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12/02/08Arch Coal Pledges $5 Million to Washington University's Energy Consortium to Advance Clean Coal Technology
ST. LOUIS (December 2, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that it has pledged $5 million over five years for the establishment of the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization at Washington University in St. Louis. The consortium's goal is to bring university researchers, industries, foundations and government organizations together to research clean coal technology, making St. Louis the nation's center for clean coal research. "Arch Coal is pleased to partner with Washington U... 
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10/28/0824 Innovative Teaching Grants Totaling $10,000 to Be Made to Delta County, Colorado, Teachers by Arch Coal Foundation
SOMERSET, Colo. (Oct. 28, 2008) - Twenty four teaching projects suggested by Delta County teachers and teaching specialists have been selected to receive 2008 Arch Coal Foundation innovative teaching grants. Announcement of the $10,000 in grants was made by Pete Wyckoff, general manager of Mountain Coal Company's West Elk mine in Somerset. "This is the second year for these unique grants," said Wyckoff. "Our program challenges the county's educators to use their experience, skills and imagina... 
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10/27/08Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
Earnings per share more than triple from prior-year quarter; EBITDA expands by nearly 50% versus the year-ago quarter; Company forecasts record financial results for calendar year 2008 ST. LOUIS (October 27, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today reported third quarter 2008 net income of $97.8 million, or $0.68 per fully diluted share, compared with $27.3 million, or $0.19 per fully diluted share, in the prior-year period.  The company earned $87.8 million in income fro... 
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10/23/08Arch Coal Declares Quarterly Dividend
ST. LOUIS (October 23, 2008) - The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable December 15, 2008 to shareholders of record on December 1, 2008. St. Louis-based Arch Coal is one of the largest U.S. coal producers, with revenues of $2.4 billion in 2007. Through its national network of mines, Arch supplies cleaner-burning, low-sulfur coal to fuel roughly 6 percent of the nation'... 
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10/09/08Arch Coal's Third Quarter Conference Call To Be Webcast, Podcast
ST. LOUIS (October 9, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) will discuss its third quarter 2008 financial results in a conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Monday, October 27 at 11:00 a.m. E.D.T. Participating on the call will be Arch's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer, President and Chief Operating Officer John W. Eaves, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John T. Drexler. The webcast will be accessible via the "investor" section ... 
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10/02/08Arch Coal Hosts Annual Mine Emergency Rescue Drill in Utah to Sharpen Crucial Skills
WELLINGTON, Utah (October 2, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) and the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) conducted a mock safety drill today at Dugout Canyon mine in Carbon County, Utah. The full-day rescue exercise involved more than 150 federal and state officials, miners, local law enforcement, emergency responders and other personnel. While the mock disaster focused on Canyon Fuel Company's Dugout Canyon mine, employees from across Arch's national net... 
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09/29/08Arch Coal, Inc. Named Among Best Mid-Cap Stocks
ST. LOUIS (September 29, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that it has been named one of America's best mid-cap stocks by Forbes magazine for showing a unique combination of growth, financial stability and promising forecasts. "Arch's inclusion as one of America's best mid-cap stocks reinforces what we firmly believe - that ACI is well-positioned to serve the growing demand for reliable, secure and affordable energy in the United States and around the world," said Steven F. L... 
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09/23/08Interior Department Honors Arch Coal with Two National Good Neighbor Awards for Exemplary Community Practices
ST. LOUIS (September 23, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) and its operating subsidiaries Coal-Mac, Inc. and Thunder Basin Coal Company were recognized today by the U.S. Department of Interior for demonstrating the nation's best stewardship practices of the past year. The 2008 Gold and Bronze Good Neighbor Awards were presented to employees of Coal-Mac and Thunder Basin's Black Thunder mine for exemplary interaction, communication and involvement with the surrounding communities. Arch Coal su... 
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09/16/08Arch Coal Earns Third Consecutive Ranking on InformationWeek 500
ST. LOUIS (September 16, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that it again earned a spot on the 2008 InformationWeek 500 list. This marks the third consecutive year that Arch Coal has been ranked as one of the most innovative companies by InformationWeek. The 2008 InformationWeek 500 companies were revealed on September 15, 2008 at a gala awards ceremony held during the annual conference at the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, Calif. "Real business needs drive our technologica... 
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09/02/08Arch Coal Foundation Kicks Off 2009 Teacher Recognition Program in Utah
WELLINGTON, Utah (Sept. 2, 2008) - The Arch Coal Foundation's popular teacher recognition program - the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards - is beginning its third year in Carbon, Emery, Sanpete and Sevier counties and nomination forms are now available, according to Erwin Sass, general manager of the Dugout Canyon mine. The counties surround the Dugout Canyon, Skyline and Sufco coal mines owned by Arch Coal, Inc., a major U.S. coal producer. "I am very pleased that the Arch Coal Foundatio... 
