PITTSBURGH, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) announced today that Nicholas J. DeIuliis has assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Former Chief Executive Officer, J. Brett Harvey, took the new position of Executive Chairman. In addition, Mr. DeIuliis was elected to CONSOL Energy's Board of Directors.
The previously announced changes became effective today at the company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
"Nick is well-prepared to lead CONSOL Energy into a very exciting chapter in our 150-year history, having already served as a critical member of the management team that skillfully steered the company through a transformative and important period of time," commented J. Brett Harvey. "Nick's vision, values and commitment to CONSOL Energy will be a strong asset to our shareholders, employees, customers and community partners moving forward."
Mr. DeIuliis, age 45, has served as President of CONSOL Energy since February 2011. He has over 23 years of experience with the company, with both the coal and E&P divisions of the business, and in that time has held positions of Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning. He was also President and Chief Executive Officer of CNX Gas Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company, from its creation in 2005 through 2009.
CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is a Pittsburgh-based producer of natural gas and coal. The company is one of the largest independent natural gas exploration, development and production companies, with operations centered in the major shale formations of the Appalachian basin. CONSOL Energy deploys an organic growth strategy focused on rapidly developing its resource base of 5.7 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas reserves, while the company's premium coal assets are sold to electricity generators and steelmakers both domestically and internationally. CONSOL Energy is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Equity Index and the Fortune 500. Additional information may be found at www.consolenergy.com.
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