Patriot Coal Receives Safety Awards; Two Units Recognized For Zero Reportable Incidents

Patriot Coal Receives Safety Awards; Two Units Recognized For Zero Reportable
                                  Incidents

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2013

ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC:
PCXCQ) today announced that it received three safety awards from the Coal
River Council of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association. Awards were
presented based on the best safety record in 2012 by size and category of
operation. Patriot received awards for the following facilities:

  oWells preparation plant;
  oHill Fork surface mine in the Corridor G mining complex; and
  oMatewan Tunnel underground coal transportation corridor in the Rocklick
    mining complex.

"We are pleased that Patriot has once again been recognized for exemplary
safety performance. Moreover, both the Wells preparation plant and Matewan
Tunnel had zero reportable incidents in 2012," noted Patriot President and
Chief Executive Officer Bennett K. Hatfield. "Our goal is to make Patriot's
operations the safest in the coal industry. We thank each of our employees
for making safety a priority every day." 

About Patriot Coal
Patriot Coal Corporation is a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern
United States, with 11 active mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois
Basin. Patriot ships to domestic and international electricity generators,
industrial users and metallurgical coal customers, and controls approximately
1.8 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves.

SOURCE Patriot Coal Corporation

Website: http://www.patriotcoal.com
Contact: Media, Michael Freitag/Aaron Palash, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer
Katcher, (212) 355-4449; or Investors, Janine Orf, (314) 275-3680,
jorf@patriotcoal.com
 
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