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09/02/08Arch Coal Foundation Teacher Achievement Awards Program Continues in West Virginia; Awards Increased to $3,500
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sept. 2, 2008) - Nomination forms soon will be reaching schools throughout West Virginia for the prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards program, according to John Snider, Arch Coal vice president for external affairs, eastern region. The Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards, the longest running, privately sponsored teacher recognition program in the state, is underwritten by the Arch Coal Foundation. "The foundation has increased the personal, cash award to $3,50... 
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09/02/08Arch Coal Foundation's Teacher Achievement Awards Program Kicks Off Ninth Year in Wyoming, Increases Award Amount
WRIGHT, Wyo. (Sept. 2, 2008) - The Arch Coal Foundation's prestigious Teacher Achievement Awards program has started its ninth year in Wyoming, according to Greg Schaefer, vice president of external affairs, western region, for Arch Coal, Inc. Schaefer also announced that the foundation has increased the award for each recipient to $3,500, effective with the 2009 program year. The 10 recipients are expected to be named near the close of the 2008-2009 school year. "Our foundation is looking f... 
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08/27/08Arch Coal's Thunder Basin Sweeps International Surface Mine Rescue Competition
WRIGHT, Wyo. (August 27, 2008) - Arch Coal's Thunder Basin Coal Company achieved a first place finish in the 28th Annual International Surface Mine Rescue Competition held in Campbell County, Wyo., on August 21-23. A total of 12 teams from the United States and Canada participated in the three-day event hosted by the Powder River Basin Safety Association and the Campbell County Fire Department. "We're extremely proud of Thunder Basin's mine rescue team," said Ken Cochran, president and general... 
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08/26/08Arch Coal Chairman and CEO to Speak at Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference on September 4, Live Webcast Available
ST. LOUIS (August 26, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Steven F. Leer, will speak at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference in New York City on Thursday, September 4, 2008 Interested investors may access a live audio webcast of the presentation at 1:45 p.m. E.D.T. on September 4 at Arch Coal's Web site at http://investor.archcoal.com/events.cfm. A replay of the webcast also will be available at the same URL for 30 days.... 
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08/01/08Arch Coal Elects Jones as Senior Vice President
ST. LOUIS (August 1, 2008) - The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that Robert G. Jones has been elected senior vice president - law, general counsel and secretary. Jones previously held the position of vice president - law, general counsel and secretary. "Bob has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of the corporation in recent years," said Steven F. Leer, Arch's chairman and chief executive officer. "We expect to rely increasingly on Bob's strong lea... 
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08/01/08Arch Coal Elects Slone as Vice President of Government, Investor and Public Affairs
ST. LOUIS (August 1, 2008) — The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that Deck S. Slone has been elected vice president, government, investor and public affairs. Slone previously held the position of vice president, investor relations and public affairs. "Deck has contributed greatly to the company's growth and success in recent years, and I expect him to play an even more significant leadership role in this new and expanded position," said Steven F. Leer, Arch's ... 
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07/25/08Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results
Earnings per share increase 200% from prior-year quarter; Company earns record EBITDA of $240.9 million; Raises full year 2008 guidance range ST. LOUIS (July 25, 2008) — Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today reported net income of $113.0 million, or $0.78 per fully diluted share, in the second quarter of 2008 compared with net income of $37.6 million, or $0.26 per fully diluted share, in the second quarter of 2007. Income from operations more than tripled to $169.0 million in the quarter just ... 
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07/24/08Arch Coal Declares Quarterly Dividend
ST. LOUIS (July 24, 2008) — The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.09 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable September 15, 2008 to shareholders of record on September 1, 2008. St. Louis-based Arch Coal is one of the largest U.S. coal producers, with revenues of $2.4 billion in 2007. Through its national network of mines, Arch supplies cleaner-burning, low-sulfur coal to fuel roughly 6 percent of the nation's ... 
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07/16/08Arch Coal's Second Quarter Conference Call To Be Webcast, Podcast
ST. LOUIS (July 16, 2008) – Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) will discuss its second quarter 2008 financial results in a conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Friday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. E.D.T. Participating on the call will be Arch's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer, President and Chief Operating Officer John W. Eaves, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John T. Drexler. The webcast will be accessible via the "investor" section of ... 
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05/27/08Arch Coal Chairman and CEO to Speak at JP Morgan Basics and Industrials Conference on June 3, Live Webcast Available
ST. LOUIS (May 27, 2008) — Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Steven F. Leer, will speak at the JP Morgan 3rd Annual Basics and Industrials Conference in New York City on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Interested investors may access a live audio webcast of the presentation at 2:15 p.m. E.D.T. on June 3 at Arch Coal's Web site at http://investor.archcoal.com/events.cfm. A replay of the webcast also will be available at the same URL for 30 days.... 
