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Arch Coal +2%, sells Hazard thermal mining complex to Blackhawk for $26M

  • Arch Coal (ACI) +2% premarket on news it is selling the Hazard thermal coal mining complex and related infrastructure, as well as ~38M tons of thermal coal reserves in eastern Kentucky, to Blackhawk Mining for $26.3M.
  • As part of the sale, ACI also is selling $15.6M of reclamation liabilities to Blackhawk, and expects to be released from $43.8M of reclamation surety bonding.
  • ACI says it has the potential to receive total future royalty payments of up to $35M during the next five years resulting from its retention of select coal reserves at Hazard.
Comments (3)
  • Yorick
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    Selling off assets, shutting mines, layoffs, debt restructuring...this is all that can be done to forestall bankruptcy while the hope would be some much lower equilibrium point is met 2 years from now once NG plant conversions slow or stop.
    5 Mar 2014, 09:08 AM Reply Like
  • will will
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    Blackhawk is a small LLC formed in 2010 that operates out of favor mines. This purchase increases their reserves by more that a third. Arch continues squeezing their balance sheet. I like this move. It is good for both companies.
    5 Mar 2014, 09:27 AM Reply Like
  • bobzimmy
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    Company will benefit if the Republicans gains the Senate.
    5 Mar 2014, 06:10 PM Reply Like
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