Westmoreland Declares Dividend on Preferred Stock

  Westmoreland Declares Dividend on Preferred Stock

Business Wire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- September 6, 2013

Westmoreland Coal Company (NasdaqGM:WLB) today announced that its Board of
Directors has declared a dividend of $.53125 per depositary share payable on
October1, 2013 to holders of record as of September20, 2013. Each depositary
share represents one-quarter of a share of the Company’s Series A Convertible
Exchangeable Preferred Stock.

About Westmoreland Coal Company

Westmoreland Coal Company is the oldest independent coal company in the United
States. The Company’s coal operations include sub-bituminous coal mining in
the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming, and lignite mining operations
in Montana, North Dakota and Texas. Its power operations include ownership of
the two-unit ROVA coal-fired power plant in North Carolina. For more
information, visit www.westmoreland.com.

Contact:

Westmoreland Coal Company
Kevin Paprzycki, 855-922-6463