SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):||December 2, 2004|
PEABODY ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|701 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri||63101|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||(314) 342-3400|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 2.01. Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On December 2, 2004, Peabody Energy Corporation ("Peabody") completed the acquisition of a 25.5 percent interest in the Paso Diablo Mine in Venezula from RAG Coal International AG for a net purchase price of US$32.5 million. The purchase price was funded from currently available cash balances and the assumption of a short term payable to the Paso Diablo Mine.
Paso Diablo is a 6.5 to 7.0 million tonne-per-year operation that exports coal for electricity generators and steelmakers in North America and Europe.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(a) Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired
The financial statements required by Item 9.01(a) will be filed by amendment not later than 71 calendar days after the date of this Form 8-K.
(b) Pro Forma Financial Information
The financial information required by Item 9.01(b) will be filed by amendment not later than 71 calendar days after the date of this Form 8-K.
2.1 Share Purchase Agreement among RAG Coal International AG, BTU International B.V and Peabody Energy Corporation dated as of June 10, 2004.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|PEABODY ENERGY CORPORATION|
|December 7, 2004||By:||
Richard A. Navarre
|Name: Richard A. Navarre|
|Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|Share Purchase Agreement among RAG Coal International AG, BTU International B.V. and Peabody Energy Corporation dated as of June 10, 2004.|