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05/12/15Patriot Coal Voluntarily Files For Restructuring Under Chapter 11 As Company Explores Strategic Alternatives
Customer Shipments and Mining Operations to Continue in the Ordinary Course SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation ("Patriot" or "the Company"), a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, today announced that it is engaged in active negotiations for the sale of substantially all of the Company's operating assets to a strategic partner. The Company is also engaged in ongoing discussions with key stakeholders as it evaluates a range of strateg... 
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04/13/15Patriot Coal Promotes Michael D. Day to Chief Operating Officer
SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation, a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, today announced that Michael D. Day has been promoted to the new position of Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. He will report to Robert W. Bennett, President & Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Day served as Executive Vice President – Operations at Patriot.  In his expanded position, Mr. Day will have a greater role in corpora... 
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04/03/15Patriot Coal Announces Leadership Change
SCOTT DEPOT, W.V., April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation, a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, today announced the resignation of Bennett K. Hatfield as President & Chief Executive Officer.  The Board of Directors has appointed Robert W. Bennett, currently Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, to succeed Mr. Hatfield as President & Chief Executive Officer.  Chairman of the Board Eugene Davis stated, "Bob Bennett has a strong leadersh... 
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03/23/15Patriot Coal's Paint Creek Complex Temporarily Idles Coal Production
SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC Pink: PATCA) today announced that its Paint Creek Complex has temporarily idled coal production at both the Samples surface mine and Winchester underground mine effective March 22.  The action was taken in response to high coal inventory levels driven by a combination of the CSX rail service disruption in February and continued weakness in demand for coal.  Appalachian thermal coal markets have been particularly har... 
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02/02/15Patriot Coal Receives Reclamation Award
SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC Pink: PATCA)  today announced that the Samples surface mine in the Paint Creek complex was presented the Valley Fill Construction – Southern Region award for exemplary construction of a valley fill while protecting the environment through innovative engineering and reclamation techniques that minimized sedimentation and quickly established vegetation.  The award was presented by the West Virginia Coal Association in c... 
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01/29/15Patriot Coal Receives Top West Virginia Safety Awards
SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC Pink: PATCA) today announced that the State of West Virginia presented the Bart B. Lay Jr. Milestones of Safety Award to the Samples surface mine for achieving the highest safety performance among surface coal mines in the state.  Samples surface mine is part of the Paint Creek complex. Additionally, Patriot operations received six Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards for outstanding safety performance. The followin... 
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01/09/15Patriot Coal Moves Corporate Headquarters To West Virginia
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC Pink: PATCA) announced that effective January 1, 2015 its operations office in Scott Depot, West Virginia has also become the Company's corporate headquarters.  "The move from St. Louis will accomplish dual objectives of reducing administrative costs and positioning the corporate headquarters in closer proximity to our mining operations and customers," said Patriot President and CEO Bennett K. Hatfield.  "The transition of... 
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