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2011-06-03 14:55:00

ABINGDON, Va., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) today confirmed its understanding that the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Massey Energy Company, Admiral Bobby R. Inman, has issued publicly a letter dated June 2, 2011, and released a document entitled, "Massey Energy's Preliminary Report of Investigation of the Upper Big Branch Explosion." Alpha Natural Resources did not commission or authorize the release of this report or the letter, and...

2011-06-01 12:26:00

ABINGDON, Va., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Massey Energy Company, creating a premier coal company in the United States and a global leader in metallurgical coal supply. In accordance with the terms of the definitive merger agreement announced on January 29, 2011, Massey stockholders receive 1.025 shares of common stock of Alpha and $10.00 in cash for each share of Massey common stock they...

2011-06-01 09:22:00

ABINGDON, Va. and RICHMOND, Va., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) ("Alpha") and Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) ("Massey") announced today that their respective stockholders have approved the various proposals related to the merger agreement under which Alpha will acquire all outstanding shares of Massey common stock. At their respective special meetings of stockholders, Massey stockholders voted to adopt the merger agreement, and Alpha stockholders...

2011-05-26 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the CtW Investment Group sent the following letter to the board of the Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) board calling for urgent action - including the rescinding of employment agreements with Massey Energy (NYSE: MEE) executives - in response to the findings of the West Virginia Governor's Independent Investigation Panel on the causes of the Upper Big Branch mining disaster. May 26, 2011 Mr. Michael Quillen, Chairman,Board of...

2011-05-25 09:33:00

Emmylou Harris, Naomi Judd and Kathy Mattea Raise Awareness for March on Blair Mountain and the June 3 Theatrical Release of The Last Mountain Film WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emmylou Harris, Naomi Judd, and Kathy Mattea are lending their voices to a growing chorus of citizens across the country determined to stop "mountaintop removal" (MTR), a devastating strip mining practice which destroys entire landscapes to uncover coal deposits in the Appalachian Mountains...

2011-05-19 11:37:00

JULIAN, W.Va., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement regarding the release of Davitt McAteer's report on the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion: "We have just received Davitt McAteer's report and are carefully reviewing it. We do have some initial observations. "We agree with Mr. McAteer that the industry needs to examine whether it can achieve better methane monitoring technology. At UBB, all methane monitors were...

2011-04-20 08:40:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) will announce its first quarter 2011 financial results after the market closes on May 2, 2011. 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) Members of Massey's...

2011-04-04 11:49:00

JULIAN, W.Va., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement in remembrance of the coal miners who died or were injured in the April 5, 2010, Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion in Montcoal, WV: "As the one-year anniversary of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion approaches, Massey Energy continues to extend our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies to those families and communities who lost loved ones in this tragic...

2011-03-10 16:17:00

JULIAN, W.Va., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that its Edwight Mining Company subsidiary won the Company's prestigious Bradbury Safety Award and that Sidney Coal Company won the company's coveted Green Miner Environmental Award for 2010. The winning companies were presented with the awards at ceremonies on March 8 and 9, 2011 in Charleston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The Bradbury Safety Award...

2011-03-08 09:08:00

JULIAN, W.Va., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that its Highland Mining Company subsidiary has received a permit from the United States Army Corps of Engineers to begin operation of Highland's new Reylas Surface Mine in Logan County, West Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The mine will directly employ 103 local residents for approximately 6 years and will produce approximately 1 million clean tons...