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DEF 14A
ARCH COAL INC filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/18/2019
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DIRECTORS NOMINATED FOR ELECTION AT THE ANNUAL MEETING

        The following eight directors have been nominated to stand for election at the Annual Meeting, with each serving a one-year term expiring at the 2020 annual meeting of stockholders: Patrick J. Bartels, Jr., James N. Chapman, John W. Eaves, Sherman K. Edmiston III, Robert B. Hamill, Holly Keller Koeppel, Patrick A. Kriegshauser and Richard A. Navarre. All such directors were appointed to the Board of Directors upon the Company's emergence from Chapter 11 in October 2016 and were subsequently re-elected as directors at the 2017 and 2018 annual meetings of stockholders, except for Mr. Hamill and Ms. Koeppel who were elected by the Board to serve as directors in February 2019. Mr. Hamill was recommended to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee as a director candidate by a stockholder, and Ms. Koeppel was recommended to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee as a director candidate by a third-party search firm engaged by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to assist in identifying potential director candidates. Mr. Vogel, who has served as a director since the Company's emergence from Chapter 11, was not nominated to stand for election at the Annual Meeting, and Mr. Vogel's term will end at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

        Set forth below is a list of the Company's directors who have been nominated for election at the Annual Meeting, along with certain biographical information, including their ages as of April 1, 2019, and their occupation during the last five or more years. A discussion of each director's expertise and qualifications is also provided.

Director
  Areas of Expertise   Qualifications and Other Information
Patrick J. Bartels, Jr.
Age 43
Director since October 2016
  CEO/Senior Management Finance and Accounting Governance/Board
Human Resources and Compensation
Strategic Planning
  Patrick J. Bartels, Jr. has served as a managing member at Redan Advisors LLC since December 2018. From 2002 to December 2018, Mr. Bartels served as a managing principal at Monarch Alternative Capital LP, a private investment firm that focused primarily on distressed companies. Prior to joining Monarch, Mr. Bartels was a high-yield investments analyst at Invesco Ltd. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Public company directorships in the last five years: Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. (from February 2019 to the present) and WCI Communities,  Inc. (from 2009 to February 2017).

Mr. Bartels contributes to the mix of experience and qualifications the Board seeks to maintain primarily through executive management oversight, finance and capital markets, human resources and compensation, and strategic planning experiences. Mr. Bartels has other board experience, including serving on audit, nominating/governance and compensation committees. Mr. Bartels has over 15 years of experience serving as a managing principal at Monarch Alternative Capital LP. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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