Arch Coal Earns Three Top West Virginia Safety and Environmental Awards; Garners 10 Awards Overall

   Arch Coal Earns Three Top West Virginia Safety and Environmental Awards;
                          Garners 10 Awards Overall

PR Newswire

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 31, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI)
today announced that its Appalachian operations earned 10 prestigious safety
and environmental awards in West Virginia, including three of the state's top
honors for mine reclamation and mine safety.

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Tygart Valley's Leer mine received West Virginia's top environmental
achievement today. The West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection
(DEP) presented the new Leer mine with the 2013 Greenlands Award for the
industry's best overall environmental design and construction.

This marks the tenth Greenlands Award presented to an Arch subsidiary since
2001.

The West Virginia DEP also presented four statewide environmental awards for
exhibiting exemplary construction and innovative drainage techniques to Arch
Coal's Mingo Logan Coal Company and its Mountain Laurel mining complex,
Coal-Mac's Pine Branch mine and Vindex Energy. Wolf Run's Sentinel mine earned
a West Virginia Reclamation Award for its outstanding coal refuse reclamation
techniques.

Furthermore, Arch's Coal-Mac, Inc. was selected for the 2013 West Virginia
Good Neighbor Award for its exceptional performance in community outreach and
good neighbor practices.

In addition to earning six state environmental awards, Arch subsidiaries
garnered four West Virginia safety awards yesterday.

Coal-Mac's Holden 22 mine earned the 2013 Bart B. Lay, Jr. Milestones of
Safety Award for achieving the best safety performance among West Virginia
surface coal mines in 2013.

Mountain Laurel's Mountaineer II mine earned the 2013 Eustace E. Frederick
Milestones of Safety Award for achieving the best safety performance among
large underground coal mines in West Virginia.

Two other Arch subsidiary operations and facilities achieved West Virginia
Mountaineer Guardian Awards for exemplary safety records achieved during
calendar year 2013: Mountain Laurel's Cardinal preparation plant and the
Sentinel mine.

"Year after year, our West Virginia miners continue to prove themselves as
leaders in safety and environmental care," said Paul A. Lang, Arch's executive
vice president and chief operating officer. "It's an honor and a privilege to
be recognized statewide by government regulators and industry peers for our
deep commitment to responsible practices."

U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. is one of the world's top coal producers for the
global steel and power generation industries, serving customers on five
continents. Its network of mining complexes is the most diversified in the
United States, spanning every major coal basin in the nation. The company
controls more than 5 billion tons of high-quality metallurgical and thermal
coal reserves, with access to all major railroads, inland waterways and a
growing number of seaborne trade channels. For more information, visit
www.archcoal.com.

SOURCE Arch Coal, Inc.

Website: http://www.archcoal.com
Contact: Kim Link 314/994.2936
 
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