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Foresight updates on Deer Run mine and workforce reductions

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World Coal,

Foresight Energy LP’s subsidiary, Hillsboro Energy LLC, efforts to extinguish the March 2015 combustion event within the longwall district at Hillsboro’s Deer Run mine, near Hillsboro, Illinois, US, have not been successful.

Foresight has indicated it is carrying on working towards extinguishing this event in the mine.

The company has reported it is uncertain as to when and if production will resume at this operation and will continue to work closely with the Mine Safety and Health Administration to explore alternatives for resolving this issue.

Additionally, Foresight has announced it will reduce the workforce associated with all of its operations by 100 miners. This is reported to be a result of the current market conditions and the current status of Hillsboro’s Deer Run mine.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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