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):||April 19, 2007|
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 8.01 Other Events.
On April 19, 2007, Peabody Energy Corporation ("Peabody") issued a press release announcing it is evaluating strategic alternatives regarding its operations in West Virginia and Kentucky. A copy of Peabody’s press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release of Peabody Energy Corporation dated April 19, 2007.
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|
|April 20, 2007||By:||
/s/ JEFFERY L. KLINGER
|Name: JEFFERY L. KLINGER|
|Title: Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
|Press Release of Peabody Energy Corporation dated April 19, 2007.|