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Walter Energy Appeal Filed

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The United Mine Workers of America 1974 Pension Plan and Trust (the 1974 Pension Plan), the United Mine Workers of America 1993 Benefit Plan (the 1993 Plan), the United Mine Workers of America 2012 Retiree Bonus Account Plan (the Account Plan), the United Mine Workers of America Cash Deferred Savings Plan of 1988 (the CDSP), the United Mine Workers of America Combined Benefit Fund (the Combined Fund) and the United Mine Workers of America 1992 Benefit Plan (the 1992 Plan, and together with the Combined Fund, the Coal Act Funds and the Coal Act Funds, together with the 1974 Pension Plan, the 1993 Plan, the Account Plan and the CDSP, UMWA Funds), filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 158 and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 8002 and 8003.

The appeal relates to Walter Energy’s official committee of retired employees’ motion requesting that the Court alter or amend its December 28, 2015 memorandum opinion and order granting the Debtors’ motion for an order (i) authorizing the Debtors to (a) reject collective bargaining agreements, (b) implement final labor proposals and (c) terminate retiree benefits and (ii) granting related relief.

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