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):   October 23, 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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

On October 26, 2006, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. issued a press release announcing that John S. Brinzo was appointed to its board of directors on such date. Mr. Brinzo will fill the board vacancy created by Fritz R. Kundrun’s retirement and resignation from the board on October 23, 2006. Mr. Brinzo will serve on the board’s audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1 Press Release dated October 26, 2006

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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.
October 26, 2006   By:   Vaughn R. Groves
        Name: Vaughn R. Groves
        Title: Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release dated October 26, 2006