Foresight Energy LP (NYSE:FELP) ("we," "our," or "Foresight") announced that an accident occurred around 8:00 pm CST on December 8, 2015 at Sugar Camp Energy LLC's MC#1 Mine, operated by M-Class Mining LLC, resulting in the death of an employee.

The employee is Mr. Tyler D. Rath, 21 years old, of Marion, Illinois, who had worked underground at the mine for over two years. There were no other injuries.

We will continue to work closely and diligently with appropriate authorities in investigating this matter, and production has been temporarily idled. We are committed to reviewing and reinforcing safety procedures to ensure safety remains the absolute highest priority across all of our operations.

Our employees and management are deeply saddened by this tragic event. During this very difficult time, we send our sincerest condolences and prayers to the Rath family and to all those affected by this loss.

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About Foresight Energy LP

Foresight is a leading coal producer in the Illinois basin region of the United States with control of over three billion tons of coal reserves currently supporting four mining complexes. Foresight's logistics give each of its mining complexes multiple modes of transportation to reach the end-users for its coal, including rail, barge and truck. Foresight serves both the domestic and international markets.

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