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05/23/08Eleven High School Graduates Named Arch Coal Scholars
ST. LOUIS (May 22, 2008) — The Arch Coal Foundation today announced that 11 recent high school graduates have been chosen as 2008 Arch Coal Scholars. The Arch Coal Scholars program honors outstanding scholastic achievement by the children of employees of Arch Coal, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Each scholar will receive a $1,500 scholarship to an accredited college or university for up to four years. "This is the 19th year we've honored a new class of Arch Coal Scholars, and every year it is a thr... 
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05/20/08Arch Coal Foundation Announces Second Annual Innovative Teaching Grants Program for Delta County Schools
Somerset, Colo. (May 20, 2008) – The Arch Coal Foundation will again award Delta County teachers grants to support innovative teaching ideas in the 2008-2009 school year. The announcement was made by Pete Wyckoff, general manager of Mountain Coal Company and its West Elk mine. "In our initial year, 20 teachers from around the county were awarded grants totaling almost $10,000," said Wyckoff. "These grants covered unique ideas that ranged from biology to reading, from poetry to environment... 
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05/08/08Arch Coal Achievement Awards Given to Five Outstanding Utah Teachers
PRICE, Utah (May 8, 2008) - The second annual Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards were presented here today to five outstanding classroom teachers at a ceremony at Castle Heights Elementary. Announcement of the awards was made at a ceremony at Castle Heights Elementary School by Arch Coal, Inc. Senior Vice President of Operations Paul Lang. He was joined by President of Arch Western Bituminous Group Gene DiClaudio, General Manager Wess Sorenson of Skyline mine, General Manager Ken May of Sufc... 
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05/06/0810 Wyoming Teachers Receive Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards
GILLETTE, Wyo. (May 6, 2008) — Ten outstanding Wyoming classroom teachers received Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards here today at a ceremony at Campbell County High School. It was the eighth year the Arch Coal Foundation has underwritten the statewide teacher recognition program. In addition to Arch Coal Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer, Governor Dave Freudenthal and First Lady Nancy Freudenthal, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jim McBride and Wyoming ... 
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05/05/08Arch Coal Subsidiaries Earn Earth Day Award for Third Consecutive Year
SALT LAKE CITY (May 5, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that, for a third consecutive year, its Canyon Fuel Company's Skyline and Sufco mines earned a Utah Earth Day award for outstanding efforts in environmental stewardship.   The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (DOGM) board of directors presented Skyline and Sufco officials with the award for wildlife habitat improvements on April 23.   Skyline mine was honored for improvements in local fish habitat and migr... 
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04/24/08Arch Coal Announces Fourth Dividend Increase in Five Years
ST. LOUIS (April 24, 2008) — Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in the quarterly cash dividend from $0.07 per common share to $0.09 per common share. The dividend is payable June 13, 2008 to shareholders of record on May 30, 2008. "I'm pleased to announce Arch's fourth dividend increase in the past five years," said Steven F. Leer, chairman and chief executive officer of Arch Coal. "Today's 29 percent dividend increase reflects th... 
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04/24/08Arch Coal Confirms New CFO, Elects Chief Accounting Officer and Names New Controller
ST. LOUIS (April 24, 2008) - The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today, as planned, elected John T. Drexler as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 30. Additionally, Arch's board of directors elected John W. Lorson as vice president and chief accounting officer. Lorson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Arch's accounting functions and for ensuring adherence to the highest level of accounting and ethical standards. As Lorson's s... 
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04/21/08Arch Coal CFO Messey Announces Plans to Retire; Board to Elect Successor Later This Week
ST. LOUIS (April 21, 2008) — Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that its senior vice president and chief financial officer, Robert J. Messey, has announced plans to retire from the corporation effective April 30. As part of a planned and orderly succession process, Arch's board of directors expects to elect John T. Drexler, vice president of finance and accounting, as Messey's successor at its regularly scheduled board meeting later this week. "Bob has been an integral part of the Ar... 
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04/21/08Arch Coal, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
Earnings per share increase 180% from the year-ago quarter ST. LOUIS (April 21, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today reported first quarter 2008 net income of $81.1 million, or $0.56 per fully diluted share, compared with $28.7 million, or $0.20 per fully diluted share, in the first quarter of 2007.  Income from operations more than doubled to $116.5 million, and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") increased 75 percent over the prior-yea... 
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04/15/0823 Utah Teachers Receive Arch Coal 'Golden Apple' Certificates
PRICE, Utah (April 15, 2008) - Twenty-three classroom teachers from Carbon, Emery, Sanpete and Sevier counties have been selected to receive 'Golden Apple' certificates from the Arch Coal Foundation, according to Erwin Sass, general manager of Dugout Canyon mine. The counties surround Canyon Fuel Company's Dugout Canyon, Skyline and Sufco coal mines owned by Arch Coal, one of the nation's largest coal producers. "These teachers came incredibly close to receiving the Arch Coal Teacher Achieve... 
