Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
We are a diversified producer and marketer of coal primarily to major United States ("U.S.") utilities and industrial users. We began mining operations in 1971 and, since then, have grown through acquisitions and internal development to become the third-largest coal producer in the eastern U.S. At December 31, 2012, we had approximately 919.5 million tons of coal reserves in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Approximately 204.9 million tons of those reserves are leased to White Oak Resources LLC ("White Oak"). For more information on White Oak, please read "Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data—Note 12. White Oak Transactions." In 2012, we sold a record 35.2 million tons of coal and produced a record 34.8 million tons of coal, of which 3.8% was low-sulfur coal, 18.8% was medium-sulfur coal and 77.4% was high-sulfur coal. In 2012, we sold 93.1% of our total tons to electric utilities, of which 98. ... More ...