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Important Notice of Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting of
PEABODY ENERGY CORPORATION
To Be Held On:
April 29, 2013 at 4:00 P.M.
Gillette College, Gillette, Wyoming 82718
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1. Election of Directors:
Gregory H. Boyce
William A. Coley
William E. James
Robert B. Karn III
Henry E. Lentz
Robert A. Malone
William C. Rusnack
John F. Turner
Sandra A. Van Trease
Alan H. Washkowitz
Please note that you cannot use this notice to vote by mail.
2. Ratification of appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
3. Advisory resolution to approve named executive officer compensation.
4. Approval of the material terms of the performance goals under our 2008 Management Annual Incentive Compansation Plan.
5. Shareholder proposal regarding lobbying activities.
6. Shareholder proposal regarding an independent board chair.
The Board recommends a vote FOR Items 1, 2, 3 and 4 and a vote AGAINST Items 5 and 6.
Note: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof.