Arch Coal Honored with Conservation Legacy Award from National Museum of Forest Service History

   Arch Coal Honored with Conservation Legacy Award from National Museum of
                            Forest Service History

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25, 2012

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today has
been honored with the 2012 Conservation Legacy Award by the National Museum of
Forest Service History.

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President of the National Museum of Forest Service History, Gray F. Reynolds,
applauded Arch's voluntary environmental efforts on public and private lands
during the museum's annual meeting in Vail, Colo.

"The Museum board salutes Arch Coal for passing on a conservation legacy
through its outstanding actions to restore landscapes, safeguard wildlife and
enhance the public lands where the company operates," said Reynolds. "The men
and women of Arch Coal have set a stellar example for public-private
cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and demonstrated an unwavering
commitment to serving as long-term custodians of our nation's forests and
grasslands."

Deck S. Slone, Arch's senior vice president of strategy and public policy,
accepted the award during the MINExpo on behalf of the company and its 6,500
employees.

"Helping to meet the world's growing energy needs in a responsible manner is
central to our mission at Arch Coal," said Slone. "Our commitment to
protecting and restoring America's lands extends to every project. It is
highly gratifying to be recognized for our efforts by the National Museum of
Forest Service History."

The Conservation Legacy Award recognizes an organization, company, or
individual that demonstrates an exceptional commitment to advancing the legacy
of conservation of our national forests and grasslands, invites the
participation of the public and likeminded organizations, and exhibits the
esprit de corps that has served for more than 100 years to define the work of
the U.S. Forest Service and its cooperators in the private and nonprofit
sectors.

The National Museum of Forest Service History, a national nonprofit
organization founded in 1988, is dedicated to collecting, preserving and
interpreting the entire national history of the USDA Forest Service for the
education and enjoyment of the general public, scholars and historical
researchers. For more information, visit www.nmfs-history.net.

U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. is a top five global coal producer and
marketer.Arch is the most diversified American coal company, with mining
complexes across every major U.S. coal supply basin. Its core business is
supplying cleaner-burning, low-sulfur thermal and metallurgical coal to power
generators and steel manufacturers on five continents. In 2011, Arch
continued to lead the U.S. coal industry in safety performance and
environmental compliance among large, diversified producers. For more
information, visit www.archcoal.com.

SOURCE Arch Coal, Inc.

Website: http://www.archcoal.com
Website: http://www.nmfs-history.net
Contact: Arch Coal, Kim Link, +1-314-994-2936, National Museum, Jennifer
Flaster, +1-917-749-3654
 
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