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12/18/02Eaves Elected Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Arch Coal, Inc.
St. Louis (Dec. 18, 2004) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that its board of directors had elected John W. Eaves executive vice president and chief operating officer of the corporation, effective immediately. Eaves previously held the position of senior vice president of marketing for Arch Coal. "We are pleased that John has accepted this new role," said Steven F. Leer, Arch Coal's president and chief executive officer. "In this new position, John will have responsibility for all... 
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12/13/02Arch Coal’s Annual Report Honored as Best In Its Industry for Fourth Straight Year
ST. LOUIS, MO. - December 13, 2002 - The 2001 annual report of Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) recently captured Best Annual Report in the coal industry by the National Association of Investors Corporation (NAIC) for the fourth consecutive year. Judges evaluated and selected Arch Coal's report as a 2002 Nicholson Award winner for outstanding content, financial reporting and design. The NAIC believes the program spurs publicly traded companies to produce clearer, more readable annual reports. "We r... 
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12/09/02Looking for a Very Special Gift for a Wyoming Teacher'
Wright - Officials at Arch Coal can help you with the perfect holiday gift for Wyoming school teachers. Better yet, if you're on a tight budget, this wonderful gift could cost you a maximum of 23 cents! "We want people to tell us who are the very best teachers in Wyoming," says Greg Schaefer, the company's western region vice president for external affairs. "It would be a terrific 'present' to nominate a great teacher for our awards program. "Ten great Wyoming teachers will receive unres... 
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12/02/02Arch Coal's Black Thunder Becomes World's First Coal Mine to Ship 750 Million Tons
Milestone represents 25 years, 6.9 million train cars   WRIGHT, Wyo. - December 2, 2002  Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) announced its Black Thunder mine in Wyoming achieved a 750 million ton shipment milestone over the holiday weekend, 25 years after the mine's first coal shipment on December 14, 1977. Today, Black Thunder produces more than 65 million tons of coal annually, enough coal to provide electricity to nearly 4.5 million American households. "This is a significant milestone," sa... 
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11/14/02West Virginia Nominations Close Dec. 1 For Arch Coal Teacher Awards
Charleston, W.Va. (November 14, 2002) - Nominations for the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards close Dec. 1, 2002, according to John R. Snider, vice president of Arch Coal, Inc. "This is an earlier closing date than previous years," said Snider. "There are many excellent teachers who still deserve a nomination this year. Your nomination is a wonderful way to let a teacher know that he or she has made a difference in your life or in your child's. "Arch Coal will honor 10 West Virginia t... 
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10/24/02Arch Coal Board Declares Quarterly Dividend
St. Louis (October 24, 2002) - The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today declared a quarterly dividend of $.0575 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable December 13, 2002, to shareholders of record on December 3, 2002. Arch Coal is the nation's second largest coal producer, with subsidiary operations in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Through these operations, Arch provides the fuel for approximately 6 percent of the el... 
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10/21/02Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results
Highlights: Net income of $1.6 million, or $.03 per share, vs. a net loss of $8.1 million, or $.15 per share, in 3Q01 Adjusted EBITDA of $59.3 million, vs. $58.6 million in 3Q01 Total revenues of $400.8 million, vs. $353.3 million in 3Q01 Coal sales of 28.7 million tons, vs. 27.1 million tons in 3Q01St. Louis – October 21, 2002 - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that it had net income of $1.6 million, or $.03 per share, for its third quarter ended September 30, 2002. In t... 
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10/17/02Arch Coal Completes Sale of 1.9 Million Units of Natural Resource Partners L.P.
St. Louis - October 17, 2002 - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) announced today that it had completed the sale of 1.9 million units of Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE:NRP) at a price of $20 per unit. Net proceeds to the company, after the underwriting discount and expenses, totaled $33.6 million. The proceeds were immediately applied to reduce the company's outstanding indebtedness. "We believe that the formation of Natural Resource Partners and our initial sale of NRP units represent a very ... 
