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Peabody Energy announces appointments

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St. Louis, Mo., USA - December 16, 2010, St. Louis, Mo., USA - Peabody Energy announced that Carlton B. Adams joins Peabody as senior vice president, global supply chain.

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Mr. Adams brings to Peabody more than 19 years leadership experience across purchasing, operations management, sales and marketing, and the international business functions in the retail, manufacturing and energy sectors. Most recently, he served as Director - Service Parts Purchasing and Supplier Relations for Caterpillar Inc. with global responsibility for purchasing services. His past experience includes roles at Lenox Inc., FMC Corporation and Peco Energy Company.

Mr. Adams earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Temple University in Philadelphia, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Patrick J. Forkin has been named Vice President - Strategic Planning and assumes responsibility for shaping and monitoring Peabody's global strategies

Mr. Forkin most recently led corporate development and strategy for DayStar Technologies Inc., and has held leadership and finance roles for investment banking firms as well as retail and consulting companies - including K's Merchandise Mart and Deloitte - for more than three decades. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Carey J. Dubois joins the company as Vice President and Treasurer.

Most recently, Mr. Dubois was Vice President, Finance, at Smithfield Foods, which he joined in 2005 as Corporate Treasurer. Prior to that he served as Assistant Treasurer at Bunge Limited and had held a number of other finance positions over 20 years at Pepsi Bottling, Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, and Louis Dreyfus Corporation.

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