By St. Louis Business Journal

Patriot Coal Corp. said Friday it named Janiece Longoria to its board of directors, effective immediately. Longoria will also stand for election to the board for a three-year term at the company's annual shareholders' meeting in May.

Longoria is a partner in the law firm of Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall LLP in Houston.

Patriot Coal Corp. (NYSE: PCX) is the third-largest producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States and reported $2.04 billion in 2009 revenue. It has 14 current mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin.

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