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Arch Coal, Inc.
Arch Coal, Inc. Announces Plans to Refinance Existing First Lien Term Loan Facility



February 20, 2017

Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ARCH) announced that it is seeking to refinance its first lien term loan facility with the proceeds from a seven-year $250 million first lien term loan B facility and cash on hand. The objectives of the refinancing are to reduce the company's interest expense, increase its financial flexibility and extend its weighted average debt maturity. The terms of the potential refinancing will be disclosed upon the completion of the transaction. There can be no assurance that Arch Coal, Inc. will be able to obtain the new credit facility.

U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. is a top coal producer for the global steel and power generation industries. Arch operates a streamlined portfolio of large-scale, low-cost mining complexes that produce high-quality metallurgical coals in Appalachia and low-emitting thermal coals in the Powder River Basin and other strategic supply regions. For more information, visit www.archcoal.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" - that is, statements related to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," or "will." Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. For us, particular uncertainties arise from changes in the demand for our coal by the domestic electric generation industry; from legislation and regulations relating to the Clean Air Act and other environmental initiatives; from operational, geological, permit, labor and weather-related factors; from fluctuations in the amount of cash we generate from operations; from future integration of acquired businesses; and from numerous other matters of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive or regulatory nature. These uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law. For a description of some of the risks and uncertainties that may affect our future results, you should see the risk factors described from time to time in the reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information:

Organization:
Arch Coal, Inc.
http://www.archcoal.com

Contact:
Logan Bonacorsi
Arch Coal, Inc.
Tel: 314/994.2766


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