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12/29/05Arch Coal Announces Conclusion of the Conversion Price Determination Period for Its Conversion Offer
ST. LOUIS (December 29, 2005) – Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that the determination period for the conversion premium to be paid in connection with the company's conversion offer for its 5% Perpetual Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock has concluded. Each share of preferred stock validly tendered and accepted for conversion will be converted into an aggregate of 2.4424 shares of the company's common stock, which includes a conversion premium of .0439 shares. The conversion p... 
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12/16/05Arch Coal Amends and Extends Offer for Its 5% Perpetual Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock
ST. LOUIS (December 16, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today amended its previously announced offer to pay a premium to holders of any and all of its 5% Perpetual Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock who elect to convert their preferred stock to shares of the company's common stock subject to the terms of the offer. Arch Coal also extended the conversion offer so that it will expire at 12:00 midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on Friday, December 30, 2005, unless extended or earlier termi... 
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12/09/05Arch Coal Board Declares Quarterly Dividend for Preferred Stock
ST. LOUIS (December 12, 2005) – The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.625 per share on the company's preferred stock (NYSE:ACI_p). The dividend is payable February 1, 2006, to shareholders of record on January 16, 2006. 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 7 percent o... 
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12/02/05Take a Holiday Break; Recognize West Virginia's Outstanding Teachers
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (December 2, 2005) – Already feeling overscheduled for the holidays? Arch Coal's Vice President of External Affairs John Snider recommends taking a quick break from your hectic schedule to recognize an outstanding West Virginia teacher who has meant a great deal in your life, or your child's. "Take time today to nominate a teacher for a $2,500 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award," says Snider. "If you do, your teacher will know before the holidays that he or she was ... 
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12/02/05Only 46 Days Left to Nominate a Favorite Wyoming Teacher for an Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award
WRIGHT, Wyo. (December 2, 2005) – Greg Schaefer isn't counting the shopping days until Christmas. In fact, if truth be told, he's already bought a majority of the presents for his family says Schaefer, vice president of external affairs for Arch Coal. Instead, Schaefer is counting the days left for Wyoming citizens to nominate a teacher for a $2,500 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award. January 16 is the final day teachers may be nominated for the 2006 awards, he says. "Maybe so... 
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12/01/05Arch Coal Commences Offer for Its 5% Perpetual
ST. LOUIS (December 1, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today commenced an offer to pay a premium to holders of any and all of its 5% Perpetual Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock who elect to convert their preferred stock to shares of the company's common stock subject to the terms of the offer. Arch expects the conversion offer to reduce its fixed dividend obligations and to improve its overall credit standing. The offer is scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, Eastern Stan... 
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11/23/05Arch Coal CEO to Speak at FBR 2005 Investor Conference on November 30, Live Webcast Available
ST. LOUIS (November 23, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Steven F. Leer, will speak at Friedman Billings Ramsey's 2005 Investor Conference in New York City on Wednesday, November 30. Interested investors can access a live audio webcast of the presentation at 2:55 p.m. E.T. on Nov. 30 at Arch Coal's Web site at www.shareholder.com/archcoal/events.cfm. A replay of the webcast also will be available at the same URL for ... 
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11/21/05Business Week Names Arch Coal Web Smart
ST. LOUIS (November 21, 2005) - Business Week magazine named Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) to this year's Web Smart 50 list as a management pacesetter. "The Web Smart 50 highlights the quiet innovation going on inside organizations," said the article in the November 21 issue of Business Week. "These companies are profoundly altering the business landscape." Arch Coal was recognized as a Web Smart 50 company for employing the latest technology to streamline its largest coal min... 
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11/14/05Arch Coal Provides Update on Status of West Elk Mine
SOMERSET, Colo. (November 14, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. today announced that it does not expect its West Elk mine to resume operations for a minimum of six weeks following a sudden increase in combustion-related gases at the site last week. "After making good progress in our initial efforts to suppress the heating event at West Elk, combustion-related gases unexpectedly intensified late last week," said John W. Eaves, Arch Coal's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "As a... 
