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2010-05-06 12:37:00

UPDATE - BREAKING NEWS: SECOND ADVISORY SERVICE RECOMMENDS VOTE AGAINST MASSEY DIRECTORS WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The CtW Investment Group welcomed the announcement today that leading independent proxy advisors RiskMetrics/ISS Governance Services and Glass Lewis have recommended that their clients "Withhold" votes for Massey Energy Company (NYSE:MEE) board members Richard Gabrys, Dan Moore and Baxter Phillips Jr. The CtW Investment Group called for shareholders to oppose the...

2010-05-05 17:29:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The CtW Investment Group welcomed the announcement today that leading independent proxy advisor RiskMetrics/ISS Governance Services recommended that their clients "Withhold" votes for Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) board members Richard Gabrys, Dan Moore and Baxter Phillips Jr. The CtW Investment Group called for shareholders to oppose the reelection of these three directors at Massey's annual meeting on May 18. All three were members of the Massey...

2010-05-05 09:41:00

JULIAN, W.Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) provided the following statement regarding a public hearing on the Upper Big Branch accident. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) Massey strongly supports the principle that the investigation into the Upper Big Branch accident must be independent, honest, and aggressive. Transparency is an important element of this process, and we accordingly call for MSHA to conduct its...

2010-05-04 15:50:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) -- Today, Admiral Inman, Massey Energy's Lead Independent Director, sent the below letter to Change to Win (CtW) Investment Group. CtW has been waging a politically motivated campaign to disrupt Massey and the Board's continuing effort to be responsive to shareholders. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) A committee, established in August 2009 to look into shareholder...

2010-05-04 12:35:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that it has opened a sales branch office in Lugano, Switzerland to facilitate and increase coal sales into global markets. Massey European Sales, Inc. is a continuation of Massey's deliberate strategy to increase production and sales of metallurgical coal. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) "Massey European Sales, Inc. represents a new opportunity for...

2010-05-03 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The CtW Investment Group today called upon the Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) board of directors to establish a Special Committee of independent directors to investigate the facts and circumstances behind Friday's reports that the Company is under investigation by the FBI for potential criminal misconduct related to the April 5 explosion at Massey's Upper Big Branch mine, in which 29 miners lost their lives. The full text of CtW's letter is below and...

2010-04-30 11:22:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) provided the following statement regarding a National Public Radio report about an investigation by the FBI. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) Massey has no knowledge of criminal wrongdoing. It is not uncommon that an accident of the size and scope of UBB would lead to a comprehensive investigation by relevant law enforcement agencies. We are cooperating with all...

2010-04-29 17:59:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today provided the following response to allegations made by CtW Group regarding Massey Energy Company Management and Board of Directors: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The allegations by the CtW Investment Group regarding Massey Energy Company are unfounded and misinformed. CtW insists on distorting the facts to influence the opinion of respected shareholders and...

2010-04-29 12:18:00

Says Directors Ultimately Responsible for Safety Compliance and Governance Failures WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The CtW Investment Group presented today a in-depth analysis to shareholders of Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE), making the case to vote against the three directors up for election at the mining company's May 18( )annual meeting, the first meeting of shareholders since the tragic April 5 explosion at Massey's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, in which 29 miners...

2010-04-27 17:32:00

JULIAN, W.Va., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) responded today to comments made during the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) Massey Energy is disappointed that the Senate hearings today degenerated into political grandstanding. Unfortunately, all the sound bites in the world will not improve the safety of a single miner in America. In 2009,...


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