjustments made as a
     result of applying acquisition accounting for Massey.

    This information is intended to be reviewed in conjunction with the
     company's filings with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

                                                                                                   Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries

                                                                                              Reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Loss

                                                                                                                   (In Thousands)

                                                                                                                    (Unaudited)

                                                                                                                                                                       Three Months Ended
                                                                                                                                                                       ------------------

                                                                                                                                     March 31, 2013               December 31, 2012                  March 31, 2012
                                                                                                                                     --------------               -----------------                  --------------

    Net loss                                                                                                                                           $(110,788)                         $(127,578)                $(28,768)

    Interest expense                                                                                                                                      59,401                             58,834                   45,434

    Interest income                                                                                                                                       (1,026)                               376                   (1,097)

    Income tax expense (benefit)                                                                                                                         (76,358)                            26,769                  (43,785)

    Depreciation, depletion and amortization                                                                                                             239,013                            240,059                  285,772

    Amortization of acquired intangibles, net                                                                                                             (5,431)                            (5,858)                 (35,512)
                                                                                                                                                          ------                             ------                  -------

       EBITDA                                                                                                                                            104,811                            192,602                  222,044

    Goodwill impairment                                                                                                                           -                         188,194                               -

    Asset impairment and restructuring                                                                                                                    11,076                             40,296                    4,056

    Change in fair value and settlement of derivative instruments                                                                                          4,771                              7,110                  (35,933)

    Merger related expense (benefit)                                                                                                                      (3,531)                            (6,937)                  17,709

    Gain on early extinguishment of debt                                                                                                          -                            (773)                              -

    Changes in future costs of asset retirement obligations                                                                                       -                        (154,377)                              -

    Impact of benefits-related accrual reversal                                                                                                   -                         (45,865)                              -

    Impact of accruals for legal matters                                                                                                          -                          (3,067)                              -

    Impact of write-off of weather-related property damage                                                                                        -                               -                           2,300
                                                                                                                                                ---                             ---                           -----

       Adjusted EBITDA                                                                                                                                  $117,127                           $217,183                 $210,176

    This information is intended to be reviewed in conjunction with the company's filings with the U.S. Securities and

    Exchange Commission.

                                                                                                                                            Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries

                                                                                                                                           Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Loss to Net Loss

                                                                                                                                           (In Thousands Except Shares and Per Share Data)

                                                                                                                                                             (Unaudited)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Three Months Ended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ------------------

                                                                                                                                                                                           March 31, 2013              December 31, 2012                    March 31, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                           --------------              -----------------                    --------------

    Net loss                                                                                                                                                                                                $(110,788)                           $(127,578)                   $(28,768)

    Goodwill impairment                                                                                                                                                                                 -                        188,194                                 -

    Asset impairment and restructuring                                                                                                                                                                         11,076                               40,296                       4,056

    Change in fair value and settlement of derivative instruments                                                                                                                                               4,771                                7,110                     (35,933)

    Merger related expense (benefit)                                                                                                                                                                           (3,531)                              (6,937)                     17,709

    Gain on early extinguishment of debt                                                                                                                                                                -                           (773)                                -

    Changes in future costs of asset retirement obligations                                                                                                                                             -                       (154,377)                                -

    Impact of benefits-related accrual reversal                                                                                                                                                         -                        (45,865)                                -

    Impact of accruals for legal matters                                                                                                                                                                -                         (3,067)                                -

    Impact of write-off of weather-related property damage                                                                                                                                              -                              -                             2,300

    Amortization of acquired intangibles, net                                                                                                                                                                  (5,431)                              (5,858)                    (35,512)

    Estimated income tax effect of above adjustments                                                                                                                                                           (2,531)                              67,850                      17,928

    Discrete tax charge from valuation allowance adjustment                                                                                                                                                     2,083                               20,051                           -

    Discrete tax charge from state statutory tax rate and apportionment change, net of federal tax impact                                                                                               -                        (20,437)                                -
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ---                        -------                               ---

       Adjusted net loss                                                                                                                                                                                    $(104,351)                            $(41,391)                   $(58,220)

       Weighted average shares--diluted                                                                                                                                                                   220,741,805                          220,542,577                 219,785,981
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ===========                          ===========                 ===========

       Adjusted diluted loss per common share                                                                                                                                                                  $(0.47)                              $(0.19)                     $(0.27)

    This information is intended to be reviewed in conjunction with the company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.


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