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11/01/05Arch Coal Temporarily Suspends Production at West Elk Mine
Somerset, Colo. (November 1, 2005) - Arch Coal's Mountain Coal subsidiary conducted a precautionary evacuation of its West Elk mine in Somerset, Colorado, late last week after elevated readings of combustion-related gases were detected in a mined-out area of the mine. West Elk notified the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) of the evacuation immediately, and MSHA and West Elk personnel are working closely and cooperatively at the site. West Elk was in the process of moving its... 
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10/27/05Arch Coal Declares Quarterly Dividend
ST. LOUIS (October 27, 2005) – The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable December 14, 2005, to shareholders of record on December 2, 2005. St. Louis-based Arch Coal is the nation's second largest coal producer and mines low-sulfur coal exclusively. Through its subsidiary operations in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah, Arch provides the ... 
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10/26/05Arch Coal's West Elk Mine Earns National Recognition for Five-Year Safety Record
SOMERSET, Colo. (October 26, 2005) – Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that Mountain Coal Company's West Elk mine has been nationally recognized for its five-year safety record. The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently presented West Elk with a Certificate of Honor for its exceptional safety performance over five consecutive years – or more than 4 million employee-hours. West Elk Mine is one of the nation'... 
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10/24/05Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results
Revenues increase to a record $654.7 million, up 24% vs. 3Q04 Earnings per fully diluted share increase 63% to $0.26 per share (or $0.31 excluding special items) Income from operations rises 30% to $34.2 million Average realized price climbs 14% to $17.91 per ton Sales volume increases 8% to 35.2 million tons Adjusted EBITDA rises 29% to $92.0 million October 24, 2005 St. Louis - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) reported today that it had income available to common shareholde... 
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10/12/05Arch Coal CEO Steve Leer to Guest Host CNBC's Squawk Box
ST. LOUIS (October 12, 2005) – Arch Coal, Inc.'s (NYSE:ACI) President and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer will guest host CNBC's daily program "Squawk Box" on Friday, October 14. The nationally televised program airs weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Leer has made regular appearances on CNBC in recent years. He will host the three-hour broadcast alongside CNBC veteran Mark Haines. A complete list of guests who will appear on Friday's show will be availa... 
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10/11/05Arch Coal and ArcLight Sign Definitive Agreement
ST. LOUIS (October 11, 2005) – Arch Coal, Inc. and affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC today announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement to contribute certain mining operations and properties to a new company to be called Magnum Coal Company that would mine and market low-sulfur coal in the Central Appalachian region. Affiliates of ArcLight Capital will receive approximately 62.5% of the ownership interests in the new company, and Arch Coal will receive approxi... 
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10/10/05Arch Coal's Third Quarter Conference Call To Be Broadcast On Internet
ST. LOUIS (October 10, 2005) – 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, October 24, at 11:00 a.m. E.T. 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.archc... 
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09/23/05Arch Coal Reclamation Site Named Among Nation's Best
ST. LOUIS (September 23, 2005) – The Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining (OSM) Director, Jeff Jarrett, has honored one of Arch Coal's (NYSE: ACI) mines for demonstrating the best reclamation practices of the past year. The 2005 national Director's Award was presented in Washington, D.C. to Arch of Wyoming's Seminoe I mine in Hanna for establishing a diverse and productive grass and shrub community that has enhanced the quality of life among the wildlife population,... 
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09/19/05Arch Coal Again Sponsoring Wyoming Teacher Achievement Awards
Wright, Wyo. (Sept. 19, 2005) – Arch Coal, Inc. will sponsor its statewide Teacher Achievement Awards program again this year, according to Greg Schaefer, Arch Coal's vice president for external affairs, western region. "In each of the past five years, Arch Coal has recognized 10 of the very best classroom teachers in the state," Schaefer said. "This school year, 10 more teachers will be selected and receive a $2,500 personal cash prize. "It is Arch Coal's way of saying thank you... 
