Alpha Natural Resources Announces New Board Member

              Alpha Natural Resources Announces New Board Member

PR Newswire

BRISTOL, Va., Jan. 30, 2013

BRISTOL, Va., Jan.30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
(NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced the election of
Angelo C. Brisimitzakis to its Board of Directors effective on February 27,

Angelo C. Brisimitzakis served as president, chief executive officer and a
director of Compass Minerals International, Inc., a leading producer and
marketer of inorganic mineral products with manufacturing sites in North
America and the U.K., from May 2006 through December 2012. Prior to that
time, Dr. Brisimitzakis was employed from 1998 to 2005 with Great Lakes
Chemical Corporation, last serving as executive vice president of flame
retardants and performance products business unit. Dr. Brisimitzakis joined
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation after fourteen years of service with General
Electric Company, where he worked within multiple businesses, and last served
as global product (business) manager-elastomers at GE Silicones.

"We are very pleased that Angelo is joining Alpha's Board," said Kevin
Crutchfield, chairman and CEO. "Dr. Brisimitzakis brings extensive experience
to our Board through his recent leadership of an international minerals
business, including operations, sales, supply chain, acquisitions, strategic
planning and general management. His broad international experience and
service as a chief executive officer and director of a NYSE-listed company
also contributes significant business and corporate governance leadership
experience to our Board."

Dr. Brisimitzakis will join current Board members: Kevin S. Crutchfield;
William J. Crowley, Jr.; E. Linn Draper, Jr.; Glenn A. Eisenberg; Deborah M.
Fretz; P. Michael Giftos; L. Patrick Hassey, Joel Richards, III; James F.
Roberts; and Ted G. Wood.

About Alpha Natural Resources
With $7.1 billion in total revenue in 2011, Alpha Natural Resources ranks as
America's third-largest coal producer by revenue and third-largest by
production. Alpha is the nation's largest supplier of metallurgical coal used
in the steel-making process and is a major supplier of thermal coal to
electric utilities and manufacturing industries. In 2011, the company had more
than 200 customers on five continents. More information about Alpha can be
found on the company's Web site at

SOURCE Alpha Natural Resources

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