Westmoreland Coal Company (NasdaqGM:WLB) today announced that the Board
of Directors has appointed Mr. Michael G. Hutchinson as an independent
director effective August 1, 2012.
Mr. Hutchinson recently retired from Deloitte & Touche. His Deloitte
career spanned nearly 35 years, leading their Denver Energy and Natural
Resources Practice for the last fifteen years while at the same time
managing the Audit and Enterprise Risk Management practice of the Denver
office. Mr. Hutchinson is a native of Colorado having graduated from the
University of Northern Colorado in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree
specialization in Accounting.
“We are pleased that Mike has agreed to join our board,” commented
Richard Klingaman, Chairman of the Board of Westmoreland. “His
professional public accounting experience and broad engagement in the
energy and financial sectors will serve us well.”
About Westmoreland Coal Company
Westmoreland Coal Company is the oldest independent coal company in the
United States. The Company’s coal operations include coal mining in the
Powder River Basin in Montana, sub-bituminous mining in Wyoming, and
lignite mining operations in Montana, North Dakota and Texas. Its power
operations include ownership of the two-unit ROVA coal-fired power plant
in North Carolina. For more information, visit www.westmoreland.com.