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09/19/05Arch Coal Continues Underwriting Teacher Recognition Program in West Virginia; Nomination Forms Available in Schools, Libraries Across the State
Charleston, W.Va. (Sept. 19, 2005) – The longest running, privately-sponsored teacher recognition program in West Virginia – the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards - has begun again for the new school year, according to John R. Snider, vice president, external affairs, eastern region, for the company. "These awards recognize outstanding classroom teachers who contribute everyday to the well-being of our state's children," said Snider. "We must work to keep the many dedicated and profes... 
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09/12/05Arch Coal Recognized for Cooperative Stewardship in North American Hawk Project
WRIGHT, Wyo. (September 12, 2005) – Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that Thunder Basin Coal Company's Black Thunder mine received the 2005 Industry Reclamation and Wildlife Stewardship Award for its cooperative stewardship in the tri-national investigation of ferruginous hawk migration. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recognized Black Thunder Mine for its voluntary and proactive efforts to investigate ferruginous hawk migration for future habitat protection at the Hunting... 
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08/15/05Arch Coal Again Earns CIO 100 Award for Bold Use of Information Technology
ST. LOUIS/ August 15, 2005– CIO magazine today announced that Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) earned the prestigious 2005 CIO 100 award. This marks the second time in the last three years that the program has recognized Arch Coal for exemplifying the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. "The Bold 100 honorees stand out because they have dared to take on risk for the chance of reward in an extremely conservative business climate," says Abbie Lundberg... 
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08/12/05Arch Coal Announces Organizational Changes
ST. LOUIS (August 12, 2005) – Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that David N. Warnecke has been named vice president of marketing and trading for the company, effective immediately. Warnecke will report to John W. Eaves, Arch's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "In his expanded new capacity, Dave will lead the marketing and trading efforts across the entire breadth of Arch's national and international market area," Eaves said. "Through Dave's leadership, I a... 
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08/12/05West Virginia Library Commission Votes To Support Arch Coal Teacher Awards Program
Charleston, W.Va. (August 12, 2005) – The West Virginia Library Commission voted today to partner with the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards program, according to John R. Snider, vice president, external affairs, eastern region, for Arch Coal, Inc. "We're very pleased that the state's libraries are joining the West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Education Association as our program partners," said Snider. "Teachers count on libraries as important places of lea... 
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08/09/05Arch Coal Signs Letter of Intent with ArcLight Capital Partners
ST. LOUIS (August 9, 2005) – Arch Coal, Inc. today announced that it has signed a letter of intent with affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC to contribute certain mining operations and properties to a new company that would mine and market low-sulfur coal in the Central Appalachian region. Arch proposes to contribute four of its active Central Appalachian mining operations and a total of 455 million tons of reserves to the new company. ArcLight will contribute a collection of coal sa... 
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07/28/05Arch Coal Declares Quarterly Dividends
ST. LOUIS (July 28, 2005) – The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. has declared quarterly dividends for its common and preferred shares. For the company's common stock (NYSE: ACI), the dividend of $0.08 per share is payable September 14, 2005 to shareholders of record on September 2, 2005. For the company's preferred stock (NYSE: ACI_p), the board declared a dividend of $0.625 per share, payable on November 1, 2005 to shareholders of record on October 17, 2005. St. Louis-based Arch Co... 
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07/28/05Arch Coal Names Wesley M. Taylor to Board of Directors
St. Louis – Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that Wesley M. Taylor, 62, has been elected to its board of directors effective immediately. Taylor will serve on the board's finance and personnel & compensation committees. "We are very pleased that Wes has agreed to join our board of directors," said Steven F. Leer, Arch Coal's president and chief executive officer. "Wes is a proven leader with nearly 40 years of energy industry experience. He brings to our board tremendous insight... 
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07/25/05Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results
Revenue increases by 50% to a record $633.8 million vs. 2Q04 Sales volumes increase 31% on a reported basis to 34.6 million tons Earnings per fully diluted share total $0.03 (or $0.05 excluding special items) Average realization per ton increases 17% at Powder River Basin operations, 20% at Western Bituminous operations, and 17% at Central Appalachian operations compared to the same period last year Adjusted EBITDA increases 13% to $73.6 million excluding special items July 25,... 
