SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):||September 1, 2006|
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|One Alpha Place, P.O. Box 2345, Abingdon, Virginia||24212|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||276-619-4410|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On September 1, 2006, D. Scott Kroh resigned from his positions as Executive Vice President of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. ("ANR") and President and Manager of Alpha Coal Sales Co., LLC ("Sales"). Mr. Kroh will continue his employment as an at-will employee of Sales on a part-time basis. In connection with such resignation and as of the date thereof, ANR entered into a letter agreement (the "Letter Agreement") with Mr. Kroh, pursuant to which, among other things, the Amended and Restated Employment Agreement dated March 31, 2004 between Mr. Kroh and Sales was terminated and Mr. Kroh agreed to surrender all awards previously granted to him under ANR’s 2005 Long-Term Incentive Plan. The Letter Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by this reference. The press release announcing Mr. Kroh’s resignation and the appointment of Joachim V. Porco as Vice President of ANR and President of Sales is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
Pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions of the Letter Agreement described in Item 1.01 above, the Amended and Restated Employment Agreement dated March 31, 2004 between Mr. Kroh and Sales was terminated as of September 1, 2006. Mr. Kroh’s Amended and Restated Employment Agreement was filed as Exhibit 10.7 to ANR’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed on December 6, 2004.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
10.1 Letter Agreement, dated September 1, 2006, between Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and D. Scott Kroh
99.1 Press Release dated September 1, 2006
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.|
|September 1, 2006||By:||
Vaughn R. Groves
|Name: Vaughn R. Groves|
|Title: Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
|Letter Agreement, dated September 1, 2006, between Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. and D. Scott Kroh|
|Press Release dated September 1, 2006|