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04/15/0819 Wyoming Teachers Awarded 'Golden Apple' Certificates by Arch Coal Foundation
WRIGHT, Wyo. (April 15, 2008) - Nineteen Wyoming classroom teachers have earned 'Golden Apple' certificates from the Arch Coal Foundation, according to Greg Schaefer, Arch Coal's vice president of external affairs, western region. Polly Ann Beebout CY Junior High Casper Toni Marie Billings Sagewood Elementary Casper James David Coca Wagonwheel School Gillette Kristin Michelle Cortney Indian Paintbrush Elementary  Laramie Tyson James Emborg Sheridan High S... 
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04/10/08Arch Coal's First Quarter Conference Call To Be Webcast, Podcast
ST. LOUIS (April 10, 2008) – Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) will discuss its first quarter 2008 financial results in a conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Monday, April 21, at 11:00 a.m. E.D.T. Participating on the call will be Arch's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer, President and Chief Operating Officer John W. Eaves and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert J. Messey. The webcast will be accessible via the "investor" section of... 
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04/02/08Arch Coal Named One of America's Most Trustworthy Companies
ST. LOUIS (April 2, 2008) – Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that it has been named one of America's most trustworthy companies by Forbes magazine based on its sound accounting practices and financial reporting. "Our selection as one of the most dependable and transparent U.S. companies makes us extremely proud," said Steven F. Leer, chairman and chief executive officer of Arch Coal. "We firmly believe that our sustained focus on integrity, transparency and corporate governance buo... 
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03/19/08Arch Coal's West Elk Mine Earns Two Awards for Environmental Stewardship in Colorado
ST. LOUIS (March 19, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that Mountain Coal Company's West Elk mine earned two state awards for its outstanding environmental achievements in 2007. The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety presented West Elk with the awards at the Colorado Mining Association's 110th National Western Mining Conference and Exhibition in Denver. West Elk mine and its employees were honored for the application of environmentally sound practices in ... 
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02/27/08Arch Coal Names 12 West Virginia Recipients of Teacher Achievement Award
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (February 27, 2008) - Twelve outstanding West Virginia classroom teachers today received prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards. Joining Arch Coal Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer at the Capitol ceremony honoring the 12 teachers were Gov. Joe Manchin, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine and West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) President Charles Delauder. The 12 teachers are: Linda G. Boley Meadow Bridge Elementary School ... 
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02/21/08Arch Coal Declares Quarterly Dividend
ST. LOUIS (February 21, 2008) – The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.07 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable March 14, 2008 to shareholders of record on February 29, 2008. St. Louis-based Arch Coal is one of the nation's largest coal producers. The company's core business is providing U.S. power generators with clean-burning, low-sulfur coal for electric generation. Through its national network of mines... 
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02/20/08Arch Coal Chairman and CEO to Speak at Raymond James Investor Conference on March 4, Live Webcast Available
ST. LOUIS (February 20, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Steven F. Leer, will speak at the Raymond James 29th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. Interested investors may access a live audio webcast of the presentation at 1:05 p.m. E.S.T. on March 4 at Arch Coal's Web site at http://investor.archcoal.com/events.cfm. A replay of the webcast also will be available at the same URL for ... 
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02/14/0825 West Virginia Teachers Earn Arch Coal 'Golden Apples'
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Feb. 18, 2008) – Twenty-five outstanding classroom teachers have earned "Golden Apple" certificates from the Arch Coal Foundation, according to John R. Snider, Arch Coal vice president, external affairs, eastern region. "These 25 teachers received very high appraisals of their applications for the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award," said Snider. "They are obviously excellent teachers who deserve this honor. We hope that students, parents and colleagues will nominate these... 
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02/01/08Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Full Year 2007 Results
Strong fourth quarter caps Arch Coal's second-best year on record ST. LOUIS (February 1, 2008) — Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today reported fourth quarter 2007 net income available to common shareholders of $81.3 million, or $0.56 per fully diluted share, on income from operations of $75.1 million and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") of $142.9 million. In the fourth quarter of 2006, the company earned net income available to common shareh... 
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01/15/08Arch Coal's Fourth Quarter 2007 Conference Call To Be Webcast, Podcast
ST. LOUIS (January 15, 2008) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) will discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2007 financial results in a conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Friday, Feb. 1, at 11:00 a.m. E.S.T. Participating on the call will be Arch's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer, President and Chief Operating Officer John W. Eaves and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert J. Messey. The webcast will be accessible via the "in... 
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