Matrix Design Group, LLC (Matrix) and Communications Australia announced that they are partnering to provide Matrix’s advanced safety & productivity technology to mining companies in Australia and other mining markets. Matrix’s advanced technology includes the IntelliZone™ proximity detection system, the only underground proximity system to feature true X,Y positioning and SharpZone™ technology. “Matrix is excited for Communications Australia to distribute its proximity technology,” said Matrix President, Aric Pryor. “As a leading supplier abroad, Communications Australia understands the importance of proximity system technology and its applications in mining. Currently, there are over 100 systems in use in the U.S., and we are pleased to provide this state-of-the-art technology to mines in Australia as well.” “We recognize the safety and economic benefits of bringing Matrix’s proximity technology to Australia’s mines,” stated Tony Lucassen, Communications Australia's General Manager. “The benefits of the technology, combined with Communications Australia’s in-depth market knowledge and experience, will enable our mining team to deliver cost-effective, tailored and technically advanced solutions to Australian miners.” For more information about IntelliZone, or other Matrix safety systems, please visit www.matrixteam.com. About Matrix Design Group, LLC Matrix is a designer, developer and marketer of safety and productivity technology for use in the underground mining industry. Its innovative and industry leading products include communications and tracking systems, mine atmospheric monitoring systems, belt control, and proximity detection systems. Matrix is a subsidiary of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (“ARLP”), a diversified producer and marketer of coal primarily to major United States utilities and industrial users. For more information, see www.matrixdginc.com. About Communications Australia Communications Australia is a communications & safety systems supplier to the minerals and energy industry globally and to enterprise customers in niche industries including the medical and power fields in Australia. Offerings include wireless infrastructure services, safety systems, telephony services and integrated communications services. Communications Australia was formed in 1994 and has Australian offices in Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. For more information, see www.commsaust.com.au. 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 eleven mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and 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.