Profile: Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP.O)

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP Partnership), incorporated on May 17, 1999, is a producer and marketer of coals to United States utilities and industrial users. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had approximately 919.5 million tons of coal reserves in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Approximately 204.9 million tons of those reserves are leased to White Oak Resources LLC (White Oak). During the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company sold a record 35.2 million tons of coal and produced a record 34.8 million tons of coal. During 2012, the Company sold 93.1% of its total tons to electric utilities, of which 98.7% was sold to utility plants with installed pollution control devices. The Company operates 11 underground mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia. The Company also is constructing a new mine in southern Indiana, operate a coal loading terminal on the Ohio River at Mt. Vernon, Indiana. On April 2, 2012, the Company acquired Green River Collieries, LLC.

Illinois Basin Operations

The Company's Illinois Basin mining operations are located in western Kentucky, southern Illinois and southern Indiana. As of February 1, 2013, the Company operated seven mining complexes in the Illinois Basin. The Company's subsidiary, Webster County Coal, LLC (Webster County Coal), operates Dotiki, which is an underground mining complex located near the city of Providence in Webster County, Kentucky. Coal from the Dotiki complex is shipped through the CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX) and Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc. (PAL) railroads and by truck on the United States and state highways directly to customers or to various transloading facilities, including the Company's Mt. Vernon Transfer Terminal, LLC (Mt. Vernon) transloading facility, for barge deliveries.

The Company's subsidiary, Warrior Coal, LLC (Warrior), operates an underground mining complex located near the city of Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Warrior's production can be shipped through the CSX and PAL railroads and by truck on the United States and state highways directly to customers or to various transloading facilities, including the Company's Mt. Vernon transloading facility, for barge deliveries. The Company's subsidiary, White County Coal, LLC (White County Coal), operates Pattiki, an underground mining complex located near the city of Carmi in White County, Illinois. The Hopkins complex is located near the city of Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky. The Company's subsidiary, Hopkins County Coal, LLC (Hopkins County Coal) operates the Elk Creek underground mine. Gibson Complex. The Company's subsidiary, Gibson County Coal, LLC (Gibson County Coal), operates the Gibson North mine, an underground mine located near the city of Princeton in Gibson County, Indiana. Gibson County Coal is constructing the Gibson South mine, also located near the city of Princeton in Gibson County, Indiana. The Company's River View Coal, LLC (River View) controls coal reserves located in Union County, Kentucky. Its Onton mine is operated by the Company's subsidiary, Sebree Mining, LLC (Sebree Mining). Coal from the Sebree Mining complex is transported by overland belt to a barge loading facility on the Green River for shipment to customers, or is shipped through truck on the United and state highways directly to customers.

Central Appalachian Operations

The Company's Central Appalachian mining operations are located in eastern Kentucky. As of February 1, 2013, the Company operated two mining complexes in Central Appalachia. The Pontiki complex is located near the city of Inez in Martin County, Kentucky. The Company's subsidiary, Pontiki Coal, LLC (Pontiki), owns the mining complex and controls the reserves, and the Company's subsidiary, Excel Mining, LLC (Excel), conducts all mining operations. The MC Mining complex is located near the city of Pikeville in Pike County, Kentucky. The Company's subsidiary, MC Mining, LLC (MC Mining), owns the mining complex and controls the reserves, and Excel conducts all mining operations.

Northern Appalachian Operations

The Company's Northern Appalachian mining operations are located in Maryland and West Virginia. As of February 1, 2013, the Company operated two mining complexes in Northern Appalachia. The Company also controls undeveloped reserves in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The Mettiki Complex comprises the Mountain View mine located in Tucker County, West Virginia operated by the Company's subsidiary Mettiki Coal (WV), LLC (Mettiki (WV)) and a preparation plant located near the city of Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland operated by its subsidiary Mettiki Coal, LLC (Mettiki (MD)).

The Company's subsidiary, Tunnel Ridge, LLC (Tunnel Ridge), operates the Tunnel Ridge mine, an underground, longwall mine in the Pittsburgh No. 8 coal seam, located near Wheeling, West Virginia. During 2012, the mine produced just over two million tons. Coal produced from the Tunnel Ridge mine is transported by conveyor belt to a barge loading facility on the Ohio River. The Company's subsidiary, Penn Ridge Coal, LLC (Penn Ridge), is party to a coal lease agreement with Allegheny Pittsburgh Coal Company (Allegheny), pursuant to which Penn Ridge leases Allegheny's Buffalo coal reserve in Washington County, Pennsylvania, which includes coal in the Pittsburgh No. 8 seam.

Other Operations

The Company's subsidiary, Mt. Vernon Transfer Terminal, LLC, leases land and operates a coal loading terminal on the Ohio River at Mt. Vernon, Indiana. During 2012, the terminal loaded approximately 1.1 million tons for customers of Pattiki, Gibson and Elk Creek. The Company's subsidiary, Alliance WOR Processing, LLC (WOR Processing), contracted with White Oak to construct, own, and operate the coal handling and processing facilities associated with the White Oak Mine No. 1 near the city of McLeansboro, Illinois.

Alliance Resource Properties, LLC owns coal reserves that it leases to certain of the Company's subsidiaries, which operate its mining complexes. The Company's subsidiaries, Matrix Design Group, LLC (Matrix Design) and Alliance Design Group, LLC (Alliance Design) (collectively, Matrix Group), provide a range of mine products and services for the Company's mining operations and to unrelated parties. Matrix Group's products and services include design and installation of underground mine hoists for transporting employees and materials in and out of mines; design of systems for automating and controlling various aspects of industrial and mining environments, and design and sale of mine safety equipment, including its miner and equipment tracking and proximity detection systems.

Company Address

Alliance Resource Partners LP

1717 SOUTH BOULDER AVENUE
TULSA   OK   74119
P: +1918.2957600
F: +1302.6555049

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