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12/18/13Patriot Coal Emerges As Well-Capitalized Private Company With Competitive Cost Structure
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced its emergence from Chapter 11 as a reorganized company.  The Company exits the 18-month restructuring process with a strong balance sheet, competitive cost structure, and streamlined operating profile focused on market opportunities that create value. "Today marks an exciting new beginning for our company and for our employees," said Patriot President and Chief Executive Officer Bennett K. Hatfield.... 
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12/17/13Court Confirms Patriot Coal's Plan Of Reorganization
Company Expects to Emerge from Chapter 11 Reorganization on December 18 ST. LOUIS, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has confirmed the Company's Plan of Reorganization.  Patriot will close on its exit financing, complete the rights offerings and emerge from Chapter 11 reorganization on December 18. "This marks the final step in Patriot's financial restructuring," ... 
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10/24/13Patriot Coal Provides Statement On MSHA Pattern Of Violations Finding
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Mine, Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today notified Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) that a Pattern of Violations (POV) exists at the Brody No. 1 mine, located in Boone County, West Virginia.  Patriot acquired Brody Mining, LLC (Brody) effective December 31, 2012.  Prior to that time, Brody was owned and operated by an independent company.  Many of the violations and the severity measure cited in the POV finding took place under... 
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09/18/13Patriot Coal Announces Award-Winning Results In 2013 Biennial National Mine Rescue Contest
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that its mine rescue teams once again achieved outstanding results at the National Mine Rescue Contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The competition included 87 teams from across the country. The Company's Western Kentucky team placed second in the mine rescue competition and the bench competition, and third in the combination event.  Patriot's Federal team placed third in the mine re... 
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09/13/13Patriot Coal Director of Safety Compliance, G. Frank Foster, Inducted Into Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that G. Frank Foster has been inducted into the Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame.  The induction ceremony took place in Columbus, Ohio during the banquet recognizing the winners of the 2013 biennial national mine rescue competition.  The Hall of Fame was established by the Mine Safety and Health Administration to honor individuals with exceptional accomplishments in the field of mine rescue.  "Nationa... 
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09/10/13Patriot Coal To Idle Logan County Thermal Coal Complex
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced plans to idle its Logan County complex located near Man, West Virginia, reducing thermal coal production by approximately two million annual tons.  Pursuant to the WARN Act, the Company gave 60-day notice today to affected employees.  The operations expected to be idled include the Guyan surface mine and the Fanco preparation plant and rail loadout – with a total of approximately 250 employees being i... 
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04/26/13Patriot Coal Receives Safety Awards; Two Units Recognized For Zero Reportable Incidents
ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that it received three safety awards from the Coal River Council of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association. Awards were presented based on the best safety record in 2012 by size and category of operation.  Patriot received awards for the following facilities: Wells preparation plant; Hill Fork surface mine in the Corridor G mining complex; and Matewan Tunnel underground coal transportation c... 
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03/14/13Patriot Coal Provides Statement Regarding Incident At Kanawha Eagle Complex
ST. LOUIS, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Asa Fitzpatrick, a 63-year old employee of Newtown Energy, Inc., was fatally injured when a piece of rock fell from the mine roof yesterday afternoon at Kanawha Eagle's Peerless mine, located in Comfort, West Virginia.     "We express our deepest sympathies to Asa's family, friends and co-workers," said Michael D. Day, Patriot Executive Vice President – Operations.  "We are fully cooperating with state and federal mine regulatory officials as we inv... 
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03/11/13Patriot Coal Receives Safety And Reclamation Awards
ST. LOUIS, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that it received three Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards from the West Virginia Coal Association. The following preparation plants received this prestigious safety award in their respective categories: Fanco preparation plant and loadout at the Logan County mining complex; Coal Clean preparation plant at the Panther mining complex; and Rocklick preparation plant at the Rocklick mining comp... 
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02/07/13Patriot Coal Provides Statement Regarding Incident At Blue Creek Preparation Plant
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandon Townsend, a 34-year old employee, was fatally injured yesterday afternoon at Midland Trail Energy's Blue Creek Preparation Plant, located near Charleston, West Virginia after being struck by a hydraulic cylinder on a refuse press.  A second employee received non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at a local hospital.  "We deeply mourn the loss of Brandon and express our sincere sympathies to his family, friends and co-workers," sa... 
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02/01/13Patriot Coal Promotes Michael D. Day To Executive Vice President - Operations
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation today announced that Michael D. Day has been promoted to the new position of Executive Vice President - Operations.  Previously, Mr. Day served as Senior Vice President overseeing Patriot's West Virginia Central and Kentucky operations, along with its centralized engineering group.  In his expanded role, Mr. Day will assume responsibility for all of Patriot's operations, as well as the safety, engineering, purchasing, and mainten... 
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