Peabody Energy Earns Honor For Industry Excellence And Leadership At 2012 Platts Global Energy Awards

  Peabody Energy Earns Honor For Industry Excellence And Leadership At 2012
                         Platts Global Energy Awards

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 30, 2012

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --An international panel has recognized
Peabody Energy
(NYSE: BTU) with a Global Energy Commodity Excellence Award for leading the
global coal sector in performance and stewardship. The honor was presented at
the 14^th Annual Global Energy Awards Ceremony in New York City.

The Commodity Excellence Award recognizes Peabody for industry-leading safety,
operational, marketing and environmental achievements, corporate citizenship
and financial success. In addition, Peabody Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer Gregory H. Boyce was a finalist for the Global Energy Chief Executive
Officer of the Year Award. Peabody also was named a finalist for the Strategic
Deal of the Year Award and the Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

"This Global Energy Award recognition is a credit to Peabody Energy's more
than 8,000 employees. Every day, these men and women demonstrate exceptional
performance across our Americas, Australia, and Asia and Trading platforms,"
said Boyce. "Peabody continues to be a leader in the industry by delivering
superior results and advancing significant growth projects."

Commenting on the selection, the award'spresenters noted that satisfying
global energy demand requires intense international focus: "The judges found
Peabody – with its global ambitions and industry-leading performance – to be
their strong choice as the winner of this year's Commodity Excellence Award
for Coal."

The Global Energy Awards recognize innovation, vision, leadership and superior
performance in more than a dozen categories. Honorees are selected from nearly
200 entrants by an independent global judging panel that includes former
regulators, past leaders of major energy companies, leading academics and
international energy experts.

The 2012 honors join more than 35 corporate and financial leadership, safety,
and environmental honors that Peabody has earned in the past year. Peabody has
been named coal company of the year three times since the Global Energy Awards
were established and has been a finalist more than 40 times, demonstrating
leadership across multiple categories.

Peabody is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a global leader
in sustainable mining and clean coal solutions. The company serves
metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on six
continents. For further information, go to and


Vic Svec
(314) 342-7768

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