Alliance to Present at the 3rd Annual Dahlman Rose & Co. Global Metals, Mining & Materials Conference

  Alliance to Present at the 3rd Annual Dahlman Rose & Co. Global Metals,
  Mining & Materials Conference

Business Wire

TULSA, Okla. -- October 30, 2012

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) and Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
(NASDAQ: AHGP) today announced that Brian L. Cantrell, Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer, will make a presentation at the 3^rd Annual
Dahlman Rose & Co. Global Metals, Mining & Materials Conference in New York at
approximately 3:45 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

The audio portion of Mr. Cantrell's presentation will be available via webcast
at http://wsw.com/webcast/dahlman16/arlp/  and for replay for 30 days
following the conference. The related presentation will also be available
November 13, 2012 on both ARLP's website (http://www.arlp.com) and AHGP's
website (http://www.ahgp.com) under “Investor Information” and “Investor
Presentations.”

About Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

ARLP is a diversified producer and marketer of coal to major United States
utilities and industrial users. ARLP, the nation's first publicly traded
master limited partnership involved in the production and marketing of coal,
is currently the third largest coal producer in the eastern United States with
mining operations in the Illinois Basin, Northern Appalachian and Central
Appalachian coal producing regions. ARLP operates eleven mining complexes in
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia. ARLP is also
constructing a new mine in southern Indiana and is purchasing and funding
development of reserves, constructing surface facilities and making equity
investments in a new mining complex in southern Illinois. In addition, ARLP
operates a coal loading terminal on the Ohio River at Mount Vernon, Indiana.

News, unit prices and additional information about ARLP, including filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are available at
http://www.arlp.com. For more information, contact the investor relations
department of ARLP at (918) 295-7674 or via e-mail at
investorrelations@arlp.com.

About Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.

AHGP is a limited partnership formed to own and control Alliance Resource
Management GP, LLC, the managing general partner of ARLP, through which it
holds a 1.98% general partner interest and the incentive distribution rights
in ARLP. In addition, AHGP owns 15,544,169 common units of ARLP.

News, unit prices and additional information about AHGP including filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, are available at http://www.ahgp.com.
For more information, contact the investor relations department of Alliance
Holdings GP at (918) 295-1415 or via e-mail at investorrelations@ahgp.com.

Contact:

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
Brian L. Cantrell, 918-295-7673