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10/11/02Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results
Net income of $1.6 million, or $.03 per share, vs. a net loss of $8.1 million, or $.15 per share, in 3Q01 Adjusted EBITDA of $59.3 million, vs. $58.6 million in 3Q01 Total revenues of $400.8 million, vs. $353.3 million in 3Q01 Coal sales of 28.7 million tons, vs. 27.1 million tons in 3Q01St. Louis – October 21, 2002 - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that it had net income of $1.6 million, or $.03 per share, for its third quarter ended September 30, 2002. In the same quarter of... 
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10/07/02Arch Coal's Third Quarter Conference Call To Be Broadcast On Internet
ST. LOUIS - October 7, 2002 - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) will discuss its third quarter financial results in a conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Monday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. ET. Participating in the call will be Steven F. Leer, Arch's president and chief executive officer, and Robert J. Messey, Arch's senior vice president and chief financial officer. The webcast will be accessible via the "investor" section of the Arch Coal Web site, at www.archcoal.com... 
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09/20/02Arch Coal Earns Governor's Safety Award in West Virginia
Arch of West Virginia's Fanco Facility Recognized for Perfect Five-Year Safety Record   CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sept. 20, 2002) –Gov. Bob Wise recently presented Arch of West Virginia’s Fanco preparation plant and loadout with the 2002 Governor’s Safety Award for outstanding safety achievement and performance. Arch’s Fanco facility worked 1,943 days – more than five years – without a statistical injury. Located in Logan County, Fanco annually ships about 3.5 million tons of coal. “We are h... 
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09/19/02Two Arch Coal Reclamation Sites Named Among Nation's Best
Interior Department Honors Arch Coal with Two National Awards for Creation of Golf Course and New Addition to State Park   ST. LOUIS September 19, 2002 - The Director of the Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Jeff Jarrett, yesterday honored two Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) mines for demonstrating the best reclamation practices of the past year. The 2002 Excellence in Surface Mining Awards were presented to Arch's Mingo Logan mining complex in southern West Virginia... 
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09/19/02Arch Coal's Black Thunder Mine Takes Home First Place in National Safety Awards
Perfect 2001 Safety Record Earns Arch's Black Thunder Mine Top Industry Honors   ST. LOUIS, MO. (Sept. 19, 2002) - Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) David Lauriski today presented a prestigious Sentinels of Safety Award to Arch Coal's (NYSE: ACI) Black Thunder mine for achieving America's best surface mine safety record in 2001. For last year's perfect safety record, Black Thunder mine of Wright, Wyo., was honored during an awards ceremony j... 
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09/05/02Arch Coal Kicks Off Third Annual Teacher Awards Program in Wyoming; Nominations Now Open
Cheyenne, Wyo. (Sept. 5, 2002) - Arch Coal, Inc. will make $2,500 unrestricted cash awards to 10 Wyoming teachers again this school year, according to Greg Schaefer, the company's vice president of external affairs western region. In its third year, the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards program is unique because it features public nomination and peer selection. After all applications are received, a blue-ribbon panel of experienced educators, including some who have previously won the Arc... 
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09/05/02Annual Arch Coal Teacher Recognition Program Gets Boost in West Virginia; WFIE Earmarks $10,000 for Recipients' Schools
Annual Arch Coal Teacher Recognition Program Gets Boost in West Virginia; WFIE Earmarks $10,000 for Recipients’ SchoolsCharleston, W.Va. (Sept. 5, 2002) - Arch Coal, Inc. will again honor 10 excellent West Virginia teachers with statewide recognition and an unrestricted $2,500 award, according to John R. Snider, vice president of Eastern public affairs for the company. The Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards program - adopted by Arch Coal from Ashland Inc. six years ago - has been in contin... 
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09/04/02Arch Coal CEO to Speak in NYC, Live Webcast Available
ST. LOUIS (Sept. 4, 2002) – Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Steven F. Leer, will speak at Lehman Brothers’ 2002 CEO Energy/Power Conference in New York City on Sept. 5. Leer’s live presentation can be accessed through audio webcast at approx. 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The address is: http://customer.ibeam.com/lehm003/090302a_byRFD/. Registration is required. Replay of the webcast also will be available from Sept. 6 to Dec. 5 at the same URL... 
