SOURCE: Walter Energy

Walter Energy

February 17, 2011 17:30 ET

Walter Energy Sets Annual Meeting Date, Location

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - February 17, 2011) - Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT), a leading U.S. producer and exporter of premium hard coking coal for the global steel industry, announced today that shareholders of record at the close of business on March 2, 2011 shall be entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which will be held April 20, 2011 at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time at the Wynfrey Hotel, 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, Alabama 35244. 

About Walter Energy

Walter Energy is a leading U.S. producer and exporter of premium hard 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 annual revenues of approximately $1.6 billion and employs approximately 2,100 people. For more information about Walter Energy, please visit the Company Web site at www.walterenergy.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Walter Energy, Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

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