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 December 15, 2015 - 4:15 PM EST
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Westmoreland Announces Resumption of Buckingham Operations after Restart of Conesville Unit 4

Conesville Unit 4 is the largest account supplied by Westmoreland in Ohio

Westmoreland Coal Company (NasdaqGM: WLB) today announced that it has recalled the workforce at the Buckingham Mine and resumed deliveries as of December 7th, after the completion of repairs at American Electric Power’s Conesville Unit 4. Conesville Unit 4 is the largest account supplied by Westmoreland in Ohio.

“AEP is an important customer of both Buckingham and Westmoreland Coal. We are excited to resume deliveries and continue to develop our relationship with this key customer,” said Kevin Paprzycki, Chief Executive Officer.

About Westmoreland Coal Company

Westmoreland Coal Company is the oldest independent coal company in the United States. Westmoreland’s coal operations include sub-bituminous and lignite surface coal mining in the Western United States and Canada, an underground bituminous coal mine in Ohio, a char production facility, and a 50% interest in an activated carbon plant. Westmoreland also owns the general partner of and a majority interest in Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP, formerly Oxford Resource Partners, LP, a publicly-traded coal master limited partnership. Its power operations include ownership of the two-unit ROVA coal-fired power plant in North Carolina. For more information, visit www.westmoreland.com; provided that no information contained at such website is incorporated by reference here.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements are based on Westmoreland’s current expectations and assumptions regarding its business, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Westmoreland cautions you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. They are statements neither of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include political, economic, business, competitive, market, weather and regulatory conditions.

Any forward-looking statements made by Westmoreland in this news release speak only as of the date on which it was made. Westmoreland undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Westmoreland Coal Company
Brian Blackman, 720-354-4546
Director, Investor Relations
ir@westmoreland.com


Source: Business Wire (December 15, 2015 - 4:15 PM EST)

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