Matt Brock Joins Peabody Energy As President -- Peabody COALTRADE

      Matt Brock Joins Peabody Energy As President -- Peabody COALTRADE

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, March 1, 2013

ST. LOUIS, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) has named
Matt Brock President – Peabody COALTRADE. In this role, Brock will be
responsible for global trading and brokerage activities spanning six
continents as part of Peabody's COALTRADE business unit. He will report to
Christopher J.Hagedorn, President – Asia and Trading, and will be based in

Reporting to Brock are Vice President – Pacific Coal Trading, Scott Twose,
Vice President – Trade Operations, Debbie Drake, Vice President – Atlantic
Trading, Dave Barham, and Vice President – U.S. and Export Trading, Bill

Brock has more than 18 years of extensive coal sales, commodity trading and
transportation experience and most recently was global head of Coal and
Freight at Gunvor SA. In this role, Brock managed the worldwide trading
activity and business development for coal and dry freight for the
Geneva-based trading firm. He served on the Board of Directors of Signal Peak
Mine in Musselshel County, Montana, and played a key role in Gunvor's
acquisition of that operation. Brock was also involved in the management of
the Keaton mining project in South Africa and Gunvor's coal business
development in Russia. Brock previously served at Vitol SA in London from 2007
to 2010, and also held trading management positions with Nuon Energy Sourcing
& Trading in Amsterdam and with the Nidera Group in Holland, Singapore, the
United Kingdom and South Africa.

Brock earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of London in
history and economics and a Master of Science from the University of London in
international trade and economics.

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

Kirsty McDonald
(314) 342-7562


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