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Industry veteran joins Arch Resources as Senior VP and COO

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Arch Resources, Inc. has announced that George J. Schuller Jr, a highly regarded mining industry executive with decades of senior operational leadership experience, has joined the company as Senior VP and COO, effective immediately.

“We are extremely pleased that George has agreed to join the Arch team in this pivotal capacity and view him as a perfect fit with our sustainability-focused and results-driven culture,” said John T. Drexler, Arch’s President. “George has decades of leadership experience in the global coal and mining industry and brings a tremendous record of success in managing large-scale mining operations in a safe, responsible, efficient, and collaborative manner. We consider George the ideal person to lead Arch’s world-class portfolio of high-quality coking coal assets at this time and are confident that he will elevate the company’s significant operational capabilities and first-quartile cost execution still further.”

“I am excited to be joining the Arch team at this important juncture,” said Schuller. “Arch has a world-class portfolio of assets and a highly talented workforce that demonstrates a deep commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, and operational excellence in everything they do. I look forward to working with the entire team to capitalise on the mining portfolio’s tremendous potential by pursuing continuous improvement in every facet of operational performance; identifying and advancing opportunities to unlock incremental value; and – perhaps most importantly – extending Arch’s well-established reputation as a sustainability leader in the global mining industry.”

Schuller has more than 30 years of experience in the global mining industry, most recently serving as COO at Compass Minerals, Inc. Prior to joining Compass in 2019, Schuller held a range of high-ranking operational roles at Peabody Energy, including President, Australia; COO, Australia; Group Executive Operations, Australia; and Group Executive, Powder River Basin and the Southwest. He earned a B.S. in Mining Engineering from West Virginia University in Morgantown in 1986 and an MBA from the University of Charleston (West Virginia) in 1998. He holds an honorary doctorate degree in engineering from West Virginia University; served as chair of Coal21, an Australia-wide body on advanced clean coal use; and has served on the boards of the Minerals Council of Australia, the Queensland Resource Council, the Australian Coal Association, and the Australian Coal Association Low-Emission Technology initiative. In addition, Schuller has served as president of the National Mine Rescue Association and as vice president of the Holmes Safety Association.

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