Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Names Glenn Kellow President And Chief Operating Officer

 Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Names Glenn Kellow President And Chief Operating
                                   Officer

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) announced
today that the company has named veteran mining executive Glenn Kellow to the
position of President and Chief Operating Officer. He will report to Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce and serve as a member of
Peabody's executive leadership team.

"Glenn brings more than a quarter century of distinguished experience in the
global resource industry, where he has served in multiple executive,
operational and financial roles in coal and other commodities," said Boyce.
"Glenn's international experience and track record of performance within the
mining, energy and steel sectors will further differentiate Peabody within the
global coal industry. He brings a record of significant accomplishment around
the world and will be a tremendous addition to what is already the best team
in the coal industry."

Kellow will have executive responsibility for all aspects of the company's
global operations including safety, production, sales/marketing,
environmental, productivity improvement, engineering and planning. Reporting
to Kellow will be President of the Americas Kemal Williamson, Chairman of
Australia Eric Ford, President of Australia Charles Meintjes, President of
Asia/Trading Chris Hagedorn and Executive Vice President and Chief Technical
Officer Jeane Hull. Kellow will relocate from Perth, Australia to Peabody's
global headquarters in St. Louis.

Kellow has most recently served as President of the multinational Aluminum and
Nickel business for BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, where he
directed companies responsible for $7 billion in revenues with 16,000
employees and contractors. Kellow has held a number of executive, operating
and financial positions in coal, base metals, steel and petroleum businesses.
Over the years, he has held multiple posts in the United States, Australia and
South America.

Kellow's coal industry experience includes responsibilities as President and
Chief Operating Officer of New Mexico Coal where he directed underground and
surface coal mines. He worked extensively with state, federal and tribal
stakeholders and received recognition from the New Mexico House of
Representatives for his services to the community. Kellow also is a former
director of the World Coal Association and the National Mining Association.

Kellow was the Chairman of Worsley Alumina (Australia), Chairman of Mozal
(Mozambique), and Vice Chairman of the Nickel Institute, and is a member of
the advisory boardof the Energy and Minerals Institute for the University of
Western Australia in Perth. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management
Program of the Wharton Business School. He holds a master's degree in
Business Administration and a bachelor's degree in Commerce from the
University of Newcastle.

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.

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