Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Chairman And CEO Greg Boyce Honored With University Of Arizona Alumni Of The Year Award

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Chairman And CEO Greg Boyce Honored With University
                     Of Arizona Alumni Of The Year Award

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 11, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of his outstanding career
achievements and enduring dedication to the University of Arizona's College of
Engineering and its Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, Peabody
Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce has been
recognized as a 2013 University of Arizona Alumnus of the Year. Boyce
accepted the honor from the University of Arizona Alumni Association at the
university's annual Alumni of the Year Awards presentation ceremony in Tucson,

"I am truly honored to be named by the College of Engineering as a University
of Arizona alumnus of the year, particularly given the extraordinary
achievements, and dedication to service, of my fellow honorees, past and
present," said Boyce. "The world-class education I received at the university
laid the foundations for countless professional and personal milestones, and
marked the start of a four-decade career in mining that has taken me around
the globe. It has been my privilege to continue to support the university and
its students as an alumnus."

During his career in mining and energy, Boyce has worked across a wide range
of commodities, including copper, uranium, gold and coal. He previously held
roles with Kennecott Copper and Rio Tinto, before joining Peabody Energy in
2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2006, Boyce rose to
President and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody and was elected as Chairman
of the Board in 2007.

Boyce is the architect of the Peabody Plan, which outlines steps to eliminate
energy poverty and achieve continued improvement in clean coal technologies
through the global build-out of state-of-the-art coal-fueled generation.

Boyce's career has previously been recognized with a number of honors. In
2012, he was inducted into the Mining Foundation of the Southwest's American
Mining Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the global
mining sector and his plan to eradicate energy poverty.

Also in 2012, Boyce was named one of America's Most Valuable CEOs by Chief
Executive magazine, ranking 36^th among S&P 500 chief executives. He is the
only CEO to be named among the top chief executives for both the energy and
mining sectors, garnering recognition from Institutional Investor magazine and
the Global Energy Awards. During Boyce's tenure, Peabody has earned more than
170 major honors for safety, financial and environmental excellence, and
received the Platts Global Energy Commodity Excellence Award for leading the
global coal sector in performance and stewardship.

Dr. Jeffrey D. Goldberg, Dean of the University of Arizona's College of
Engineering, said Boyce's longstanding support of the university and its
students had been a key factor in his nomination. "Greg agreed to serve on
the college's Industry Partnership Board not long after he was named as CEO of
Peabody," said Dr. Goldberg. "Despite his demanding schedule, Greg has shown
an unwavering commitment, providing a major sponsorship for the Lowell
Institute for Mineral Resources, and a faculty-member sabbatical with Peabody
Energy that subsequently led to long-term research opportunities as part of
the UA Science Foundation Arizona project. He also encourages Peabody's
leaders to serve on advisory committees for the Lowell Institute and has
provided company resources to assist in research projects for mine health and
safety, and environmental sustainability."

Boyce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the
University of Arizona and an Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard
University's Graduate School of Business.

Boyce serves as the Chairman of the Coal Industry Advisory Board of the
International Energy Agency and is a former Chairman of the National Mining
Association. He is a member of The Business Council, Business Roundtable and
the National Coal Council, where he was Study Chair of the council's report,
"Coal: America's Energy Future." He is a member of the boards of directors of
Marathon Oil Corporation and Monsanto Company. In addition, he is a member of
the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis and is a member of
the Advisory Council of the University of Arizona's Department of Mining and
Geological Engineering. He is President of the Board for Variety the
Children's Charity of St. Louis and is a member of the Board of Commissioners
for the Saint Louis Science Center.

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 and


Kirsty McDonald
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