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08/08/02Arch Coal's CEO and CFO certify SEC filings
St. Louis (August 8, 2002) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) announced today that its president and chief executive officer, Steven F. Leer, and its chief financial officer, Robert J. Messey, have signed and filed sworn statements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission affirming the 2001 10-K filed with the SEC on March 15, 2002; its 10-Qs for the first and second quarters of 2002; and all 8-Ks and definitive proxy materials filed with the SEC subsequent to the filing of the 2001 10-K. ... 
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07/31/02Besten Promoted To Senior Vice President, Strategic Development Of Arch Coal
St. Louis (July 31, 2002) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) announced today that C. Henry Besten has been promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president of strategic development. In this newly created position, Besten will lead the organization's permitting and post-mining development efforts, with a strong emphasis on identifying, initiating and implementing plans for economic development and community improvement projects on the company's post-mining lands in the eastern United Sta... 
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07/26/02Arch Coal Board Declares Quarterly Dividend
St. Louis (July 26, 2002) - The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today declared a quarterly dividend of $.0575 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Sept. 16, 2002, to shareholders of record on Sept. 5, 2002. In addition, Arch Coal's board of directors approved a resolution to reduce the size of the board from nine to eight members. This decision resulted from the resignation of Ignacio Dominguez Urquijo on June 5, 2002. Dominguez, senior vice p... 
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07/18/02Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results
Highlights: Net income of $2.1 million, or $.04 per share, vs. net income of $0.8 million, or $.02 per share, in 2Q01 Adjusted EBITDA of $62.7 million, vs. $68.3 million in 2Q01 Total revenues of $374.5 million, vs. $368.6 million in 2Q01 Coal sales of 24.9 million tons, vs. 26.7 million tons in 2Q01St. Louis – July 18, 2002 - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that it had net income of $2.1 million, or $.04 per share, for its second quarter ended June 30, 2002. In the same quarte... 
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07/02/02Arch Coal's Second Quarter Conference Call to be Broadcast on Internet
St. Louis - July 2, 2002 - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) will discuss its second quarter financial results in a conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, July 18, at 11 a.m. EDT. Participating in the call will be Steven F. Leer, Arch's president and chief executive officer, and Robert J. Messey, Arch's senior vice president and chief financial officer. The webcast will be accessible via the "investor" section of the Arch Coal Web site, at www.archcoal.com. Follo... 
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06/04/02Government Affairs Veteran Thomas Altmeyer Joins Arch Coal, Inc.
ST. LOUIS (June 4, 2002) - Arch Coal today announced that Thomas Altmeyer has accepted the position of vice president - federal government affairs effective June 3. Altmeyer most recently served eight years with the National Mining Association as senior vice president - government affairs. Altmeyer will oversee Arch Coal's federal legislative and regulatory activities, including serving as the Company's principal contact with members of the legislative and executive branches of the federal go... 
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05/24/02Arch Coal Commits $50,000 to WVU Reforestation Study
Arch's Samples Mine, WVU's National Mine Land Reclamation Center break ground in first-of-its-kind research in West Virginia   CHARLESTON, W.Va. (May 24) - Continuing its efforts to advance the science of land reclamation, Arch Coal today announced its Samples mine has entered into a long-term research fellowship with West Virginia University's National Mine Land Reclamation Center (NMLRC). Arch's Samples mine, one of the largest surface coal mines in the eastern U.S., presented $50,00... 
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05/23/02Nine West Virginia Teachers Named Arch Coal Golden Apple Achievers
Charleston, W.Va. (May 23, 2002) – Today, nine West Virginia teachers received “Golden Apple Achievers” recognition from Arch Coal, according to John R. Snider, the company’s vice president for external affairs, eastern region. “In our teacher achievement awards program, in which the recipients were announced April 30, we noted that the competition was especially fierce. Only tenths of a point separated our Teacher Achievement Award recipients from these Golden Apple Achievers,” Snider said. ... 
