October 14, 2008

Massey Energy to Announce Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company will announce its third quarter 2008 financial results after the market closes on October 30, 2008. A press release detailing the quarterly results will be distributed through the wire services and media and will also be available on the Investor Relations page of the Company's website at http://www.masseyenergyco.com/.

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Members of Massey's management team will hold a conference call to review the third quarter results on Friday, October 31, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited to listen to the conference call as it is broadcast live on the Internet. Details on how to access the conference call webcast are provided below:

                                  Details    What:      Massey Energy's Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call    Date:      Friday, October 31, 2008    Time:      11:00 a.m. ET    How:       Log on to the Web              1) Go to the URL http://www.masseyenergyco.com/              2) Go to Investor Relations, select Webcasts/Presentations    Replay:    A replay of the conference call will also be available              following the live broadcast at the same web address.    

Questions should be directed to Massey's Investor Relations department by calling (866) 814-6512 or by sending an email to [email protected] .

Company Description

Massey Energy Company, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia, is the fourth largest coal company in the United States based on produced coal revenue and is included in the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

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Massey Energy Company

CONTACT: Roger Hendriksen, Director, Investor Relations of Massey,+1-804-788-1824

Web site: http://www.masseyenergyco.com/