Dividend Proposals, Upcoming Financial Results Schedule, Settlement Agreements, Divestitures, and Coverage Initiation - Research

     Dividend Proposals, Upcoming Financial Results Schedule, Settlement
 Agreements, Divestitures, and Coverage Initiation - Research Report on Vale,
                    Cliffs, Peabody, BHP Billiton, and L&L

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NEW YORK, October 16, 2013

NEW YORK, October 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Vale SA
(NYSE: VALE), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF), Peabody Energy
Corporation (NYSE: BTU), BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP), and L&L Energy,
Inc. (NASDAQ: LLEN). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Vale SA Research Report

On October 2, 2013, Vale SA (Vale) announced that its Executive Board has
approved and will submit to the Board of Directors the proposal for payment of
the second installment of the minimum dividend of $1.75 billion and an
additional dividend of $500 million. The Company informed that the proposal
entails a distribution of $2.25 billion, equivalent to c.$0.44 per common or
preferred share in circulation as of August 31, 2013. Vale also informed that
the proposal will be submitted for approval to the Board of Directors in the
meeting scheduled for October 17, 2013. Upon approval, the payment of $2.3
billion will be made as of October 31, 2013 and all investors who hold Vale
shares at the record dates will have the right to the dividend payment. The
Full Research Report on Vale SA - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/6779_VALE]

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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Research Report

On October 3, 2013, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (Cliffs) announced that it
will release its unaudited Q3 2013 financial results on October 24, 2013,
after the US market closes. The Company informed that it will conduct a
conference call on the following day, October 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET, to
discuss the results. The conference will be hosted by Cliffs Executive Vice
President & CFO, Terrance Paradie, Executive Vice President, Chief
Administrative Officer and Cliffs - China President, Kelly Tompkins, and
Director of Investor Relations, Jessica Moran. The Full Research Report on
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/0534_CLF]

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Peabody Energy Corporation Research Report

On October 10, 2013, Peabody Energy Corporation (Peabody) announced that it
has reached an agreement with Patriot Charcoal (Patriot) and the United Mine
Workers of America (UMWA) to resolve all issues involving Patriot's
bankruptcy. "Peabody has continued to fund healthcare benefits for retirees
during Patriot's bankruptcy proceedings," said Alexander C. Schoch, Executive
Vice President Law, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary of Peabody. "We are
pleased to resolve the uncertainty among Patriot retirees by providing
substantial funding for the newly established Voluntary Employee Beneficiary
Association (VEBA). Future healthcare benefits for Patriot retirees will now
be determined by managers of the new VEBA." Under the settlement agreement,
Peabody would provide $310 million, payable over four years through 2017, to
fund the VEBA and settle all Patriot and UMWA claims involving the Patriot
bankruptcy. Further, Peabody's existing contractual commitment to fund
healthcare benefits for a certain group of Patriot retirees would terminate on
December 31, 2013, after which, all healthcare benefits would be funded by the
VEBA. The Full Research Report on Peabody Energy Corporation - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/ea12_BTU]

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BHP Billiton Limited Research Report

On October 11, 2013, BHP Billiton Limited (BHP Billiton) announced that it has
completed the sale of its Pinto Valley mining operation as well as the
associated San Manuel Arizona Railroad Company (SMARRCO) to Capstone Mining
Corp. (Capstone). The Company informed that the sale price was $650 million,
subject to customary working capital adjustments. The Full Research Report on
BHP Billiton Limited - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b7d2_BHP]

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L&L Energy, Inc. Research Report

On October 10, 2013, L&L Energy, Inc. (L&L) reported that the independent
research firm SeeThruEquity, LLC (SeeThruEquity) has initiated coverage on
L&L. Commenting on the new coverage, Ajay Tandon, Director of Research at
SeeThruEquity, said, "We initiate coverage on L&L Energy, Inc. ("L&L") with a
price target of $5.43 per share." He added, "We view L&L as a speculative play
in the Chinese coal market, with the potential to generate attractive top and
bottom line growth through organic and acquisition opportunities." The Full
Research Report on L&L Energy, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/6fc3_LLEN]

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