Daily News: May 24, 2012

Patriot Coal Receives Financing Commitment From Citigroup, Others


Patriot Coal Corporation announced that it entered into a commitment letter for a new revolving credit facility and new term loan facility for a total of $625 million from Citigroup Global Markets, Barclays Bank and Natixis, New York Branch.

Patriot Coal Corporation is continuing to work with these lenders to strengthen its finances, including the replacement of its current credit facilities well before certain of its debt obligations become due in March 2013.

Patriot Coal Corporation has engaged The Blackstone Group and continues to work with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, its long-standing counsel, to achieve an optimal financing package.

Patriot Coal Corporation is a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, with 13 active mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin.