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Arch Coal To Divest Non-Core Utah Operations To Bowie Resources For $435 Million In Cash

Transaction Details

Bowie has obtained a committed financing arrangement, led by Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, to fund the transaction.

Galena Private Equity Resources Fund ("Galena") will provide a cash investment to acquire a minority equity stake in Bowie. 

Consummation of the transaction is subject to certain governmental and regulatory conditions and approvals and other customary conditions.

Advisors

FBR Capital Markets & Co. and Deutsche Bank are acting as financial advisors to Arch for the transaction, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is providing certain financial advisory services to Arch, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is providing legal counsel to Arch.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as the financial advisor to Bowie, and Baker Botts LLP and Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens PLC are providing legal counsel to Bowie.

About Arch

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 in 25 countries 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 a pro forma 5.4-billion-ton reserve base of high-quality metallurgical and thermal coals, with access to all major railroads, inland waterways and a growing number of seaborne trade channels. For more information, visit www.archcoal.com.  

About Bowie



Bowie Resources, LLC is a privately owned coal company with headquarters in Louisville, Ky. Bowie operates the Bowie #2 underground longwall mine, located near Paonia, Colo.

About Galena



Galena Asset Management was formed in 2003 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trafigura Beheer BV, with over $2.5 billion in managed assets. For more information, visit www.galena-invest.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:  This press release contains "forward-looking statements" – that is, statements related to future, not past, events.  In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," or "will."  Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain.  For us, particular uncertainties arise from changes in the demand for our coal by the domestic electric generation industry; from legislation and regulations relating to the Clean Air Act and other environmental initiatives; from operational, geological, permit, labor and weather-related factors; from fluctuations in the amount of cash we generate from operations; from future integration of acquired businesses; and from numerous other matters of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive or regulatory nature.  These uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements.  We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.  For a description of some of the risks and uncertainties that may affect our future results, you should see the risk factors described from time to time in the reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



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