Patriot Coal Names Rashda M. Buttar Corporate Secretary

Mar 18, 2011, 08:00 ET from Patriot Coal Corporation

ST. LOUIS, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that Rashda M. Buttar has assumed the role of Corporate Secretary, in addition to her ongoing duties as Vice President & Associate General Counsel.  In her new position, Buttar will have greater responsibility for corporate governance matters, working directly with the Company's Board of Directors, in addition to her existing duties.  She will continue to report to Joseph W. Bean, Patriot Senior Vice President - Law & Administration.

After joining the Company in 2007 as Assistant General Counsel, Buttar was promoted to Vice President & Associate General Counsel in 2009.  Previously, she served as assistant general counsel at TALX Corporation, and also practiced corporate law at the law firms of DLA Piper and Sidley & Austin in Chicago.  Buttar holds a Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree and a Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University.

About Patriot Coal

Patriot Coal Corporation is a leading producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, with 14 active mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin.  The Company ships to domestic and international electricity generators, industrial users and metallurgical coal customers, and controls approximately 1.8 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves.  The Company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PCX.

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