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07/19/05Wyoming Libraries Join Arch Coal Teacher Awards Program
Wright, Wyo. (July 19, 2005) – Wyoming's libraries will become a partner in the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards program in the coming school year, Arch Coal Vice President Greg Schaefer announced today. "Arch Coal is delighted to have the Wyoming library community join it in recognizing the state's top classroom teachers," said Schaefer. "We count on libraries across the state as important tools in the learning process, as well as being repositories of information. Now, they'... 
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07/19/05Wyoming Libraries Join Arch Coal Teacher Awards Program
Wright, Wyo. (July 19, 2005) – Wyoming's libraries will become a partner in the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards program in the coming school year, Arch Coal Vice President Greg Schaefer announced today. "Arch Coal is delighted to have the Wyoming library community join it in recognizing the state's top classroom teachers," said Schaefer. "We count on libraries across the state as important tools in the learning process, as well as being repositories of information. Now, they'... 
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07/15/05Arch Coal Comments on Continuing Disruptions in U.S. Rail Service
St. Louis (July 15, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today commented on the implications of recent rail disruptions on U.S. coal markets as well as Arch's expected financial performance. "As the major western rail carriers have already reported, rail service in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming was severely impacted by a series of weather-related events in April and May," said Steven F. Leer, Arch's president and chief executive officer. "As a result of those events, the joint line op... 
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06/27/05Lang Elected President of Arch Coal's Western Operations
ST. LOUIS  (June 27, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. today announced that Paul A. Lang has been elected president of Arch's western operations and president of Arch Western Resources LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Coal. In this new capacity, Lang will have responsibility for all of Arch's mining operations in the western United States. He will report to John Eaves, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Arch Coal. "We are pleased that Paul has accepted this significant... 
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06/06/05Veteran Arch Coal CIO Announces Retirement; New CIO Elected
ST. LOUIS (June 6, 2005) - Larry R. Brown, veteran Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) vice president and chief information officer, today announced that he will retire effective July 1. Arch Coal's board of directors has elected Michael T. Abbene to succeed Brown. Abbene will be responsible for information systems operations, applications and infrastructure for the entire corporation, including its subsidiaries. He will report to C. Henry Besten, senior vice president of strategic development. ... 
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05/26/05Eleven High School Graduates Named Arch Coal Scholars
ST. LOUIS (May 26, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. today announced that 11 recent high school graduates have been chosen as 2005 Arch Coal Scholars. The Arch Coal Scholars program honors outstanding scholastic achievement by the children of employees of Arch Coal and its subsidiaries. Each scholar will receive a $1,500 scholarship to an accredited college or university for up to four years. "Arch Coal is pleased to have the opportunity to honor such an outstanding group of graduates," said Steven F. L... 
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05/13/05Arch Coal Golden Apple Achiever Awards Go to 18 Wyoming Teachers
Wright, Wyo. (May 13, 2005) - Eighteen Wyoming teachers today were named recipients of the Arch Coal, Inc. Golden Apple Achiever award, according to Greg Schaefer, the company's vice president for external affairs, western region. The Golden Apple Achiever Award is presented to teachers who submitted exemplary applications to Arch Coal's Teacher Achievement Awards program, Schaefer explained. "These teachers' applications were superior and missed by three percentage points or less of being hon... 
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05/12/05Arch Coal's Golden Apple Achiever Awards Go to 15 Teachers
Charleston, W.Va. (May 12, 2005) - Fifteen West Virginia teachers today were presented Golden Apple Achiever awards by Arch Coal, Inc., according to John R. Snider, the company's vice president for external affairs, eastern region. "Earlier this year, Arch Coal honored 12 teachers with its Teacher Achievement Award," said Snider. "Usually, we make 10 achievement awards, but the scoring was so close that 12 awards were made. The 15 teachers we honor today scored within three percentage points o... 
