Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) and Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ: AHGP) today announced that Brian L. Cantrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will make a presentation at the BB&T Capital Markets 6 th Annual Commercial & Industrial Conference in Florida at approximately 11:40 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The audio portion of Mr. Cantrell's presentation will be available via webcast at http://wsw.com/webcast/bbt23/arlp/ and for replay for 30 days following the conference . The related presentation will also be available March 29, 2012 on both ARLP's website ( http://www.arlp.com) and AHGP's website ( http://www.ahgp.com) under “Investor Information” and “Investor Presentations.” About Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. ARLP is a diversified producer and marketer of coal to major United States utilities and industrial users. ARLP, the nation's first publicly traded master limited partnership involved in the production and marketing of coal, is currently the third largest coal producer in the eastern United States with mining operations in the Illinois Basin, Northern Appalachian and Central Appalachian coal producing regions. ARLP operates ten mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia, including a new mining complex in West Virginia. ARLP is also constructing a new mine in southern Indiana and is purchasing and funding development of reserves, constructing surface facilities and making equity investments in a new mining complex in southern Illinois. In addition, ARLP operates a coal loading terminal on the Ohio River at Mount Vernon, Indiana. News, unit prices and additional information about ARLP, including filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are available at http://www.arlp.com. For more information, contact the investor relations department of ARLP at (918) 295-7674 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. About Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. AHGP is a limited partnership formed to own and control Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC, the managing general partner of ARLP, through which it holds a 1.98% general partner interest and the incentive distribution rights in ARLP. In addition, AHGP owns 15,544,169 common units of ARLP.