March 01, 2013 at 10:51 AM EST
Matt Brock Joins Peabody Energy As President -- Peabody COALTRADE

ST. LOUIS, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) has named Matt Brock President – Peabody COALTRADE.  In this role, Brock will be responsible for global trading and brokerage activities spanning six continents as part of Peabody's COALTRADE business unit.  He will report to Christopher J. Hagedorn, President – Asia and Trading, and will be based in Singapore.  

Reporting to Brock are Vice President – Pacific Coal Trading, Scott Twose, Vice President – Trade Operations, Debbie Drake, Vice President – Atlantic Trading, Dave Barham, and Vice President – U.S. and Export Trading, Bill Grebenc.

Brock has more than 18 years of extensive coal sales, commodity trading and transportation experience and most recently was global head of Coal and Freight at Gunvor SA.  In this role, Brock managed the worldwide trading activity and business development for coal and dry freight for the Geneva-based trading firm.  He served on the Board of Directors of Signal Peak Mine in Musselshel County, Montana, and played a key role in Gunvor's acquisition of that operation. Brock was also involved in the management of the Keaton mining project in South Africa and Gunvor's coal business development in Russia. Brock previously served at Vitol SA in London from 2007 to 2010, and also held trading management positions with Nuon Energy Sourcing & Trading in Amsterdam and with the Nidera Group in Holland, Singapore, the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Brock earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of London in history and economics and a Master of Science from the University of London in international trade and economics.

Peabody is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in sustainable mining and clean coal solutions. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. For further information, go to PeabodyEnergy.com and CoalCanDoThat.com.

CONTACT:
Kirsty McDonald
(314) 342-7562

SOURCE Peabody Energy

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