Oxford Resource Partners, LP Clarifies First Pro Rated Distribution Announcement

Oct 25, 2010, 13:54 ET from Oxford Resource Partners, LP

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oxford Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: OXF) (the "Company" or "Oxford") announced earlier today that it declared a cash distribution of $0.3519 per unit for the quarter ended September 30, 2010.  Oxford clarifies that announcement by confirming that the distribution is on all outstanding units of Oxford, which includes its outstanding common and subordinated units as well as its outstanding general partner units.  The distribution will be paid on November 12, 2010 to all unitholders of record as of the close of business on November 1, 2010.  This pro rated distribution is for the seventy-four days in the third quarter in which Oxford was a public partnership, and corresponds to the minimum quarterly distribution set forth in Oxford's partnership agreement of $0.4375 per unit for each full quarter, or $1.75 per unit on an annualized basis.

About Oxford Resource Partners, LP

Oxford Resource Partners, LP is a low cost producer of high value steam coal in Northern Appalachia and the Illinois Basin.  The Company markets its coal primarily to large electric utilities with coal-fired, base-load scrubbed power plants under long-term coal sales contracts.  As of December 31, 2009, Oxford controlled 91.6 million tons of proven and probable coal reserves, and it currently operates 17 active mines that are managed as eight mining complexes.  The Company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

For more information about Oxford Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: OXF) please visit www.oxfordresources.com.  Financial and other information about us is routinely posted on and accessible at www.oxfordresources.com.

This announcement is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b), with 100% of Oxford's distributions to foreign investors attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, Oxford's distributions to foreign investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable tax rate.

Forward-Looking Statements

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SOURCE Oxford Resource Partners, LP