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Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Declares Dividend of $0.085 per Share

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Declares Dividend of $0.085 per Share10:04 EDT Tuesday, May 03, 2011ST. LOUIS, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Peabody Energy today declared a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.085 per share.  The dividend is payable on June 7, 2011, to holders of record on May 17, 2011.Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in clean coal solutions.  With 2010 sales of 246 million tons and nearly $7 billion in revenues, Peabody fuels 10 percent of U.S. power and 2 percent of worldwide electricity.CONTACT:Vic Svec(314) 342-7768SOURCE Peabody Energy