History and Overview of Armstrong

Armstrong Energy is a private company formed in 2006 by management and Yorktown Partners LLC to acquire and develop coal reserves in the Illinois Basin. Through a series of coal reserve purchases and leases, Armstrong controls over 565 million tons of proven and probable coal reserves in Western Kentucky.

Armstrong currently operates two underground and three surface mines and sells its coal via barge, rail and truck to utilities located within close proximity to its operations in Western Kentucky, as well as the expanding eastern market in need of high BTU thermal coal.