Kemmerer Mine Recognized for Safety

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Kemmerer Mine Recognized for Safety

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Westmoreland Coal Company (NasdaqGM:WLB) today announced that its Kemmerer Mine in Kemmerer, Wyoming was recognized by the Mine Safety and Health Administration with a Certificate of Achievement in Safety for the coal processing facility group completing all of fiscal year 2011 without a lost work day. The coal processing facility group continued this exemplary performance by completing all of fiscal year 2012 without a lost work day, as well.

"We sincerely appreciate the recognition of our coal processing employees at Kemmerer," stated Joseph E. Micheletti, Senior Vice President of Coal Operations. "We are proud of the entire Kemmerer workforce and their commitment and dedication to safety, which is exemplified by the manner in which they look after and take responsibility for each others' safety."


About Westmoreland Coal Company

Westmoreland Coal Company is the oldest independent coal company in the United States. The Company's coal operations include coal mining in the Powder River Basin in Montana, sub-bituminous mining in Wyoming, and lignite mining operations in Montana, North Dakota and Texas. 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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