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Alpha Natural Resources to Participate in Investor Conferences

Friday, March 11, 2011

Alpha Natural Resources to Participate in Investor Conferences08:30 EST Friday, March 11, 2011ABINGDON, Va., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal producer, announced that members of Alpha's management team will meet with investors at the following investor conferences:  the BMC Global Resources and Infrastructure Conference on Monday, March 14, 2011; and the Howard Weil Energy Conference on Monday, March 28, 2011.  About Alpha Natural Resources Alpha Natural Resources is one of America's premier coal suppliers with coal production capacity of greater than 90 million tons a year. Among U.S. producers, Alpha is a leading supplier and exporter of metallurgical coal used in the steel-making process and is a major supplier of thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries across the country. The company, through its affiliates, employs approximately 6,500 people and operates approximately 60 mines and 14 coal preparation facilities in Appalachia and the Powder River Basin. More information about Alpha can be found on the company's website at www.alphanr.com.SOURCE Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations, Todd Allen, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-276-739-5328, tallen@alphanr.com, or Media, Ted Pile, Vice President, Corporate Communications, +1-276-623-2920, tpile@alphanr.com, both of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.