SOURCE: Walter Energy

Walter Energy

January 27, 2010 18:35 ET

Walter Energy Names Keith M. Shull as Sr. Vice President - Human Resources

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT), a leading U.S. producer and exporter of premium metallurgical coal for the global steel industry, announced today that it has named Keith M. Shull as the Company's Sr. Vice President - Human Resources.

Shull joins Walter Energy from Arrow Electronics, where he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that appointment, he served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for BHP Billiton's Base Metals and Petroleum business groups from 1996 to 2004.

"Keith brings with him a wealth of global human resources experience, particularly in the mining and heavy industrial sector across a number of continents," said Victor P. Patrick, chief executive officer of Walter Energy. "We welcome him to our senior team and look forward to his contributions as we grow our metallurgical coal enterprise."

He will be responsible for leadership of the company's benefits, compensation, employment, industrial relations, payroll, aviation, organizational development and administrative services departments. He will report to the chief executive officer and will be based at the Company's new corporate headquarters in the Birmingham area.

He holds a Master's degree in management from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont College and a Bachelor's degree in business from California State University - Fullerton.

About Walter Energy

Walter Energy is a leading U.S. producer and exporter of premium coking coal for the global steel industry and also produces steam coal and industrial coal, metallurgical coke and coal bed methane gas. The Company has revenues of approximately $1.2 billion and employs approximately 2,100 people. For more information about Walter Energy, please visit the Company website at