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Peabody Energy Re-Elects Directors At Annual Shareholders Meeting

      Peabody Energy Re-Elects Directors At Annual Shareholders Meeting

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, April 29, 2013

ST. LOUIS, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today
announced that all 10 nominated members of the board of directors were
re-elected for one-year terms at the company's annual meeting of shareholders.

Re-elected directors are:

  oGregory H. Boyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy;
  oWilliam A. Coley, former Chief Executive Officer and Director of British
    Energy Group plc;
  oWilliam E. James, Managing General Partner of RockPort Capital Partners
    LLC;
  oRobert B. Karn III, former Managing Partner with Arthur Andersen Financial
    & Consulting in St. Louis;
  oHenry E. Lentz, former Managing Director of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC;
  oRobert A. Malone, former Executive Vice President of BP plc and former
    Chairman and President of BP America Inc.;
  oWilliam C. Rusnack, former President and Chief Executive Officer of
    Premcor Inc.;
  oJohn F. Turner, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and
    International Environmental and Scientific Affairs;
  oSandra A. Van Trease, Group President of BJC Healthcare; and
  oAlan H. Washkowitz, former Managing Director of Lehman Brothers Inc.

The board thanked M. Frances Keeth, former Executive Vice President of Royal
Dutch Shell, plc, and former Chief Executive Officer and President of Shell
Chemicals Limited, for her distinguished service upon her retirement from the
board. She has helped guide Peabody's business decisions during a strong
period of global expansion in Australia, Asia and Europe. During her tenure,
Peabody's revenues increased 41 percent and EBITDA rose 42 percent.

Peabody Energy 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 PeabodyEnergy.com and
CoalCanDoThat.com.

CONTACT:
Meg Gallagher
(314) 342-7963

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SOURCE Peabody Energy

Website: http://www.peabodyenergy.com
 
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