Patriot Coal Recognized for Community Outreach and Education

Sep 27, 2011, 16:05 ET from Patriot Coal Corporation

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that Apogee Coal in the Logan County complex received the Outreach Award from the National Association of State Land Reclamationists.  Apogee was nominated by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection in recognition of its outstanding community outreach and educational efforts.

"This award was a result of a number of recent activities at Apogee, including the Buffalo Creek Trout Stocking and an environmental awareness day for local grade school students.  This is the fifth reclamation and environmental award Apogee received this year," stated Patriot President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Whiting.  "I extend my thanks to all our employees at Apogee who participated in these events, helping to make their community a better place to live."

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.

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