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Westmoreland Coal CEO steps down

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Kevin Paprzycki is stepping down from his position as CEO of Westmoreland Coal Co. effective immediately. Paprzycki has served in this position since 2015.

The Board of Directors appointed Michael ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, Audit Committee Chairman and current member of the Board, to serve as the interim CEO while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement. Hutchinson will oversee Westmoreland's strategic direction and be responsible for managing day-to-day operations until the new CEO is appointed.

“We’d like to thank Kevin for his dedication to Westmoreland during his years serving as Chief Financial Officer and then CEO,” said Jan Packwood, Chairman of the Westmoreland Board. “Looking forward, we are very confident in our talented senior leadership team and our highly skilled mining personnel. We believe that our search will identify a new leader with the skills and talent necessary to continue our unparalleled service to our customers, while developing and expanding our future prospects.”

Hutchinson had a career with Deloitte and Touche spanning 35 years that included leading its Audit and Enterprise Risk Management Practice as well as its Energy and Natural Resources Practice both in Denver.

The Board commenced a search for a full-time successor and is engaging a leading executive search firm to identify and evaluate candidates.

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