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JUN 2019

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10 www.coalage.com June 2019 u.s. news continued JRL Energy Inc. CEO Timothy Lusby was recog- nized for his entrepreneurial achievements by the Berry Alumni Association. Lusby received the 2019 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award and was inducted in to the Berry Alumni Hall of Fame. Lusby has been credited with creating more than 250 new jobs in Harlan, Kentucky, the company's primary mining location. Lusby and JRL were recently honored as the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year. He has spearheaded innovative changes in the coal industry with the design and implementation of the company's proprietary mining technology, CoalTracker. Lusby received his award at the Berry College Awards and Golden Guard Dinner on May 18. Peabody's Derek Launius was named "Recla- mationist of the Year" by the American Soci- ety of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) for his outstanding accomplishments in the evaluation and application of technology used in land res- toration. Launius, a senior environmental engi- neer at Peabody's Arclar Complex in Illinois, is responsible for land stewardship at Arclar and closed operations in Illinois. Launius coordinated final reclamation and inspections at several of Peabody's former mining sites, including Big Ridge and Eagle Valley mines. He was instrumental in achieving bond release for the properties and returning the land to productive farm use, forest and wildlife habitat. He is also responsible for leading ongoing reclamation at the Wildcat Hills-Cottage Grove mine near Equality, Illinois, where the vast majority of land is re- claimed to prime farmland standards. Launius began his career with Peabody in 2007, working in operations before joining the reclamation team. Incorporating his expertise in agriculture and land management, Launius has devised successful reclamation plans beginning with extensive soil sampling, along with inno- vative practices to ensure successful crop yields. His expertise in soil segregation practices and crop selection and rotation have greatly improved reclamation success on Peabody's mined lands. In many instances, crop yields on the reclaimed land not only meet, but surpass established productivity standards. In addi- tion to generating productive farmlands, the lands under Lau- nius's oversight provide habitat for countless geese, deer and other wildlife. Launius's reclamation best practices have been shared across Peabody's operations and with local farmers and professionals with interest in farming reclaimed mine lands. Morne du Ples- sis has been appointed CEO of Minergy Ltd., effective August 1. He will replace Andre Boje. He has been a di- rector on the board since Jan- uary 2017 and became CFO in February 2017. They also appointed Financial Manager Julius Ayo, General Manager of Mining Siyani Makwakwago, and Safety, Health and Environment Manager Herbert Kebafeto- tse. Martin Bartle, managing director of Minergy Coal (Pty) Ltd., takes responsibility for the overall performance of the compa- ny embracing profitability, mining operations, processing and safety. Prior to joining Minergy, he was managing director of Wescoal Mining. Eriez promoted John Blicha, Greg Nowak and Chris Knoll to new posi- tions within the company's corporate leadership team. Blicha has been promoted from di- rector of global marketing and communications to senior direc- tor of global marketing and communications. Blicha joined Eriez in 2012. Nowak has been promoted from technical director of research and development to senior technical director. Nowak joined Eriez in 1989. Knoll has been promoted from product en- gineering manager to director of global research and develop- ment. Knoll joined Eriez in 2011. Zack Jensen recently joined Syntron Material Handling as the electrical systems sales and service manager for the midwest and western U.S. Jensen has more than 15 years of experi- ence in the mining industry working with Tata Chemicals and Soda Ash Partners in Green River, Wyoming. Timothy Lusby p e o p l e i n t h e n e w s U.S. News Continued from Page 7 U.S. News Continued on Page 12 with our continued industry-lead- ing cost structure, allowed us to maintain comparable margins quar- ter-over-quarter." Based on current committed po- sition and expectations for 2019, Fore- sight is projecting sales volumes to be between 20 million and 22 million tons, with more than 6 million tons expected to be sold into the international market. Taking into account projected sales volumes and operating cost structure, Foresight said it currently expects to generate Adjusted EBITDA in a range of $260 million to $300 mil- lion. Total 2019 capital expenditures John Blicha Greg Nowak Chris Knoll Zack Jensen Derek Launius Morne du Plessis Julius Ayo Herbert Kebafetotse Martin Bartle Andre Boje

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