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SEP 2018

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10 September 2018 news continued Bowie Resource Partners ap- pointed James Grech as CEO and Marc Maglione as CFO, alongside the promotion of Corey Heaps to vice president of operations and Garrett Atwood to vice president of marketing, logistics and busi- ness development. Most recently, Grech served as president of Nexus Gas Transmission and previously held the position of chief commercial officer and executive vice president of CONSOL Energy. Most recently, Maglione, was CFO of Richards Bay Min- erals. Corey Heaps was appointed as vice president of operations, having served as general manager of Bowie's Skyline mine. Garrett Atwood was appointed vice president of marketing, logistics and business develop- ment. He joined Bowie in July 2014. Carlos Pons, current co-chief executive officer, will step down from his executive role and continue as a member of the Board of Directors of BRP, while Gene DiClaudio, co-chief executive officer and chief operating officer, Jim Wolff, CFO, and Jennifer Hood, vice president of marketing and logistics, will all leave the company. Bighorn Mining, a Canadian coal operator based in Hinton, Alberta, has named Delbert (D.L.) Lobb as president. He will be responsible for the continued development of Coalspur's Vista mine complex and its subsequent commercial operation, which is sched- uled to begin in early 2019. Lobb will report to Michael Snelling, senior vice president of Cutlass Collieries, which is Cline Group affiliate. A 38-year veteran of the mining industry, Lobb has held senior operational and executive mining positions with Peabody Energy as COO over all USA operations and busi- ness development in Mongolia and China; Westmoreland Coal Co. as CEO; and Drummond Coal in South America. "DL has built an impressive record of operational accomplishments," said Cutlass CEO Paul Vining. "His experience in developing high performance teams and effective- ness in communicating with all organizational levels and within unique geographic regions to achieve world-class status in safety, productivity and financial performance make him the right person to execute the company's strategic priorities." Lobb will be relocating to Hinton. Braden Lusk will be joining Dyno Nobel as vice pres- ident DynoConsult and Applications Technology. Lusk has been the professor and chair of mining and nu- clear engineering at Rolla since 2016. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Emily Lindley to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quali- ty (TCEQ). After working at the TCEQ for 10 years, Lindley joined the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as chief of staff to regional administrator Anne Idsal in April. Prior to joining the EPA, Lindley held a variety of key responsibilities with the state of Texas, and most recently served as special assistant to the deputy executive director. Union Pacific promoted Tom Lischer to executive vice president, operations; Kenny Rocker to execu- tive vice president, marketing and sales; David Giandinoto to vice president, Harriman Dispatching Center and Network Operations; and Kari Kirchhoefer to vice pres- ident, industrial. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Cameron Scott announced his re- tirement, effective February 28. He will serve as a company vice president until then. Motion Industries announced the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Tim Breen. Breen began his career with Berry Bearing Company in 1982 and served there as a sales representative, branch manager, re- gional manager, and corporate accounts manager. His responsibilities continued to grow after Berry Bearing and Motion Industries joined forces in 1993. His lead- ership as both a division officer and group officer distinguished his record and he assumed responsibility of all the U.S. locations in 2011 as exec- utive vice president and COO. Breen was promoted to Motion Industries president and COO in 2013, before his promotion in November 2014 to president and CEO. With Breen at the helm, Motion Industries attained its record $5 billion sales goal at the end of 2017. Cecil E. Roberts has been elected to a sixth full term as international president of the United Mine Work- ers of America (UMWA) along with his entire slate of returning and new union officers. Roberts' running mate, Levi Allen, has been elected to his first full term as international secretary-treasurer. m p e o p l e i n t h e n e w s licitation seeking about 23 million tons of steam coal from CAPP/ Colorado, the low-sulfur Powder River Basin and high-sulfur Il- linois Basin through 2021 for several of the company's regulated power plants. Those plants are expected to burn in excess of 30 million tons in 2018. Estimates for 2019 are not yet available. According to an AEP spokesman, the company received an unspecified number of bids by the August 14 deadline. The spokesman did not provide a timeline for when final purchase decisions will be made, although the request for proposals called for deliveries to commence before the end of 2018. Meanwhile, Big Rivers Electric Corp. in late August was nearing a purchase decision on a solicitation for up to 2.3 mil- lion tons of term coal through 2023 and up to 185,000 tons of spot coal during the remainder of this year. Mark McAdams, director of fuel procurement for the Hen- derson, Kentucky-based generation and transmission co-op, indicated he probably will buy some term coal for 2019, al- though he was still evaluating spot coal offers. 2 Small Kentucky Coal Plants Face Far Different Futures Two coal-burning power plants in Kentucky, of similar size and age, face vastly different futures — Henderson Municipal Power & Light's (HMP&L) 312-megawatt (MW ) Station Two plant will likely close by May 31, 2019, while East Kentucky Power Cooperative's 341-MW Cooper station is expected to operate for many years. In the case of Station Two, built in the early 1970s near Robards in Henderson County, the city- owned municipal utility is looking at having to spend about Delbert (D.L.) Lobb Emily Lindley Braden Lusk Tom Lischer Kenny Rocker Kari Kirchhoefer Tim Breen Cecil E. Roberts James Grech Marc Maglione

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