Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   May 4, 2006

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 1-32423 02-0733940
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
One Alpha Place, P.O. Box 2345, Abingdon, Virginia   24212
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   276-619-4410

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.

Reference is made to the disclosure in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by this reference.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 4, 2006, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. issued a press release announcing earnings and other financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2006. The following information regarding the calculation of earnings per share of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 is provided as supplementary information to the information contained in the press release:

The following calculates our earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2006:

Net income (in thousands): $27,212

Net income per basic and diluted share: $0.43

Basic shares: 63,800,952

Diluted shares: 63,946,158

This Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished by the Registrant pursuant to Item 2.02 “Results of Operations and Financial Condition” and Item 7.01 "Regulation FD Disclosure." In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. In addition, this information shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any of the Registrant’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in any such filing.

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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.

    Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
May 4, 2006   By:   Vaughn R. Groves
        Name: Vaughn R. Groves
        Title: Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel