Patriot Coal Promotes Jacquelyn A. Jones to Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Sep 14, 2011, 16:05 ET from Patriot Coal Corporation

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that Jacquelyn A. Jones has been promoted to Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.  In her new position, Jones will have legal oversight of securities and corporate compliance, commercial and other company transactions and will have responsibility for corporate governance matters, working directly with the Company's Board of Directors.  In her new role, Jones will report to Joseph W. Bean, Senior Vice President - Law & Administration.  Reporting to Jones will be Jeffrey R. Tucker, Senior Counsel and Anne M. Mykins, Senior Paralegal.

Previously, Jones served as Patriot's Vice President of Contract Management and was responsible for managing the Company's coal supply agreements, reviewing and approving customer credit, and forecasting the Company's coal sales.  

Jones has also served as Vice President – Tax for the Company, and in 2008 she led the integration of Magnum into the Patriot organization.  Before joining Patriot, Jones was Director of Tax Planning and Audits for Peabody Energy Corporation.  Jones holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri and an LLM (Master of Laws) in Taxation from Washington University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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 1.9 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves.  The Company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PCX.

SOURCE Patriot Coal Corporation