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05/09/05Warnecke Named President of Arch Coal Sales
St. Louis (May 9, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that David N. Warnecke has been named president of Arch Coal Sales, Arch's sales and marketing subsidiary, effective immediately. Warnecke will report to Paul Vining, who will join Arch in June as senior vice president of marketing and trading. "We are pleased that Dave has accepted this new position with Arch," said John W. Eaves, Arch's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "In this expanded capacity, he... 
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05/04/05Vining Joins Arch Coal as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Trading
St. Louis (May 4, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that Paul H. Vining has accepted the position of senior vice president of marketing and trading for the corporation, effective June 1. Vining will report to John W. Eaves, Arch's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "We are pleased that Paul will be joining Arch Coal in this important capacity," Eaves said. "With his wealth of experience in coal sales, trading, transportation, contract administration a... 
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05/03/05Arch Coal Honors 10 Outstanding Wyoming Teachers; Company Says 'No Shortage of Teaching Excellence' in State
Cheyenne, Wyo. (May 3, 2005) - Ten Wyoming teachers were honored today as recipients of the prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award at a ceremony at Buffalo Ridge Elementary School. Arch Coal President and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer, accompanied by Governor Dave Freudenthal, Wyoming First Lady Nancy Freudenthal, Department of Education Chief of Staff Lisa Skiles Parady, and Wyoming Education Association Executive Director Jean Hayek, presented awards to: Kristina Sue... 
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04/28/05Arch Coal Declares Quarterly Dividends
ST. LOUIS (April 28, 2005) - The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. has declared quarterly dividends for its common and preferred shares. For the company's common stock (NYSE: ACI), the dividend of $0.08 per share is payable June 15, 2005 to shareholders of record on June 3, 2005. For the company's preferred stock (NYSE: ACI_p), the board declared a dividend of $0.625 per share, payable on August 1, 2005 to shareholders of record on July 18, 2005. St. Louis-based Arch Coal is ... 
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04/25/05Arch Coal, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results
Revenue increases to a record $600.5 million, up 49% vs. same period last year Earnings per fully diluted share total $0.07 ($0.25 excluding special items, compared to $0.14 in 1Q04 excluding special items) Average realization per ton increases 14% at Powder River Basin operations; 10% at Western Bituminous operations; and 27% at Central Appalachian operations Adjusted EBITDA increases 36% to $86.8 million, compared to $64.0 million in 1Q04, excluding special items in both periods ... 
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04/08/05Arch Coal's First Quarter Conference Call To Be Broadcast On Internet
ST. LOUIS (April 8, 2005) – 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 25, at 11:00 a.m. E.T. 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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03/18/05Shanks Named President of Arch Coal's Eastern Operations
ST. Louis (March 18, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that Robert W. Shanks has been named president of Arch's eastern operations, effective immediately. Since 1998, Shanks has served as president of Arch's western subsidiary, which includes one of the world's largest and most productive surface mines and three highly productive longwall operations. "We are pleased that Bob has accepted this important role," said John W. Eaves, executive vice president and chief operat... 
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03/15/05Arch Coal Honors 12 Outstanding West Virginia Teachers
Charleston, W.Va. (March 15, 2005) - Prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards were given to 12 outstanding classroom teachers from around the state today at a ceremony at the Cultural Center at the state Capitol. Arch Coal President and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer, accompanied by Gov. Joe Manchin, First Lady Gayle Manchin, Secretary of Arts and Education Kay Goodwin, State Superintendent of Schools David Stewart, and West Virginia Education Association (WVEA) President Tom L... 
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03/08/05Arch Coal Announces Payout Under Stock-Based Incentive Compensation Plan
ST. LOUIS (March 8, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) announced today that its board of directors has approved a payout under the company's existing stock-based incentive compensation plan for members of the senior management team. The payout was triggered when Arch common stock achieved an average closing price of $40 or more during a period of 20 consecutive trading days. As a result of the payout, Arch will incur a charge of $9.9 million, or approximately $0.16 per share, during its fi... 
