International Coal Group Announces Offering of Common Stock by Selling Stockholders

Dec 13, 2010, 16:44 ET from International Coal Group, Inc.

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Coal Group, Inc. (NYSE: ICO) (the "Company") announced today that affiliates of each of WL Ross & Co. and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited commenced an offering of 12,268,700 and 22,577,800 shares of the Company's common stock, respectively.  Upon completion of this offering, affiliates of WL Ross & Co. and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited would own 12,268,723 and 22,577,788 shares of the Company's common stock, respectively.  The Company will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering.  The total number of shares of the Company's common stock outstanding will not change as a result of this offering.

BofA Merrill Lynch is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.  

The common stock is being offered by the selling stockholders pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement that was previously filed by the Company with the SEC and became effective on December 13, 2010.  Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus for the offering have been filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov.  Alternatively, the issuer, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by sending a request to BofA Merrill Lynch, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, Attn: Prospectus Department or e-mailing BofA Merrill Lynch at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com.

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company, nor will there be any sale of such securities by the selling stockholders in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or solicitation would be unlawful.    

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities law.  You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control.  Such risks and uncertainties include the completion of the offering.  The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.  See also the "Risk Factors" in the Company's 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the SEC.

The Company is a leading producer of coal in Northern and Central Appalachia and the Illinois Basin.  The Company has 13 active mining complexes, of which 12 are located in Northern and Central Appalachia and one in Central Illinois.  The Company's mining operations and reserves are strategically located to serve utility, metallurgical and industrial customers domestically and internationally.

SOURCE International Coal Group, Inc.