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Contura appoints interim Co-CEOs

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World Coal,

On Wednesday this week, Contura Energy, Inc., a leading US coal supplier, announced that the company's Board of Directors has appointed Andy Eidson, Contura's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Mark Manno, Contura's Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Legal Officer and Secretary, as interim co-chief executive officers, effective 7 May. As previously announced, Kevin Crutchfield, Contura's current CEO, is resigning from the company effective 6 May.

Eidson has served in his current role since the company's launch in July 2016, having previously held the same position, and others, for Alpha Natural Resources. In addition, Eidson has served in a number of prior leadership roles across both the financial and coal industry sectors.

Manno has served in his current position since January 2018, having previously held the roles of Executive Vice President, general counsel, secretary and Chief Procurement Officer from Contura's formation in July 2016. Manno formerly served in the same roles for Alpha Natural Resources, in addition to a number of prior executive leadership and legal positions. 

"Mark and Andy are long serving, dedicated and talented officers. They have earned the respect and confidence of their colleagues and the board. They are a great team," said Board Chairman, Neale Trangucci.

"Our board has every confidence in their ability to co-lead our organisation as we conduct the search for a permanent CEO." 

As previously announced, the Board of Directors has already launched a search process to identify Contura's next CEO. No further changes to the company's executive leadership are expected.

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