Stake Sale Agreements, Appointments, Dividends, and Investments - Research Report on Alpha Natural, Cliffs Natural, Cameco Corp,

  Stake Sale Agreements, Appointments, Dividends, and Investments - Research
   Report on Alpha Natural, Cliffs Natural, Cameco Corp, BHP Billiton, and
                              Stillwater Mining

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NEW YORK, December 12, 2013

NEW YORK, December 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Alpha
Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:
CLF), Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ), BHP Billiton Plc (NYSE: BBL), and
Stillwater Mining Co. (NYSE: SWC). Today's readers may access these reports
free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst
ratings - via the links below.

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Research Report 

On December 9, 2013, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (Alpha Natural Resources)
announced that it has entered into an agreement with Rice Energy to sell 50%
of its stake in Alpha Shale Resources Joint Venture against a total
consideration of $300 million, which includes $200 million in common stock in
Rice Energy's planned initial public offering and $100 million in cash. Kevin
Crutchfield, Alpha Natural Resources' Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are
very pleased with the value that has been created by this joint venture in
such a short period of time. We believe this achievement is a testament to
both the quality of our Marcellus acreage and the operational excellence of
the Rice Energy team. Alpha has committed approximately 7,500 acres and about
$30 million in cash to Alpha Shale and we believe that this transaction
provides Alpha with an excellent return on our investment while also allowing
us to retain significant upside. Upon completion of the Rice Energy IPO, we
will add a significant amount of cash to our balance sheet while also
maintaining a meaningful ownership position in the growth opportunities
presented by the combined Rice Energy platform." The Full Research Report on
Alpha 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/131e_ANR

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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Research Report

On December 5, 2013, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (Cliffs) announced the
appointment of P. Kelly Tompkins as Executive Vice President of External
Affairs and President of Global Commercial. According to the Company, Mr.
Tompkins, in his new role will assume the expanded responsibility for leading
Cliffs' commercial group, which includes global sales, marketing and logistics
functions, besides maintaining executive oversight responsibility for Cliffs'
strategy and business development activities as well as its legal, government,
environmental, sustainability, and risk activities worldwide. Gary Halverson,
Cliffs' President and Chief Operating Officer, said, "Kelly brings a wealth of
diverse knowledge and expertise from the global mining, chemicals and capital
goods industries that is crucial for continuing to build our commercial and
business relationships. In addition, he has well established relationships
with various external constituents including, governments, the investment
community, and global customers that are meaningful to our business." 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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Cameco Corporation Research Report

On December 5, 2013, Cameco Corporation (Cameco) announced that its Board of
Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per common share.
Cameco reported that the aforesaid cash dividend will be paid on January 15,
2014 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2013. The Full Research Report
on Cameco 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/ec1d_CCJ

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BHP Billiton plc Research Report

On November 25, 2013, BHP Billiton plc (BHP Billiton) announced that it has
approved an investment of $301 million in execution capital (BHP Billiton
share) to replace two shiploaders at its Nelson Point port operations in Port
Hedland. According to BHP Billiton, the two new shiploaders will increase the
reliability of its inner harbor port facilities, with each shiploader having a
loading capacity of 12,500 tons per hour. BHP Billiton stated that the
commissioning of the two replacement shiploaders is scheduled for H2 2014.
Jimmy Wilson, BHP Billiton Iron Ore President, stated, "This is an important
investment that is consistent with our commitment to maximize the capacity of
the Western Australia Iron Ore inner harbor and deliver substantial value to
shareholders and other stakeholders." The Full Research Report on BHP Billiton
plc - 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/0635_BBL

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Stillwater Mining Co. Research Report 

On December 3, 2013, Stillwater Mining Co. (Stillwater Mining) announced the
appointment of Michael (Mick) McMullen as CEO, effective immediately.
Stillwater Mining reported that McMullen will continue to serve on the Board
of Directors of the Company in addition to assuming responsibilities related
to his new role. Brian Schweitzer, Chairman of the Board of Stillwater Mining,
said, "Mick McMullen has extensive experience in the metals and mining
industry at the CEO and Board level. He has a proven track record of building
and leading successful teams, employing strict capital discipline, and
delivering outstanding returns to investors. His time as Chairman of our
Technical and Ore Reserves Committee has provided him with valuable insight
into the business and the opportunities available. The Board of Directors has
great confidence in Mick to pursue the change agenda expected by our
shareholders, building on the existing strengths of Stillwater Mining Company,
while maximizing returns on capital for our investors." The Full Research
Report on Stillwater Mining Co. - 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/8d90_SWC

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