Alpha Natural Resources in $8.5 Billion Acquisition of Massey Energy

January 29, 2011

Cleary Gottlieb is currently representing Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. in its $8.5 billion acquisition of Massey Energy Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Massey stockholders will receive, at the closing, 1.025 shares of Alpha common stock and $10.00 in cash for each share of Massey common stock. The transaction, which was announced on January 29, is expected to close later this year pending receipt of stockholder approvals of both companies and regulatory clearances.

The combined company will bring together Alpha’s and Massey’s highly complementary assets, which include more than 110 mines and combined coal reserves of approximately 5 billion tons, including one of the world’s largest and highest-quality metallurgical coal reserve bases.

Alpha Natural Resources is one of America’s premier coal suppliers with coal production capacity of greater than 90 million tons a year. Among U.S. producers, Alpha is the leading supplier and exporter of metallurgical coal used in the steel-making process and is a major supplier of thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries across the country.