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23 Jul 2014
Mr. Joseph W. Bean is Senior Vice President - Law & Administration and General Counsel of Patriot Coal Corporation. From the spin-off to February 2009, Mr. Bean served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Patriot. Prior to the spin-off, Mr. Bean served as Peabody’s Vice President and Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from 2005 to 2007 and as Senior Counsel from 2001 to 2005. During his tenure at Peabody, he directed the company’s legal and compliance activities related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate finance and securities matters. Mr. Bean has more than 25 years of corporate law experience, including over 20 years as in-house legal counsel. He was counsel and assistant corporate secretary for The Quaker Oats Company prior to its acquisition by PepsiCo in 2001 and assistant general counsel for Pet Incorporated prior to its 1995 acquisition by Pillsbury. He also served as a corporate law associate with the law firms of Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago and Thompson & Mitchell in St. Louis. Mr. Bean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law.
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