SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 27, 2012
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS, L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
File No.: 0-26823
1717 South Boulder Avenue, Suite 400, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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|ITEM 2.02||RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION|
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the following information and the exhibits referenced therein are being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K and are not deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, are not subject to the liabilities of that section and are not deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
On January 27, 2012, Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (the Partnership) announced via press release its annual and quarterly earnings and operating results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. A copy of the Partnerships press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
|ITEM 9.01||FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS|
|99.1||Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. press release dated as of January 27, 2012.|
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, thereunto duly authorized.
|Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.|
|By:||Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC,|
|its managing general partner|
|By:||/s/ Joseph W. Craft III|
Joseph W. Craft III
President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: January 27, 2012