Ownership Submission
FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Werner Russell H
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
06/17/2011
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
WESTMORELAND COAL Co [WLB]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
9540 SOUTH MAROON CIRCLE, SUITE 200
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Corporate Controller & PAO
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 793
D
 
Common Stock 3,040 (1)
I
by 401(k) Plan

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Unit   (2)   (2) Common Stock 300 $ (3) D  
Restricted Stock Unit   (4)   (4) Common Stock 704 $ (3) D  
Restricted Stock Unit   (5)   (5) Common Stock 514 $ (3) D  
Restricted Stock Unit   (6)   (6) Common Stock 2,115 $ (3) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Werner Russell H
9540 SOUTH MAROON CIRCLE
SUITE 200
ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112
      Corporate Controller & PAO  

Signatures

/s/ Jennifer S. Grafton by Power of Attorney 06/25/2012
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) The information in this report is based on plan information as of June 22, 2012.
(2) The restricted stock units vest in three equal installments on an annual basis beginning on July 1, 2010. The first two-thirds of the 900 RSU award vested on July 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011 and the remaining third will vest on July 1, 2012.
(3) Each Restricted Stock Unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of stock.
(4) The restricted stock units vest in three equal installments on an annual basis beginning on July 1, 2011. The first third of the 1,056 RSU award vested on July 1, 2011 and the remaining two-thirds in subsequent periods.
(5) The restricted stock units vest in three equal installments on an annual basis beginning on April 1, 2012. The first third of the 771 RSU award vested on April 1, 2012 and the remaining two-thirds in subsequent periods.
(6) The restricted stock units vest in three equal installments on an annual basis beginning on April 1, 2013.

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