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Contura Announces Appointment of New Board Members



September 11, 2017 - Contura Energy, Inc., a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced the appointment of Anthony Orlando and Michael Ward as new independent members of its Board of Directors.  With these appointments, Contura's board was expanded from 4 to 6 directors, effective September 7, 2017.         

Mr. Orlando brings nearly three decades of experience in the energy industry, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the global Energy-from-Waste company, Covanta Holding Corporation, from 2004 until 2015.  Mr. Orlando also serves on the Board of Directors of Landstar Systems Inc. and previously served on the board of Covanta Holding Corporation.           

Mr. Ward spent forty years serving in various executive positions with one of the nation's premier transportation and logistics companies, CSX Corporation, and its predecessor company, Chessie System, Inc., most recently as Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 until 2017.  Mr. Ward currently serves on the Boards of Directors of both Ashland Global Holdings, Inc. and PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.            


"We are pleased to have two individuals of Anthony's and Michael's caliber join our board," said Kevin Crutchfield, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman Neale Trangucci.  "We look forward to their contributions as we continue our focus on increasing value through safe and productive operations."