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05/23/02Arch Coal Recognizes 19 Wyoming Teachers With Golden Apple Certificates
Wright, Wyo. (May 23, 2002) - Nineteen Wyoming teachers received "Golden Apple Achievers" certificates from Arch Coal, Inc., according to Greg Schaefer, vice president, external affairs, western region. "Earlier this month, we recognized 10 outstanding Wyoming classroom teachers with our teacher achievement award," Schaefer said. "Our judges noted then that the competition was especially fierce. Only tenths of a percentage point separated recipients of the achievement award and the Golden Apple... 
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05/03/02Arch Coal Announces Recipients of Teacher Achievement Awards in Wyoming
Prestigious Education Awards Go to 10 in Wyoming   Cheyenne (May 3) – Ten Wyoming teachers were honored today as recipients of the 2002 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award at a ceremony at Jessup Elementary School in Cheyenne. Arch Coal President and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer, accompanied by Gov. Jim Geringer, Superintendent of Public Instruction Judy Catchpole, and Wyoming Education Association Communications Director Ron Sniffin presented awards to: “It is obvious t... 
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05/02/02Arch Coal Announces Recipients of Teacher Achievement Awards in West Virginia
Prestigious Education Awards Go to 10 in West Virginia   Scott Depot (April 30) – Ten West Virginia teachers were honored today, as recipients of the 2002 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award, at a ceremony at Scott Teays Elementary School in Scott Depot. Arch Coal President and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer, accompanied by Gov. Bob Wise, Secretary of Education and Arts Kay Goodwin, Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Stewart, and West Virginia Education Association President T... 
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04/25/02Arch Coal Board Declares Quarterly Dividend
St. Louis – April 25, 2002 - The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today declared a quarterly dividend of $.0575 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable June 14, 2002, to shareholders of record on June 4, 2002. Arch Coal is the nation’s second largest coal producer, with subsidiary operations in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Through these operations, Arch provides the fuel for approximately 6% of the electricity generat... 
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04/22/02Arch Coal, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results
Highlights: Net loss of $7.4 million, or $.14 per share, vs. net income of $6.1 million, or $.15 per share, in 1Q01 Adjusted EBITDA of $49.1 million, vs. $80.3 million in 1Q01 Total revenues of $368.5 million, vs. $381.4 million in 1Q01 Coal sales of 24.7 million tons, vs. 27.2 million tons in 1Q01 St. Louis – April 22, 2002 - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that it had a net loss of $7.4 million, or $.14 per share, for its first quarter ended March 31, 2002. The compa... 
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04/19/02Arch Coal, Inc., Western Pocahontas Properties Limited Partnership and Others Announce the Filing of a Registration Statement for Natural Resource Partners L.P.
St. Louis/Houston – April 19, 2002 - Three affiliated private companies, Western Pocahontas Properties Limited Partnership, Great Northern Properties Limited Partnership and New Gauley Coal Corporation (collectively, the “WPP Group”) and Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI), announced today the filing of a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to a proposed underwritten initial public offering of common units representing limited partner interests... 
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04/15/02Arch Coal's First Quarter Conference Call To Be Broadcast On Internet
St. Louis – April 15, 2002 - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) will discuss its first quarter financial results in a conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Monday, April 22, at 11 a.m. EDT. Participating in the call will be Steven F. Leer, Arch’s president and chief executive officer, and Robert J. Messey, Arch’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. The webcast will be accessible via the “investor” section of the Arch Coal Web site, at www.archcoal.com. Follow... 
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03/20/02Arch Coal Inc. Joins ADA-ES Mercury Emissions Control Effort
Energy Secretary Abraham Lauds Participation of Arch Coal   LITTLETON, COLO. - March 20, 2002 - Environmental technology and specialty chemical company ADA-ES, a subsidiary of Earth Sciences (OTCBB: ESCI), announced today that Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) has joined its mercury control project team and will provide significant funding to support the development of mercury control technology for coal-fired boilers. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham expressed his commendation for the ... 
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03/18/02Arch Coal Announces Production Cuts
St. Louis – March 18, 2002 - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) announced today that it has reduced the rate of coal production at its eastern and western operations by approximately 7% in recent weeks. In addition, the company is cutting its 2002 capital expenditure budget from its previous estimate of between $180 million and $200 million, to an expected $150 million. “U.S. coal markets are currently in a state of oversupply following the mildest winter on record and very weak power demand by the ... 
