Exhibit 99.1

PRESS RELEASE

 

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CONTACT:

Brian L. Cantrell

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

1717 South Boulder Avenue, Suite 400

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(918) 295-7673

 

ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS, L.P.

 

Reports Increased Coal Sales Volumes, Revenues, Net Income Attributable to ARLP and EBITDA; Raises Quarterly Cash Distribution to $0.52 Per Unit; and Increases Guidance

 

TULSA, OKLAHOMA, July 30, 2018 — Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) today reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 (the "2018 Quarter").  Strong coal sales volumes in the 2018 Quarter led total revenues higher to $516.1 million, an increase of 29.4% compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2017 (the "2017 Quarter").  Net income attributable to ARLP also increased in the 2018 Quarter compared to the 2017 Quarter, climbing 36.3% to $86.2 million.  Net income attributable to ARLP per basic and diluted limited partner unit was $0.64 for the 2018 Quarter compared to $0.82 for the 2017 Quarter as higher net income was offset by the impacts of increased common units outstanding resulting from completion of the Simplification Transactions discussed below and the Exchange Transaction discussed in our July 28, 2017 press release.  EBITDA also increased 26.7% in the 2018 Quarter to $168.5 million compared to $132.9 million in the 2017 Quarter.  (For a definition of EBITDA and related reconciliations to comparable GAAP financial measures, please see the end of this release.  For actual and pro forma earnings per basic and diluted limited partner unit reflecting the Simplification and Exchange Transactions as if the transactions had occurred on January 1, 2017, please see the end of this release.)

 

As previously announced on July 27, 2018, the Board of Directors of ARLP's general partner (the "Board") increased the cash distribution to unitholders for the 2018 Quarter to $0.52 per unit (an annualized rate of $2.08 per unit), payable on August 14, 2018 to all unitholders of record as of the close of trading on August 7, 2018.  The announced distribution represents a 4.0% increase over the cash distribution of $0.50 per unit for the 2017 Quarter and a 1.0% increase over the cash distribution of $0.515 per unit for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 (the "Sequential Quarter").

 

The Simplification Transactions previously announced by ARLP and Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. ("AHGP") were completed on May 31, 2018. Pursuant to the transactions, AHGP became a wholly owned subsidiary of ARLP and all of the ARLP common units held by AHGP and its subsidiaries were distributed to the unitholders of AHGP in exchange for their AHGP common units. ARLP also issued 1,322,388 ARLP common units in exchange for a 1.0001% general partner interest in Alliance Resource Operating Partners, L.P. and a 0.001% managing membership interest in Alliance Coal, LLC.  As a result of the Simplification Transactions, all of the outstanding AHGP common units were canceled and ceased to be publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

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The following information was filed by Alliance Resource Partners Lp (ARLP) on Monday, July 30, 2018 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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