July 22, 2011

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Declares Dividend of $0.085 Per Share

ST. LOUIS, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Peabody Energy today declared a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.085 per share. The dividend is payable on Aug. 25, 2011, to holders of record on Aug. 4, 2011.

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in clean coal solutions. With 2010 sales of 246 million tons and nearly $7 billion in revenues, Peabody fuels 10 percent of U.S. power and 2 percent of worldwide electricity.

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