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Walter Energy Announces Annual Meeting Date
TAMPA, FL, Feb 09, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT), a leading U.S. producer and exporter of premium hard coking coal for the global steel industry, announced today that the Company's annual shareholder meeting will be held April 21, 2010 at the Wynfrey Hotel, located at 1000 Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham, AL 35244.

Shareholders of record as of March 3, 2010 will be entitled to receive notice of, and vote at, the shareholders' meeting. In addition to this announcement, Walter Energy will send a meeting notice, proxy statement and annual report to all such shareholders.

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 revenues of approximately $1.0 billion and employs approximately 2,100 people. For more information about Walter Energy, please visit the Company Web site at www.walterenergy.com.

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SOURCE: Walter Energy