Englewood, CO – March 13, 2015 – Westmoreland Coal Company (NasdaqGM:WLB) today announced that John Schadan has been promoted from Executive Vice President to President – Canada Operations. Mr. Schadan will continue to report to Keith Alessi, Westmoreland’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Alessi held the dual role of Interim President – Canada Operations and Chief Executive Officer since April 2014 when Westmoreland initially acquired the Canadian operations.
“John has done an outstanding job of transitioning our Canadian assets onto the Westmoreland platform,” stated Mr. Alessi. “He is richly deserving of this promotion and I look forward to continued success for our Canadian operations.”
About Westmoreland Coal Company
Westmoreland Coal Company is the oldest independent coal company in the United States. Westmoreland’s coal operations include sub-bituminous and lignite surface coal mining in the Western United States and Canada, an underground bituminous coal mine in Ohio, a char production facility, and a 50% interest in an activated carbon plant. Westmoreland also owns the general partner of and a majority interest in Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP, formerly Oxford Resource Partners, LP, a publicly-traded coal master limited partnership with six mining complexes. Its power operations include ownership of the two-unit ROVA coal-fired power plant in North Carolina. For more information, visit www.westmoreland.com.
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