Exhibit 99.1

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Alpha Natural Resources Announces
Results for First Quarter 2015

First quarter 2015 revenue was $0.8 billion and Adjusted EBITDA loss was $34 million
Successfully executed a liability management transaction, lowering gross debt outstanding by $379 million and cash interest expense by $21 million annually
Aggressive cost reduction effort ahead of plan with anticipated annual savings in excess of $60-75 million once fully implemented; lowering SG&A guidance by $5 million to $95-$115 million and capex by $25 million to $200-$250 million
Total liquidity at quarter-end of approximately $1.9 billion, including more than $1.0 billion in cash and investments

BRISTOL, Va., April 30, 2015-
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, reported a first quarter 2015 net income of $68 million or $0.30 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $56 million or $0.25 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2014. The first quarter net income includes a $364 million gain on early extinguishment of debt. Excluding the items described in “Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted Net Income (Loss),” the first quarter 2015 adjusted net loss was $176 million or $0.79 per diluted share compared with adjusted net income of $15 million or $0.07 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2014.

Excluding the items described in “Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA,” the first quarter 2015 Adjusted EBITDA loss was $34 million compared with Adjusted EBITDA of $289 million in the first quarter of 2014.
  
Quarterly Financial & Operating Highlights
(millions, except per-share and per ton amounts)
 
Q1 2015
Q4 2014
Q1 2014
Coal revenues
$726.1
$931.5
$952.8
Net income (loss)
$68.2
($121.7)
($55.7)
Net income (loss) per diluted share
$0.30
($0.55)
($0.25)
Adjusted net income (loss) 1
($175.7)
($111.6)
$15.5
Adjusted net income (loss) per diluted share 1
($0.79)
($0.50)
$0.07
Adjusted EBITDA 1
($33.6)
$102.6
$289.1
Tons of coal sold
19.5
22.0
21.4
Weighted average coal margin per ton of reportable segments
($0.42)
$6.59
$3.21
Adjusted weighted average coal margin per ton of reportable segments 1
$0.12
$5.48
$3.23

1.
These are non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted net income (loss), adjusted EBITDA, and cost of coal sales per ton to adjusted cost of coal sales per ton are included in tables accompanying the financial schedules. Adjusted weighted average coal margin per ton of reportable segments is defined as the


The following information was filed by Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANRZQ) on Thursday, April 30, 2015 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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