Alpha Natural Resources Announces Public Offering of $500 Million Senior Notes

Sep 27, 2012, 09:15 ET from Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.

BRISTOL, Va., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) ("Alpha"), a leading U.S.-based coal supplier, today announced that it intends to offer approximately $500 million aggregate principal amount of its senior notes.  The notes will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain of Alpha's subsidiaries.

The offering is subject to market and other conditions.  Subject to the successful completion of this offering, Alpha intends to use the net proceeds to partially fund the purchase price of up to $350 million of the 3.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2015, pursuant to the cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") also announced today.  Any net proceeds from this offering remaining, including if the Tender Offer is not consummated, are intended to be used for general corporate purposes.

Citigroup, Barclays, J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and RBS are acting as joint book-running managers in connection with this offering.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of Alpha's notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.  Any offer of Alpha's notes will be made only by means of a prospectus, forming a part of the effective registration statement, the applicable preliminary prospectus supplement and other related documents or pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  Copies of these documents can be obtained from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220, or toll free at (800) 831-9146 or Barclays Capital Inc. toll free at (800) 438-3242.

About Alpha Natural Resources

Alpha is the nation's largest supplier of metallurgical coal used in the steel-making process and is a major supplier of thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries.  In 2011, the company had more than 200 customers on five continents.

SOURCE Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.