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03/04/02Teacher Nominations Top 450 in West Virginia
Applications for Arch Coal Award Due March 12   CHARLESTON – March 4, 2002 - Nominations for the Teacher Achievement Awards topped 450 in West Virginia, according to Arch Coal’s External Affairs Director John Snider. “We’re very pleased with the amount of community participation,” said Snider. “It shows that West Virginians truly value great teachers.” Some West Virginians jotted down comments about the teachers they nominated. For instance, one nomination form read: “She's dedicat... 
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03/01/02Teacher Nominations Top 450 in Wyoming
Applications for Arch Coal Award Due March 12   WRIGHT – March 1, 2002 - Nominations for the 2002 Teacher Achievement Awards topped 450 in Wyoming, according to Arch Coal’s External Affairs Director Greg Schaefer. “We’re very pleased with the amount of community participation,” said Schaefer. “It shows that the people of Wyoming truly value excellent teachers.” Some people jotted down comments about the teachers they nominated. For instance, one nomination form read: "He's a great ... 
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02/28/02Arch Coal Board Declares Quarterly Dividend
February 28, 2002 Arch Coal board declares quarterly dividend St. Louis - The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today declared a quarterly dividend of $.0575 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable March 15, 2002, to shareholders of record on March 5, 2002. Arch Coal is the nation's second largest coal producer, with subsidiary operations in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Through these operations, Arch provides th... 
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02/04/02National Wild Turkey Federation Selects Arch Coal for West Virginia Wildlife Award
ST. LOUIS - February 4, 2002 - Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) today announced the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has presented Arch of West Virginia with the West Virginia Wildlife Award for outstanding accomplishments in the establishment and enhancement of wildlife habitat on reclaimed land. "Thanks to responsible organizations like Arch Coal, wild turkeys are steadily increasing in number and expanding their range," says Harold Davis, president of the West Virginia chapter of the National W... 
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01/24/02Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Results
Highlights: Net income of $8.4 million, or $.16 per share, vs. net income of $9.6 million, or $.25 per share, in 4Q00 Adjusted EBITDA of $75.1 million, vs. $94.7 million in 4Q00 . Total revenues of $385.4 million, vs. $347.4 million in 4Q00 Coal sales of 28.5 million tons, vs. 26.1 million tons in 4Q00 St. Louis – January 24, 2002 - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that it had net income of $8.4 million, or $.16 per share, for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2001.... 
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01/18/02Arch Coal’s Fourth Quarter Conference Call To Be Broadcast On Internet
St. Louis - January 18, 2002 - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) will discuss its fourth quarter financial results in a conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, January 24, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Participating in the call will be Steven F. Leer, Arch's president and chief executive officer, and Robert J. Messey, Arch's senior vice president and chief financial officer. The webcast will be accessible via the "investor" section of the Arch Coal website, at www.archc... 
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01/16/02Arch Coal Honored with West Virginia's Top Mine Reclamation Award for Championship Golf Course Project
ST. LOUIS - January 16, 2002 - Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) today announced its Mingo Logan operations received top honors for reclamation excellence from the W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection. The David C. Callaghan Award was presented to Arch's Mingo Logan Coal Co. for its development of the new Twisted Gun public golf course in Mingo County, W.Va. This prestigious honor is awarded annually to the best reclamation in the state. West Virginia is second in the nation in coal production. ... 
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01/14/02Arch Coal Prep Plant Recognized for Safety Excellence
Company-Wide Incident Rate Falls 27% in 2001   ST. LOUIS - January 14, 2002 - Arch Coal's (NYSE: ACI) Beth Station Preparation Plant at the Hobet 21 mining complex received a Mountaineer Guardian Award from the West Virginia Coal Association for significant accomplishments in mine safety in 2001. The safety award was presented at the 29th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium in Charleston, W.Va. on Jan.10. Arch Coal was selected among 65 nominated facilities. On Oct. 8 last fall,... 
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