UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 1, 2012

JAMES RIVER COAL COMPANY

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Virginia

 

000-51129

 

54-1602012

(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

901 E. Byrd Street, Suite 1600, Richmond, Virginia

23219

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (804) 780-3000

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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ITEM 2.02 RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION

The Company today issued a press release, attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, regarding its results of operations for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE

The Company will hold a conference call today regarding its results of operations for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. Materials to be discussed in the conference call are attached as Exhibit 99.2 hereto.

The information in this report (including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2) is being furnished pursuant to Items 2.02 and 7.01 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Certain statements in this Form 8-K are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events and developments and the future performance of the Company, as well as management’s expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: our cash flows, results of operation or financial condition; the consummation of acquisition, disposition or financing transactions and the effect thereof on our business; our ability to successfully integrate International Resource Partners LP and its related entities (IRP); governmental policies, regulatory actions and court decisions affecting the coal industry or our customers’ coal usage; legal and administrative proceedings, settlements, investigations and claims; our ability to obtain and renew permits necessary for our existing and planned operation in a timely manner; environmental concerns related to coal mining and combustion and the cost and perceived benefits of alternative sources of energy; inherent risks of coal mining beyond our control, including weather and geologic conditions or catastrophic weather-related damage; our production capabilities; availability of transportation; our ability to timely obtain necessary supplies and equipment; market demand for coal, electricity and steel; competition; our relationships with, and other conditions affecting, our customers; employee workforce factors; our assumptions concerning economically recoverable coal reserve estimates; future economic or capital market conditions; our plans and objectives for future operations and expansion or consolidation; and the other risks detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Company’s management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. These statements are based on current expectations and speak only as of the date of such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.

 

ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

 

(d)Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No. Description
   
99.1 Press release dated March 1, 2012 for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 earnings
99.2 Discussion materials for March 1, 2012 conference call

 

 

 
 

 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

  JAMES RIVER COAL COMPANY
  (Registrant)
       
       
  By: /s/ Samuel M. Hopkins II  
    Samuel M. Hopkins II  
    Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer  

 

Date: March 1, 2012