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03/08/05Arch of West Virginia Praised for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Former Mine Site
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 8, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that Arch of West Virginia, a wholly owned subsidiary, received the 2004 "Wildlife West Virginia Award" for its outstanding accomplishments in the enhancement of wildlife habitat on reclaimed mine lands. "We're proud that our dedicated Arch of West Virginia miners were recognized for going above-and-beyond standard reclamation practices and achieving true excellence," says Steven F. Leer, Arch Coal's presi... 
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03/02/05Arch Coal Earns West Virginia's Top Environmental Award for Fourth Consecutive Year
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 2, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that its Coal-Mac subsidiary earned top honors for reclamation excellence from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This is the fourth year in a row that an Arch Coal subsidiary claimed the top environmental award in the state, the Greenlands Award, for its outstanding achievements in post-mining land use. Coal-Mac also won in 2003. Arch's subsidiaries Arch of West Virginia and Min... 
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02/24/05Arch Coal Declares Quarterly Dividends
ST. LOUIS (February 24, 2005) - The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. has declared quarterly dividends for its common and preferred shares. For the company's common stock (NYSE: ACI), the dividend of $0.08 per share is payable March 15, 2005 to shareholders of record on March 4, 2005. For the company's preferred stock (NYSE: ACI_p), the board declared a dividend of $0.625 per share, payable on May 2, 2005 to shareholders of record on April 18, 2005. St. Louis-based Arch Coal i... 
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02/22/05Arch Coal's West Elk Mine Earns Three Awards for Safety and Environmental Protection in Colorado
ST. LOUIS (February 22, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that Mountain Coal Company's West Elk Mine was recognized with three state awards for its outstanding efforts in environmental, health and safety practices in 2004. The Colorado Division of Minerals and Geology (CDMG) and the Colorado Mining Association (CMA) presented West Elk with the awards at CMA's 107th National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition at the Hyatt Regency in Denver. West Elk Mine was honore... 
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02/08/05Arch Coal, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Results
Revenue increases to a record $553.1 million, up 48% vs. same period last year Earnings per fully diluted share total $0.32 ($0.34 excluding special items), compared to $0.04 in 4Q03 excluding special items Adjusted EBITDA increases 41% to $69.6 million, compared to $49.3 million in 4Q03, excluding special items in both periods Average margin increases 78% to $1.19 per ton, vs. $0.67 per ton in 4Q03 St. Louis (February 8, 2005) - Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today reported that for... 
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02/02/05Arch Coal's Fourth Quarter Conference Call To Be Broadcast On Internet
ST. LOUIS (Feb. 2, 2005) - 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 Tuesday, February 8, at 11:00 a.m. E.T. 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.c... 
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01/25/05Arch Coal's Wyoming Teacher Awards Program Drew More Than 300 Nominations
Wright, Wyo. (January 25, 2005) - Wyomingites appreciate excellent teachers! That's the observation of Greg Schaefer, Arch Coal vice president, who says more than 300 nominations were received by the deadline for submissions for his company's Teacher Achievement Awards program. Arch Coal's program, now in its fifth year in the state, provides a $2,500 personal cash award to 10 superior teachers in Wyoming. "Receiving more than 300 nominations tells me that the public firmly believ... 
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01/24/05Nominations for Arch Coal's Teacher Awards Hit 390 in West Virginia
Charleston, W.Va. (January 24, 2005) - Statewide nominations for the Arch Coal, Inc., Teacher Achievement Awards totaled 390, according to John R. Snider, company vice president. Snider said nominations for the company's current teacher recognition program were near all-time highs, especially when counting duplicate nominations. "West Virginians have shown how much they appreciate the dedicated efforts of the teachers in our state," Snider said. "We often like to say that 'teachers c... 
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01/04/05Arch Coal Board Declares Quarterly Dividend for Preferred Stock
ST. LOUIS (January 4, 2005) - The board of directors of Arch Coal, Inc. has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.625 per share on the company's preferred stock (NYSE:ACI_p). The dividend is payable February 1, 2005 to shareholders of record on January 17, 2005. 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 7 percent o... 
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