Contura Completes Exit from Powder River Basin
BRISTOL, Tenn., May 29, 2020 – Contura Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CTRA), a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced the end of its connection with the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.
Effective today, May 29, 2020, two previously wholly-owned subsidiaries of Contura Energy—Contura Coal West, LLC (Contura Coal West) and Contura Wyoming Land, LLC (Contura Wyoming)—have merged with certain subsidiaries of Eagle Specialty Materials, LLC (ESM).
No longer part of Contura Energy, Contura Coal West and Contura Wyoming are the surviving entities of the merger and are now wholly-owned subsidiaries of ESM. Contura Coal West holds, and will continue to hold, the mining permits for the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines, which have been under the operational control of ESM since October 2019.
“With today’s announcement, Contura has completed the final element of its years-long exit from the Powder River Basin,” said David Stetson, Contura’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are pleased to conclude this clean-up transaction and continue our focus on operating and developing our Central Appalachian metallurgical properties.”
Pursuant to terms of the transaction, Contura Energy will receive from ESM approximately $625 thousand in cash consideration for assets owned by Contura Coal West but not previously conveyed.
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Contura Energy (NYSE: CTRA) is a Tennessee-based coal supplier with affiliate mining operations across major coal basins in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. With customers across the globe, high-quality reserves and significant port capacity, Contura Energy reliably supplies both metallurgical coal to produce steel and thermal coal to generate power. For more information, visit www.conturaenergy.com.
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