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Profile: Arch Coal Inc (ARCH.K)

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Arch Coal, Inc., incorporated on June 20, 1969, is a coal producer. The Company is engaged in the production of thermal and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located throughout the United States, for sale to utility, industrial and steel producers both in the United States and around the world. The Company's segments include the Powder River Basin (PRB) segment containing the Company's primary thermal operations in Wyoming; the Metallurgical (MET) segment, containing the Company's metallurgical operations in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia, and the Other Thermal segment containing the Company's supplementary thermal operations in Colorado, Illinois, and the Coal Mac thermal operation in West Virginia.

The Company operates mining complexes in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Illinois, Wyoming and Colorado. The Company sells all of its coal to power plants, steel mills and industrial facilities. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 12 mines located in each of the coal-producing regions of the United States.

Powder River Basin

The PRB segment consists of Black Thunder and Coal Creek mines. As of December 31, 2016, Black Thunder, a surface mining complex, had approximately 35,800 acres in Campbell County, Wyoming. The Black Thunder complex extracts steam coal from the Upper Wyodak and Main Wyodak seams. The Black Thunder mining complex had approximately 968.5 million tons of proven and probable reserves as of December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, Coal Creek, a surface mining complex, had approximately 7,400 acres in Campbell County, Wyoming. The Coal Creek mining complex extracts thermal coal from the Wyodak R1 and Wyodak R3 seams. The Coal Creek mining complex had approximately 146 million tons of proven and probable reserves as of December 31, 2016. The Coal Creek complex consists of active pit areas and a loadout facility.

Metallurgical

The MET segment consists of Lone Mountain, Mountain Laurel, Beckley, Sentinel and Leer mines. As of December 31, 2016, Lone Mountain, an underground mining complex, had approximately 54,000 acres in Harlan County, Kentucky and Lee County, Virginia. The Lone Mountain mining complex had approximately 9.5 million tons of proven and probable reserves at December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, the complex consisted of three underground mines operating a total of six continuous miner sections. As of December 31, 2016, Mountain Laurel, an underground and surface mining complex, had approximately 38,200 acres in Logan County and Boone County, West Virginia. Underground mining operations at the Mountain Laurel mining complex extract High-vol B metallurgical coal and thermal coal from the Cedar Grove and Alma seams. The Mountain Laurel mining complex had approximately 13.2 million tons of proven and probable reserves as of December 31, 2016.

As of December 31, 2016, the Beckley mining complex had approximately 19,500 acres in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Beckley is extracting low volatile metallurgical coal in the Pocahontas No. 3 seam. The Beckley mining complex had approximately 24.5 million tons of proven and probable reserves as of December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, the Sentinel mining complex consisted of an underground mine, a preparation plant and a loadout facility located on approximately 25,500 acres in Barbour County, West Virginia. Mining operations extract High-vol A metallurgical coal from the Clarion coal seam. Coal from the Sentinel mining complex is processed through the preparation plant and shipped by CSX Transportation (CSX) rail to customers. The Sentinel mining complex had approximately 9.8 million tons of proven and probable reserves as of December 31, 2016. The Leer Complex, located in Taylor County, West Virginia, included approximately 38.3 million tons of coal reserves as of December 31, 2016.

Other Thermal

The Other Thermal segment includes West Elk, Viper and Coal Mac mines. As of December 31, 2016, West Elk, an underground mining complex, had approximately 17,800 acres in Gunnison County, Colorado. The West Elk mining complex extracts thermal coal from the E seam. As of December 31, 2016, the Viper mining complex consisted of one underground coal mine and a preparation plant located on approximately 46,100 acres in central Illinois near the city of Springfield. Mining operations extract thermal coal from the Illinois No. 5 seam, also referred to as the Springfield seam. As of December 31, 2016, Coal Mac, a surface mining complex had approximately 46,000 acres in Logan and Mingo Counties, West Virginia. Surface mining operations at the Coal Mac mining complex extract thermal coal primarily from the Coalburg and Stockton seams.

The Company competes with Contura Energy, Coronado Coal LLC, Cloud Peak Energy, CONSOL Energy Inc. and Peabody Energy Corp.

Company Address

Arch Coal Inc

City Place One Ste 300
Arch Mineral Corp
ST. LOUIS   MO   63141
P: +1314.9942700
F: +1302.6555049

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