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Drummond Chief Executive Officer passes away

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World Coal,

Drummond Co. Inc. has announced the passing of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Garry Neil Drummond on 13 July 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Drummond was 78 years old.

Mr. Drummond was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Drummond Co. for over 50 years.

"Drummond Co. has lost an exemplary leader and our industry a great visionary. Without his foresight and dedication, our company would not have grown to be one of the world's premiere producers of energy that is it today," said Mike Tracy, President – Mining of Drummond Co. Inc.

Drummond Co. includes large coal mines in Alabama and Colombia, South America; a worldwide coal sales organisation; ABC Coke, the largest merchant foundry coke producer in the United States; and a real estate division with major community developments in Lakeland, Florida; Palm Springs, California and Birmingham, Alabama.

Mr. Drummond is survived by his wife Peggy Drummond, four children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one brother and a host of nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by one son, three brothers, and two sisters.

Mr. Drummond was a founder of the American Coal Foundation and in 1978 served as the first Chairman of the Mining and Reclamation Council of America, which later merged with the National Coal Association.

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